Itinerary - Wednesday October 24th through Friday, October 26th, 2018

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM:

    Networking Meet & Greet featuring beer, wine and southern goodies at the Hilton Greenville Ballroom

  • 7:00 PM - until:

    Dinner on your own. Walk or ride hotel shuttles to nearby restaurants. The networking continues

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM:

    Networking breakfast buffet and vendor displays

  • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM:

    Welcome to the Summit: Introductions, Instructions and Rules of Engagement. Exciting announcement about Summit's future

  • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM:

    Key Session:  Do You Run Your Closet Business
    like a BUSINESS? 

    Hear from financial guru David Encarnacion of AccounTax USA, specializing in construction industry small businesses like ours. Discussion includes:
    ~tax avoidance versus tax evasion
    ~dangers of co-mingling funds (business and personal)
    ~you're missing out on big tax saving deductions
    ~proper bookkeeping entries to take maximum advantage
    ~what is your exit strategy and end game
    ~and a whole lot more

  • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM:

    Mid-morning snacks. Call your office and spouse. Vendor displays

  • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM:

    Key Session: SWOT-light on Premiere Closet Companies

    Five pre-selected successful closet business owners present their companies Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Q&A will let you pick the brains of these Titans of our closet industry

  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM:

    Networking luncheon buffet and vendor displays

  • 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM:

    SEALS Team non-compete round table groups discuss pricing, hiring, best practices, compare financial data, marketing and more. Analyze the questionnaire everyone submitted prior to the conference.
    Non-SEALS round tables for those who don't qualify

  • 4:15 PM - 6:30 PM:

    Vendorama educational/product demonstrations, workshops, hands-on sessions, private and public presentations throughout the ballroom, foyer and meeting rooms

  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM:

    Network Happy Hour Sponsored by: CORDASH  (Closet Owners for Responsible Drinking At  Summit Happy-hours)

  • 7:00 PM:

    Place your bets. Chances to win the grand prize. All betting proceeds go to pay your bar tab so everyone is a winner


    Greenville 500" Motor Speedway 
    Felder Group USA Cup  
    National Championship Belt Sander Races

  • 8:00 PM - until:

    Networking dinner on your own. Numerous restaurants within walking distance. Hotel shuttles available to historic downtown Greenville restaurants and watering holes

  • 2:00 AM:

    Curfew (just kidding)

Friday, October 26, 2018

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM:

    Networking breakfast and vendor displays throughout ballroom and foyer

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon:

    Closet Institute of America presents: Designer and Installer Track

    Join three of our industry's most experienced closet business owners as they lead the entire group in a giant round table discussion covering multiple aspects of our industry

    Vendor displays throughout ballroom and foyer

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon:

    Vendors Displays throughout ballroom and foyer

  • 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM:

    Networking luncheon and vendor displays

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM:

    Tours of Carolina Closets' brand new 1700 sq ft showroom and 16,000 sq ft workshop and       
    Tour of Brushy Creek Custom Doors state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.      

    Afterwards, tour bus will divert to the airport for those catching late afternoon or evening flights

  • 5:00 PM - Until:

    Go home to your family ~or~ continue the networking in Greenville's bars and restaurants
    About 50% of the Summiteers stay for this

"The Summit was a few great days where I could talk shop and not have my spouse complain that I'm always talking about closets". 

Name withheld upon request