Attracting the Under 40 Professional to the LBM Industry

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 with Kylie Holland Curtis Lumber Company, Inc.   This webinar will discuss the need for appealing to and recruiting of the upcoming generation into our industry.  We will discuss items such as desirable employer characteristics, generation generalizations and myths, managing age gaps within the workplace, employee engagement, and other related topics…. Read more »

Consumer Trends

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 with Jim Robisch The Farnsworth Group   The consumer market remains solid and growing.  However it is also changing at an astonishing pace.  Generations of shoppers are evolving and challenging all retail channels and building supplies and home improvement products are no exception. What is happening at retail is truly amazing… Read more »

Customer Profitability

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 with Jim Enter   Improving profitability with precise thinking. Activity Based Costing Understanding averages are the enemy of profitability Understanding Whale Curves and Pareto Principle for LBM’s Understanding individual customer’s Cost to Serve Taking action   TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: Owners / Managers / Accountants Webinar Information

Data Storage and Protecting Your Assets

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 with Frank Motta, EVP CAI Managed IT & Rob Bicknell, NYLE   Retail lumber dealers are finding traditional backup methods like tape, disk or online-only backups unacceptable due to their inability to recover data quickly and mitigate downtime.  This session will describe Intelligent Business Continuity (IBC), a hybrid-cloud approach that replicates… Read more »

Why Do People Get Hurt? OSHA HAZ-Com GHS Compliance

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 with Rob Labombard Lovell Safety The Program is intended to present information on WHY employees get injured at work and discuss ways to prevent injuries from happening. The OSHA Haz-Com/GHS program reviews what employers need to do to comply with this new standard.   TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: Intermediate to Managers… Read more »

Net Zero: Building For The Future

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 with Ryan LaPoma Earth Advantage   How can you build a home that uses no energy for heating, cooling, lights or appliances? Today it’s possible to build a zero-energy home using readily available products and proven techniques. Zero-energy homes are going up across America. In this one-hour seminar, learn what takes… Read more »

Retirement and Succession Planning for Business Owners

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 with Kyle Abrahamovich Poulos Advisors Owners of retail lumber yards face many challenges when retiring and exiting their business, but also have many unique wealth planning opportunities.  Often, owners’ business exit planning is very closely related to their retirement and personal goals and objectives.  Whether passing the business onto a family… Read more »

The Most Important Parts of Your Website in 2016 and Beyond

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016  with Jeremy Abel Mannix Marketing   Turn your website into a valuable resource for getting found online, building trust with buyers, and attracting inquiries!  During this webinar you’ll learn what your website needs to help you succeed in 2016 and beyond.   TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced for Salespeople, Marketers/Business Owners Webinar Information

Working Smarter: Using Technology to Your Advantage

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Pamela Lansing Computer Visions, LLC   Rudeness in the workplace is increasing to the level that universities are studying it. Everyone is busy, everyone is stressed, and most people take it out on their colleagues at one time or another. We’ve all been in a situation where we need to print something ASAP and someone… Read more »

Repeal of CT Weatherization Sales Tax Exemption

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The Connecticut state legislature, in an effort to repair the budget deficit, repealed the sales tax exemption for residential weatherization products and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Effective Jan. 1, 2016 consumers will now have to pay sales tax on products including but not limited to: programmable thermostats; insulation; water heaters and water heater blankets; and… Read more »