Cabinetmakers can power up their business at Cabinet Conference April 11
December 7, 2016 | 10:06 pm UTC
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Networking reception following the plant tour at the Cabinets & Closets Conference at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center in 2015.

Custom cabinetry and finish carpentry firms can learn how to grow sales and profits in a day-long conference, 'Power Up Your Business,' on April 11 at the Cabinets & Closets Conference in Chicago. The Cabinets Conference includes a plant tour and free admission to Cabinets & Closets Expo, which follows on April 12-13. The events take place at the Renaissance Convention Center & Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois, near Chicago. It was developed in partnership with the Cabinet Makers Association. 

Chris Stevens, a noted lecturer on business development and a professor at the business school of Notre Dame University, will keynote. His presentation is expected to set an inspiring and motivating tone for the cabinetmaker group.

Stevens presentation is followed by five more business-building sessions:

Conference participants will then board buses to attend a plant tour of a nearby technology leading woodworking business. The tour is sponsored by Stiles Machinery.

Attendees will then return for a networking reception. JB Cutting is a Gold Sponsor of the 2017 Cabinets & Closets Expo & Conference. Register for the Cabinet & Closets Conference & Expo>>

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Bill wrote for WoodworkingNetwork.com, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for WoodworkingNetwork.com.

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.