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Learn the Latest on Fenestration and Glazing Trends, Forecasts at the FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

FGIA staff is eagerly preparing for the Virtual Fall Conference October 6-8 and we are all excited to share the knowledge and expertise of several speakers. Our presenters will focus on topics our members care about most, like the state of a post-COVID-19 economy, safety awareness during the pandemic, fenestrations of the future, commercial design trends for fenestration and glazing and more. If you haven’t already, you can still get access by registering now. Early bird pricing ends Monday, September 28.If you attended the Virtual...

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This September, Engage with GlassBuild Connect All Month Long

As we know, GlassBuild 2020 could not take place in person this year due to COVID-19 concerns. However, event organizers were able to pivot to a new format quickly, leading to the creation of GlassBuild Connect! This glass- and fenestration-centric online experience is taking place September 1-30 at GlassBuild.com. The biggest thing many will miss this year is the in-person contact folks usually enjoy at GlassBuild. While online is not a replacement, there are still many opportunities to connect with others “at the show.”When sharing...

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Four Reasons Why Social Media Connection is Crucial During COVID-19 – And Four Ways to Engage

The global spread of COVID-19 has changed the landscapes of many institutions, and social media is no exception. Businesses need to find creative ways to stay present in their customers’ minds, and social media - a contact-free tool - is going to play a huge role in working toward this goal.A July post on Social Media Today shared some predictions made by marketers about the future of social media in a post-COVID world, including theories that creative skills will be more valuable and that “honesty,...

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Highlights from the FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Due to the ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the Summer Conference took place on Zoom webinar this year, and the upcoming Fall Conference will follow a similar format as a virtual event. Despite not being held in-person, the Virtual Summer Conference was a wonderful, well-attended event with some timely expert speakers. Feedback from participants has been very helpful to the Meetings department as we start planning the Virtual Fall Conference October (6-8).During the virtual event last month, keynote speaker and former Chicago Bears player Dan Hampton...

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Social Media Highlights from the FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

The first-ever FGIA Virtual Summer Conference went well, complete with excellent panel discussions and updates, many pertaining to how to handle the fallout of COVID-19. While the virtual nature of the event meant participants were not able to spend their usual time together in person, it didn’t mean they couldn’t still share and connect online. The virtual happy hours were a big hit with a variety of topics from marketing to technical and costumes to cocktails.Here are some social media highlights from the conference, thanks...

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FGIA 2019/2020 U.S. Industry Market Studies Available, Now with New Sections

Every spring, we get eager emails and questions from members about the latest market information. That’s because spring is the time of year when we release the newest data available pertaining to the window, door and skylight markets in the United States. We are pleased to announce that the FGIA 2019/2020 U.S. Industry Market Studies were released on May 29. A complimentary copy was sent to the main contact of each FGIA Category 1 and 2 member company that same day.DuckerFrontier, who administers the study...

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Social Media Roundup | What’s New with Twitter, Facebook, More

It’s been a while since we last checked in with some updates about how social media is changing, which means it’s time once again for a social media news roundup! Here is a summary of the biggest moves being made in the social media world this spring, and how they could impact your business.InstagramInstagram is reaching out to smaller businesses to help them through the current COVID-19 crisis. Some tools it is rolling out include a “Support Small Business” sticker which can be used in...

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FGIA Supports Fenestration and Glass Companies During Time of Crisis

FGIA staff rapidly transitioned to full-time remote work, and we know many fenestration and glass companies have had to quickly adapt to a lot of change as well. Because of this, FGIA has been inventive in finding ways to help companies in our industry during this time of crisis. As a result of a recent survey of members seeking insight to better understand where and how  pressure points are hitting, FGIA will be announcing discounted rates for online education programs, a revised Virtual Summer Conference...

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May 19 FGIA Webinar to Tackle COVID-19’s Impact on Economy

FGIA understands there is one story dominating the news cycle and is top of mind for our industry: COVID-19 and its impact on businesses and the economy at large. That’s why FGIA is hosting a webinar about how to navigate these unchartered waters and come out on the other side. Michael Collins, partner and Managing Director of Building Industry Advisors, will lead “Financial Management and Value Preservation in a COVID Economy” on Tuesday, May 19 to answer questions about this very important topic. Registration is...

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FGIA Summer Conference Transitioning to Virtual Event | Quality Information in a New Format

With current efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, those planning industry events in 2020 have had to improvise. The same is true for FGIA – our Summer Conference scheduled to take place in Chicago, IL is being transitioned from an in-person event to a virtual one. The dates remain largely unchanged with the conference taking place Tuesday, June 23 through Thursday, June 25. Registration for the virtual Summer Conference is expected to open the week of May 4.FGIA will provide the same high-quality industry...

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5 Tips for Making Breaking News Announcements with Social Media

With the current spread of COVID-19 impacting businesses’ hours and ability to remain open in order to serve customers, there has been an increased need to communicate new developments quickly. Social media can be a great way to get out updates fast, but these missives must be handled properly, or else they might only cause more confusion – or get lost in the shuffle. Here are some tips for sharing breaking news announcements with your social media followers.Tell your staff first: Maybe you will have...

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Encourage Window Safety for Those Cooped Up at Home

With the spread of COVID-19 leaving so many confined to their homes, window safety for families is even more important now as warmer weather approaches. Window Safety Week, recognized every year during the first full week in April, serves as a reminder of recognizing the importance of window safety and fall prevention year-round. This year, Window Safety Week is April 5-11. The event is designed to heighten the awareness of what parents and caregivers should do to help keep their homes and families safer from...

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Window Safety | The Impact of COVID-19 on Window Safety

What a strange world we are living in right now as literally everyone adjusts to the new “normal.” For me, that means a re-balancing of professional and family time – bouncing between blog writing and social studies with my two elementary school age children. With COVID-19 forcing school closures and social distancing, more and more children will be at home with their parents and caregivers this spring. As warmer weather begs us to open our windows and let in fresh air, we urge members and...

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