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RRP Certification Class June 15, 2010


Ohio Valley NARI is invited to attend an EPA RRP Certification class organized by Miami Valley NARI on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. The class will be instructed by William Menrath, MS.  If your firm is not yet certified, here is yet another opportunity. The class will take place from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza North at 2301 Wagner Ford Road in Dayton.  The cost of the class is $179.00 for members or $229.00 for non-members.
EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule (40 CFR 745) requires that renovations conducted for compensation, must be performed by Certified Firms using Certified Renovators. Renovation firms that wish to work in pre-1978 homes and child-occupied facilities must apply to the EPA and pay a fee in order to become certified. Renovators seeking to become Certified Renovators must successfully complete an EPA-accredited renovator course or a course accredited by an EPA-authorized State or Tribe. This course is the EPA model course for Certified Renovators and as such meets all requirements in 40 CFR 745.90. This course will teach attendees how to comply with the EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and the HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule, and how to perform lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. Once you have successfully completed a Certified Renovator Initial Course, delivered by an EPA-accredited training provider, you will be an EPA Certified Renovator. EPA Certified Renovator status will allow you to do lead-safe renovation, repair, and painting work in pre-1978 housing and in child- occupied facilities where work will disturb lead-based paint.
The class is limited to 24 students and will fill up quickly.  Please call (800) 498-NARI to register or go to


Join Us at the Ballpark

July 17, 2010 

Unwind for a summer evening of dinner, drinks, and a Reds game with family and friends. This event is always a great time! Join us for this fun-filled night and cheer the Reds on as they take on the Colorado Rockies at Great American Ballpark on July 17th with a start time of 7:10 p.m. For $65 per person, participants will receive a game ticket, full catered buffet-style dinner, beverages (including 2 beers), and private seating for our group and Ohio Valley NARI will receive scoreboard recognition. Come out to support your NARI chapter and have a memorable evening with customers, co-workers, family, and friends at the ballpark. Tickets sell out quickly so reserve yours today!  Final deadline for ticket purchase is Friday, June 18th.  Call Ohio Valley NARI today at (800) 498-6274 to reserve your seats.


Save The Date For The Golf Outing

August 12, 2010 

Ohio Valley NARI is teaming up once again with NKBA for the 2010 golf outing to be played at Glenview Golf Course, 10965 Springfield Pike in Cincinnati Ohio. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. sharp on Thursday, August 12th. There are plenty of sponsorship and golfer opportunities still available.

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here for sponsorship opportunities and click here to register as a golfer. More information can be found by visiting www.naricincinnati.org.


Art Museum Showcases Firm's Design Capabilities

By Morgan Zenner

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) is well-known in the art-focused community of Madison, WI. In an effort to raise funds to support MMoCA's exhibition and education programs, the museum embarked on its second year of Design MMoCA, which features the area's top designers and architectural firms as they create a room display based on a painting found in the museum's permanent art collection.

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How to Nail the Five- Minute Pitch

By Chuck Dietrich


Startup CEOs wear many hats. None, perhaps, is more important than that of "company pitchman."

In today's competitive funding climate, CEOs often present at events like Under the Radar, South by Southwest, and DEMO -- where they have five minutes on stage to 'sell' their company to potential investors, partners, and customers. Getting these presentations right leads to financing, buzz and growth; getting them wrong doesn't.

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Workshops Demonstrate Expertise and Expand Your Market

By Morgan Zenner


Bruce Petersen of Hellenbrand Glass LLC in Madison, WI turned his love of history and architecture into an in-demand window consultancy service specializing in historic preservation.
Petersen was contacted by a colleague who was involved in a grassroots home preservation effort in Chicago to host a workshop about how to care for and maintain historic windows. But his presence at the event turned out to be more than a charitable contribution-it resulted in new business and an expanded market share.

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NARI National


NARI National will be conducting their 2010 Fall Business Meeting October 6th through the 9th in Charlotte, NC. The details and agenda for the meeting have yet to be determined. To keep up to date with the program visit www.nari.org.
Should anyone have an interest in attending or have item(s) which they would like an Ohio Valley NARI delegate to address, please call (800) 498-NARI or email info@cincinnati.org.


Combine Social Media and E-Mail Marketing

By Gail Goodman

Right now online, your customers, clients, members and prospects are chatting up a storm. Whether they're tweeting on Twitter, posting on Facebook, uploading YouTube videos or commenting on blogs, they're out there engaging in conversations and sharing information that's relevant to your business or cause.

Are you a part of that conversation?

If you're not, you may be missing out on opportunities to extend your marketing reach. Social media sites offer new ways to share your content, grow your audience and build customer relationships. In tandem with e-mail, they create a powerful marketing mix.

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Remodeler Creates Separate Home Performance Company

By Nina Patel

A year ago, Peter Michelson, CEO of Renewal Design-Build in Decatur, GA decided to create a separate home performance division called Renewal System Solutions. "We wanted to diversify our offerings, diversify our revenue stream, support larger projects, and build brand awareness," he says. "It continues the concept of one-stop shopping for homeowners."


He set up a separate company, he says, not only because it makes it easier to track success, but to also strengthen brand. The home performance division uses the Renewal name with a similar logo. Michelson hired Joe Thomas, who was doing assessments for a local home performance firm, to manage Renewal System Solutions. Thomas spends 80% of his time performing assessments and overseeing improvements and 20% managing the company.


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Free Webinar to Focus on Lead Rules


PWC: Painting & Wallcovering Contractor Magazine will host a free webinar June 24 on enforcement of the controversial federal lead-safe rules introduced in April.


Mark Henshall of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will discuss compliance with, and enforcement of, the "Lead-safe Renovation, Repair and Painting" (RRP) rule. He will then take questions from participants.


The rule took effect April 22, but implementation has not been smooth. The measure has drawn the continuing wrath of a number of trade associations and industry retailers, who say it is burdensome, expensive and over-reaching.


The rule requires EPA lead-safe certification of contractors and renovation firms that disturb a specified amount of paint in pre-1978 homes, schools and day-care centers. Homeowners may not waive a contractor's participation. EPA says it has certified more than 220,000 of the approximately 250,000 contractors potentially affected.


Eight states have adopted their own RRP programs in lieu of the federal program: Kansas, Rhode Island, Utah, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Iowa, Oregon and North Carolina.



June 2, 2010




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Ohio Valley NARI

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