NARI NewsWatch
Jun. 3, 2015

2015 NARI Chapter Community Service Award Winners
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
At the 2015 NARI Spring Business Meeting in April in Ft. Lauderdale, five NARI chapters were recognized for their outstanding community service. See who won and learn what they did. More

Straight from the certifications webinar
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The next Straight from the Certifications Webinar will take place Thurs., June 18 at noon CT; 1 p.m. ET; 11 a.m. MT and 10 a.m. PT. Gary Grabowski, CR, UDCP, will discuss, “Universal Design: Pursuing the Niche.” More

Save the dates! 2015 NARI Fall Leadership Summit
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The dates and location for the NARI 2015 Fall Leadership Summit are September 9-11 at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio. Please note that this is a change from the dates previously announced at the NARI 2015 Spring Business Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale. Stay tuned for more info. More

What topics do you want to read about on the NARI blog?
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The NARI blog has nearly 15,500 followers and provides content on a variety of topics from legal issues to business growth. What would you like to see featured? Send your ideas to marketing@nari.org. More

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National Association of the Remodeling Industry
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Get recognized! Enter the 2015 Master Design Awards
Qualified Remodeler
Don’t miss out! The final registration deadline for Qualified Remodeler’s Master Design Awards competition is June 15. More

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Which is the best social media site for your business?
By Emma Fitzpatrick
New social media sites pop up constantly. Whenever a new form of social emerges, of course you check it out. After all, you — and your business — should always be on the forefront of trends. Plus you want to know, "Is this a good fit for my business?" But, after browsing all the social media sites out there, which ones should you really stick with? To get the biggest ROI on your social marketing, you need to be honing in on the platforms that move the needle for you.More

Finance: The contractor's formula to success for good times and bad
Professional Remodeler
With the right formula, the successful contractor of the future will generate profit in good days or bad, writes educator and management consultant Thomas C. Schleifer, Ph.D. “Some say the overhead paradox is that you can't get half a person, half a truck, or half a piece of equipment. But actually, you can,” he writes, adding that overhead costs should be between 15 percent and 25 percent, and more importantly, be flexible and regarded as temporary.More

Problems are important — how you respond is more important
Remodeling Magazine
Paul Winans writes: I travel quite a bit, about half of it business-related. Sometimes everything goes smoothly. Other times you can’t believe what happened. I ran a meeting a couple of months ago. It took place at a good hotel. However, in the first day so many things went wrong I could not believe it. In particular, my laundry got lost. After several phone calls and some consternation it was found — delivered to someone else’s room!More