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Are you consistent with your marketing?
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
An important element in all marketing is to get yourself known and to do enough repeat messages so that your past, present and future clients will remember you. However, our guest blogger Lorraine Hart writes that there’s one thing that’s even more important.
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Can't attend this year's Fall Leadership Summit?
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Just because you can’t be there in person, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the educational content and speakers being presented at the event. For the first time, NARI is offering the opportunity for you to watch the live streaming of sessions taking place Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11.
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NARI Greater Charlotte Chapter hosts diversity summit; bowling fundraiser
NARI Greater Charlotte Chapter
The Greater Charlotte Chapter hosted its first ever Diversity & Inclusion Summit on Aug. 20. Representatives from several organizations, including NARI, met to discuss, “What do we do next to advance?” In addition, as part of its holiday giving program, the Chapter hosted Pins for Kids, a bowling fundraising event on Aug. 21 that raised a total of $10,215.
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Independent contractors and their status as 'employees' under the FLSA
State Bar of Wisconsin
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued an Administrative Interpretation addressing the classification of workers as “independent contractors.” In this article, employment attorneys at Quarles & Brady explain what it means for employers.
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Complimentary webinar: New credit card processing mandates
BizUnite
With the EMV (Euro, MasterCard & Visa) deadline of October 1 fast approaching, learn what you need to protect your business AND your customers when you process credit card transactions. This webinar will take place today at 2:00 p.m. CST.
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NKBA
Enter the 2016 NKBA U Professional of the Year — a cross-industry contest hosted by NKBA University that recognizes the best and most driven professionals across the A+D/Building industries. Deadline is Sept. 23.
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NARI IN THE NEWS


Feeling a labor shortage crunch? Here's where to look
Remodeling Magazine
NARI President Judy Mozen, CR, GCP, wrote an article appearing Sept. 4 in the online edition of the magazine.
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12 ways homeowners can avoid home improvement rip-offs
U.S. News & World Report
NARI Vice President Dale Contant, MCR, CRPM, UDCP, was quoted in an August 27 article.
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How LBMs can help builders and remodelers grow
LBM Journal
NARI Secretary David Pekel, MCR, UDCP, CAPS, served as guest columnist in the August 2015 issue.
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Home improvement hot spots: Who's rebuilding?
Bankrate.com
NARI Secretary David Pekel, MCR, UDCP, CAPS, was quoted in an August 13 article.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


7 tips for finding great talent
Professional Renodeler
There are many good remodeling companies, but only a small percentage become great. What makes the difference typically has little to do with the quality of construction and everything to do with objective factors, such as business acumen, as well as variables that are more difficult to define, such as leadership and company culture.
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Reduce your risk through better visibility
By Nate Budde
Construction payment is complex and full of challenges. The credit-heavy nature of construction projects and the lack of visibility throughout a project can give rise to critical payment problems that can reverberate up and down the payment chain. Sometimes, what seems to be deep-seated payment problems turns out to be visibility issues, so setting up a culture of correcting those particular issues can reduce risk for all parties, and result in faster and more structured payment.
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10 things to help you finish the year strong
Small Business Trends
In small business, careers and life, we are marathoners not sprinters. Big differences in each process and commitment. Most long distance runners pace themselves and know that it is the second half of the race that allows them to finish strong. They know how to conserve energy, deal with lows and not get too high, which are all important cycles that they must learn to go through. Sprinters train for a quick short, burst of energy.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    5 online metrics that matter for home improvement lead generation (and 5 that don't) (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)
What you can do to revive remodeling apprenticeships (Remodeling Magazine)
The golden rule for marketing on each social network (By Emma Fitzpatrick)
Call for entries: NARI's 2016 National CotY Awards (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)
Free webinar: Insights from Houzz on bathroom remodeling trends (Houzz)

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