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Happy Thanksgiving
NADRA
Thanksgiving is a time for joy and good cheer. On behalf of the entire board of directors and NADRA headquarters, Happy Thanksgiving! In keeping with tradition, feel free to take a few minutes (or 18 minutes and 37 seconds to be exact) to sit back, relax and enjoy Arlo Guthrie's, Alice's Restaurant!
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NADRA's NJ Chapter is hosting a holiday party and you're invited!
NADRA
Please bring your families and join us with for the annual NADRA NJ Holiday Party. This is a BYOB party and we ask that everyone please bring an appetizer or a dessert. Please specify what you will bring when you RSVP. Thanks!! Hope to see you all then!

Host: Judy Verblaauw
Contact: (201)327-7864
When: Friday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.
Where: The Verblaauw Home 301 Myrtle Ave Mahwah, NJ 07430

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NARA's Atlanta Chapter is hosting a HOLIDAY PARTY and you're invited!
NADRA
Save the Date! The Atlanta Chapter of The North American Deck & Railing Association will be hosting our Annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Rays on The River. Registration open soon! A formal invitation will be sent this week via email where you can purchase your tickets. Hope to see you there! Thank you, Great Southern for becoming a sponsor!
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LATEST NEWS


Think color, indoor-outdoor living, home technology in 2014
Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors
Gray is the new black; reclaimed wood and porcelain floors are made for walkin'; and wireless is controlling sound, window shades, TV and more. This is a look at the 10 hottest home design trends anticipated for the new year.
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Study shows regional differences in new home characteristics
Pleasanton Weekly
A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders showed significant regional differences in new single-family home characteristics, ranging from price, design features, building materials and even financing. The new findings come from analysis of the 2013 Census Bureau Survey of Construction.
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Growth of plastics is scattered throughout the housing market
Plastics News
There's no place like home to illustrate how plastic products have pushed the envelope when it comes to changes in the building industry over the last quarter century. Plastics have grown to dominate the residential markets for plumbing fixtures, siding and windows; meet new demands for thermal performance and moisture resistance; and reduce maintenance needs from backyard decks to polymer roof shingles.
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OxiClean and Scotts teaming up on patio and deck cleaner
Columbus Business Journal
If only Billy Mays were alive to see this. The cleaning product he was famous for pitching in infomercials is teaming up with one of the biggest brands around, one that does not use infomercials to sell itself. Next year, OxiClean and Scotts Miracle-Gro are set to unveil a co-branded cleaner for patios, decks and sidewalks designed not to kill grass or plants.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


7 ways to prepare for winter and save money
La Jolla Light
In San Diego, residents normally don't have to worry about winter weather. Pipes aren't going to freeze, and they aren't going to spend mornings shoveling driveways. But with weather forecasters all over Southern California predicting a bad winter, and a big one at that, it's important that they properly prepare for the coming rainy months and all the possible problems that they can cause homeowners.
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LEADERSHIP


10 ways location-based marketing can help small-business owners
The Globe and Mail
The best time to reach consumers is in the moment. The average consumer sees thousands of advertising messages a day, and in a fast-paced world, the only messages to get through are those that inspire immediate action. Mobile devices are creating exciting new opportunities to reach the right customers with the right offer at the right time, and the results are astonishing.
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7 daily mantras to boost your productivity
Fast Company
There is no lack of conversation about what drives productivity. Do we drink more coffee? Should we take multiple short breaks? Do we need to have longer lunch breaks? Productivity comes from a combination of how we think, our habits and our surroundings. As St. Francis of Assisi once said, "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
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How to lead at work when you're having a personal crisis
Fast Company
Into each life some rain must fall, as the saying goes. But sometimes that rain is actually a monsoon-size personal crisis that can affect your ability to lead. It might be a serious illness, the loss of a loved one, or some other significant personal problem that drains your energy and affects your focus. However, you still have responsibilities that need your attention.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Designing for shade — Arbors, porches, hardscape and below-deck spaces can all play a role (Deck Magazine)
DuxxBak added to Top 100 Home Products (DuxxBak via NADRA Blog)
Halifax says 1 in 10 decks fails inspection (CBC News)
Hanley Wood agrees to sell exhibitions business to Informa (Hanley Wood via NADRA Blog)
Construction companies should watch out for these 3 things (By Nate Budde)

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