NADRA Industry Update
Jun. 12, 2013

NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting: June 18, 5:30 pm
Our next NADRA Atlanta meeting is at The Ivy Buckhead on Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. The Ivy is located on Roswell Road near Powers Ferry and close to Johnny's Hideaway. Member price is $10 per person and non-members are $15 (cash and checks only please). Snacks provided and cash bar.

Our speaker will be Mr. David Ellis from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Our sponsor is FastenMaster — thank you!

Bring a friend with you or forward this evite to your contact list! RSVP by Monday, June 17, please. More

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