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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 a 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 two beers), and private seating for our group. 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!  We have a small number of tickets still available for purchase, so call and get yours today! 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.


Senate Votes to Block Lead-Rule Fines


The U.S. Senate has voted to delay imposition of fines and liability related to the controversial new federal lead rule, and one senator has called for a hearing on the measure.
The move to delay the rule came May 26 in an amendment (S. 4253) to the Fiscal Year 2010 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill (H.R. 4899). The amendment was introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R, Maine) and approved May 27 on a 60-37 vote. It will now go to the House.

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Ask a Friend, Bring a Neighbor

In today's challenging economic environment we all struggle with making "ends meet". These are the most important of times to embrace the importance of membership with Ohio Valley NARI. We all have colleagues that we work with on a daily basis who are not yet part of our elite family. Invite these folks as your (our) guest to our next membership meeting.
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As always, we appreciate your support!


LED Billboards Draw Attention to Your Brand

By Morgan Zenner

Basim Monsour, president of Michael & Son Services Inc., puts his company name-and other information- in lights. LED lights, that is. Through the use of LED billboards (which he owns because of a side business venture he has selling mobile billboard advertising space), Monsour has branded the name of his company in his community's memories.
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PB Disasters Program (FEMA Initiative)

This week proved to be a success with Ohio Valley NARI's partnership with PB Disasters and our FEMA program!  For those of you in attendance, we certainly realize the valuable information that you received.  Please let us know if the membership feels that future classes should be scheduled. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to our community.  Please click here for more information.

As always, we appreciate your support!


Building a Spiral Staircase

In this edition, we will discuss how to build a spiral staircase. People opt for a spiral staircase because it looks great and evokes a feeling of nostalgia. Spiral staircases are also great for houses where you need a way from the first to the second level in a limited space. Contrary to popular belief, building a spiral staircase is much simpler than you think. One last bit of advice - be sure your project is up to code and you have the proper permits. Learn how to build a spiral staircase here.


Modern Kitchen Designs with Cork Floors

Cork is not just for use in bottle stoppers anymore. The material has taken off as an affordable, alternative floor covering for the kitchen. Cork flooring can be a durable, comfy, and sustainable option, making it an attractive choice when you design your own kitchen. Cork floors can be insulating, insect repelling, resistant to fire, sound-dampening, and tough against mold.
Cork is available for purchase in planks or individual tiles. Expect costs to vary between $3 and $22 per square foot. Suberin, a waxy material common in the top layer of cork, has been known to repel water as well as retain the moisture resiliency inside the cork itself.
The insulating, sound-absorbing quality of a cork floor can be particularly useful if there are family members living below the kitchen. 
Using Cork Floors in Modern Kitchen Design
Cork flooring typically comes in pre-finished or unfinished stock. It's certainly easier to install than wood flooring. Depending on your kitchen design layout and size, you may want an installer to come in. Pre-finished cork tiles and planks don't need sealing after installation, but you may want a special seal to help fight mold and moisture. When you use unfinished stock, the sealer has a better chance of penetrating seams and natural edges of the tile.
When considering your kitchen design layout, remember that cork can be installed over your exiting tile floor or concrete sub-floor. The hard work is in determining the total square footage to cover, measuring, and cutting the planks or tiles to cover completely.
Some modern cork floors are engineered with snap-together edges. Remember too that cork breathes and can swell or shrink, making it imperative that the installer account for an expansion gap. You might consider shoe molding around the baseboard to conceal any gaps in coverage. An installer can show you how to use half-inch spacers along the existing wall. 
Cork Floor Drawbacks
Direct, long-term exposure to sunlight can affect the color of your cork floor. Beware of the light sources from windows and skylights. Since cork is absorbing and pliant, you should place furniture padding or protectors beneath any objects or appliances you set on the cork floor.
Once the floor has been sealed, you can maintain it with regular sweeping, a damp mop, and annual re-sealing.


Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

By Lauren Hunter

Whirlpool brand Maytag announced in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission that it is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers due to a potential fire hazard.

Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.


Other Whirlpool and Maytag brands are also named in the recall, which includes Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Aire, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag, and Crosley dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers. The affected dishwashers were manufactured with black, bisque, white, silver, and stainless steel front panels. The brand name is printed on the front of the dishwasher, and model and serial numbers are printed on labels insides the plastic tub near the left side of the door opening. The dishwashers were sold between February 2006 and April 2010.



June 30, 2010




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