CLFMI 2021 Summer Meeting


Register for the 2021 CLFMI Summer Meeting Below

July 20 – 23, 2021 Equinox Resort Manchester Village, VT.

The 2021 CLFMI Summer Meeting will be one of the most unique and important meetings in CLFMI history. In addition to being part of our belated CLFMI 60th Anniversary Celebration year, the meeting will be the first since the industry (and the world!) has had to deal with the Coronavirus crisis. Members will be able to get an update on industry conditions, economic outlooks, legal and human resource issues, and other long-lasting effects of the virus. In addition, attendees take away information and tools to team with CLFMI to not only assist the industry to regain its momentum but to also make new inroads into several critical markets.




The Equinox is located in Manchester Village VT.

The town, which was founded in 1761, is located @ 62 miles (75-80 minutes) from the well-connected Albany International Airport. The Resort does not have a shuttle service, but rental cars and other ground transportation options are available at the Albany Airport.

The Resort is located at the top of Main Street and provides an easy (downhill) walk into the main village. The walk back – not so easy (uphill) but great exercise. Take your time and enjoy the shops and attractions along the way.




CLFMI returns to one of the most beautiful and iconic hotels in the region, The Equinox Resort. Summer Home to the family of Abraham Lincoln, the Equinox combines historic grandeur with modern comforts. The Resort is located in the quaint and delightful town of Manchester Village. CLFMI members can enjoy the nearby mountains like Stratton and Bromley or indulge in a day of shopping at the nearby Manchester Outlets. The Equinox offers an amazing array of onsite activities, including the Land Rover Experience Driving School, Orvis Fly Fishing and Shooting Schools, an on-property golf course, and a fabulous spa.


Business casual is the universal attire for CLFMI Summer Meetings. Dress for the Thursday activity is casual. Daytime temperatures will be warm (low 80’s) but evenings in can be cool (50’s) so be sure to pack sweaters, sweat shirts, etc.


Sleeping Room Reservations:

The Equinox is offering a special CLFMI rate of $189 per night for weeknights (Mon-Th) and $299 for Friday and Saturday nights. In order to get these rates, you must identify yourself as part of the CLFMI group.

Reservations are being taken via phone at 802-362-7806 or online at CLFMI Summer Meeting-Equinox.

Note: If you are staying either/or Friday or Saturday night(s), remember that Friday and Saturday rates are different than the weeknight rates so the per night cost on the reservation will include that differential.


M E E T I N G  S C H E D U L E


Tuesday, July 20

Early arrivals and golfers

Wednesday, July 21

8:30am – 2:00pm

Optional Event CLFMI Golf Outing

Renovated by Rees Jones, The Golf Club at The Equinox provides players of all skill levels an opportunity for a challenging round of golf

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Arrival Day

If you arrive early and your room is not ready, leave your bags and take a stroll around the property or into the Village.

3:00 pm-6:00 pm – Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 pmWelcoming Reception and Dinner in the beautiful Equinox Resort ballroom.


Thursday, July 22

Breakfast will be available starting at 7:45 am.

8:15 am-11:30 am Members’ Business Meeting

Speakers will include:Dr. Lynn Reaser - Chief Economist

— Dr. Lynn Reaser, with her critical first half of 2020 analysis and an up-to-the-minute forecast for the remainder of the year

— a presentation on the best ways to team with contractors and decision-makers to increase work in high-security chain link markets

— CLFMI Past President Steve Peters, who will update members on ACI (the Accreditation and Certification Institute) and opportunities the chain-link industry has to impact workforce development.

9:30 am-11:00 am – Spouses and Guests Program

For spouses and guests not attending the Business Meeting, there will be refreshments and an exclusive CLFMI tour/activity.


Special All-Attendee Afternoon Event:

Working Together to Build the Future

All attendees – members, guests, spouses, and children – will participate in an afternoon luncheon and program designed to help build a community where CLFMI and its member companies can leave a lasting legacy. You’ll be challenged to work with others to accomplish short-and long-term goals and to meet the standards set by our industry leaders. This will be a learning opportunity with lots of interactive fun, too.

7:00pm-9:00pm – Dinner & Program

Friday, July 23

8:30 am – 9:15 am- Full Breakfast for all attendees

9:30am-11:00am – Closing Program

Our closing speakers will hone in on the biggest challenges facing the chain link fence industry – and beyond – in the year ahead. Be prepared to bring your own questions and concerns about business, the economy, the political situation, and upcoming elections, and other important issues.

11:00am -11:30am – Closing Remarks

CLFMI President Andrea Hogan will wrap up the Summer Meeting and present a preview of the CLFMI 2021 Annual Meeting and 60thAnniversary Celebration to be held November 3-6, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ.



The Resort: Equinox Resort
3567 Main Street, Manchester Village, VT 05254

Main Number: 802.362.4700

CLFMI Room Reservations

(Attendees are responsible for their own room reservations at the Equinox Resort. The cut-off date to assure CLFMI rates is June 20, 2021).

By Phone: 802-362-7806 Online: CLFMI Summer Meeting-Equinox

Note: If you have any problems with reservations, Samantha is our designated CLFMI reservations person.

Special Cost Reductions for CLFMI Members

— The Resort has reduced the normal $39 per day Resort Fee to $20 for CLFMI Members

— CLFMI Members will receive a 20% reduction in any Spa charge