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NADRA Deck Inspection Certification
NADRA
Yesterday, Jan. 6, NADRA certified 31 ASHI Home Inspectors. If each inspector checks roughly 6 decks per week — 52 weeks in a year — we estimate 9,672 decks will be properly inspected in 2015 from this first class. What’s more, is that now these highly regarded class attendees spent all day with NADRA. They know more about our mission, and what we have been working towards for 10 years. We told them about the professionalism of a NADRA builder. We told them about the “Find a Builder” section of the NADRA website. So now, you have 31 inspectors in your corner. Meetings are happening all day today planning 2015 and beyond. Imagine the difference we can make through this critical certification program?
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Register to attend our next New Jersey Chapter Meeting Jan. 13
NADRA
Please join us at the Chimney Rock Inn on Jan. 13. We are so appreciative that Admiral Spacemaker is the evening sponsor, and look forward to learning about their product!

We welcome NADRA's founder, Michael Beaudry as our guest speaker. Michael is looking forward to sharing with us his insight on a few of the current programs available to us as members.

He will present a brief history of the organization and a look at what the future holds in the year ahead.

We will also be discussing our upcoming Awards Dinner and Annual Deck Competition. Remember to bring a friend and lets have some fun! Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
NADRA New Jersey board and president, Lainie Sleppin

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NADRA NJ Deck Competition — now open for entries!
NADRA
  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, Jan. 25 11:59 p.m.
  • You will find details on categories with descriptions, details, register for dinner, sponsorship opportunities, terms & conditions and so much more on the registration portal here.
  • There are 18 categories total. The best deck will be chosen from highest score.
  • Review cheat sheets below to download a copy of all categories, descriptions and tips to enter.
    1. NADRA NJ 2015 Deck Comp Cheat Sheet (word doc)
    2. NADRA NJ 2015 Deck Comp Cheat Sheet PDF (PDF file)
  • Register for the awards dinner here

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LATEST NEWS


The 2015 new American home
Builder Magazine
In the 2015 new American home, the line between indoors and out is blurred by several clever design tricks. Sierra Pacific sliding pocket doors recede into the walls to create doorways up to 26 feet wide, and Walker Zanger flooring extends from interior rooms to the courtyard, up to the edge of the pool. “The materials we’ve used tie the spaces together,” Miquel Hutton says. “The idea is to draw people out to those areas using those materials to make it look seamless.”
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US pending home sales rise in November
The Wall Street Journal
New data on home sales released offer few signs suggesting a breakout for the U.S. housing market, but they also offered little proof of a renewed slowdown. The number of contracts signed to buy previously owned homes rose to the third-highest level of the year in November, the latest sign of how housing demand firmed up in the second half of 2014 after a sluggish start.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Homeowners hot for gas-operated fire pits, rings, tables
The Associated Press via Times Daily
Gas-operated fire pits, fire rings and fire-pit tables are emerging as modern-day substitutes for campfires. Flipping a switch to ignite the flames is a whole lot easier than kindling a stack of firewood. Safer, too. "The outdoor living trend is continuing to gain momentum," said Ross Johnson, sales and marketing manager for The Outdoor Great Room Co. in Eagan, Minnesota.
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Tips and tools for winterizing your living space
WZZM-TV
Renee Radokovitz from Home Depot in Kentwood, Michigan, shares tips and tools for winterizing your living space.
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LEADERSHIP


Making the right hire: Everything you need to do
By Jared Kligerman
Even 10 years ago, having an excellent product or service at a good price was enough for you to be competitive and successful. Today, with the increasing use of blogs, online review sites and social media, that is not enough. Our employees define the brand, and we rely on them to deliver amazing customer service to ensure our product/service is sold to returning, loyal customers, who in turn recommend our product/service to their friends. The culture of an organization is also reliant on having like-minded employees who support each other.
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7 trends that impact small business growth in 2015
The Huffington Post
As the thought leaders dust off their crystal balls to make predictions for business growth in 2015, The Huffington Post scoured the Web and sifted through what you need to know to grow.
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Are your customers dishing out your content marketing?
Business 2 Community
Are your customers sampling your small business from the comfort of their smartphone? If not, then they’re positively salivating over your competitors’ Instagram, Twitter and Yelp pictures and posts. Much of this content is published by patrons! So, let’s use a restaurant as an example for how small businesses can approach their content marketing strategy.
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50 big ideas, predictions and trends for small business in 2015
Business News Daily
Out with the old, in with the new — 2015 is here, and that means a whole new year of new trends in the small business world and beyond. Business News Daily asked small business owners and business experts what they think will be the next big thing in 2015.
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