Entrepreneur Meetings / 2009

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) held the Sixth Annual Entrepreneur Meeting October 27 – 28, 2009 at the Marriott Atlanta Airport Hotel.

  1. Meeting Press Release
  2. Meeting Agenda
  3. Meeting Resources & Slide Presentations
  4. Meeting Pictures
  5. CARE’s Past Entrepreneur Meetings

Thank You to Our Meeting Sponsors:

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Meeting Press Release

Participation, Interest High at CARE 2009 Entrepreneurs’ Meeting

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, October 27
7:00 pm Networking Dinner in Salon D
Wednesday, October 28
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome – Frank Hurd, Georgina SikorskiIntroductions – Frank Hurd

Guests, Attendees, Sponsors

Review Antitrust Guidelines – Frank Hurd

Review Agenda – Georgina Sikorski

8:15 – 9:00 Session 1Expectations for Meeting (15 min) – Sean Ragiel

Progress since 2008 meeting (15 min) – Sean Ragiel

Monthly Collector Calls (15 min) – Sean Ragiel

9:00 – 10:00 Session 2Carpet Pad Recycling – (20 Minutes) Jon Votaw

2012 MOU Negotiations – (20 Minutes)

Questions / Discussions – (20 Minutes)

10:45 – 10:30 Break & Networking Time
10:30 – 12:00 Session 3 – New Product Opportunities- Suppliers NeededKeLa Energy – Larry Moot (20 Min)

Ravago Americas – Wayne Ballew (20 Min)

GeoHay – Tim Stillwell (20 Min)

Polar Materials – Jerry Turner (20 Min)

Questions – (10 Min)

12:00 – 12:15 Session 4 – Annual Survey Data Collection OptionsData Collection Via CARE – Frank Hurd (15 Min)
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch & Networking Time
1:15 – 2:15 Session 5 – Government Procurement/GrantsState Programs – Who, What, Where, When, How – Matt Ewadinger

Federal Programs – Wayne Nastri, Dutko Worldwide

2:15 – 2:30 Break & Networking Time
2:30 – 4:00 Session 6 – Entrepreneur Session
Entrepreneurs speak out (5 min/topic: raise your questions, issues,   concerns, ideas) – Sean RagielSpecific Topics to Be Addressed?
4:00 Adjourn

Meeting Resources & Slide Presentations

All meeting document below are in Portable Document Format

GeoHay – Tim Stillwell  (2.34 MB)
2010 MOU-related Negotiations – Matt Ewadinger  (130 KB)
Plastic ID Equipment – Bill Hutcheson (615 KB)
PowderTech Plastics Identification – Bill Hutcheson (1.18 MB)
Ravago Manufacturing Americas – Wayne Ballew (4.88 MB)
Financing Avenues: State & Federal Programs – Matt Ewadinger (222 KB)
Sustainable Filler Products for the Carpet Industry – Jerry Turner (168 KB)
Entrepreneur Meeting Speak Out Notes (13 KB)

Meeting Pictures

Read more about CARE’s past entrepreneur meetings

CARE Entrepreneur Meeting – October 2008
CARE Entrepreneur Meeting – October 2007
CARE Entrepreneur Meeting – October 2006

If you would like to sponsor this meeting in the future please contact Jeremy Stroop at 706-428-2127.