Unity 2014, held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla., was a success even with the attendance being lower. A plus to a smaller meeting is the ability for attendees to network more freely. The best way to know you had a successful conference is when attendees stay in the meeting room and are not out in the hall on their phones. Click here to see full article.
Retention and Its Impact
on Construction Contractors
By Matt Stevens Ph.D.
Retainage of payment is common practice by construction funders. It is a practice of holding back a percentage of payment (usually ranging from 5 to 10%) which is due at the completion of the project. It is a practice that building and infrastructure owners use to assure financial security against contractor default. In addiction it is to assure that any deficiencies in the project are promptly remedied by the contractor. Click here to see full article.
9 Ways to Gain the Competitive Edge
By Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor
Tight economy! Reduced staff! Demanding customers! “These days it’s extra challenging to satisfy and keep customers. It’s even more important than ever because customer loyalty is generally considered the primary engine today to retain sales levels and gain an advantage over the competition. It’s been this way for a long time; it’s just getting more attention now. We just need to do things better. Click here to see full article.
Soldering New Lead Free Products
Are you and your plumbers having problems when soldering the new no lead copper alloys or finding poor coverage when joints are broken? Many are. Click here to learn the proper installation practices to get consistent high quality soldered joints for lead free pipes, valves, and fixtures. This webinar is one of many produced for members by the PHCC Educational Foundation and archived on the PHCC–National Association website here.
Free Risk Management Seminar
for PHCC Members
Do you know what is driving your insurance costs? Have you ever wondered how your insurance is priced? How can you increase your profitability by focusing on risk management? What are “best practices” as it relates to hiring practices and employment related policies? These are just a few of the questions you may have as it relates to your business.
Answers to these questions, plus many more are available to you by having someone from your business attend Federated’s Designated Risk Manager class on Aug. 11-13, 2014. This is a 2½ day class held annually at Federated Insurance Company’s home office in Owatonna, Minn. Sign up today as class size is limited. For additional information contact your local Federated Marketing Representative or PHCC.
All PHCC members are eligible to register and there is no charge to attend the training.
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