Webinar Wednesdays: Negotiating and Delivering Price Increase Techniques

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February 19, 2014 2:00pm EST Barry Elms, Strategic Negotiations International During this dynamic webinar Barry Elms will demonstrate the 5 elements that control all interactions and show how to be both persuasive and creative in negotiations. The webinar will also focus on how to minimize customer resistance to price increases thereby protecting your bottom line…. Read more »

Webinar Wednesdays: Yard Foreman Excellence

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Part 1 February 5, 2014 2:00pm EST Part 2 February 12, 2014 2:00pm EST Jim Enter, AART This two-part webinar is one way to help your Yard Foreman strengthen the position on your team. Jim Enter, the speaker for this program, has an exceptional ability to give information to employees in a way that they… Read more »

Webinar Wednesdays: Lumber Yard Disconnect is a Potential Killer

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January 29, 2014 2:00pm EST Tim Connor, Connor Resource Group Every Lumber Yard has company disconnect lurking somewhere in the shadows of their organization and every day that it’s allowed to continue or grow, it’s costing you sales, profits and consistent effective performance that leads to healthy and stable growth. When company-wide and top-down messages… Read more »

Webinar Wednesdays: Growing in 2014

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January 22, 2014 2:00pm EST Growing in 2014: What 2nd Generation Dealers Can Do Differently To Access Capital (Managing Cash Flow) Will Porter, CFO, BlueTarp Financial; Jene Hallenback, Credit Manager at GNH Lumber; John Ingalls, GNH Lumber As we propel forward in a recovering economy, there is nothing more important for independent building supply dealers… Read more »

Webinar Wednesdays: Creating a Training Program and Learning Culture

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January 15, 2014 2:00pm EST David Osborn and Jessica Batz, BizLibrary You’re invited to attend this event which is designed to direct you through the planning, deployment, market-ing, and ongoing management of your employee development program. We’ll cover: Getting Started From the Ground Up – what you need to know about: Creating a Learning Culture… Read more »

Webinar Wednesdays: Sustainable Work/Life Balance

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January 8, 2014 2:00pm EST Joe Robinson, Optimal Performance Strategies The prevailing style of work in a technology-driven world is autopilot, which leaves a lot of us reacting to demands, instead of managing them. This plays right into the hands of automatic stress, overwhelm, and burn-out. This presentation shows through the latest research and best… Read more »

LDAC 2013 Annual Meeting Honoring Lumber Person of the Year Robert A. Kelly, Torno Lumber

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  Robert Kelly got his start in the lumber and building material industry after seeing an ad in the Wall Street Journal headlined “Lumberyard for Sale in Seacoast Town.” “Immediately, I had a vision of a horse drawn wagon delivering rough-hewn beams to the docks and thought, ‘That’s for me.’” At the time he was… Read more »

LDAC Past Presidents Dinner 2013

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On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, the Lumber Dealers of Connecticut held its annual past president dinner at the Inn at Middletown. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served, which was followed by a sit down dinner. There were 25 attendees, including the oldest living past president from 1967 Verne Spear. Other past presidents in attendance were… Read more »

Webinar Wednesdays: Disaster Preparedness

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December 4, 2013 2:00pm EST Disaster Preparedness with David Hawley, Cornell Cooperative Extension Natural or man-made disasters can have a substantial impact on the safety and security of forestry products and economic health. One effective way to reduce the impact of disasters is through education, stressing steps to improve disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. This… Read more »