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NADRA Minnesota Chapter formation meeting today
NADRA Chapter formation happening in Minnesota today! If you are in the Twin Cities area and interested in getting involved on the ground level, please contact us today! The Minnesota Chapter Formation Meeting will take place tonight at 5 p.m. at Stork Twin City Testing Corporation located at 662 Cromwell Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. To RSVP, contact Edward Peterson at 651-659-7429 or We hope to see you there!

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Important dates to remember
  • Nov. 17 - Minnesota Chapter Formation Meeting at 5 p.m. The meeting will take place at Stork Twin City Testing Corporation located at 662 Cromwell Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. To RSVP, contact Edward Peterson at 651-659-7429 or
  • Nov. 18 - Pennsylvania Chapter Meeting at 6 p.m. Dinner will be provided. The meeting will take place at Wolf located at 5001 Crackersport Rd., Allentown, Penn. To RSVP, contact Stacey at Breyer COnstruction at 610.376.8086 or

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Fiberon® Horizon® Decking promotes beauty and low maintenance in the Kuppersmith Project
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Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of composite and PVC decking, railing and fencing products, announced its partnership with The Kuppersmith Project, a classic Tudor home modernization led by Danny Lipford Media. Fiberon will enhance the form and function of the Kuppersmith Project's outdoor living space with Horizon decking featuring PermaTech™ innovation. More

Hiring part-time workers can have downsides
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Hiring a part-time worker can be a money saver for a small business, whether the company is growing or shrinking, but experts warn that the choice comes with possible downsides. An unwary business could wind up facing an expensive legal battle if it runs afoul of federal or state labor laws, which generally apply to part-timers as well as full-time workers. More

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Home prices decline in nearly half of metropolitan areas
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Home prices fell in nearly half of U.S. metropolitan areas in the third quarter, indicating that the market is losing steam without government tax credits, according to an industry report. The median price for home resales fell compared with last year in 76 out of 155 areas tracked by the National Association of Realtors, the trade group said last week. Prices rose in 77 areas and were unchanged in two. More

Crude price's revival bringing pain to pump
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Crude oil prices are creeping higher again, with some experts predicting a return to $100 a barrel soon, in a trend that could be a boon to the energy economy but a pain for consumers stuck with the bills. Prices continued their ascent last week, briefly hitting their highest point in two years — and almost touching $90 a barrel. More

How to lead when there's still no good news
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Government economists insist that America is in recovery. The Labor Department tells us that 151,000 jobs were created last month, after four months of steady losses. Wall Street compensation is inching up, we're told. Yet 15 million people remain unemployed, and many who have held onto their jobs are struggling with tough conditions, bigger workloads and pay cuts that look permanent. How are you supposed to inspire your workers when the economic outlook, at your company as well as in the country as a whole, remains so discouraging? More

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Small business: Tax planning is crucial for start-ups
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Tax planning may not seem like the most exciting part of starting a new business, but down the road when it saves a lot of money, the payoff can be exhilarating. "Starry-eyed entrepreneurs who skip planning could get caught in the taxman's net," said Daniel D. Morris, a partner at accounting firm Morris & D'Angelo in San Jose, Calif. More

What should a small business' website do?
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Steve Strauss writes, "Someone recently told me that he considers a company's website to be so important, and so fundamental, that it is the 'the business card of the 21st century.' Close, but no cigar. I think my associate understates it. Yes, like a business card, your website is the first thing people often see when encountering your business, but it also has become a major factor in whether people even choose to do business with you. No business card can claim that. So your site has to be great." More

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