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CFI News and Notes: November 2012

November 1, 2012
The CFI’s 58th-Annual Business Meeting was held at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino during Connections. We had a great turnout of past CFI presidents and current CFI members. This year we were honored to have Mike West MC the meeting, who entertained with stories of how our industry has developed and changed over the years.  
New CFI officers and directors were sworn in and the CFI awards were given out. This year we have a new president, Steve Kaufman, two new directors, Lisa Wagner (San Diego) and Noel Saenz (Sacramento) and one returning director, Josh Adler (San Francisco). The CFI Awards this year were given to:
Bobbie Williams, Joe Laurino Award
Josh Adler, Dick Maplesden Award
Kim Cole, Jackie Maplesden Award


Chairman - Graham Bedwell
President - Steve Kaufman
Secretary/Treasurer - Matt Cole
Central Coast - Josh Adler
Northern CA - Noel Saenz
Los Angeles - James Casas
Orange/Inland - Terry Jones
San Diego - Lisa Wagner

CFI Membership Drive in High Gear

Rug care trainer Lisa Wagner and business consultant Mark Kennedy have contributed their two best-selling programs (valued at $600) that new CFI members receive for free during the CFI annual membership drive.
Lisa Wagner has returned to the CFI Board of Directors as the San Diego chapter director and wanted to add some additional value to the annual effort. 
“I’m donating my top selling online ‘Rug Secrets’ course to new members who sign up during this drive and Mark is donating his business-building audio program for cleaners,” she says. “All of the content is tactical, money-making education that will help our members become even stronger in their field.”
Orange County Chapter Director Terry Jones reports that the CFI members had a great time at the August meeting. Thank you to Shawn from Central California Cleaning Supply for hosting. Terry had hands-on demonstrations of the Kool Glide and other new carpet repair tools in the industry. 
For details on CFI membership and the annual membership drive, contact CFI at 800-CARPET-9 or For information on upcoming classes, events or meetings go to

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