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Don't forget to add NADRA to your 2014 budgets
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If you're planning your 2014 marketing budget, make sure to plan ahead to include NADRA. Whether you are looking for more ways to share your news, email solutions, advertising, national event involvement, local chapter opportunities, educational sessions, social media ... you name it, NADRA is available now to help you plan for 2014. Call us now to schedule a 1-hour webinar with you and your team. Contact us. "Doing things for the right reason ... and having fun doing them!"
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NADRA New Jersey Holiday Party
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Our 2013 Holiday Party will be at the home of Gustavo and Sandra delaCruz on Saturday, Dec. 7th at 5 p.m. Please RSVP here Be sure to bring your spouse/significant other!
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NADRA Atlanta Chapter Holiday Party
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We're coming up on the Holiday season and NADRA Atlanta Chapter is excited about our December Christmas meeting/party! Bring your spouse/significant other as we meet at Ray's On The River at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Dinner is $35 per person/member, $40 per person/non-member. Please RSVP by Dec. 5.
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Residential Decking & Railing — Regional market data
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Reports are currently available through NADRA! Whether your company is a regional or national manufacturer, distributor, retailer or contractor, you can now have access to the information that fits your needs and budget. Learn more by visiting NADRA's homepage — or download the form now to order your reports.
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Family receives new deck for Veterans Day
Forsyth News
Members of the Atlanta chapter of North American Deck & Railing Association surprised a soldier and his family with a new deck at their Forsyth, Ga., home. Tim Bellinger, who has served in the U.S. Army for 16 years, was chosen for the organization's Deck for a Soldier program.
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Boston Cedar hosts a game changing event for its northeast independent lumber and building materials dealers
NADRA Blog
Boston Cedar recently launched its new decking, railing and trim product line up at its "Game Changer" kickoff event held at the Omni Providence Hotel. With many of the leading northeast independent lumber and building materials dealers in attendance, Boston Cedar Chairman Rob Ankner got things started with an overview of the company and the reasoning behind its updated best-in-class product offering, while company President Joe Cusack emceed the event. Dealer attendees and industry affiliates attentively listened to business presentations made by owners and key executives of Boston Cedar's new supplier partners; RDI, KOMA Building Products and Trex Company.
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2013 Perennial Wood Pro Challenge Deck of the Year and Porch of the Year winners selected
PRWeb
The grand prize winners of the 2013 Perennial Wood Pro Challenge, as determined by crowd-sourced voting, are: Deck of the Year: Southerland Construction and Renovation of Kingsport, Tenn. Where there once was an improperly installed deck of composite decking material, now stands a beautiful outdoor escape made of Perennial Wood decking for one Kingsport homeowner.
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Shelter Products, Inc. joins Fiberon distribution network to deliver extensive composite decking line to upper Midwest
NADRA Blog
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announces a new distributor agreement with Shelter Products, Inc. Locally owned Shelter Products, headquartered in New Ulm, Minn., will distribute the full line of Fiberon composite decking and railing products. The company will service lumberyards and retail building centers in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, northern Iowa and western Wisconsin.
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Using Twitter to reach new customers
By Mayur Kisani
Most businesses think of Twitter as a promotional tool, a way to announce new products or to divert traffic to a website/blog. But it can also be used to reach new customers, and thus generate sales leads.

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6 things managers should not talk about at work
By D. Albert Brannen
Managers have a special role for employers because they are legal agents. What they say, do and know can be attributed to their employer.

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New Jersey veteran honored by NADRA
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Members of the New Jersey Chapter of the North American Deck and Railing Association cut the ribbon, this Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, on their latest "Deck For A Soldier," in Brick, N.J. The program provides free decks and outdoor structures to U.S. Armed Service members and veterans.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Small Business Saturday — The day we all shop small
American Express OPEN Forum
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 30.
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3 exterior home improvements can add to your home
BPT via Scoop San Diego
While homeowners generally spend more time entertaining guests indoors, the exterior of your home makes the first impression. When it is time for home improvements, the exterior of the home may be forgotten or ignored. Painting, updating furniture and replacing flooring inside are all important, but the exterior of your house deserves some tender love and care as well.
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Simple maintenance can make patio sets last longer
The Associated Press via The Post and Courier
Sharing a meal or relaxing on a deck, patio or balcony can be the highlight of a summer day. And when the season changes, proper care can make your outdoor furniture last for summers to come. Whether you have a pricey patio set or something more modest, experts recommend some simple steps for upkeep and storage.
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LEADERSHIP


The right and wrong way to praise employees
Inc.
The road to hell, we all know, is paved with good intentions. Take praise, for example. You have every desire to be an amazing boss who appreciates her employees. So you lavish on the praise whenever they perform well. What could possibly be wrong with that?
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Planning for a trade show: A comprehensive undertaking
By Donna Ryan
Planning for a trade show is a comprehensive project. Therefore, you need to develop several checklists so you can make sure that the show is a rousing success. Not only do you have to make sure all the proper displays are included for use, you also have to keep communication open and ongoing with the logistics company you choose. The key to streamlining your logistics planning is to make advanced arrangements and organize activities so they seamlessly fall into place.
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Using Twitter to reach new customers
By Mayur Kisani
Most businesses think of Twitter as a promotional tool, a way to announce new products or to divert traffic to a website/blog. But it can also be used to reach new customers, and thus generate sales leads. The most important first step is to know what you want your tweets to accomplish. If you know your objective and your target audience, Twitter can be as effective for a small company as a large one.
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The 25 most influential business leaders of 2013
Business Insider
Every industry has its movers and shakers. Men and women who, by virtue of their chutzpah and determination, built new companies, saved them from the brink of extinction, or forged new paths for others to follow. To celebrate their creativity and bold innovation, we rounded up the business leaders who were major game-changers in tech, retail, entertainment, media and finance this year.
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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
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  • Dec. 7 — NADRA New Jersey Chapter Holiday Party RSVP HERE
  • Dec. 10 — NADRA Atlanta Chapter Holiday Party RSVP HERE
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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