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New Legacy Collection from TimberTech

Learn more about the Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains.

 


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Become a 2015 Deck Safety Ambassador today
NADRA
May is Deck Safety Month.® Please join NADRA in promoting Deck Safety Month® by becoming an official Deck Safety Ambassador! Gold, silver, bronze and ambassador levels are available now! Deadline: April 17. Click the "Become a Sponsor!" button to learn more.

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NADRA's New Jersey Deck Competition is open for entries
NADRA
The NJ Deck Comp is officially re-open for entries. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m. There are 18 categories total. The "Best Deck" will be chosen from highest score. The winners will be announced on Thursday, June 4 at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Click here to learn more and to enter the Deck Competition. Click here to learn more and to register for dinner.
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NADRA Atlanta Meeting: Tuesday April 21
NADRA
Thank you Tailored Wood for your sponsorship. We look forward to learning about your company! We are also excited about April's Keynote speaker, Elyse Jordan from Houzz. As we all know, Houzz is a huge influencer on design and techniques in our industry.

Join us to learn how Houzz can help you and your business by attending our second meeting of the year. We look forward to seeing everyone!

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NADRA NJ March Meeting Recap, by Lainie Sleppin
NADRA
From the president: On Thursday night, March 26, the NADRA NJ group had a great meeting!

The chapter was very pleased to see about 25 people in attendance, seven of which were all new attendees. I took a moment to remind all the value that NADRA brings, especially as it relates to code. Following the introductions and reading of the Anti-trust, Judy, the chapter secretary read January meeting minutes and Gus updated the chapter on a treasurer’s report.

Bob Ottersen from Fiberon was the sponsor for the evening.

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LATEST NEWS


Top 10 redwood decks
Living the Country Life
Strength and durability are two of the most important factors when choosing decking materials. Redwood possesses shear strength up to five times greater than plastic decking materials. Redwood heartwood contains tannins which make it is naturally resistant to insects and decay.
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'Show Off Your Deck' Contest: Now through July 15
Duradek
If you’d like to enter to win a free tablet, all you have to do is take a picture of your Duradek deck and post it on Duradek’s Facebook page with a few words about your deck. It’s that easy to enter! Even if you don’t want a tablet, and it is purely the pride of having attractive, low maintenance outdoor living space to enjoy. This is a great way to show off your deck and your wise decision to choose Duradek.
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Decking samples from Trex now available for purchase online
CNNMoney
Seeing is believing, which is why Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has expanded its website with a new online sample fulfillment program that enables consumers to quickly and easily obtain and compare samples of Trex composite decking.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Combating slow payment (and nonpayment) in the construction industry
By Nate Budde
Most of the time, invoices get paid. In the vast majority of cases, invoices are paid well before they age enough to cause a significant worry. Despite this, however, there is an entire industry of credit and financial managers who are dedicated to helping companies manage, and ultimately collect, those problem invoices. Typically, these parties are focused on two distinct areas of concern with respect to credit management: getting invoices paid faster and reducing the number of invoices that are written off as uncollectable.
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How to design the perfect outdoor space
Sarasota Magazine
Outdoor rooms are part of the way we entertain as well as for everyday living. In a home of about 5,000 square feet, expect to find an additional 2,000 square feet of outdoor living area including the swimming pool and a shaded area for grilling, dining and relaxing.
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LEADERSHIP


6 ways to market your small business for less than $100
Entrepreneur
For large brands with big marketing and advertising budgets, one or even several hundred dollars is just a drop in the monthly marketing budget. But for entrepreneurs and small business owners, every dollar counts — and investments need to pay off in real and immediate marketing ROI.
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5 steps for a quick and dirty (but awesome) content marketing strategy
VentureBeat
Not long ago, it was acceptable to refer to content marketing as a buzzword. It has since acquired its own subset of buzzwords. But businesses are increasingly making content marketing a core tenet of their marketing strategies — and for small businesses especially, this is good news. Why? Content marketing is cheap, and it’s relatively easy.
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Onsite SEO basics for small and medium businesses
Business 2 Community
If you have a small or medium business website and want to be found organically on search engines, like Google, Bing, Yahoo and others, then you must consider adding search engine optimization to your marketing plan. There are a lot of factors that influence rankings on search engines.
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Mobile readiness now essential for local business success
The Huffington Post
Not all screens are created equally — and that means local businesses could be missing out on huge selling opportunities if their marketing efforts aren't optimized for mobile. Today, more than 87 percent of consumers use smartphones or tablets for shopping activities and some 68 percent conduct prepurchase research on their smartphones.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Trex Company honored for manufacturing 'greenest' decking (CNN Money)
7 irresistible outdoor living trends for 2015 (Shine from Yahoo Canada)
Spring Home Shows and motivated buyers (NADRA Blog)
Easy ways to enhance outdoor spaces (PRNewswire)
5 home improvement projects designed to help sell your home (BPT via The Daily Record)

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