A record number of WICA members attended the 2016 WICA Annual Convention at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. California granted the weather needed for outdoor receptions, a golf tournament, and an afternoon of wine tasting. Networking, education, and business meetings were squeezed in there too.
With speaker Mark Matteson at the helm for both the Keynote breakfast and morning Seminar, members learned new professional development strategies in the areas of time management and prioritization. Leaders of the insulation industry on the contracting side, as well as the distribution, fabrication and manufacturing sides, collaborated and discussed industry trends and challenges as a group. Meetings wrapped up with the Annual Business Meeting, where the 2017 budget was passed, new board members were voted in, and plans for the upcoming year were discussed.