EDITOR - SUE FERN

2017 - MARCH - CLICK THE HEADLINE BELOW TO GO DIRECT TO ANY STORY IN THIS ISSUE
FROM THE PRESIDENTS  DESK   - JIM MACHOLZ

Dear NARI Members:  NARI Tampa Bay celebrated the 2017 CotY awards dinner with Jackie Calloway from ABC Action News and NARI members from across the region. 

A great evening was had by all and our winners were proud to reflect the high standards of NARI members around the country and the great projects delivered .  

Volunteer leaders spent many hours putting the event together to make this the marque evening of excellence that we are always proud of... Programs such as the awards and certification are only as great as the volunteer time donated by members like you, thank you for your support now and in the future.


GREAT EVENING AND CELEBRATION...
  
 
Record Spending, Led by Boomers: 8 Key Takeaways from JCHS' Latest Remodeling Report
By Remodeling

Dollars and demographics dominate in today's issue of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies' (JCHS) latest biennial report on renovation and repair. Record Spending - spending on improvements and repairs by homeowners and rental property owners hit an estimated $361 billion in 2016, up 6% from $340 billion the year before. JCHS forecasts the homeowner improvement part of that total will rise an inflation-adjusted 2% per year (on average), from just over $220 billion in 2015 to almost $270 billion in 2025.   LEARN MORE  

Coverings is the largest tile and stone show in North America with 9 miles of the latest trends and exhibitors from over 40 countries. Coverings will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, April 4 - 7, 2017. The 2017 show will feature more than 1,100 global exhibitors and an array of programs and events that will be of particular interest to NARI Tampa Bay.  Members will hear about the free attendance, parking passes and private lunch available at the show for NARI at the March 16 dinner... 

What to Do at the End of the First Quarter? Plan for the Next One.
Instead of just coasting, take the time to really evaluate what's working for your business.
By Remodeling

We are coming to the end of the first quarter-time to take stock, evaluate strengths/weaknesses, and to adjust our plan going into the second quarter. We start by reviewing our reason for being. What is our vision-our guiding light for every decision we make? Are we aligned with it and moving forward on operational initiatives to bring us closer to it? For some, this is all about maximizing income. Some want to maximize business value for resale. For us, it's all about our clients and our team. Are we consistently turning their dreams into reality?.   LEARN MORE  
 
REMEMBER TO CELEBRATE WITH FELLOW NARI MEMBERS ON MARCH 16
REGISTER BY CLICKING THE LUCKY GREEN BUTTON...

VALUE FROM NARI MEMBERSHIP - KOHLER $400 CERTIFICATION GRANT

Every NARI contractor who sells $4,000 of Kohler products will receive a scholarship to the value of $400 towards a NARI Professional Certification. 

To receive the grant members will be required to submit an invoice together with pictures of the project to Marc Galan of Kohler at marc.galan@kohler.com.

Members should indicate which certification they want and Kohler will pay for that certification. Every member company may receive up to a maximum of two scholarships.
 


LEARN MORE ABOUT NARI CERTIFICATION - CLICK HERE

A certification identifies you as a dedicated professional and acknowledges your personal achievements, improves your level of practice and highlights you as an industry leader.

NARI's certification is also a powerful marketing tool, providing clients with assurance that they're choosing expert professionals with not only years of experience and a commitment to ethical conduct, but also a dedication to ongoing training.


ANNOUNCING THE NEW NARI WEBSITE! 
  
We have some exciting news, we are changing our website to a new dynamic platform that is going to be super easy to use, more cost effective, and more S E O friendly. We are now offering three new ways to advertise your businesses with a locked in rate for 1 year.

If you are a vendor you will be having an ad on the home page, there will only be five (5) advertisements that will rotate with your logo to provide a direct click through to your website. The initial offering for this will be $750.00/year.  See example above. ONLY TWO SLOTS LEFT FOR 2017

MAIL: Info@NARI-TampaBay.org FOR DETAILS

Four Ways to Keep Workers from Wrecking Your Company
By Remodeling

One of the most devastating things that can happen to a business owner is being disappointed by a trusted employee. What does this look like? Here's one scenario: A person whom the employer feels good about is hired. The usual steps are taken to verify that the employee is what the employer is looking for. The employee seems successful, often for a long time.

Then something changes. It could be in the employee's personal life. Or the work load of the employee increases, typically incrementally, leaving the employee unable to keep up with the employer's expectation. Or it could be both. The employee, eager to please and unable to do his work successfully, tells the employer that "It is taken care of" when nothing, in fact, is being handled effectively.   LEARN MORE


NARI members across the country are gearing up for the second Annual NARI Fly-In and Lobby Day in the nation's capital. Taking place from Tuesday evening, March 14th through Wednesday evening, March 15th, NARI members will have the opportunity to interact with their Congressional representatives and staff.  

The event will kick off with a reception on Tuesday evening, followed by a private tour of the Capitol by former Members of Congress. Wednesday, NARI members will get to hear from a number of Congressional representatives and then will spend the afternoon visiting with their Congressional delegations. REGISTER HERE


ADVERTISE IN THE NEXT 
NARI REMODEL MAGAZINE! 
  

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DURING DEMO DAY REMEMBER TO
DONATE TO  HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN YOUR AREA
NARI MEMBER VALUE OPTIONS & DISCOUNTS

Consumers view the  NARI logo as the mark of an ethical professional. Isn't it time your marketing efforts carried this symbol? Contact our office for your  FREE decal for your company  vehicles  for the new year.   
MEMBER DISCOUNTS - to obtain a large number of NARI membership discounts click this link to go to the website page and gain all the information you need to start saving today!   LEARN MORE


NARI ASSOCIATION MANAGER 
- PATTY JEFFORDS
727-942-4503