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    NADRA NJ Deck Awards, winners announced — Photo's showcased
    NADRA
    Hello All, I want to thank everyone who attended the awards dinner and helped to make it a total success. It was great seeing all of our members and reps having a great time. So that being said, this is a perfect time to dig out that card from a sponsoring material rep or distributors’ rep gave you and reach out to them and make a connection. After all that’s what it’s all about; helping one another to reach our fullest potential. If you can help a supplier, distributor or manufacturer that supports NADRA they will see the benefit and continue to support us. Thank you to our $2,500 sponsors: Fiberon & Trex & to our $500 Sponsors:AZEK, TimberTech, Mid-State Lumber, RDI, FastenMaster & Fortress Railing Products. Click here for full article. Click here to view winning projects. 5th Annual NADRA NJ Deck Competition Winners:
    • Best Wood Deck under 500sf: Decks by Kiefer- Bob Kiefer
    • Best Wood Deck over 500sf: Decks by Kiefer- Bob Kiefer
    • Best Alternative Deck under 500sf: My Deck, LLC Robert Lascelle
    • Best Alternative Deck over 500sf: Deck Remodelers.com – Sean McAleer
    • Best Covered Structure: Legends Home Improvements, Bill Lecorchick
    • Best Unique Feature: Decks by Kiefer- Bob Kiefer
    • Best Illumination: Legends Home Improvements, Bill Lecorchick
    • Best Commercial: C. Verblaauw & Sons, LLC – Judy & Bruce Verblaauw
    • People’s Choice: America’s Deck Builder, LLC – Gary Daley
    • Best Overall Deck: Decks by Kiefer- Bob Kiefer

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    Decking offers the look of wood without the work
    Consumer Reports News
    Composite decking materials offer the look of wood without the need to stain. And as the material evolves, it continues to take on new colors and textures, as evidenced by several new products launched by Trex and Fiberon at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. If you're planning a new deck, patio or other outdoor space, you may want to give these attractive wood alternatives a look.
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    NARI elite remodelers recognized as Regional CotY Award winners
    NARI
    The National Association of the Remodeling Industry named 126 regional Contractor of the Year winners from the 2014 competition, with 34 team members. Regional Contractor of the Year winners will now advance as finalists at the national level.
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    New Fiberon Good Life decking offers unbeatable performance for homeowners weighing wood and composite options
    BusinessWire
    Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products, announces its new Fiberon Good Life decking line. Available this month, Good Life will provide more homeowners the benefits of low-maintenance decking — stain, fade and rot resistance, durability, splinter-free use, a long life, and never the need to preserve or paint — at a price closer to wood.
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    Trex unveils complete outdoor lighting collection
    MarketWatch
    The outdoors just got a bit brighter. Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, has announced the debut of Trex Outdoor Lighting, a complete system of energy-efficient components designed to complement Trex's high-performance outdoor products.
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    Best in American Living Awards highlight design trends for 2014 and beyond
    NAHB
    The winners of the Best in American Living Awards demonstrate that they are at the forefront of innovative design and are also a preview of design trends home buyers will see over the next several years, according to the judges who reviewed the entries in the annual competition of the National Association of Home Builders.
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    Ways to make your outdoor living spaces more useful all year
    BPT via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    No matter if you live on a coast or in the Upper Midwest, you can use your outdoor spaces to the fullest in any season by adding a few enhancements. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, it's easy to add features like a seat wall and a fire ring for an outdoor gathering spot, or an outdoor kitchen to create the taste of summer all year.
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    How to hire winners, not whiners
    By Mel Kleiman
    If you're a manager, who do you want on your team — a bunch of whiners who moan and groan about everything little change or challenge, or the winners who know what they have to do and are willing to meet every obstacle as an opportunity?

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    AZEK Building Products and TimberTech combine best of railings, add new products at International Builder Show
    PRNewswire via EIN News
    Since AZEK and TimberTech joined forces under CPG Building Products in 2013, both brands have focused their combined efforts on continuing the tradition of product innovation.

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    5 reasons your business should have a blog
    By Amanda O'Brien
    Maybe you have thought about a blog for your business. Maybe you have started and stalled out, but it is time to really consider the benefits.

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    How to hire winners, not whiners
    By Mel Kleiman
    If you're a manager, who do you want on your team — a bunch of whiners who moan and groan about everything little change or challenge, or the winners who know what they have to do and are willing to meet every obstacle as an opportunity? Of course, you'll say you want the winners, but I bet you have a few whiners on your team right now anyway. If you are wondering how you ended up with a team of both winners and whiners when you used the same methods to interview and hire everyone, you may have made a common, but understandable, tactical error.
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    Best social network ever — A table and 2 chairs
    Forbes
    Ekaterina Walter writes: Being known as an early adopter and practitioner of social media strategies and tactics usually means you constantly get asked this question: "What is your favorite social network?" My answer never wavers: "A table and two chairs."
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    Content marketing for your small business
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    "Content is king." This is the mantra of the new Internet. For the last year or so, marketers have been touting content as the future of online marketing. And to an extent, they're right. Yes, there are nuances that are being overlooked, but, for the most part, content marketing is the most effective and longest-lasting form of online marketing.
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