Ohio Valley NARI Success!
to all who participated in the Greater Cincinnati
Kitchen, Bath and Remodeling Show held October
8-10 at the Duke Energy Center downtown. We have
received many positive reports and feedback from
attendees as well as other vendors of the
those of you who could not participate, Ohio
Valley NARI co-sponsored the trade show and
provided the entire educational venue for the
attendees. We were able to let the public witness
firsthand the dedication our members have to the
professionalism of our trade.
Valley NARI Feature Vendor Night was a
annual Feature Vendor Night was held this past
October 14th and was a full house. We
had 20 vendors attend displaying their products
and services as well as over 40 other members and
guests throughout the evening. What better way to
support NARI and mingle with potential suppliers
and clients than to participate in this coveted
November 2, 2010
Showcase - Viewings
would like to invite you to discover a world of
conveniences that our clients enjoy. With
expertise in anything that plugs in, Viewings
offers services in many of the fields that
professional remodelers' are looking for.
Viewings has the know-how to work with existing
equipment or wire an entire house so that systems
become an integrated and seamless part of the
overall home design.
program will be held in the beautiful Green
Diamond Gallery, also located in Montgomery.
At the gallery, attendees will experience one of
the largest privately-owned collections of
baseball memorabilia in the United States. Your
friends at Viewings are providing food; drink and
a GREAT raffle (it's a secret)!
Participants are sure to enjoy a night for
education that will further distinguish NARI as
the premiere association of remodeling
today by calling 1-800-498-6274. Please click
here for registration and
Exhibitor registration or visit www.naricincinnati.org
the Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
of Excellence@ the Newport Syndicate
Valley NARI will be hosting our Annual Evening of
Excellence at the Newport Syndicate located at 18
E. 5th Main Street, Newport, KY. Come
join us as we recognize our local CotY recipients
as well as swearing in the new Board of Directors.
The cost for this year's event is $60.00 per
person for all pre-registrants and $70.00 per
person at the door.
call 1.800.498.NARI to register
Your CotY Entries Today!
1st is the deadline for CotY entry
submissions, don't be left
a local CotY Award gives you great reason to
reach out to your local media and remind them of
your superiority in the
your current and past clients how good you are
at your profession by notifying them of your
award. Include award information in your sales
calls to increase credibility with prospective
clients, and feature photos of your winning
project at local home shows.
a CotY Award or a NARI Achievement Award gives
everyone in your company a sense of pride in
what they helped accomplish.
here for information and an
Turns Online Contest into Information-Gathering
an online contest or sweepstakes is a great way to
bring attention to your brand and boost new
prospect leads. However, the task of organizing
contest details combined with weeks, if not
months, of constant attention necessary to make
your promotion successful can be
may be easier ways to go about the online campaign
these days, thanks to new applications. These
applications are designed to be user-friendly and
convenient for business owners to get the most out
of their online marketing
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Tool Displays Commitment to Customized
people love to cook, and some people prefer to go
out. Some people cook with the grill throughout
the winter, others use the microwave every night.
Mary Kathryn Reese, vice president of Kitchen
Design Concepts in Carrollton, Texas, has learned
that there is not one kind of kitchen that is
suitable for each kind of cook.
her background in consultancy and her
semi-professional culinary skills, Reese developed
a "Lifestyle Assessment" questionnaire that
focuses on client's needs and wants based their
Lifestyle Assessment helps people think about how
they live and how they use their space," Reese
says. "Even though homeowners think they know what
they want, after a few questions, they start to
change their perspectives." She adds that it also
helped to standardize the consultation process
from client to
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Jam May Cost Bridge Painter $24,000
Missouri painting contractor on an interstate
faces a $24,000 state fine after an equipment
breakdown delayed reopening of the highway in time
for the Monday morning rush hour.
Industrial Coatings, of Pevely, MO, was
abrasive-blast cleaning bridge supports along a
section of Interstate 64 in St. Louis on Sunday
night (Oct. 17) when a "big vacuum system" being
used for lead-paint clean-up broke down about
midnight, Missouri Department of Transportation
malfunction forced the contractor to "do a lot of
cleanup manually that they weren't planning to
do," said Tom Blair, MO DOT assistant district
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American' Stimulus Rule
on new construction contracts funded by the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be
required to use only U.S.-made steel, iron and
other construction materials as of Oct.
American" provision of the Recovery
Act, published Aug. 30 in the Federal
Register, revises an interim rule published in
new rule requires that contractors use only iron,
steel and "manufactured goods used as construction
material" that are produced or manufactured in the
material" maintains the current government
definition (FAR 25.003) of "an article, material,
or supply brought to the construction site by the
contractor or subcontractor for incorporation into
the building or work."
contracting officers may waive the requirements
when American-made materials are not available in
sufficient quantity and quality, or when materials
are unreasonably expensive.
rule "makes it clear that there will be full
compliance with U.S. obligations under all
international trade agreements when undertaking
construction covered by such agreements with
Recovery Act funds."
requirements "implement U.S. obligations under our
trade agreements in the same way as they are
currently implemented in non-Recovery Act
construction contracts," the rule
Basin countries are excluded from the definition
of "Recovery Act-designated country."
Your Showroom to Host an Art Show
remodeling industry holds many opportunities to
capitalize on related industries such as household
items, family interests or lifestyle in general.
Another words, it's easy to cross-promote a home
renovation with a food presentation or a furniture
example of this is with art. Typically, those who
are interested in their home are also interested
in buying art to fill their home. Loren Schirber,
president of Castle Building & Remodeling
Inc., took advantage of the artistic community
surrounding his downtown St. Paul, Minn., showroom
by bringing art into his business.
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