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The Connecticut state legislature, in an effort to repair the budget deficit, repealed the sales tax exemption for residential weatherization products and compact fluorescent light bulbs.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 »

Communication Strategies to Make…or Break Your Career

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 with Pamela Lansing Computer Visions, LLC   Have you ever wondered why it seems so difficult to talk with some people and so easy to talk with others? Can you recall an occasion where you met someone for the first time and immediately liked that person? Something about the individual made you feel comfortable. A… Read more »

LBM Economic Forecast 2016

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Brad Farnsworth, The Farnsworth Group This webinar will cover the economic outlook for 2016 and the next couple of years. It will present key drivers which will be affecting both the housing and remodeling markets over the near term. TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: Advanced Content and Owners/Managers, etc.

Driven to Distraction: How Distracted Drivers Impact Your Bottom Line

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with Michael Donohue, Acadia Insurance  Auto accident cost employers millions of dollars in lost production, legal fees and insurance costs. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that driver inattention is a factor in over 80 percent of highway accidents. Drivers who fail to give their full attention to the road, distracted drivers put themselves,… Read more »

2015 LDAC Lumber Person of the Year: Tom Bartram

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  Tom Bartram began his career in the LBM industry after taking a part-time summer job in college. And he never looked back.   That initial part-time position at Community Lumber & Hardware in Lakeville, Conn. would be followed by a 42-year career in the industry. Today, Tom is the Lumber Dealer Association of Connecticut’s… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Newsletter Dec 2000

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NRLA Update… Our new NRLA Board Chairman Kevin Hancock is pleased to announce that a new President has been hired.  Jim Ayotte, currently Executive Vice-President of the Manufactured Housing Institute based in Arlington, VA will begin working with John Brill on January 8, 2001   Lumber Mutual Insurance Safety Group NRLA announced that it has… Read more »

2015 Scholarship Winners

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Congratulations to our 2015 Scholarship Winners: Amanda Carofano Sponsored by Sanford & Hawley Attending Endicott College   Randi Keiper Sponsored by Iffland Lumber Attending University of Connecticut   William Sanford Sponsored by Sanford & Hawley Attending St. Lawrence University