You don't want to miss NADRA Stock on Oct. 21!
NADRA Stock takes place on Thursday, Oct. 21, in the spacious banquet room at the Flemington Elks in Flemington, N.J. A band will provide the music that will get people out of their chairs and onto the dance floor.
The first hour is open bar with a cash bar commencing immediately afterwards. Three cocktail hour sponsorships are still available at $200 each. Beer, wine and liquor will be served by our gracious Elk hosts.
Dinner will include salad, mixed vegetables, baked ziti, chicken marsala and beef burgundy. After dinner, coffee, tea and dessert will be served.
Our vendors will have tables around the room so you can talk to them about their products. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The festivities don't end until 9 p.m.!
Remember that attendance is free! Please join us for a good time!
We hope to see you there,
NADRA NJ Chapter President More
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NADRA is now on Facebook!
Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More
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Be sure to check out the official blog for the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA)!
This blog is routinely updated to provide you with a deeper insight into our work and who we are.
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NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety. More
Natures Composites offers renewable decking and fencing products
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Natures Composites is redefining the decking and fencing industry as the first company to invent, manufacture and distribute revolutionary exterior products made from wheat straw and recycled plastics. Sold under the product names "TerraFence" and "TerraDeck," and comprised of 94 percent rapidly renewable and reclaimed materials, this highly sustainable option proves that green also can achieve the gold standard for price and performance. More
Hiring family or friends to work for you can be boon or bust
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Donald Trump did it. So did entrepreneur Mike Repole and nutritionist Oz Garcia. Though the businesses they run are dramatically different, all have entered the same, often treacherous arena of hiring friends or family to help grow their firms. As each of these employers knows, hiring friends and family can be a boon or bust for a business. Employees with a personal connection to the boss "are usually more committed" to the company, says Andrew Keyt, executive director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center. They are often considered trustworthy lieutenants because of that familiarity. More
Construction jobs continue decline
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The unemployment rate in the U.S. construction industry continues to tick up. Construction unemployment increased to 17.2 percent in September, up from 17 percent in August and from 17.1 percent one year ago, according to an Oct. 8, employment report by the U.S. Labor Department. The construction industry lost 21,000 jobs in September; the industry has lost 210,000 jobs over the last 12 months. More
Senior housing is driving the new-home-construction market
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In the housing market, old is the new young. The market for old people's housing is youthfully frisky, while the housing for younger people looks like it's ready for prune juice and prefuneral planning. "If you are going to be in real estate now, the senior market is the place to be," said Pam Pelletier, owner of Avanti Consulting. She is working with the builder of a 120-unit project in Oak Park Heights, one of dozens of elderly housing projects under construction in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area. More
Small Business Administration loans jump, despite unsteady year
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Small-business lending still hasn't bounced back to pre-recession levels. But despite a rocky year, the number of loans backed by the Small Business Administration jumped about 30% in 2010. The agency, which ended its fiscal year Sept. 30, says it approved $16.84 billion, or 54,826 small business loans, in the past 12 months. That's up from fiscal 2009, when the SBA backed about $13.03 billion during the depths of the credit crunch. In 2007, the agency backed about $20.61 billion. More
Recession is over, but no recovery yet for small business economy
Small Business Trends Share
Economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research have decided that June 2009 marked the end of the Great Recession, putting us over a year into the economic recovery in the United States. Regardless of what the NBER economists say, few small business owners think the economy is very good right now. More
Economists cut US growth forecasts through 2011, survey shows
The U.S. economy, the world’s largest, will expand less than previously estimated as a lack of jobs restrains consumer spending through 2011, a survey showed. Gross domestic product will increase 2.6 percent this year and next, according to the median of 46 economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics from Sept. 2 to Sept. 21. A May poll projected growth of 3.2 percent for both years. Economists also cut estimates for personal spending, employment and consumer prices. More