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UID In-A-Day Returns to the 2019 NAFCD Annual Convention
CHICAGO – The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is pleased to announce the return of University of Innovative Distribution (UID) In-A-Day. Held on November 12 in conjunction with the 2019 NAFCD Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA, this one-day workshop is dedicated to teaching wholesale distribution branch managers how to improve effectiveness at driving employee engagement by exploring their communication style and leadership personality for an end goal of aligning costs to maximize profit.

Key objectives include:

• Learn how to manage the outside sales performance while driving margin improvement
• Explore account package analysis
• Assess if the “right costs” are deployed in your branch
• Help employees improve customer service, behavior and performance

Jim Ambrose has been directly engaged in wholesale distribution sales and management positions for more than 40 years, making him equipped and best-suited to lead the 2019 workshop. "This workshop series focuses on the business and personal leadership skills that are integral to making your business successful,” Abrose stated. “This is a fast paced and exciting workshop that provides the manager with immediate tools to apply to the business to grow profitable sales and improve cost productivity."

UID In-A-Day also offers a sneak peek into University of Innovative Distribution (UID), which will take place in March 2020 in Indianapolis, IN. “We have dozens of members who attend UID every spring,” says Kevin Gammonley, NAFCD Executive Director. “For those who are new and curious, UID In-A-Day allows them to explore UID further while in town for the NAFCD Annual Convention. And for those who are longtime UID attendees, they can maximize their educational takeaways by choosing to participate in UID In-A-Day.”

Separate registration is required to attend UID In-A-Day. Attendees can save up to $200 when they register for UID In-A-Day and the 2019 NAFCD Annual Convention by September 13. Learn more at

The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is a North American, not-for-profit trade association serving distributors and suppliers of floor covering materials and related products. Its purpose is to enable wholesale floor covering distributors to be the most efficient, professional and profitable vehicle for bringing their suppliers' product to market resulting in the highest degree of customer satisfaction. NAFCD is dedicated to providing its members with opportunities to learn from each other, stay ahead of trends, and become better educated on ways to grow their business. For more information, visit

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