Calendar of Upcoming Events

Upcoming WCLBMA & Industry Events

Some events listed below are currently in the planning stages.  We will post additional information as it becomes available.

Exclusive WCLBMA Member Only Webinar Series!
Leverage your Credit Program to Maximize Business Success

WCLBMA is pleased to announce the following zoom webinar series Leverage your Credit Program to Maximize Business Success. This webinar series is designed and offered as a follow-up to the very well received and informative presentation from Dr. Robert Eyler on the Economic Outlook for Lumber and Construction.

Plan to join the WCLBMA and Mike DeSimone of Capital One Trade Credit for three consecutive, weekly educational sessions this October starting on the 12th.

All sessions are being offered free of charge exclusively to members of the WCLBMA thanks to Capital One Trade Credit’s generous sponsorship.

Mike DeSimone
Mike DeSimone, Regional Sales Director for Capital One Trade Credit (Western US), has many years of experience working with business owners and financial teams to positively impact their business development, cash flow, and reduce their business risk.  Mike values tangibly bringing ROI to his business partners, across the country, in the business supplier markets. He has consistently operated in the environments of business development, change management, and process innovation and hopes this content is valuable for you as you orient your business’s credit practices for the approaching new year.

In addition to Mike’s professional career, he keeps busy coaching competitive athletics and sitting on numerous charity boards.  He also happens to be an avid fly fisherman.  Mike, and his lovely wife Beth, have been married for 31 years and have three children.

Capital One Trade Credit
Capital One Trade Credit is the B2B credit management division of Capital One. Through a customizable approach, our web-based platform protects both small and commercial businesses from risk, while delivering predictable cash flow, so you can continue investing in your business with confidence and focus on what matters most — your customers.

To register for any of the following educational sessions please email johne@lumberassociation.org.

Session 1: October 12 @ 11:00am PDT
Focus Your Program
Gain valuable customer insights by harnessing the power of data, taking advantage of technology and services available to you, and creating a credit program that is scalable and sustainable for you and your customers.

Session 2: October 19 @ 11:00am PDT
Maximize Your Cash Flow
Consistent cash flow can bolster your profitability and help you avoid debt. Plus, it enables you to invest in your business systems, equipment and people. Take control of your cash and discover how offering your customers credit doesn’t mean you have to wait to get paid.

Session 3: October 26 @ 11:00am PDT
Manage Your Growth
There are multiple ways to grow your business. No matter which growth path you may be on, mitigating risk and boosting efficiency are critical to your success. Investing in your credit program will help on both fronts. Implement technology that enables online application processing and payment acceptance, and you’ll fuel your growth while empowering your staff and your customers

Tax Planning Educational Webinar – Exclusive WCLBMA Member Only
Monday, November 22, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Please join fellow WCLBMA members Vic Hausmaninger, Jon Schubert, and Dave Lang from HBLA CPAs for this WCLBMA educational year-end business and personal tax planning webinar.

What You Will Learn

  • President Biden Tax Proposal and Year End Tax Planning
  • The New California SALT (State and Local Tax) “Walk around” to be able to Deduct all SALT Taxes and Escape the 10,000 Limitation
  • General Year End Tax Planning for 2021

This webinar is being offered free of charge exclusively to members of the WCLBMA thanks to HBLA CPAs.  To register please email John Ehrig, WCLBMA Executive Director: johne@lumberassociation.org.

Registration and Program Information

2nd Growth Holiday Meeting, Northern California
Thursday, December 2, 2021 – Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfield

Registration and Sponsor Information

WCLBMA Annual Member Meeting (Zoom)
Monday, December 6, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

To register please email John Ehrig, WCLBMA Executive Director: johne@lumberassociation.org

2nd Growth Holiday Meeting, Southern California
Thursday, December 9, 2021 – Embassy Suites, Brea

Registration and Sponsor Information

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the WCLBMA has cancelled our 2021 Annual Convention and at this time we do not have any of our regular meetings scheduled – 2nd Growth, Mill Tour, etc.  Please continue to check the WCLBMA Weekly Update for the most recent information.