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NARI Spring Business Meetings


Industry Focused Education. Invaluable Networking. Remodeling Excellence.


  1. Hear about what NARI is doing to address the skilled trades labor gap
  2. Join in the Pit Crew Competition at the Charlotte-hosted event 
  3. Find out how industry partners are supporting Workforce Development
  4. Meet with your fellow committee members in person
  5. Get together with remodeling peers from across the nation
  6. Be there when the 2018 National CotY Awards are handed out!

Thanks to our host chapter, NARI Greater Charlotte.


John Ratzenberger, known widely as Cliff Clavin in Cheers and the voice of many beloved Pixar characters, is Hollywood’s most outspoken advocate for American manufacturing and skilled labor. Creator of a foundation that creates and funds manufacturing summer camps and scholarships nationwide, John works tirelessly to shine a light on the importance of manufacturing and trades. He speaks to groups across the country about eliminating the stigma around the trades while providing much needed training opportunities for students, returning veterans and out of work Americans. 


Wednesday, April 18

  • NARI Board of Directors Meeting
  • Chapter Executive Forum Meeting
  • President’s Reception

Thursday, April 19

  • Opening Keynote
  • Industry Partners Address the Skills Gap
  • Meet the Candidates
  • NARI Program Overview
  • Membership, Marketing, Government Affairs, and Education Committee meetings
  • Offsite Event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame – Hosted by NARI Greater Charlotte

Friday, April 20

  • House of Delegates Meeting
  • National Presidents’ and Awards Luncheon
  • Partnerships in Workforce Development – Panel Discussion
  • Industry Partner Meet and Greet
  • Headshot Lounge 
  • 2018 Evening of Excellence – Hosted by Jeff Devlin

Saturday, April 21

  • Celebrate NARI's Efforts to Address the Skills Gap – Hosted by Jeff Devlin and Kayleen McCabe
    • Learn About the Programs Several NARI Chapters are Offering
    • Hear about the Learning for Life Program from the National Director
    • Cheer-on the Charlotte Area NARI Explorer Program Graduates

More information

Earlier Event: April 11
Board Meeting
Later Event: May 2
Board Meeting