The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America’s Residential Forum will hold its annual Advanced Shop Talk July16-18 in Portland, Ore. The theme is “Don’t Just Survive … Thrive.”
AST 2009 will meet at the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland. Planners say the program will have a different format than in previous years.
The lineup includes a “shop hop” July 16. Participants will tour some PDCA member shops as well as Purdy Brush Corp. and Rodda Paint.
July 17 and 18 will feature presentations by leading residential contractors and round-table discussions on such topics as:
• The Soft Sell: Earning a Customer for Life Starts with Asking the Right Questions
• Are You Stuck in a Rut? Create Market Niches and Opportunities
• Web Site Design
• Google Apps, Tablet PCs and the latest technology
• Alliance groups
• How to Get Lean, Go Green and Be More Efficient
For more information, visit www.pdcaresidentialforum.org.