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February 2020

2020 CKCA Spring Regional, BC – Recap

February 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

  HERE'S THE RECAP WITH PHOTOS! Richmond, BC - February 3 - 4, 2020 More than 80 attendees from across Canada joined us in Richmond, BC for 2 days of plant tours, education and networking! Check out this video prepared by Woodworking Canada Here's a quick recap with photos. More photos by Woodworking Canada here. Thanks again to our Plant Tour Hosts   Sunrise Kitchens, West Coast Reductions, Sofo Kitchens, Van Arbour Design and Merit Kitchens Thanks again to our Sponsors  Axalta, Blum, Grass Canada, Planit Canada, Marathon…

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May 2020

National Roundtable Discussion #2

May 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
6420 Viscount Road
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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Thank you for attending CKCA's second national roundtable discussion. Facilitiated discussion Guest Speaker: Ted Mallett, Chief Economist and CFIB Vice-President Topic: COVID-19 has upended the operations and plans of businesses across the country and around the world. Along with pushing governments for measures to help offset the negative impacts, CFIB has been tracking and monitoring how Canadian businesses are reacting and responding. Ted provided an overview of the major trends to date and the possible pathways to recovery. get presentation slides…

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June 2020

Richelieu Trends Event – POSTPONED

June 11, 2020
Richelieu Offices,
6420 Viscount Road
Mississauga, Canada
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Due to recent changes with COVID-19 this event has been postponed and new dates will be announced in the future.   Be sure to mark Richelieu's bi-annual Trends Event in your calendar. Spend a day at Richelieu's office and showroom in Mississauga seeing what's new. But that's not all, Richelieu invites it's many partners to show their products too and CKCA will be there too!

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September 2020

Postponed – 2020 CKCA Fall Eastern Regional

September 21, 2020 - September 22, 2020
Unnamed Venue,
Waterloo,, Ontario Canada
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We're moving this event to 2021 Dates to be announced Waterloo, ON CHECK OUT OUR LINEUP OF PLANT TOURS, GREAT PRESENTATIONS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, LOTS OF TIME TO NETWORK.         Another great CKCA event is coming your way and this time we're headed to Ontario Full Program Details - Coming Summer 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities: Coming Summer 2020 Registration: Coming Summer 2020 Member Rate - $415 (full package)              Member Rate - $315 (one…

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National Roundtable Discussion #4 – Systems Saved Me

September 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

nikki gipman, general manager at gipman kitchens & cabinetry Talks about the various systems she is using to help increase project conversions from 30% to 70%! This is a great presentation full of tips and helpful insights to grow your business. View recorded webinar (members only) - contact CKCA to receive the link. View slide deck - click here. Systems Saved Me

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October 2020

National Roundtable Discussion #5 – Not a Tech Issue, a Business Issue

October 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Three experts talkED about Cyber Threats. Why? Cyber attacks are on the increase and can cost kitchen cabinet manufacturers dearly! Not a Tech Issue, a Business Issue RECAP  Slides available here. Checklist available (handy tool - available to members only). Email to get the checklist. Recording of session (members only). Coming soon!

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Woodworking Technology Days (WTD 2020)

October 22, 2020 - October 24, 2020
Unnamed Venue,
GTA (Great Toronto Area), Ontario Canada
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Three-day industry event sponsored by the CWMDA (Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association). A combined effort of a variety of 9 machinery distributors in the GTA will open their doors with live demonstrations over a 3 days. All done respecting the regulations around Covid-19. Press Release here. Invitation to attend here.

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November 2020

CKCA National Roundtable Discussion #6 – Work ON your Business, Not IN it!

November 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

don't worry if you missed it! We recorded it - Members only contact to receive link to recording. Slide deck here Handouts - Choosing a coach (tips) here are you wearing too many hats? Being pulled in too many directions and not going the direction you want? Don't feel like you have control over anything? Want to grow your business, but you don't have time or the tools? It's time you worked ON your business instead of in it!…

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February 2021

CKCA National Roundtable Discussion #7 – Get Government Funding Now

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Zoom call

Looking for real information about funding from a source that understands the manufacturing sector? Want to hear from the experience of another kitchen cabinet manufacturer? Attend this session and learn more about funding and Government grants. REGISTER NOW Topic: Get Government Funding Now - How & Where to Access Government Grants Speakers: Jeff Dumart, Mentor Works and Carolyn Iyer, COO, Paris Kitchens What you will learn:  Manufacturers in the woodworking, cabinet production, and related production sectors are well positioned to…

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March 2021

CKCA National Roundtable Discussion #8 – Productivity Outputs – What every kitchen manufacturer should know

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom call

productivity outputs - what every kitchen manufacturer should know The world is getting smarter and woodshops are too. Industry 4.0 isn’t about buying more machines and having more square footage, it’s about being smarter with systems that increase productivity and making the most of the space you have. Are you struggling to find skilled labour? What about using smarter tools instead? Luke Elias, President of Muskoka Cabinet Company is a pioneer in the wood industry. Luke can help you save…

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