Thursday, February 18
|5 - 6:30pm||Meet and Greet|
Friday, February 19
|8 - 8:50am||Coffee/Breakfast & Networking|
|9 - 9:55am||
Training New Sewing Operators, Karl Deardorff, SLO Canvas & Sails
Training your employees is crucial to your sewing business. In this session, you’ll learn strategies and techniques to help increase efficiencies, develop your staff and set up them up for success.
|10 - 10:55am||
A Business Not as Usual Plan, Robert Martins, RCM Fabric Products
In a time when companies are pivoting and finding new ways to approach business, owner Robert Martins approaches it by looking to his past experiences. Learn about how Martins modified his business plan to develop and engage his staff, while also helping him to find continued success in the marine canvas trade.
|11 - 11:55am||
CAD/Digitizing, James Doherty, Autometrix Inc.
Learn about various digitizing solutions currently on the market, software options for manipulating the data after it is in the computer, and how to transform the raw data into a pattern.
|Noon - 1:30pm||Lunch and Tabletops|
|1:35 - 2:40pm||
The Effects of Covid-19 on the Tent Rental Industry Supply Chain, Michael Tharpe, Rainier Industries Ltd.
What lessons can we learn from a world-wide pandemic and its effect on the tent rental industry? The presentation will take a look at tent rental company losses, response recovery, bringing product back into inventory, and explain how tent suppliers responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.
|2:45 - 3:45 pm||
Employee Strategies in the midst of COVID-19, Chad Sorenson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Adaptive HR Solutions, LLC
During these unprecedented times companies are approaching their workforce in different ways. HR expert Chad Sorenson presents strategies for working with reduced staff, telecommuting and social distancing.
|4 - 5 pm||
Marine Canvas Techniques, William Bransford, The Boatswains Locker
Let’s take a look at marine canvas expert with over 20 years in the industry. In this session, learn techniques and tricks of the trade that can be applied in various industries.
Schedule subject to change