Profit-boosting ideas and valuable networking can feed innovation at your woodworking business - when you tap into your peers. Association membership is the key to doing it, and this free session Nov. 6 from 2:00 to 2:45 in Room at WMS 2015  in Toronto will review the basic benefits of belonging to a professional association like AWMAC and the CKCA, along with specific programs and services that each Association has to offer. And it's a chance to meet your peers in the audience. 
 
AWMAC and the CKCA both offer many basic benefits such as exclusive online resources:
 
Members-only: sections that provide access to a variety of databases and message boards;
 
List-serve subscriptions: so that you can be notified via email about upcoming events and special activities that may not be open to the general public;
 
Networking opportunities: When you join a professional organization, you’ll deepen existing business relationships and make new contacts on a regular basis;
 
More extras: Education; Free or discounted publications; Conferences and seminars and more.  
 
We both offer specific programs designed to accredit or certify your work and help promote your product within a credible network. 
Joining a professional organization is beneficial for your own professional development and the future of your career. The connections you’ll make, the resources made available to you and the ideas and advice you’ll discover represent an outstanding return on what amounts to a modest, manageable investment of time, money and effort. It could turn out to be one of the best things you could do for yourself and your career.
 

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