NADRA Industry Update
Feb. 20, 2013

Big NADRA news ... coming soon!
NADRA HQ and your board of directors have been busy this winter season. We have exciting news we will be ready to share with you very, very soon! To hear the news first, be sure to like and follow NADRA on Facebook.More

New Jersey NADRA Deck Competition, winners announced tomorrow night!
A special thank you to Trex, AZEK, TimberTech, Mid-State Lumber, Wolf, FastenMaster and Winward Sales who have signed up for sponsorship of the 2013 New Jersey Deck Awards Dinner!

  • Last Chance! Hurry and register for New Jersey Chapter Awards Dinner: Register for dinner.
  • See you tomorrow night!More

    Webinars with NADRA
    Are you getting the most out of your NADRA membership? Here are a couple questions to ask yourself:

    1. Is your NADRA profile page set up?
    2. Are your branded images on NADRA's online photo gallery?
    3. Is the NADRA logo on your website and marketing?
    4. Does your website have a deck safety section?
    5. Do you follow NADRA on Facebook?
    6. Are you aware of the education/certification opportunities for 2013?
    If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you need to sit in on this session. Starting March 1, NADRA will be holding this weekly webinar. All you have to do is email and let us know you want to participate!More

    Work starts on Seaside Heights, NJ, boardwalk
    USA Today
    The borough's renewal after superstorm Sandy's devastation began when the first piling of a new boardwalk was driven into the sand. As the wooden piling went deep into the earth on the south end of town, bagpipes played Amazing Grace and crowds cheered. It is only the first of 2,000 pilings needed to rebuild the mile-long boardwalk devastated in Hurricane Sandy's surges.More

    Trex Company to hold Analyst Day on March 11
    Rock Hill Herald
    Trex Company, Inc., the leading manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is hosting an Analyst Day for institutional investors and securities analysts in New York City on Monday, March 11. The event, which will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., will feature Trex's new product line-up and will include presentations by Trex's senior management team, followed by a reception. More

    9 practices to help you say no
    Harvard Business Review via CEO
    Peter Bregman writes: Irene is a great colleague. A senior manager in a large consulting firm, she pitches in when the workload gets heavy, covers for people when they're sick, and stays late when needed, which is often. She's also a leader, serving on boards and raising money at charity auctions. She tries to be home for her kids at dinner time, but often works into the night after they've gone to sleep. That is, on nights when she's not at a business dinner. But if you catch her in a moment of honesty, you'll find out that she doesn't feel so great. In fact, she's exhausted. Irene can't say no.More

    6 social media skills every leader needs
    Few domains in business and society have been untouched by the emerging social media revolution — one that is not even a decade old. Many organizations have been responding to that new reality, realizing the power and the potential of this technology for corporate life. This radical change has created a dilemma for senior executives: While the potential of social media seems immense, the inherent risks create uncertainty and unease.More