The 2012 Annual Meeting of Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring was held at El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, April 19-22.

The 2012 Annual meeting of Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring, North America’s largest organization of commercial flooring contractors, was held April 19-22, 2012 at El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

In all respects, this meeting was a record-breaker for Starnet.  The meeting activities were centered on the celebration of Starnet’s 20th Anniversary and that event, plus the Puerto Rico location, triggered attendance numbers that approached 700 persons between Starnet members, Preferred Vendor Partners and guests.  During the gala dinner event on Saturday night, Starnet recognized the 12 Charter members, all of whom are still active in the organization, as well as the two Charter Preferred Vendor partners, Armstrong and Mannington Commercial, who have been affiliated with Starnet since 1992.

“This meeting was truly a culmination of 20 years of work and focus on creating the strongest and largest commercial flooring contractor organization in the world,” said Randy Weis, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Starnet.  “We are delighted with the participation of our members and vendor partners and this meeting generated very productive discussions and business-building interactions.”

The business activities of the Starnet Annual Meeting include a general session featuring an outside speaker, Ken Schmidt, Marketing Guru from Harley-Davidson.  On Saturday, April 21, Starnet held the annual Shareholder’s Meeting and, as with every meeting, four member workshops were held with the goal of offering training on relevant industry topics.  Workshop topics included:  Making Decisions on Business Management Transitions; Using the I-Pad in the commercial flooring industry; Floating Floors; and the value proposition of higher priced carpeting. 

For leisure time, additional meeting events included a Starnet Member/Vendor golf tournament with over 170 golfers enjoying two courses in the area.  Also, Starnet hosted a rain forest hike where over 70 members and guests enjoyed learning about this natural wonder.

“Every year, we work very hard to make these meetings worthwhile and productive for our members and vendors,” stated Jeanne Matson, President & CEO of Starnet.  “We also want them to have a great time!  I think we achieved our goals this year.” 

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