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Hiring for cultural fit
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
A job candidate may look great on paper, but may be a terrible choice for your company. Why? It may have to do with “cultural fit.” Our guest blogger, Dr. Rick Goodman, defines “cultural fit” and writes about how it needs to be included in your hiring process.
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Learn about residential ventilation during tomorrow's webinar
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI University’s complimentary webinar, Residential Ventilation: Understanding Home Ventilation, will take place tomorrow from 12 to 1 p.m. CT on Aug. 20. Nick Kress, CRA, UDCP, will discuss the ventilation requirements and optional systems available to the remodeler. Register now.
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Fall Leadership Summit hotel deadline approaching
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
If you’re attending the NARI Fall Leadership Summit in Cleveland, the deadline to book your hotel reservation is next Wednesday, Aug. 26. After that date, rooms are subject to the prevailing rate and may not be available in the block.
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Summit speaker spotlight: Tom Liebhardt
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Tom Liebhardt, Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing for Sherwin-Williams will be speaking at the Leadership Summit on Fri., Sept. 11. Liebhardt has been with Sherwin-Williams since 2011 and previously served as Senior Director of Marketing for Moen.
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Take advantage of savings through The Home Depot Rebate Program
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If you’re not part of The Home Depot Rebate Program, you’re missing out on 2 percent cash back on all purchases. For a company that spends $30,000 per year, that’s $600 in cash! Use your rebate toward your NARI membership dues, buy some new tools or just put in your wallet.
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Register today for the Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE (R|D|J), Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at Navy Pier in Chicago. This premier event boasts an unmatched educational program, vast networking opportunities, and a lively expo floor featuring the latest tools and services for the residential construction industry. As a special bonus, all NARI members have the opportunity to register for complimentary exhibit hall access.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


NARI in the NEWS
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The August 14 edition of the Remodeling Daily Update, featured a video of NARI President Judy Mozen, CR, GCP, talking about the efforts the industry should be making to attract and provide training to new demographic groups.

NARI Secretary David Pekel, MCR, UDCP, CAPS, was interviewed by Bankrate.com for the article, “Home Improvement Hot Spots: Who's Rebuilding?” He also served as author of “How LBMs Can Help Builders & Remodelers Grow” in the August issue of LBM Journal.

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Want to share your expertise?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of NARI NewsWatch, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NARI, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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The dangerous dozen: 12 marketing miscues by new companies
By Fred Berns
Why is that 50 percent of small businesses fail within their first five years? Insufficient capital is one reason behind that Small Business Administration statistic. Poor management plays a role, as does a lack of planning and a bad location. But misguided marketing may be the paramount problem. If your profits aren't what they could be, or should be, you could be messing up your marketing. You may be guilty of one or more of "the dangerous dozen."
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Energy efficiency doesn't pay? Not so fast
Professional Remodeler
A study investigating the economics of home weatherization has created a small firestorm. A small hailstorm would be more accurate, considering that the data came from Michigan. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley, released a study titled, “Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program.”
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