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 »

Webinar Wednesday: LBM Economic Forecast with Dr. Ed Seifried

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LBM Economic Forecast with Dr. Ed Seifried, Seifreid & Brew November 13, 2013 2:00pm EST Dr. Seifried will review current economic conditions with an eye on forecasting economic growth for the remainder of 2013 and 2014. We all know that while the Great Recession of 2007-09 is officially over and that the recovery is now… Read more »

LDAC 2013 Scholarship Winners

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Congratulations to our 2013 Scholarship Winners: Jessica Baldizon Sponsored by Ring’s End Inc. Attending Fairfield University Eric Branecky Sponsored by Miner’s Inc. Attending Marquette University Molly Funk Sponsored by The O.L. Willard Company Attending Bryant University Emily LeGeyt Sponsored by A.W. Hastings & Co. Attending Quinnipiac University

Webinar Wednesdays: Affordable Care Act Informational Overview

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Affordable Care Act Informational Overview – From the Employees & Employers Eyes – with Kirk Shoen, Cornell Cooperative Extension November 20, 2013 2:00pm EST The new federal health care law called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will soon change the way that businesses and/or employees will obtain their health insurance. Some employers will be mandated… Read more »