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You're invited to participate in 2-day educational event
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In addition to offering classes 2 and 3 of the Master Deck Professional Series, NADRA will host a series of presentations and installation training by leaders in the outdoor living industry. NADRA will also be offering their Outdoor Living, Design Sales class at no charge to all attendees. This is an overview class focused on designing & selling decks, and is part of NADRA's Education program. Additional presentations will take place throughout the 2-day event. Eight training slots are available for industry vendors and benefit providers to participate in the event and are encouraged to attend.
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NADRA NJ Deck Awards — Register now for dinner
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Bring your spouse/significant other as we gather at Ariana's Grand to celebrate and announce the winners of the annual NJ deck competition. Tickets are $65 per person/member, $85 per person/non-member. Register now

Thank you to all of our sponsors! $2,500 sponsor: Fiberon & Trex, $500 Sponsors: AZEK, Mid-State Lumber, RDI, FastenMaster, Fortress Railing Products. It's not too late to become a sponsor. Click here.

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A conference call in real life
NADRA
Conference calls usually frustrate us to no end. Technical difficulties, people talking over each other, background noise — as if meetings weren't bad enough already! But this conference call parody by comedy duo Tripp and Tyler made us laugh out loud by highlighting exactly how awkward conference calls really are. If you haven't seen it yet, stop reading now, and just click play already. Seriously.
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NADRA launches 2-Day educational event
PRWeb
In addition to offering classes 2 and 3 of the MDP Series, NADRA will host a series of presentations and installation training by leaders in the outdoor living industry. NADRA will also be offering their Outdoor Living, Design Sales class at no charge to all attendees. This is an overview class focused on designing and selling decks, and is part of NADRA's Education program.
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New deck makes Mine Hill veteran proud again
NorthJersey.com
Even in winter, Robert Guidi enjoys his morning cup of coffee on his new deck which replaces the one destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. It is a daily pleasure he might have had to forego after his insurance company denied his claim, but the North American Deck and Railing Association stepped in and restored much more than a deck. It gave back to Guidi his long-lost sense of pride.
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TAMKO improves iPad apps to increase user satisfaction
KOAM-TV
New updates have been implemented to the TAMKO Decking and Shingle Style Apps. "The changes to both our Shingle Style and Decking Style Apps make the apps more user friendly and offer updated information about our products," said Neil Robinson, TAMKO creative director of marketing. "The overall goal of the changes is to make the app more appealing and convenient for our customers."
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A remodeling recovery has sent Universal Forest to multi-year highs
Seeking Alpha
The residential and commercial construction markets still have a long way to go before they can be called "healthy," but Universal Forest Products is already well ahead of the curve. With strong unit growth and improved margins in the third quarter, growing expectations, and strong margin leverage to a construction recovery, you can understand the enthusiasm for this wood products company.
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You're invited to participate in 2-day educational event
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In addition to offering classes 2 and 3 of the Master Deck Professional Series, NADRA will host a series of presentations and installation training by leaders in the outdoor living industry.

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Decked out with Rev. Run
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NADRA's very own Gustavo de la Cruz from Barrett Outdoors were contacted by the production company to take part in an outdoor project.

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Deck designs — Adding flair to a square deck
AutumnWood Construction
Well it is mid-January 2014 and we have had a hard winter here in Michigan so far! But the deck building season is quickly approaching.

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LEADERSHIP


A new paradigm for older workers
By Michael J. Berens
Results of a recent Gallup study show that large numbers of baby boomers plan to continue working well past the current average retirement age of 61 and even the traditional retirement age of 65. This is both good news and bad news for organizational leaders: good because older workers are valuable employees, bad because many organizations don't know what to do with older workers as they seek to increase opportunities for talented younger employees. Traditionally, retirement has been a mechanism for turning over the labor pool. But for many baby boomer workers, retirement is not the enticing prospect it once was.
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Why creativity matters more than passion for entrepreneurs
Mashable
What is the most important quality of an entrepreneur? Many would argue it is passion — an overwhelming love of what one is doing, and the drive and determination to see one's dreams realized. Others might say leadership — the ability to bring a team of people together and guide them toward a common goal. But some believe that creativity — a boundless imagination that is constantly innovating and seeing the world through a different lens — is the ultimate key to business success.
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How to strengthen your professional and personal network
Inc.
Patrica Fletcher writes: If you, like me, have based your network connections on industry, corporation and executive level, you have been missing a golden opportunity. I've realized this since speaking with Pamela Ryckman, author of best-selling book, The Stiletto Network. She advises that networks should be built on our passions and our joys — our constants versus changeables like industry, organization and job level. Our long-term constants provide the base from which we can grow into successful entrepreneurs and contributors to society.
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