Turning the Corner
Welcome to the eleventh edition of the Virginia Urban Wood Group's newsletter!
With the coming of a new year brings with it hope for a better future. As we begin moving through 2022 in full stride, we are hoping to be will be immersed in a more stable, predictable world in which prices stabilize, supply-chain issues fade away, and COVID reverts to endemic levels. We are all ready to "turn the corner".
Yet despite the challenges of the past two years, local service providers and makers have flourished! The reasons are many, but they can be summarized in three key points: Providing good service
Making quality products
Consumer appreciation for what you do
Of those three aforementioned points, always remember that your customers, and even people who may never buy anything from you truly appreciate you and your businesses. They admire you for your entrepreneurship, for adding value to the local economy, for making local products, for rescuing trees destined for the landfill or an outdoor furnace, and for supplying land management services that no other company would consider doing.
We hope that you find this newsletter useful and enjoyable, wishing all a healthy and prosperous 2022!
VA Dept of Forestry
Urban Wood Program Coordinator