July 29 - August 1, 2009
Amelia Island, Florida
It's time to get warm and wet again. The last trip to the East Coast was a great event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Heading further south, the CFA brings into play the blue waters and sandy beaches of Amelia Island, Florida, located near Jacksonville.
This premier island resort is poised to show the CFA a great time at it's AAA-Four Diamond, 1350 acre property built right on the coast. The beach is mere footsteps away and all will have to balance the incredible events we will be planning with the lure of the ocean and the fun-filled downtime it offers.
I finally was able to register for the Summer Convention. I’m excited to participate again this year. I learned so much the last two conventions. Our residential construction market is worse than it ever has been in years. I really appreciate that the CFA made it more affordable to attend the conventions by cutting the “fluff” out of the meetings. I also wanted to thank you all for making our membership renewal easier by offering payments to be divided into thirds.
Dustin Pelletier, Action Concrete
Maximizing your budget
During these trying economical times, companies are making tough choices whether or not to attend conferences and conventions.
In a recent article for Logistics Management magazine, Wayne Bourne makes the case that "these opportunities are rich with value, and what is learned or acquired can be shared with others directly upon return, thereby maximizing the expense of the event."
Read the complete article
Whom will you see?
The property is the Amelia Island Plantation (http://www.aipfl.com/). This storied and fantastic property offers every hotel room an ocean view over a 4-mile long beach (no, you don't have to look out four miles). There are condos that some families may consider that are also very nice and remote from the hotel. The rooms for our event will be approximately $225 with taxes and fees included per night ($196++). Reserve your room today with the CFA preferred rate.
Your best bet for quick connections is the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) which is on the north side of town and a mere 40 minutes from the resort (to the north). Personally, we are flying into Savannah and driving down to take advantage of being in that part of the world for the history.
Email Jim Baty with any questions about room reservations or program details.