Blog Entries - 2016

2017 Business Predictions

December 2, 2016  |  Business Predictions

2017 will continue to be a roller coaster concerning business conditions based on calls we’re receiving from business owners. The common phrases we hear are: “I am swamped with work and don’t have enough help to get the jobs out”

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Why Take Time to Attend a Major Trade Show

November 3, 2016  |  Trade Shows

Often times, we will receive a call from a member asking why they should take time out of their schedule to attend a major trade show such as the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta, GA, which is held every two years.  Our

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ZIKA Fumigation Requirements for U.S. Cargo to China

August 24, 2016

On August 18, staff from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing met with The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ's) Department of Supervision and Health Quarantine. This is an update to U.S. companies

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SFI Certification Expected to Increase Number of Certified LEED Projects

August 2, 2016  |  LEED Certified Project

For years, the only certified products allowed in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects were from companies that were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certified.  The process was often time

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Should Interns Be Paid?

June 1, 2016  |  interns

Summer will be here before you know it, which means college students are looking for internships to help gain experience and learn from hands-on training. While many internships are unpaid, your business must meet certain requirements

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Cash is King and May Just Save Your Business

May 5, 2016

You’d expect it to be a good thing when business conditions are improving and companies are getting busier, but you might be wrong. More and more businesses are learning what the loss of a credit line is doing to their business the hard

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