Working in the Dark - Amanda Conger, CMA

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The Woodworking Network Podcast with Will Sampson
March 25, 2021
Episode Summary
Will Sampson, editor of FDMC and Woodworking Network, talks about how many woodworking businesses hurt themselves by not taking advantage of a wealth of information resources. His guest on the program is Amanda Conger, executive director of the CMA, talking about the CMA Benchmark Survey results and the profile they paint about small to medium size woodworking shops.
The Cabinet Makers Association was formed in 1998 by a group of custom cabinetmakers who saw a need for a professional organization to serve small- to mid-size woodworking shops in the United States and Canada.
Intro music courtesy of Anthony Monson.
Amanda Conger
Executive Director, Cabinet Makers Association
Will Sampson
Editor, FDMC Magazine
William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editor of FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.