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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Evening of Excellence @ the Newport Syndicate

December 9, 2010, Ohio Valley NARI will be hosting our Annual Evening of Excellence at the Newport Syndicate located at 18 E. 5th Main Street, Newport, KY. The event starts at 5:00pm with socializing and networking, dinner will be served just after 6:00pm followed by the program.   It will be a night of celebrations, be sure to join us as we recognize our CotY Award Winners, thank our past year's Board of Directors and induct the new Board for 2011. The cost for this year's event is $55. a person or $100. a couple.  Takes just a moment and you're all set for the party, please
RSVP today or call 1.800.498.NARI to register today!


SAVE THE DATE: 2011 Education Meetings

Thursday, January 13 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dal Tile will host the first educational meeting of the year at their facility featuring the topic of Manufactured Stone.


SAVE THE DATE: 2011 Education Meetings

Thursday, February 10 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Green Stock will host February's educational meeting at their facility at 3528 Columbia Parkway.  Discussion will be pertaining to Green Building Materials.


SAVE THE DATE: 2011 Education Meetings

Thursday, March 24 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

March Building Products is the host of our March education meeting at their Loveland facility.  They will be presenting New Building Products with a focus on "APEX" Siding Systems.


NARI CEU Approved

FREE on demand Webinars available at NARI

It's easy to get started! Simply click on one of the featured webinars, register, and the webinar will immediately start streaming.


Effectively Managing Change Orders in the Field

Presented By Tim Faller


I'd Love This Business if it Weren't for the Customers

     Presented By Jayme Broudy


Streamline Your Business by Using Fully Integrated, Automated Tools and the Internet

Presented by Jeff Knutson


*Listen to Shawn McCadden, Leslie Shiner, Victoria Downing and others speak about industry related topics to help your business.


*Receive Continuing Education Units towards certifications as well. Each webinar qualifies as .1 CEU towards your certification renewal.

For a list of available webinars please visit:  www.nari.org/learning


Ohio Valley NARI's Website Photo Gallery

Don't forget we have added a Photo Gallery to our website. We are reaching out to all of our members to showcase some of their favorite projects. We will use the same general categories as we do for our CotY entries without a monetary reference. The categories are: Residential Kitchen; Residential Bath; Residential Interior; Residential Addition; Residential Exterior; Entire House; Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration; Residential Universal Design; Commercial Interior; Commercial Exterior; Commercial Specialty and Home Theater & Media Rooms.
Please send .jpeg or .tiff electronic file formats to
info@naricincinnati.org. Also note that these are for the website only. Any project that has been submitted for an upcoming CotY consideration may not be posted.


Election Results and Analysis Shared by NARI Lobbyist Tom Sullivan


National Election Results: Republicans Gain House Majority and Shrink Democratic Majority in the Senate

The Republican Party won big in Congressional mid-term elections. Republicans won a substantial majority in the United States House of Representatives, with the composition of the House being 239 Republicans and 185 Democrats, with 11 races still undecided.  The party with 218 Members controls a majority of the seats in the House.  By comparison, there are 255 Democratic Members of the House of Representatives in the 111th Congress. 


Please click here for entire report.



How To Get Consistent Results With Neighborhood Marketing

By Morgan Zenner

There's always something to be gained with targeted, neighborhood marketing, whether it's canvassing, direct mail or job site signage. Debra Nolan, marketing director at Southwest Exteriors, in San Antonio, Texas, has nailed down her neighborhood marketing to a science-a proven formula of promotional events that yield her consistent results at a consistent cost.


San Antonio residents have something to smile about on Saturday mornings because many of them are invited to a Southwest Exterior breakfast event. The event is hosted on one of the company's client's driveways and is open to the entire neighborhood on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Please click here for entire article.


Insurance Program for Ohio Valley NARI


The members of Ohio Valley NARI recognize the advantages group membership brings to the table. Strength in numbers is more than just a statement. Sharing best practices, abiding by ethical conduct and promoting outstanding professionalism are contributing factors by which the association has come to be recognized as a national leader.


There is strength in group membership when it comes to your individual business necessities as well. Specifically, Ohio Valley NARI membership affords you group discounts with your business insurance through Frankenmuth Insurance. With the assistance of the Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Agency, you can learn more about these important benefits.


Please click here for more information or contact Don Ebding at

(513) 936-1284, debding@ekinker.com.


From the Producer's Chair
What's in it for you to be on a reality show such as HGTV's "Bang for Your Buck."

By Morgan Zenner


Even if you dislike the un-reality of remodeling reality television programs, the people you're trying to reach-homeowners interested in remodeling, designing and home improvement-watch them.


So if you can't beat them, join them! Ever wondered what it takes to get on those shows?


Denielle Johnson has been producing Home and Garden Television's "Bang for Your Buck" for two years. She goes from city to city to cast homeowners and remodelers on the show and has had her share of experiences. Johnson shares the ins and outs of the casting process and advice on what will make you stand out the most.


Please click here for entire article.



December 2, 2010




Construction Workers


Ohio Valley NARI

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