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Member Benefits

Networking – WA's objective is to facilitate effective networking among our member executives. Networking is the most effective means of finding new ideas, solutions to your challenges, best practices and those visionary insights that can transform your firm over time. It keeps you thinking strategically and helps to maintain your competitive edge.

Annual & TecTrac Meetings – WA holds two meetings each January and September. WA’s Annual Meeting provides attendees an opportunity to hear from relevant speakers, network with peers and business associates, and work on WA initiatives. The TecTrac meeting provides hands-on training and information on manufacturing, installation, and servicing of customer complaints in the wallcoverings industry. 

Regulatory & Environmental Issues – WA has a regulatory consultant who monitors government issues and legislation that affects the industry. WA also distributes reports from our code consultant who monitors fire code developments (including NFPA, ICC and ASTM). The WA has also created and is implementing a third-party certified industry standard for wallcoverings products.

Public Relations – Creative Strategies is an award-winning public relations agency specializing in the architectural and design industry. Agency owner Janice Hofmann has helped providers of interiors and architectural products successfully market to designers, architects and facility managers for more than 30 years. In addition to work with the Wallcoverings Association, Creative Strategies manages a diverse portfolio of marketing programs, publicity, product launches, special events, social media, and writing assignments. The company is intimately familiar with A&D media covering the commercial, hospitality, retail, healthcare and education markets. Hofmann understands the mindset of the design community, having served on Eye on Design, a national committee of the American Society of Interior Designers, and worked with firms such as Gensler, SOM, Cannon and HDR. For more information, email Janice@CreativeStrategiesPR.com.

Discounts – WA members can take advantage of shipping discounts through YRC North American Transportation (Yellow & Roadway). 

Education – Members have access to nationally known speakers that present at WA's events, as well as receive timely industry information in the quarterly newsletter, Wallcoverings Lines. WA has also created continuing education courses for interior designers to enhance their knowledge of the benefits of wallcoverings products.

Information and research – This serves as the basis for effective decision-making by wallcoverings industry executives. WA provides industry and association updates in the quarterly newsletter, discussion forums and through a statistical report available to only WA member participants.

Click here to learn more about how to join the WA.

For further additional information about WA membership please contact WA Headquarters at (312) 321-5166 or info@wallcoverings.org.

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WA 2018 Annual Conference