Friday, May 20, 2016


 We have no pictures of the 1950 meetings in the basement of Harry & Joline's home, unfortunately.  Marla still remembers the giant chalk board they had installed for meetings.    Wesco Fabrics' sales meetings were always fun & informative.L-R: Joline Weiss, Howard Smith, & Steve Beard in the early 1970's.

The line presentation begins! I'm showing beautiful combed cotton prints from France.

When your meeting room is a bit small you have to improvise! Kathy Greaser shows the group some new prints.

There is always time for a little fun. Bob Stikeleather puts his mechanical fingers on Bob Johnston's head. At least Ray Lemoine & Steve Beard are paying attention!

Ray presented stellar sale rep Sharon Morgan an award. She worked Northern California & the Pacific Northwest showing samples in her custom van with her little dog for company.

The banner reads "Best line ever!"

Dick Gentry presents Alaska rep, Bob Perrin, with an award.

Summer sales meetings in Vail were always a total blast!

At the Vail meeting we had dinner at a lodge high in the hills north of town. Kathy Greaser assisted with entertainment.

Keystone Colorado was always a great place to have a meeting. We are gathering for an outdoor barbecue.

Things got a little dicey later in the evening at Keystone when the cops arrived because of all the noise from the Wesco fabrics' sales team! It was some party!

"Well, if you don't make a drapery out of this you can always make a skirt!"

Laguna Beach sales meeting with L-R: Jackie Christianson, Tammy Hamdy, Stephanie Gluntz, Kathy Greaser & Becky Lively.

The theme for this 1994 sales meeting was the "Samurai", but somehow Bob Johnston turned it into "Bonsai Bozo." So much for themes!

We even had our own "male dancers" at the sales meeting in our Orange County California showroom. 

Tammy Hamdy shows new fabrics in the 90's.

Lori Conway earned a $1000 for selling the most Finial Company Custom Hardware!

Dick is showing some new exclusive silks from India.

Steve Beard, Paula Hillman, and Lisa Decker blow Vuvuzela horns at the start of a Denver sales meeting.

Our daughter,  Lisa Decker, is a top level financial recruiter in Denver and is a real sales pro. She is giving a sales presentation at one of our sales meetings at the warehouse showroom.

I'm showing a new design at our Denver warehouse showroom during a sales sale meeting.

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