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Thank you, Deck Safety Ambassadors!
In case you didn't know, NADRA opened up the $250 Ambassador Sponsorship for the month of May. It's not too late to gain access to the exclusive 2015 NADRA Deck Safety Ambassador Logo! Sign up online and get the logo here.
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NADRA Atlanta Golf Outing — Sponsorship opportunities and online registration
The Atlanta NADRA Chapter is excited to announce our annual fundraising event will be a Golf tournament this year! The event will be held in the afternoon of June 15, and we are looking forward to seeing our national members that are in town as well as our local members. We will be having all sorts of fun opportunities to network so please invite your fellow trade partners to attend the event as well. This event is open to all business catering to our growing outdoor living industry.
NADRA NJ Deck Awards! Become a sponsor and register online
We invite you to bring your spouse/significant other, family and crews as we meet at the Bridgewater Manor at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. We will be celebrating another successful year as a chapter and announcing the winners of our Annual Deck Competition!
Dinner is $70 per person/member, $90 per person/non-member. Each NADRA member may bring up to 3 guests at the member pricing. Please RSVP by Sunday, May 31.
To register or to sponsor, just click the link here. Enter the Deck Competition here.
Register to attend our next New Jersey Chapter Meeting May 19 at 6 pm
Join us at the Chimney Rock Inn for our next Chapter meeting! We are so appreciative that Abbe Lumber & RDI are the evening sponsors, and look forward to learning more about them!
Bring a friend and lets have some fun!
Hope to see you there!
- Call to order
- Reading of the Anti-Trust Statement
- Welcome / Introductions
- Reading of the minutes from the last meeting
- Treasurer's Report
- Recognition of Committee Chairs and Active Committees
- News / Update from National
- Update on planning for the year
- Sponsor - Abbe Lumber
- Guest Speaker - Trish Glazer with Glazer Promotions - They are a promo agency that can help all levels of the channel understand how to utilize promo items and what''s hot and trending. They will be offering free promo items.
- Closing Comments
Lainie Sleppin, NADRA New Jersey President
Check your deck during Deck Safety Month in May
Your deck is the perfect place to enjoy warm weather with friends and loved ones. However, a poorly maintained or unsafe deck could possibly collapse, causing serious injuries to you and your guests. During Deck Safety Month in May, experts at the North American Deck and Railing Association recommend homeowners check your deck before starting to plan family activities.
Boost sales with deck lighting
Professional Deck Builder
Most of us are no longer simply deck builders. In fact, I’m guessing that many of you are just like me, a deck builder who doesn’t build decks, or much of anything else, anymore. We’re too busy — being designers and salespeople, manning the quality-control and customer-service desks, and managing the company’s finances — to pick up our tools.
Trex launches online cost calculator
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is launching a new cost calculator, making it easier for consumers to plan and budget for building a new outdoor living space.
26 inspiring ideas for decks
A good deck can capture a view, create a comfortable outdoor room, and add a feeling of spaciousness to your home by blurring the boundaries between inside and out.
Railing systems that reveal style, function and Canadian innovation
If you have any sort of elevated deck or balcony on your property, guard rails are an absolute essential, but maintaining them does not have to be a high-maintenance chore. You are familiar with Duradek™ as the leading brand of low-maintenance vinyl decking, but you might not be aware that Duradek also offers Durarail™ Aluminum Railing Systems which is another exceptional deck building material option to help you get the most out of the dollars invested in your property maintenance.
Outdoor living — adding to landlords' bottom line
Residential Property Manager
In residential property there are always new trends that emerge or must-have features that we read about in the home and style magazines — things such as a breakfast bar in the kitchen or open-plan living.
5 ideas to improve your summer outdoor living
Here are a few ideas to maximize your summer outdoor living experience. In addition to rinsing the dust and debris off the pavers and cleaning up tables and chairs, you'll want to consider some of these suggestions for your outdoor summer sanctuary as well.
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The dos and don'ts of outdoor entertaining
The Daily Meal
With the temperature rising, the flowers blooming, and the sweet smell of smoking grills wafting through the air, it’s officially time to start reveling in the better weather. For lucky enough to have summer birthdays, avid grill masters, and warm weather lovers, entertaining outdoors is a given. And why wouldn’t you celebrate outside?
7 secrets to creating the perfect outdoor oasis
Summer is as much a mindset as it is a season. But even the ultimate summer state-of-mind is hampered by an uninspired outdoor living space. So in the spirit of season, Sears Outdoor Living and celebrity designer Ty Pennington have teamed up to offer seven secrets to the art of creating the perfect outdoor oasis.
Using Pinterest to promote local businesses and events
By Emma Fitzpatrick
While it's intuitive to build a local following on most social outlets, doing so on Pinterest is a bit more complex. After all, Pinterest is a place for dreaming, driven by keyword searches. Locality isn't at the forefront of the platform. But you certainly can use Pinterest to market and promote your local business or event. Learn five ways you can use Pinterest for local marketing.
5 tips for killer SMS marketing
Small Business Trends
Smartphones are everywhere. Sixty-four percent of American adults own one, and that doesn’t even include the staggering number of American teens carrying them in their pockets. This has ushered in the era of mobile marketing.
Personalizing ads can boost marketing for small businesses
Each year, Small Business Week gives small business owners the opportunity to flex some muscle and show consumers what they have to offer. With more small businesses competing for attention, it’s important that entrepreneurs take every chance they have to get the word out.
5 rude emails you send every day
Even the most likeable and well-mannered among us can still look like jerks in an email. Writing an email that comes across just like you do in person is a fine art.
During a conversation, you adjust your tone, facial expression, gestures and posture in order to fit the mood of what you’re conveying.
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