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The power of thank you
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The Power of Thank You: (thoughts from author Job Gordon) In the spirit of Thanksgiving we would love to share with you the benefits and power of two simple words. Thank you. MORE

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We're thankful for you.

- Your Board of Directors & Your Home Team at NADRA Headquarters

NADRA Atlanta Chapter Holiday Party
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Thank you Wolmanized Wood for sponsoring Atlanta's 2012 Holiday Party! For more details and to register, click here. Bring your spouse/significant other as we meet at Maggiano's at Cumberland Mall, 7 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 12. Dinner is $35 per person/member, $45 per person/nonmember. See you there! More

Technology Built for the Building Materials Industry

Luxwood provides simple, easy to use design software when the bill of materials must match the design. Design a deck faster with Luxwood Design Tools than with any other system on the market today. Good graphics combined with flexibility, quick and easy revisions plus the ability to display the deck on a picture of your prospect's house make this an unparalleled selling tool for decks. MORE

NADRA New Jersey November Meeting
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We had a very good meeting and we would like to thank everyone for attending. We had an excellent turn out considering the hardships so many have endured following Hurricane Sandy. We had a few new builders in attendance and we gladly welcomed them. More

NADRA New Jersey Deck Competition
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Planning for the the annual New Jersey Deck Competition is underway. The awards dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Ariana's Grande. Deck Competition details and dinner registration will be open in a few weeks. Stay tuned.

Free marketing? Customized sponsorship package? Plan your 2013 marketing strategy with NADRA
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Whether you are looking for more ways to share your news, email solutions, 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 now to schedule a 1-hour webinar with you and your team. Contact us today to schedule a meeting. "Doing things for the right reason ... and having fun doing them!" More

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 — Shop Small!
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Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Last year, over 100 million people came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®. Learn more.


Research report for NyloDeck confirms building code compliance
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Building materials manufacturer NyloBoard, LLC, whose patented process uses recycled carpet fiber and VOC-free resins to create exceptionally strong, durable and eco-friendly products, announced it has received its Code Compliance Research Report 0183 from Architectural Testing, Inc. for NyloDeck, its newest product. NyloDeck is a unique composite decking and dock material that contains no wood or PVC. The product was recently introduced this fall at DeckExpo 2012, a national deck and railing industry event. More

Building material dealers targeted by scams
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Numerous members of the Eastern Building Material Dealers Association have reported being victims of scams concocted by firms Canstruct and AYA Distributors. According to an EBMDA email to members, Canstruct and AYA Distributors have robbed materials dealers of several hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of building materials. More

Selling your home this winter? A great deck spruces up the curb appeal
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Curb appeal is integral when selling a home, but when the trees are bare and the ground is covered in dirty snow, the winter months can make it very difficult to showcase your home's attractive landscaping. But smart sellers know that taking extra steps to care for and present a home's exterior is a worthwhile investment, particularly during the real estate off-season. There is one improvement you can make that will help boost your home's outdoor appeal no matter what the season: A deck. More

AmericasMart grows showcase for winter market
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Casual furniture, miniature gardening and birding and backyard nature are among the top concepts trending for early 2013 that will be showcased in Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens. at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, AmericasMart announced. The winter market will take place Jan. 9-16. More


4 tips on successful content marketing
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You're a business-to-business marketer; a communications professional charged with getting your brand and message out to a targeted marketplace. A few years ago, you'd build a website, throw in some SEO practices, purchase some search engine keywords, and you've done your job. Fast forward to 2012 and beyond. Competition is fierce. Everyone has a website. Social media is mainstream. More

How praising employees can help your business thrive
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It's no secret that employee praise — ranging from a pat on the back to major public kudos — is a good thing. But many managers struggle with this soft skill or don't give it enough credence, says Bill Flint, founder of Flint Strategic Partners, a management consulting firm in Goshen, Ind. More


Important dates to remember
  • Dec. 7NJ Holiday Party
  • 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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