The Chicago Floorcovering Association is gearing up for a range of educational seminars and networking meetings for the remainder of the year, including a seminar on the new EPA lead guidelines that will go into effect in October, and a presentation by Terry Wheat, president of RFMS.

The seminar "EPA Lead Guidelines and Your Business" on Tuesday, Sept. 14, will cover how the new regulation applies to members and their businesses, and how to comply. It will be held at Wellington Restaurant in Arlington Heights, Ill. Additionally, the CFA will host its State of the Industry dinner meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 20, with the topic "How to Survive in Times that are Not the Best." Terry Wheat, president of RFMS, is scheduled to speak. The event will be held at The Carlisle Banquets in Downers Grove, Ill.

Other events include:

This Friday, Aug. 13, the CFA will hold its 2nd Annual Candlelight Bowl at Willowbrook Bowl in Willowbrook, Ill. On Thursday, Aug. 26, the CFA will host its annual Fall Golf Outing at Deerfield Golf Club.

The CFA is inviting members to come with their families to the Kane County Cougars Picnic and baseball game, Friday, Sept. 3.

In December, the CFA will hold two events at The Wellington of Arlington Banquets in Arlington Heights. The Children's Christmas & Hanukkah Party is set for Saturday, Dec. 4. The following Saturday, on Dec. 11, the CFA will hold its Presidential Awards Dinner Dance.

Other activities may be scheduled during the year. For more information,