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Dear Georgia NADRA members and prospects,
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Hope all of you are doing well. You should have received the "evite" for our upcoming chapter meeting that will be held at Sohos in Vinings, Ga., on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Click here to view the invitation.

I encourage each of you to bring your spouses, significant other or a friend. Michael Beaudry (Executive Vice President of NADRA), Heather Beaudry (National Chapter Committee Chair) and Margie Beaudry (Executive Administrator) will attend this meeting. Michael will be our keynote speaker. This will be an opportunity for local members to meet some of the key people in NADRA.

We plan to have our Deck for Soldier recipients, Captain Don Thompson and his wife Dana, present as well.

Please make every effort to attend and support our local chapter and make this a success.

Respectfully,

Bobby Parks
Atlanta Chapter President
Peachtree Decks and Porches




Mark your calendar for the 2nd Minnesota NADRA Chapter Meeting!
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When: Thursday, Dec. 16

Time: 5:15 p.m.

Location: Stork TCT – 662 Cromwell Ave, St. Paul, Minn.

Who Should Attend: Builders, manufacturers, distributors, industry reps and suppliers who want to get involved are welcome!

Topic: Working with Building Officials – Guest Speaker: Roger Axel – New Hope Building Official




The future cost of construction
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Ted Benning writes, "Upon tackling a mountain of mail that had piled up over the holiday, we detected two troubling trends in the construction business: First, subcontractor and material vendor failures are on rise; and second, material prices are increasing due to governmental regulation." More

October construction advances 2 percent
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The value of new construction starts edged up 2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $413.8 billion, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Much of the upward push was provided by nonbuilding construction, comprised of public works and electric utilities, with an added lift coming from modest growth for housing. More

Construction spending rises 0.7 percent in October
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Construction spending rose for the second straight month in October, pushed up by growth in residential building and government projects. Construction spending increased 0.7 percent in October, matching the September gain, the Commerce Department recently reported. It marked the first time that construction activity has risen for two straight months since March and April. More

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Green building thrives in shaky economy
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Like a runaway recycling truck, green building's momentum hasn't been stopped by the economic recession and will keep speeding through the recovery, according to a report released just prior to the construction industry's annual green building conference. At the same time, experts say building owners are looking to go green more for economic reasons than environmental ones. More

Economy showing punch
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November marked a two-year low for the number of Americans applying for initial unemployment benefits, suggesting that the tight job market may be easing at last. The slowing of layoffs and a solid month for retailers are the latest evidence of a strengthening economy in the final months of the year. Even the struggling housing market showed signs of improvement: it posted a third straight monthly increase in signed contracts for home purchases. More

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Real help for small businesses comes at local level
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Any small business enterprise — be it that of a doctor, a printer or a restaurateur — requires mentoring and counseling to thrive. The real support for small business lies in the everyday programs provided by local economic development departments, not so much federal and state incentives. More

Is small business lending really ramping up?
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Are banks becoming more willing to lend to small companies? In recent months, most of the major banks have announced intentions to increase small business lending, to hire additional staff to deal with small business loans, and to give small business loan applications they had previously rejected a "second look." More

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Important dates to remember
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  • Dec. 16 - Minnesota Chapter formation meeting at 5:15 p.m. CST. The meeting will take place at Stork TCT, 662 Cromwell Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Working with building officials - Guest Speaker: Roger Axel, New Hope Building Official. For more information, email Info@NADRA.org.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


Join NADRA today!
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