During virtual Power Connect sessions attended by cooperative members this month, CCA Global Partners announced plans for its members to reconvene in person this summer. 

The lack of in-person connection is felt by cooperative members and associates, but morale remains high following a year that's been rife with challenges, the group said.  Members of Carpet One Floor & Home, Flooring America, Flooring Canada, and The Floor Trader plan to gather in Denver, Colorado, for the 2021 Summer Convention. The convention will take place at the Gaylord Rockies from July 19-22.

Both Carpet One Floor & Home President John Gilbert and Flooring America President Keith Spano agreed that the cooperative’s collective sense of optimism remains high. Business has been strong, and financing continues to drive traffic.

CCA Co-CEO Rick Bennet credited the entire cooperative's willingness to adapt to a mostly virtual format to its ongoing success: tools like the online room visualizer and customers' ability to order sample boxes are two examples.  Overall, Bennet said the cooperative had seen consistent growth over the past 120 days. "The customer has changed, and we have to stay ahead of her," he added. "Our business has seen strong demand."

Additional conventions are scheduled as follows, all in person: 2022 Winter Convention will occur at Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, January 16-19, 2022; and 2022 Summer Convention will occur at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, from August 8-11, 2022.

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