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Happy New Year!
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Ready to get back to work? Bring - it- on, 2013!

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NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting, Jan. 15
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Please join us for our first NJ NADRA chapter meeting of 2013 on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. This meeting will be sponsored by Mike Schwartz, Windward Sales. Our own Dan Miles will be speaking about photography. We still have NADRA decals for sale and will have our 50/50 raffle again. Please RSVP by Jan. 10.

Look forward to seeing you all!

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Interest in old Boardwalk lumber runs high
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Pieces of Ocean City, N.J.'s old Boardwalk are being spread around the country for all to enjoy as the contractor has been recycling the lumber through interested parties. City Engineer Terry McGean reported the reconstruction of Ocean City's famous Boardwalk is going well and is still ahead of schedule. Phase two of the Boardwalk's reconstruction began in early October and is planned to end in April. More

Trulia: Housing recovery is 'halfway there'
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It's a long road to recovery for the U.S. housing market, but according to one major industry analyst, the journey to full recovery is roughly halfway compete. Jed Kolko, chief economist for San Francisco-based online home sales and rental services provider Trulia says in its most recent housing barometer that the housing market is "51 percent back to normal" as 2012 draws to a close, compared with 28 percent in November 2011. More

Lumber prices hit 8-year high in 2012
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Lumber had a good end of the year, with an improving housing market and renewed export demand from China resulting in prices that hit an eight-year high. But lumber futures prices are expected to fall in 2013 as production ramps up, according to Forest Economic Advisors. On Monday, lumber contracts for March delivery were selling at $374.80 per 1,000 board feet on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. That was down 6.1% from last week. More


How family-run businesses should choose future leaders
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Family-run businesses face a big problem: Who will run their enterprises in the future? Companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council provide a large-scale example of a problem that plays out in all kinds of family-led businesses worldwide. Family-run enterprises constitute 75 percent of the private-sector economy and employ 70 percent of the labor force in the region. More

How to take your business to the next level in 2013
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Holiday leftovers aren't even cold before conversation typically turns to resolutions for the new year. A December 2012 TD Ameritrade survey found that half of Americans want to improve their health and 32 percent hope to strengthen their finances in 2013. Companies also will be taking steps to achieve greater prosperity next year. To make your own resolutions about growing your business, consider these 10 steps as part of a successful 2013 action plan. More

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Important dates to remember
  • Jan. 15 — NJ Chapter Meeting — learn more here
  • Feb. 21 — NADRA New Jersey Deck Awards at Ariana's Grande — Registration TBA
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