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    • Friday, March 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saturday, March 11, 2023
    • Beauregard Keyes House, 1113 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA
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    Join us for an informative and fun filled Window Preservation Alliance Regional Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana March 10-11, 2023.

    These regional meetings are designed to bring together a smaller group of window restorers than our big splashy Annual Meetings. We also aim to bring in our allies like architects, preservation professionals, and historic preservation advocates. And let’s not forget our wonderful vendors of products that enable us to do what we do.

    Sign up by February 15th to get the best pricing. If you are not a member, become one today! New businesses enjoy half off the regular membership rate.

    Friday, March 10, 2023
    Noon-1:00 pm // Registration and Lunch   

    1:00-2:00 pm // Session One: The Preservation of New Orleans
    Efforts to protect the unique architectural history of this city takes, well, an entire city. Learn about how this is happening and why it is so important.
    Speakers: Brook Tesler, Executive Director, Vieux Carre Commission
    Michelle Shoriak, Director, Preservation Resource Center

    2:15-3:15 pm // Session Two: Selection of Historic Tradespeople for Historic Properties
    Learn from the other side of the table. What is the process that property owners go through to create a scope of work, find funding and select the team that will execute preservation projects? A recent project to restore eight windows in the Beauregard Keyes House will be used as an example.
    Speaker: Annie Irvin, Executive Director of the Beauregard Keyes House

    3:15-4:00 pm // Session Three: Architectural Specification for Historic Window Restoration
    One of the projects the WPA Board has been working on is crafting a specification that can be used by architects who work on historic preservation projects involving windows. Learn more about this document.
    Speakers: Jackson Hoggard, Double Hung LLC
    Ty McBride, Preservan

    4:00-5:00 // Private Tour of the Beauregard Keyes House
    Led by Executive Director Annie Irvin we’ll get the public and private view of this fabled house and its newly restored windows!

    7:00 pm // Dinner
    Location to be determined. Registration and payment separate.

    Saturday March 11, 2023
    9:30-10:00 am // Registration and coffee
    Pastries sponsored by Preservan

    10:00-11:00 am // Session One: Do I Want Employees?
    There are plusses and minuses to being a solo operator and an employer of a team. During this session we’ll discuss the considerations and costs associated with the options.
    Presentation Leaders: Val Vides, NOLA Wood Windows
    Ty McBride, Old Home Rescue
    Adam Butler, Iconic Windows

    11:15-12:30 pm // Session Two: Long Range Business Planning and the Small Business Administration
    Just getting a window restoration business started is challenging enough, but what about keeping it running? Learn from the source what resources are available for you, whatever stage business you are.
    Speaker: TBD

    12:30-1:30 pm // Lunch and Networking

    1:30-3:30 pm // Session Three: I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know
    A forum to discuss the joys and woes of running or working in a window restoration business. This is your chance to ask questions, offer helpful insight, share your vision, and give others the advice you wish you’d been given when you started.

    4:00 pm // Closing Remarks, Announcements, and Adjournment


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