Upcoming Events

October 29th, 2017      Charleston, SC

65th Annual AWI Convention - OCT 29-31

The 2017 AWI Convention is the place to be for top-notch educational sessions, networking and fun! With incredible professional speakers, team building, tours and networking that you get only with AWI, you'll leave with tactical takeaways, new relationships and great memories!

We hope to see you there!





Past Events

August 20th, 2015      Traverse City, MI

Summer Event - Traverse City

This is the event you don't want to miss! There will be golfing on Thursday followed by dinner and a cruise in the harbor on the Nauticat. On Friday, we will have a breakfast "meeting" followed by a fabulous tour and top the event off with a wonderful lunch and wine or beer tasting.

We hope to see you there!


September 27th, 2015      Salt Lake City, UT

AWI NATIONAL EVENT

Join AWI Member Manufacturers and Suppliers to gain fresh ideas and adapt to new challenges facing architectural woodworkers. It takes new outlooks and invigorated perspectives to successfully compete and thrive in a challenging marketplace.

We hope to see you there!


November 19th, 2015      Grand Rapids, MI

NATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Our National Education program, Financial Management for Woodworkers, is on Thursday, November 19 at Stiles Machinery in Grand Rapids. Register through the www.awinet.org.

We hope to see you there!


May 23rd, 2016      Traverse City, MI

AWI SPRING LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

The Spring Leadership Conference will include meetings of the AWI Board of Directors, Chapter Officer Council and various committees. Guided by AWI's vision and mission, the volunteers hammer out details of the year's activities and initiatives, boosting AWI's offerings of publications, programs, and other member services.

We hope to see you there!


August 11th, 2016      Traverse City, MI

GREAT LAKES SUMMER EVENT

It's that time of year again..... Time to reserve your spot AND reserve a room at the West Bay Beach Club in Traverse City. We again have a block of rooms available for AWI Great Lakes (be sure to mention the block when you call) at $189.95 + tax/night. This special rate is only available through July 11. Please reserve NOW.

We hope to see you there!


October 23rd, 2016      Kansas City, KS

64th Annual AWI Convention

The 2016 AWI Convention is the place to be for top-notch educational sessions, networking and fun! With incredible professional speakers, team building, tours and networking that you get only with AWI, you'll leave with tactical takeaways, new relationships and great memories!

We hope to see you there!


February 23rd, 2017      Troy, MI

MEMBER PLANT TOUR; OAKWOOD VENEER and HJ OLDENKAMP CO.

Tour the largest in-stock manufacturer of wood veneer sheets in the United States with more
than 300 species ready to ship at Oakwood Veneer. Then we’ll head to H.J. Oldenkamp Company
for a look at how this small company has grown to Midwest’s leading interior building products
distributor.

We hope to see you there!


August 17th, 2017      Traverse City, MI

ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING - AUG 17/18

The event begins with a friendly game of golf at Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms for those who want to hit the links. Enjoy a Northern Michigan meal with your fellow members Thursday evening at the West Bay Beach followed by a cruise on the Grand Traverse Bay providing a great time to meet and mingle over beverages. The next morning begins with a member breakfast including break-out sessions to discuss common challenges we’re facing in the industry. Then travel around Grand Traverse County for a behind- the-scenes look at production processes at Shoreline Fruit and Shorts Brewery Bottling Plant. We’ll round out the experience with an optional lunch at the Riverwalk Grill and Taproom-a perfect way to end the day before heading back home or continuing your weekend vacation.

We hope to see you there!


October 18th, 2017      Grand Rapids, MI

Member Social

3:30pm-4:30pm Plant Tour at HÄNDORN, Inc. in Grand Rapids: HÄNDORN specializes in custom designed casework, cabinets, countertops and architectural millwork. They work one-on-one with architects, interior designers and clients to achieve ultimate satisfaction. They offer a variety of design choices from textured, colored and coordinated laminates, wood veneers and both metal and glass finishes.
5pm-7pm Happy Hour Welcome Reception at GP Sports in the Amway Grand Plaza; AWI Great Lakes will provide snacks and the first round of thirst quenchers to welcome attendees to our city.

We hope to see you there!


October 19th, 2017      Grand Rapids, MI

AWI National Education Series: Advanced Estimating OCT 19/20

Learn advanced techniques for estimating complex projects, fine tune your analysis of job costing and justify your added value to beat the competition.

Thursday 10/19
8:00am-5:00pm Advanced Estimating Workshop at Amway Grand Plaza;
6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner at TBD (Grand Rapids Brewery or HopCat-depending on brew tour departure)
7:00pm-10:00pm Brewery Tour around Grand Rapids; You’re invited to see why Grand Rapids was named Brew City USA. The adventure begins after dinner where you will board a tour bus for a journey to several breweries around town.
Friday 10/20
8:00am-2:00pm Advanced Estimating Workshop at Amway Grand Plaza

We hope to see you there!


April 3rd, 2017      Lexington, KY

2017 AWI Spring Leadership Conference

The 2017 AWI Leadership Conference has been developed with your professional needs in mind. Award winning keynote speakers, Interactive Workshops, Plant Tours and Networking Opportunities will improve your efficiency and enhance your leadership skills.

We hope to see you there!