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Greater Cincinnati Kitchen & Bath Show

October 8 thru 10, 2010

The Ohio Valley Chapter of NARI is Co-Sponsoring the 15th annual Greater Cincinnati Kitchen, Bath & Remodeling Show is moving to the Duke Energy Convention Center in Downtown Cincinnati. The additional exhibit space allows for larger displays, a greater number of vendors, and growth for the future.
The Show is focused on exactly what the title suggests...companies that specialize in kitchen and bath cabinetry, flooring, hardware, plumbing, complete renovation, new build, and equally important, general remodeling contractors.
Ohio Valley NARI will be providing educational programs and association information throughout the duration of the program. We will be located in the Northeast corner of the Exhibit Arena and our Program will be scheduled soon. Please visit
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Save the Date: October 14, 2010
Ohio Valley NARI Feature Vendor Night

October 14, 2010 will be the date for Ohio Valley NARI's Feature Vendor Night! Meet vendors of building supplies and services. Enjoy a Deli Buffet Dinner, Free Beer and Sodas, Cookies and Door Prizes. The cost is just $25.00 for NARI members and you can bring your whole crew! That's right, one cost of $25.00 and your entire crew can attend! The event will begin at 6:30pm. and should "wrap-up" around 9:00pm. The event is at the Marriott North at Union Centre, located halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton in West Chester, just off I-75.

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here to register as an attendee or an exhibitor or call us at 1-800-498-6274, or visit www.naricincinnati.org.


Green Homes Summit 2010


The Summit, presented by the AIA Cincinnati's Congress of Residential Architecture and its Committee on the Environment, the Cincinnati chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council's Residential Green Building Committee, and the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati, will focus on homeowners as the true users of green homes.

From keynote speakers, workshops, and an all-day trade show, summit attendees will have the opportunity to network while learning about new and innovative green design strategies, products, and services.

The presenting organizations are calling for 60-minute presentations that provide insight into such topics as energy efficiency, life-cycle cost, carbon footprint, green landscapes, green building certification, and financing.
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Designing for 65-years and Older Population

By Morgan Zenner
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates just under 40 million people in the U.S. were 65 years and older in 2009. With medical technology advancements in recent decades, Americans tend to live on average longer than decades earlier. According to the National Vital Statistics Reports released by the CDC, on the basis of mortality experienced in 2006, a person aged 65 years could expect to live an average of 18.5 more years for a total of 83.5 years.
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NARI Hires a Lobbyist

NARI has hired a lobbyist, Thomas M. Sullivan, to represent remodeling industry interests in Washington. 
NARI is very serious about representing, and advocating for, the remodeling industry on Capitol Hill.
Thomas M. Sullivan of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has 19 years of experience in Federal legislative and regulatory advocacy. Tom's background makes him ideally qualified to represent the interests of NARI in Washington, D.C.
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Smart Home Technology Conserves Resources, Increases Convenience

Bill Gates spent more than $100 million on a smart house that automatically controls lighting, digital art and security, but even non-celebrity homeowners today are adopting the technology for safety, comfort and convenience. "Smart homes are the future," said John Davies, ASID, director of design for Marrokal Design and Remodeling. The firm recently won a National CotY Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for a whole-home remodel it completed in San Diego that included a centralized computer system.
Smart homes rely on networking, programming and automation to connect all the devices and appliances in your home so they can communicate with each other and with you. With a smart home, you can control just about any element of daily living. Systems can turn on your coffee maker in the morning, adjust the temperature of your heated pool or control the time your landscape lighting goes on at night.
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Shifting Your Focus to Women can Drive Sales

By Morgan Zenner

It's not just an unsubstantiated theory any more: Women are increasingly becoming the biggest decision-makers and purchasers in the household. In response, the remodeling industry is trying to find ways to engage this important segment to drive sales.
Taking a cue from her own purchasing behavior, Bobbi Eggeman, marketing representative for Keim Lumber Co. based out of Charm, Ohio, knew just how to get women in the door. "Women like to feel special, so we planned a special night just for them, to show them we're [Keim] not just a man's world, but we have a lot to offer women too," she says.
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Outsourcing Marketing Tasks Helps Manage Time

By Morgan Zenner


Maybe it's something about back-to-school season that makes most of us feel like their to-do lists are several pages long. Outside of family responsibilities are your clients, many of whom are hurrying to make upgrades and repairs before the winter.
Veronica Krendel, executive director at R.A. Krendel Contracting Inc. located in East Rockaway, N.Y., knows all too well about the difficulty of juggling her time with responsibilities. After joining her husband's business from a legal career, Krendel had to find ways to manage her time most efficiently
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Patent Your Product Design

By Morgan Zenner


Budd Shamroth utilized 20 years of experience as president of Before and After Remodeling of Rockville Centre, N.Y., to develop and manufacture a product for the home based on the necessity of his clients. Unexpectedly, that product has given him an extra edge over his competition, increasing revenue in his remodeling business.
Before and After Remodeling is best known for dormers, extensions, baths and kitchens. Like many NARI members, Shamroth prides himself in providing the full-service design/build remodeling experience to his clients.
"I help them with design, product choices, project management and finally, the end result," Shamroth says.
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Targeted EPA Sweep Fines 9 Metal Finishers


Nine California metal finishers have paid thousands of dollars in fines for federal hazardous-waste violations after a recent rash of targeted inspections by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The violations were discovered during recent inspections in seven cities statewide. All nine companies returned to compliance with federal law and paid fines ranging from $2,000 to $48,500, the EPA said in a statement. One company also agreed to attend Compliance School, in which employees are trained in on-site hazardous waste management techniques.
'Committed to Aggressive Enforcement'
"Hazardous wastes pose a danger to residents and can cause serious environmental damage," said Jeff Scott, director of EPA's Waste Management Division for the Pacific Southwest region.
"EPA is committed to aggressive enforcement of federal law to protect communities and workers from the potential impacts of improperly managed hazardous waste."
Metal finishers typically generate hazardous wastes like acid's and sludge's that contain chromium, cadmium, lead and other heavy metals; spent plating solutions containing metals or cyanides; flammable liquids; and both alkaline and acidic corrosive liquids.
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September 29, 2010




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