Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

The New Guy—What’s Your Why?

Aug 4th, 2021

Small talk often includes a common question: “What do you do?” We’ve all heard it and we’ve all replied with our designated job title, time after time. But we’re rarely asked why we do what we do, even when the going gets rough. When Jimmy Nance, owner of TNT Window Tinting in Orange City, Fla., […]

Ziebart Announces Annual Dealer Awards

Aug 4th, 2021

Ziebart, a provider of vehicle appearance and protection services, announced its annual dealer awards. Recognizing top franchisee owners, the annual awards celebrate the best in Ziebart dealer achievements across various categories including management, performance and years of service. This year’s award winners are being honored for their achievements during 2020; a year that brought with […]

The New Guy—Who Was Your Toughest Customer?

Jul 28th, 2021

Last week, I highlighted difficult customers and their various forms through several film shop owners. We saw owners retell run-ins with customers that displayed traits of perfectionism, impatience and control. For Sharyn Volpe, co-owner of Frederick Window Tinting in Frederick, Md., her negative interactions with customers have intensified since the onset of COVID-19. “I think […]

The New Guy—A Fearless Film Industry Stands Firm

Jun 23rd, 2021

A once-in-a-century pandemic, destructive unrest and continuing supply chain issues—you could say the wide world of window film has had its plate full for the past 15 months. And while challenges remain, I’ve observed crack-proof perseverance and determination in my short time covering the industry. The International Window Film Conference and Tint Off™ (WFCT), which […]

WFCT: Film Shops Share Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Jun 11th, 2021

Industry veterans shared lessons and experiences from the pandemic during Crisis Aftermath: Lessons Learned from COVID. Moderated by Tara Taffera, editorial director of WINDOW FILM Magazine, the seminar featured Adam Feldman, vice president and sales manager of Advanced Film Solutions, Lutz, Fla. and Jeff Franson, president and CEO of Window Film Depot, Atlanta, Ga. Franson […]

COVID-19 Creates Supply-Chain Challenges Across Film Industry

May 12th, 2021

Business has been booming at Performance Window Tinting in Carrolton, Ga. Owner Les Helton credits his company’s estimated 30% revenue bump to several rounds of stimulus checks. The uptick has allowed the film veteran of 30 years to hire a secretary and additional employees. But Helton can’t help but wonder if that percentile could have […]

Concerns About COVID? Register with Confidence for the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™

Apr 1st, 2021

You know the value of the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) but you are still concerned about COVID-19. Not to worry, this year you can register to attend the conference onsite and switch your registration as late as May 28, 5:00 p.m. ET, without any fee. As the only conference designed specifically for […]

Learn How Window Film Businesses Progressed Through COVID-19

Jan 20th, 2021

“As a business we’re pretty much functioning as we were [prior to COVID] with a bunch of modifications,” explained Jeremy Dobbins, CEO at Climate Pro. “We’re here, doing well and thriving.” Chris Robinson, CEO at the Tint Guy, had a different experience with the coronavirus in the beginning, as he pointed out that Atlanta, Ga. […]

Canada’s Largest Polar Bear Dip Goes Virtual

Jan 20th, 2021

The Courage Polar Bear Dip, the largest and the longest-running charity event of its kind in Canada, according to the charity, held a virtual event on New Year’s Day aiming to achieve $2 million total funds to support World Vision’s clean water initiatives. While hundreds usually come out to Coronation Park in Oakville for the […]

Moran Family of Brands Adds New Turbo Tint Franchise

Dec 23rd, 2020

Moran Family of Brands, a franchise of window tint, paint protection services, general automotive repair and transmission repair, recently debuted a new company brand, Turbo Tint. And one window film company owner, Greg Goodman, along with his son Chandler, have already converted to the franchise. The Goodmans were operating under the Moran Family of Brands […]