Thank you to everyone that wished me luck and has been supportive in my career move!
Day 1 training went very well at Village Profile's HQ in Elgin, IL. Pretty typical first day: boatload of paperwork, company office tour / meet the staff, lunch with the big guy and lots and lots of information. I am very excited and think this will be a great new job for me.
I have homework: tonight I have to fold and unfold a map 100 times so as to become an expert. I suppose a sales person selling maps should be able to properly work a map. Those things are tricky.