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NADRA NJ Annual Deck Competition & Awards Dinner
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The NJ Deck Competition Portal is now open and ready for your projects. See below and follow links for more details.

Deck Competition Details:
  • Deadline to enter: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
  • Decks must have been completed in 2012/2013
  • Entry fee is $25 per project
  • You must be a current NADRA Builder Member to enter. Join now
  • Review details and enter NJ Deck Competition here
NADRA NJ Awards Dinner Details:
  • When: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Ariana'a Grand, 800 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge Township, New Jersey 07095
  • Become a Sponsor
  • Register for the NJ Annual Awards Dinner here
  • RSVP by Jan. 24, 2014
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The warmth and comfort of an outdoor fireplace
The Itinerant Gardner via Columbia Metropolitan
A popular way to extend time outside during the colder months in the Midlands is to include an outdoor living space in your landscape. The popularity of outdoor living areas increases every year, and one major component of the most enjoyable outdoor areas is a fireplace, fire pit or chiminea.
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  Regal Ideas
Is the largest manufacturer of "1-2-3 Step Easy to Install" component Aluminum Railing, Fencing, Deck components
and LED lighting systems to the Home Improvement Industry
in North America.
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TimberTech's Earthwood Evolutions Legacy Collection with authentic look of hand-scraped wood exhibited at International Builders Show
PRWeb via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
TimberTech, a world leader in alternative decking and railing, is the first manufacturer to bring the popular hand-scraped look of indoor wood flooring to the outdoors. TimberTech's Earthwood Evolutions' line of capped composite decking now includes the Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains, to evoke the days of hand-hewn wood.
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Identifying the size, growth and distribution of the outdoor industry
Casual Living
Another two years has passed since Casual Living last published a Universe Study and while retail spending levels haven't recovered to pre-recession levels, things are looking up. Here are indicators to be wary of: Consumer confidence faltered this October on the heels of the government shutdown and debt-ceiling crisis, dropping nine points from 80.2 in September to 71.2.
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Perfecting the social media balancing act in 2014
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Social media has now been around for years. No matter the industry, you know you have to be on social media — especially in 2014.

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6 things managers should not talk about at work
By D. Albert Brannen
Managers have a special role for employers because they are legal agents. What they say, do and know can be attributed to their employer.

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A successful website: 8 ways to get visitors to stick around
By Andrea Fischetti
When people land on your website, how much are they really engaging with your content? If you use Google Analytics, you should be able to make informed decisions about your website: knowing how much time people spend there, what pages they stay on or leave from and whether they return.

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DECKED officially launches new truck bed storage system
NADRA Blog
DECKED, manufacturers of a new full-sized pickup truck bed storage system, announced the official launch of their full line of products and accessories which are now available for order on their website, www.decked.com, and from select dealers across the country.
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Trex Company tops Builder Magazine's 2014 Brand Use Study
PR Newswire
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has once again captured three first-place rankings in Builder magazine's annual Brand Use Study, ranked by thousands of builders and contractors. Proving its unparalleled brand prominence among trade professionals, Trex was named number one in "brand familiarity," "brand used the most" and "brand used in the past two years" for the composite/PVC decking category.
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Perfecting the social media balancing act in 2014
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Social media has now been around for years. No matter the industry, you know you have to be on social media — especially in 2014. Managing social media is a fun part of the business, but realistically, it's also one of the hardest. It seems like there's always another social media site popping up, and to stay trendy, you and your business have to be on it. How in the world can one business manage all of these sites? Balancing social media is an act you've got to learn to master quickly, before you burn out.
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4 mobile technologies that will change how you do business in 2014
BusinessNewsDaily via Fox News
Small business owners, get ready. In 2014, new mobile gear will help you connect with customers, sell your product and stay productive wherever you are. In other words, these four burgeoning mobile technologies are primed to change how you do business in the new year.
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Important dates to remember
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  • Jan. 20 — NADRA NJ Deck Comp deadline: Click here to enter
  • Feb. 7 — NADRA NJ Awards Dinner: Click here  to register
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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