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NADRA Atlanta Chapter Event: Tuesday, June 19 — Open House/Tabletop Event
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Purpose: A fun venue with plenty of opportunity to learn from sponsors as they showcase new products and their companies. Dinner will be provided!
Sponsors to Date: AZEK, EZ Stairs, Cox Industries, Fiberon, Fortress, Nyloboard, Tamko, TimberTech, Trex, Wahoo Decks, Anthony Forest Products
Where: Dave & Buster's 2215 D&B Drive Marietta, Ga. 30067
When: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Cost at Door: $20
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Attention California decking professionals!
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We have received a great response about the formation of a NADRA San Diego Chapter. If you are in San Diego or surrounding area, NADRA is now forming a local chapter! If you would like to get involved at the grass roots level, please email NADRA's chapter coordinator:
Interested in starting a chapter? Contact Heather to learn more!


Important dates to remember
  • June 19 — Atlanta Chapter Meeting — More info coming soon
  • Oct. 9-12 — DeckExpo, Baltimore — NADRA Main Event Sponsorship Opportunities, Silent Auction, etc. Click Here
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8 cool screened-in porches for spring and summer
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Cool breeze is a precious commodity as things outside begin to warm up this late spring and early summer. One strategy in getting your fair share of it is by the simple and stylish addition of the screened-in porch. The reason that many seek to find out how to install a screened-in porch is because it solves a few issues when it comes to an outdoor living space. More

Wolf releases Key Buyer Index for May 2012
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The May KBI score of 64.06 reflects a decline from the April KBI of 74.5, and reveals a decline in single family activity in the markets served by these independent dealers. It also reflects the seasonal nature of building products. Dealers typically stock up on these products in the early spring of each year and level off in June. The June survey found slightly more optimism among kitchen and bath buyers, who had a KBI of 67.74, than building product buyers, whose KBI was 58.93. More

Small decks hold loads of potential
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It's time to change our idea of how large a deck needs to be. Some have become so expansive and elaborate that if we can't imagine a complete outdoor kitchen and large parties on it, we can't imagine it's worth building. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a large deck, don't let seeing those intimidate you into thinking you can't squeeze in a small one. More

Outdoor living gets cushy
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Californians love outdoor living so much that these days outside is looking more and more like inside. Sunset showed off the latest must-haves for your alfresco oasis in its Ultimate Outdoor Living Room, the centerpiece of Celebration Weekend, which drew more than 23,000 visitors to the magazine's Menlo Park headquarters. More

Deck fire at apartment spreads to attic
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Residents of a Three Rivers, Mich., apartment complex are picking up the pieces after a morning fire ripped through several units. Witnesses told 24 Hour News 8 it started after 10 a.m., and several tenants in the Water Front Apartment complex were actually still asleep at the time. More

The right way to clean a deck
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Kevin Stevens writes: In the last few weeks, I have done a couple of deck restorations for some of my Denver-area carpentry clients. The first deck was a relatively new hardwood deck, which I have cared for in the past. It had been three years since I was last there performing routine maintenance. In our climate, this is a bit on the longish side for the oil-based products I prefer to use. More


4 things every business can learn from Apple
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Most companies will never have a share price that rivals Apple's. And odds are they won't have the chance to single-handedly revolutionize a string of industries, from computing to music, the way Apple has either. Still, other businesses, from start-ups to the largest public companies, ought to emulate Apple's approach to customer service. With four simple steps they have made the experience so positive that they have built a fiercely loyal following. Here's what Apple has done and other companies can, too. More

Don't let negativity poison your culture
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Do you worry about germs at work? You should actually be more concerned about negativity, because it's the worst infectious disease that can threaten a culture. Pervasive negativity is one of the leading reasons people leave organizations in droves, and as you know, mass turnover is really expensive. More

The 10 commandments of using Pinterest for business
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There's this popular new social network called Pinterest, a site that has more than 17 million users pinning visual content to virtual pinboards. You've given the site a look and want to start reaching the site's growing userbase by pinning images related to your business. But where do you begin? Firstly, you need to decide if Pinterest is the right fit for your company. Not all social media sites suit all business types. More

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