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Join Us at the Ballpark

July 17, 2010 
Tickets still available...order yours today!


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. 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.


Save the Date

October 8-10, 2010


Ohio Valley NARI is working in partnership with the 15th annual Greater Cincinnati Kitchen, Bath & Remodeling Show as a co-sponsor of the event and will provide educational programs for designated times in the Exhibit Arena. We will be conducting Educational Seminars that will allow us to not only showcase niche areas of our industry but also talk some about our individual businesses and expertise. Ohio Valley NARI members who are exhibiting are offered the "first right of refusal" for these promotional "spots" so we encourage you to reserve your space today. For topic information, questions concerning a program or volunteering to help staff the NARI Lounge, please call (800)489-NARI or email at info@naricincinnati.org. What an ideal way to talk of your profession and draw people to your booth!
For booth information contact Stephanie Jones or Vicki Hart at (877) 704-8190 or (513) 797-7900.


Save the Date

November 13, 2010
Green Homes Summit

AIA Cincinnati's Congress of Residential Architecture USGBC, Cincinnati's Residential Green Building Committee, AIA Cincinnati's Committee on the Environment, and the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati collaborate to present the 2010 Green Homes Summit in November.

Keynote Speaker, Workshops, All-Day Tradeshow, & Green Homes Tour for Homeowners, Builders, Architects, Government Officials, Realtors, Lenders, and anyone related to the residential building industry.

Learn about new and innovative green design strategies, products and services for residential buildings. Network with industry leaders in design and construction of green homes.
Sponsors and vendors for this event are needed. Contact event coordinator Amy Ostigny for more information at Email aostigny@bizcinci.rr.com or phone (513)403-0301 or visit AIA-Cincinnati's at


Ohio Valley NARI is Partnering with Cincy Magazine

Ohio Valley NARI is proud to be collaborating with Cincy Magazine to produce our Exclusive Membership Directory and Annual Remodeling Magazine, Remodel Cincy. We are excited to be able to put together this outstanding publication which will properly reflect all that NARI members have to offer with a company like Cincy magazine, which produces high quality, custom publications.
The publication will be locally managed and written, and will have an unparalleled and unique circulation throughout the Cincinnati region.  Not only will it be available at newsstands, book retailers and grocery stores, it will also be mailed to all Cincy Magazine subscribers and be distributed through Ohio Valley NARI events including at the Greater Cincinnati Kitchen, Bath & Remodeling Show and the Cincinnati Home and Garden Show.
Stay tuned for more information.


New Ohio Valley NARI Website

Once again your Ohio Valley NARI Chapter has been working hard for you to enhance and improve our membership website. Please click
www.naricincinnati.org and spend a few minutes perusing your new site. Please keep in mind that we are not at completion, but we are quickly getting there. But we can still use your help.
Please submit project photos that we can include in our "Photo Gallery" section of the website. These should be a project with before and after photos (about three or so of each) and a category identified. The only stipulation is that entries must NOT be anticipated entries for the upcoming CotY Awards; all others are encouraged and welcome.
Please submit to info@www.naricincinnati.org or call (800) 498-NARI for more information.


Safety Council Program Deadline Approaching

Employers can earn up to a four percent savings on their Workers' Compensation Premium by enrolling in the Safety Council Program.  Enrollment can be done directly through your local safety council and qualifying employers earn a two percent rebate for meeting all of the participation requirements and an additional two percent performance rebate by reducing claims frequency or severity rates - by 10% compared to the prior year.  The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers, state agencies and employers enrolled in BWC's group-rating and group-retrospective programs.
Safety Council Program requirements include attending at least 10 safety council meetings during the year, including your CEO attending one of the 10 meetings.  Additionally, you must submit semi-annual workplace accident reports for the 2010 calendar year.  
The Safety Council application deadline is the end of July.  If you any questions regarding this information please contact Frank Gates/Avizent at 1-800-777-4283 or by email at


BWC's 10-step Business Plan for Safety

Members in the Frank Gates Group Plan and those not in the group are encouraged to implement BWC's 10-Step Business Plan for Safety.  The steps are
1. Visible active senior management leadership.
2. Employee involvement and recognition.
3. Medical treatment and return to work practices.
4. Communications.
5. Timely notification of claims.
6. Safety and health process coordination and employer education.
7. A written orientation and employee training plan.
8. Written and communicated safe work practices.
9. Written safety and health statement or philosophy.
10. Recordkeeping and data analysis. 
Details of these steps that can prevent claims from occurring and minimize the costs of those that due can be found on BWC's website (ohiobwc.com) or can be obtained from Frank Gates.  Protect your employees and control your workers' compensation costs by putting these safety steps in place today.
If you any questions regarding this information please contact Frank Gates/Avizent at (800) 777-4283 or by email at


Social Media Moms Diced and Sliced

By Jack Loechner


According to the results of the 2010 Mom Social Influencer segmentation study by BabyCenter, five unique segments of social moms are broken down into two categories, the Influencers, Field Experts, Lifecasters and Pros, and the Influenced, labeled in the report as Butterflies and the Audience.  The Influencers make up only 18% of social moms, but they wield 78% of the influence.
Tina Sharkey, Chairman and Global President, BabyCenter says "Since 2006, the number of moms using social media has skyrocketed more than 500%... marketers (can) shift their mindset from social media to social marketing by gaining a better understanding of who the mom influencers are... "

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Nine Things to Do Before Entering Social Media

You're going to give this social media thing a solid chance. You've heard that social media delivers leads, connects you with customers and you're confident that you can avoid falling victim to the many social media myths. All that's left to do is create the accounts hop in.

Wait! Not so fast.

Before you enter in the world of social media, make sure you're presenting your best possible face. Getting things in order before you take your first public steps will help customers trust your interactions and get things start on the right foot. You wouldn't show up to your wedding without taking some time to primp, right?

Here are nine things to do BEFORE you enter social media.

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July 7, 2010




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Ohio Valley NARI

800.498.NARI (6274) | Fax: 937.222.5794 | info@naricincinnati.org