2016 Scholarship Winners

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Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners: Amanda Carofano Sponsored by Sanford & Hawley Attending Endicott College   Kevin Keiper Sponsored by Iffland Lumber Attending University of Connecticut   Shannon Lynch Sponsored by Ring’s End Attending Western Connecticut State University

Connecticut Passes State-Run Retirement Bill

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It’s no surprise that Connecticut’s budget crisis dominated the legislative session. With the Legislature focused on negotiating a plan to reduce the projected $933 million deficit for fiscal year 2017, most of the issues impacting businesses were ignored and died before the end of session. One of those issues was a bill establishing a state-run… Read more »

Connecticut’s “Ban the Box” Law

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The Connecticut legislature passed H. 5237, which would “Ban the Box” on initial employment applications. The Governor has not yet signed the bill, but is expected too. Once the bill is signed, the law will become effective Jan. 1, 2017. Below is a summary of what is included in the law and when employers can… Read more »

Better Product Positioning

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 with Matt Gambino Matt Gambino Training   It is no longer enough to give the stock definition of your company, product, or service. Given that today’s buyer does the lion’s share of research well in advance of meeting with you, you should assume his or her mind is at least partway… Read more »

Home Automation

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Wednesday, March 22, 2016 with Jason Thacker Howe Lumber Company, Inc.   This session will consider the growing market of home automation technology, how to embrace it, how to control it with devices (smartphones) and most importantly how to sell and support it. The vendors that are leading the way with this technology are anxious… Read more »

Sales/Presentation Skills

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 with Matt Gambino Matt Gambino Training   Many salespeople present solutions like it’s an M. Night Shyamalan movie: They save the ‘a-ha!’ moment until the very end, as if we’re sitting on the edge of our seats waiting for the big payoff. This pedestrian approach just doesn’t cut it anymore. Using… Read more »

LDAC Lobby Date 2016

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The LDAC Annual lobby day on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the State House in Hartford, Conn. LDAC’s lobby day is held in conjunction with the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut’s day at the Capitol. This is a great opportunity to advocate for the industry and support your customers – the home builders… Read more »

How to Create an Outstanding Corporate Culture

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016: with Rick Grandenetti Succeed Inside The Box   Participants will learn crucial steps to altering their organizational culture which will lead to increased customers, increased profits, lower attrition rates and higher profitability.  Participants will also learn how to lead through the culture change in their organization.   TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL:… Read more »

LDAC Intermediate Blueprint Reading & Material Estimating

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The Intermediate course is aimed at industry people that have 5 to 10 years of building industry related experience. The intermediate course continues building on the Basic/Beginner course and introduces more complex projects to estimate such as multi-story residences and multi-family structures. Cut roofs with over framing in addition to truss roofs, intersecting roofs, hip… Read more »

LDAC Introduction to Blueprint Reading & Material Estimating

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The Basic/Beginner course is geared toward participants who have little or no LBM industry related experience. Basic blueprint reading skills covered will be include; developing an operational understanding of floor plans, elevations, sections and details, as well as the interpretation of construction drawings to develop building material takeoffs. This Basic/Beginner course is a good foundational… Read more »