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NADRA Atlanta Chapter Holiday Party — Tonight!
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Thank you Wolmanized Wood for sponsoring Atlanta's 2012 Holiday Party! Last chance to register! Bring your spouse/significant other as we meet at Maggiano's at Cumberland Mall tonight, 7 p.m. Dinner is $35 per person/member, $45 per person/nonmember. See you there! More

Save the date — New Jersey Deck Competition Awards Dinner, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
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We just wanted to let you know that a date has been set for our New Jersey Deck Awards. The awards dinner will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Ariana's Grand in Woodbridge starting at 6:30 p.m. Please watch for registration information that will be following soon. We will be looking for sponsors for this event. More information to follow. If anyone is interested, please contact Judy Verblaauw, NADRA NJ secretary.

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How can NADRA help you?
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Whether you are looking for more ways to share your news, email solutions, getting the most out of your membership, advertising, national event involvement, local chapter opportunities, educational sessions, social media ... you name it, NADRA is available now to help you plan for 2013. Call us to schedule a 1-hour webinar with you and your team. Contact us. "Doing things for the right reason ... and having fun doing them!" More


Family Handyman offers 10 easy holiday decorating tips
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The Family Handyman offers 10 hints and tips that will make your holiday decorating faster, easier, as well as safe and fun! More

5 New Jersey towns spending $50 million on boardwalks
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At least five Jersey Shore resort towns in New Jersey, hit hard in Superstorm Sandy, plan to spend more than $50 million to rebuild their boardwalk areas with a goal of being ready for beach season. To bring back its 1.3 miles of boardwalk, Belmar, N.J., officials approved $20 million in bonds. More

Lumberyards object to state wood tax
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Some California lumber sellers are angry about a new state tax on 2-by-4s, plywood and other forest products, and they want to make sure that their customers blame the governor and legislators for the upcoming hike in building costs. The 1 percent special assessment, proposed by California Gov. Jerry Brown and approved in September by lawmakers, is expected to raise $35 million a year to pay for the regulation of commercial forest lands and for firefighting and prevention. More

Wood products sector to see profits soar
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The Canadian wood products industry is expected to quadruple its profits this year as a result of a slowly strengthening U.S. housing market, according to the Conference Board of Canada. In a glowing report on the outlook for lumber and panel-board, the Conference Board says that profits will double again in 2013 and continue to rise for the entire five-year period of the forecast. More


Using iPhone photo and video for business
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The iPhone is quickly becoming the "go to" gadget for fans of photography and video and many are now using these features for business and marketing purposes. Grant Wickes, vice president of business development for Wasp Barcode Technologies, shares some of these special finds so that you, too, can make the best use of the iPhone for business. More

The perfectly optimized press release
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Optimizing your online press releases will increase brand exposure, referral traffic and search engine optimization. Here are a few guidelines that, if implemented, will make your press releases contain more SEO value and convert readers into leads. More


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Important dates to remember
  • Dec. 12 — Atlanta Holiday Party — RSVP By Dec. 7
  • Feb. 21 — NADRA New Jersey Deck Awards at Ariana's Grande — Registration TBA
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