Breakfast on the Level

July 8, 2010
With summer just beginning, fireplaces are the furthest thing from most people's minds.  However those wanting to remodel or purchase items on sale are thinking about them and the folks from Hamilton Parker are going to help you be informed about what products are out there and how to determine which is best for each customer.

Please join Lori Ring and Steve Watters of Hamilton Parker as they will be discussing the different options of fireplaces that are available, including some that are "earth friendly" and the values of each based on customer need, position in the home, and installation potential. You will be surprised what little we actually know about fireplaces, their uses and their many advantages.

The breakfast will take place at the Ramada Plaza North on Wagner Ford Road. Registration, Networking and Breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. with the program from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration fees are $10.00 for certified professionals, $20.00 for non-certified members and $30.00 for non-members. Register online at or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today!


Happy Hour

July 16, 2010 

Sponsored by HouseTrends Magazine


Please join us for Miami Valley NARI's next "Happy Hour" social event. Housetrends Magazine is hosting the get-together at Thai 9 located in Dayton's Historic Oregon District. Food and beverages will be provided by HouseTrends. 

Come on in and relax! Visit with old friends you haven't seen in awhile and new friends you haven't met yet. What better way to close out the week than to hang out with your favorite NARI pals?

Don't forget to visit with Evelyn Yaus to discuss your current and future advertising needs in Dayton's premier remodeling publication.

RSVP by contacting the Miami Valley NARI Office at (937) 222-NARI or online at


Requarth Lumber to Host "NARI DAY"

July 17, 2010

As part of their 150th anniversary celebration, Requarth Lumber will welcome members of Miami Valley NARI to their downtown Dayton lumberyard on Saturday, July 17 for "NARI Day."
Association members who stop in between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. will receive a free 25' tape measure and special member-only discounts on in-stock materials ordered and picked up that day. Spend at least $50 and receive $10 off the order; over $100 and receive a $20 discount; or over $250 and get $50 off. (One tape and one purchase discount per member company.)
Coffee and donuts will be available while they last and NARI leaders will be on hand to provide membership information to non-member visitors and answer member questions.
Please stop down to 447 E. Monument Avenue, say hello and save some money on Saturday July 17th!


July 17th, 2010

Reds Game with Ohio Valley NARI

Make this day a true "NARI Day" and join our neighbors at Ohio Valley NARI for a fun filled evening of baseball. Join the fun and networking at the prestigious Red Legs Landing at The Great American Ballpark. 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 and cheer the Reds on as they take on the Colorado Rockies 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. Come out to support your NARI chapters and have a memorable evening with customers, co-workers, family, and friends at the ballpark. Tickets sell out quickly so reserve yours today! Call Miami Valley NARI today at 222-NARI to RSVP, or click
here to reserve your seats.


Miami Valley NARI Annual Golf Outing

September 21, 2010

COME SWING WITH US------ with your golf club that is!  Yes, we want you to be a part of the golf outing this year.  For only $85/person you can join other MVNARI members for a fun day on the golf course.  The Miami Valley NARI golf outing is one of the least expensive golf outings in the area.  It is being held at the Beavercreek Country Club beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21st.  Contact us today at 222-6274 and let us know of your interest in playing.  We will put all individuals in groups of four----a great way to network, too.  See you on the links!
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS by putting your name in front of Miami Valley NARI's biggest remodeling companies at the annual golf outing!
YOU have a great opportunity to be a part of this fun day by becoming a sponsor at this year's event.  Target your market by sponsoring Miami Valley NARI's golf outing where you have the perfect chance to market yourself and YOUR business.  With over 70 decision makers from the Dayton and Cincinnati area participating, how can you go wrong!  
As a sponsor, YOU are encouraged to put your personal touch on whatever area you are working at. Bring whatever you want to make your hole the most exciting, interesting and memorable stop on the entire golf course!  And you are welcome to staff (if necessary) your own hole, registration tables, etc.
Call the MVNARI Chapter office at 222-6274 today to let us know what you would like to sponsor or visit and submit your reservation TODAY!


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 and your CEO must attend 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
[email protected].


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 ( 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 1-800-777-4283 or by email at
[email protected].


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 9 things to do BEFORE you enter social media.

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Website Competition Drives Traffic

By Morgan Zenner

Mark Harari, writer for the Baltimore Building & Construction section of the, wanted to drive more traffic to his page. In order to do that, he created a Web site competition centered around local contractors, which required people to visit his page to vote for their favorite contractor site.
As soon as Joe Lucado, president of Rule4 Building Group, found out about the 2010 Baltimore's Best Contractor Web site competition, he was in. "We saw a tweet announcing that they were accepting nominations so we sent him an e-mail with a formal request to submit our Web site's nomination," Lucado says.
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July 7, 2010





Miami Valley NARI
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