17th ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR IS SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
April=$45 per shop
COUPONS COUPONS COUPONS COUPONS
Another bonus for attending Nelson’s 17th Educational Seminar…..a sheet of coupons that will bring you huge savings on wood chops, metal chops, wood length, glass, foamboard, matboard and supplies!
NELSON’S PRINT FRAME COMPETITION…
WIN A PRIZE! CELEBRATING OUR HEROES!
Take the opportunity to enter our Print Frame Competition! This year we will celebrate our local hero’s. A hero exemplifies qualities of courage, leadership, special abilities, and models good traits. Enter our Print Competition and you will benefit….
Nelson’s will provide you with a free wood chop for your competition piece.
If you place First, Second, or Third or popular choice you will win a prize.
Nelson’s will put together a Press Release for your competition piece in your local newspaper.
It is a way to personally challenge your skills and talents as a framer.
It is a way for your employees to test their skills and talents as a framer.
You will receive recognition from the judges and your peers.
It is a super way to “show off” your talent when you hang your competition piece up in your Frame Shop.
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE PROFESSIONAL PICTURE FRAMING ASSOCIATION? IF NOT, YOU COULD GET A FREE CASE OF SINGLE LITE MUSEUM GLASS!!!
Become a member of the PPFA. If you have never been a member, or it has been five years since your last membership, you qualify. If you sign up to be a new PPFA member and pay for your membership at the seminar, you will receive a single lite case of museum glass or are you a current member of the PPFA? Then, bring a non-member to the seminar, have them sign up and pay at the seminar, and you will receive a single lite case of museum glass.
WORKSHOPS/SPEAKERS VENDORS, PPFA MEETING
It is our honor to once again host the PPFA meeting.
A welcome to representatives of Nielsen and Bainbridge, Crescent, Tru Vue, and Frame Ready. All companies will give an overview of new products and will be available for questions before the seminar and during lunch. Carol Graham, from Frame Ready and a Member of the PPFA Board of Directors, will speak for 30 minutes about the software program that Frame Ready offers.
Carol Graham, FrameReady
This powerpoint presentation focuses on the little things you can do to make your business more efficient and prof- itable. We’ll start by taking a look at pricing formulas for moulding, matboard and glass. Learn which formulas are better and which to avoid. As well, you will be able to identify where you are at in your evolution of pricing and what is your next step. We’ll also be taking a look at key pieces of information that you need to know at the time of sale and how they can help.
Michael Pacitti, IDEC, CPF, is publisher of DÉCOR magazine and Show Director for DÉCOR Expo. Michael has worked in the interior design, art, photography and custom framing design industry for more than 25 years. He has been associated with the Color Marketing Group since 1990 and the Color Association of the United States (C.A.U.S)where he has been teaching seminars on color and design to interior designers throughout North America, Europe, and China for 25 years. He has also written numerous articles on color and design and is a professional certified educator with IDEC Interior Design Educators Council, resulting in his accessible style of conducting informative and interactive workshops. An Interactive Color & Design Education: This seminar will focus on color and its effect on trends. You’ll find out how and where stylish and traditional colors have been used in art and framing over the past 100 years., giving you a solid understanding of how to forecast the next big trends. You’ll also discover innovative matting techniques for determining color themes and variations as well as helpful tips for successfully guiding your customers through the color selection process for matting and framing. Recognizing Colors in Period Design will be a powerful tool when working with your customer. Now’s your chance to learn more about the language of color to help you communicate there ideas effectively to your clients, generating more sales for your business.
Diane Iglesias founded Artistic Framing in 2005. She holds a BA in art from Missouri Western State University and has been creating custom picture frames since 2000. Diane lived in Mexico with her husband for years, during which time she became captivated by the rich and colorful culture of the Mexican artisans. She owned a small potter factory that produced her original hand painted designs. Her company grew to 25 employees, exporting her pottery to Argentina and the US. Mat Enhancement: Have you ever been frustrated because you don’t have the exact color you need for a mat, or want a special textured look that isn’t available in a mat board? You will practice a technique that has worked for Diane to solve both these special cases in her “Hands on” Mat Enhancement class. Ultimately, putting your own special “custom” into your custom framing jobs.
The Panel discussion will give everyone an opportunity to share their “up-selling at the counter idea”. These ideas give business owners have the ability to increase profit. Nelson’s challenges each of you to create an idea that will increase profit in your frame shop. Each idea will be presented during the panel discussion and everyone will vote for the best idea. The greatest benefit is that you will share a super idea and receive many other ideas to take back to your frame shop.