Welcome to the CIA

Members Index

Sales Training Program 
Discounts for freshman through graduate level sales/design professionals with emphasis on
Closing the Deal
Train a designer to sell or teach a salesperson to design?

We Do Both!

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Webinars and Podcasts
on a variety of business related and growth building topics such as marketing, sales, design, installation, manufacturing, outsourcing, new products, new services, etc.

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(Virtual Online and Face-to-Face at Summits)
Confidential Non-Compete Quarterly online Round Table Zoom Meetings on a variety of business building topics and strategies shared among companies of similar sizes, sales and demographics


Industry Mentoring  & Consultants
Consulting with active, retired or semi-retired closet professionals, temporary staff exchange  and apprenticeship programs

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Closet Industry Employment
and relocation opportunity classifieds for experienced managers, designers, fabricators and installers moving to another area


Member Referral Network 
and lead generation sharing services when you get inquiries who are not in your territory but want to pass them along to other independent closet business CIA members

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Barter Market Place Bulletin Board 
Supplier backordered your melamine? Need a few extra sheets to finish a job? Need some matching edge-banding to collect a check?  Short one basket and your supplier is out? Ask your fellow members if they have another source or can spare some inventory 

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Outsource Source Guide 
Looking to expand your operation but can't afford the capital expenses or don't have the space? Join 34% of our industry who outsource their manufacturing and check out these local, regional and national networks

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Vendor Guide
and supplier resource service with links to find the latest and greatest in design software, machinery, accessories, hardware, lighting and more, including instructional how-to videos

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Conflict Resolution Panel
A Commission of your peers to assist and prevent miscommunication and disputes among members in the spirit of industry unity, and save legal fees

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Zoom Discussion Sessions
Meet your new Board of Directors, and you don't even have to pay them. Have  problems, questions, issues or just need other opinions? With our Zoom, you may avoid Doom & Gloom


Closet Locator Index
for Raving Fan customers from one closet business who are moving from one location to another and looking for a great new (member) closet professional

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Legal Aid Consultant
Members will be referred to experienced closet industry attorneys concerning matters related to industry litigation including disputes, copyrights, liability, employment/HR and unfair trade practices

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Used Equipment For Sale
Looking for machinery or machinery reviews/comments by peers? Considering major capital investments and purchases? Consult and receive feedback and ratings from those who have been there, done that

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Complete Compete
Having trouble competing against 'nationwide closet operations'? National advertising buy campaigns by competitors can be successfully overcome. Professional consultants available (takes one to know one)

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Closet Industry Statistics
CIA has been compiling statistics from attendees at the last 7 Closet Summit conferences. How does your company compare to others of the same size and demographics? Find out.

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Closet Summit Conference
Member registration discounts toward our annual face-to-face networking conference exclusively for the independent closet business community

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Experience a taste of CIA Closet Industry networking
at it's finest by joining our
Private Facebook page
(CIA membership NOT required at this time)