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BWC Payroll Report Filing Deadline

Published on October 21, 2015

Businesses in Ohio should be aware that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has recently transitioned to its new prospective premium payment system.  The BWC is providing a ‘Transition Credit’ in place of your January through June 2015 premium payment.  

In order to receive the credit, businesses needed to file a payroll report for the January – June, 2015 period with BWC by August, 31, 2015.  Businesses that did not file the payroll report, had the premium for that period estimated and the BWC invoiced them on October 1, 2015. 

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Important Information Regarding our 2016 Workers' Compensation Group Rating Program

Published on October 12, 2015 by CareWorksComp

In light of BWC transitioning to prospective billing, the 2016 CareWorksComp group rating enrollment deadline for the traditional discount group rating program is November 18, 2015 and the retro group rating enrollment deadline is January 22, 2016. It is important to apply early so that you have adequate time to evaluate your options.  If you have not already applied, we ask that you take a look at your potential premium savings through the Miami Valley NARI Workers’ Compensation Program that is administered by our partner, CareWorksComp. Our workers’ compensation program was created to help our members maximize their workers’ compensation premium savings and to provide them with quality claims management services.  Consider these points about our program:

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Why Not a Career in the Trades?

Published on September 23, 2015

With the overall remodeling industry showing growth and demand for skilled labor increasing at a significant rate, why not consider a career in the trades.  Who do you know that doesn't mind hard work and wants to learn and grow.  Kayleen McCabe gives a compelling reason to consider the trades for our youth as an alternative to earn great money now, and then if they wish to go to college, they have a way to earn great money and save for the future.

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The 2016 NARI CotY Awards Program is HERE!

Published on September 04, 2015

NARI invites its members across the nation to compete for the prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards in recognition of their achievements throughout the year. Companies - from one-person shops to the largest remodeling firms - report that winning a local CotY Award is a major factor in enhancing their image within the industry as well as with the buying public.

The Miami Valley NARI CotY Awards are a perfect way to showcase your award winning projects to consumers throughout the tri-state and southwest Ohio areas.  Our local program for 2016 aligns with the national program offering 37 categories, and allows more of our members to display their talents and compete for one of these prestigious awards.

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Remodelers Play a Critical Role in Driving Energy Savings

Published on July 15, 2015

Research clearly shows that U.S. homeowners want energy savings, but without help from professional remodelers, few projects would actually happen.

This is based on the January 2015 Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Sentiment Tracking Study and from a recent survey conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of its members.

The HIRI study revealed that homeowners have “very high interest” in finding ways to save energy. Although this sentiment is strongly expressed in the HIRI study, National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) remodeling contractors report that they are the ones to initiate the discussion to get these important features included in remodeling projects.

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HVAC Maintenance Tips

Published on July 09, 2015

Here's one place where you shouldn't be lazy about home maintenance: your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. HVAC maintenance is similar to the maintenance on your car: if you don't change your engine oil, replace the filters or replace the belts, your engine will ultimately shut down and not operate. If you spend $40 on an oil change and air filter exchange for your car, it will ultimately save you thousands of dollars in potential car repairs. A few hundred dollars in HVAC maintenance will keep your system humming longer, lengthening the amount of time you will have between HVAC system replacements.

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Storm Damage Victims Beware

Published on June 19, 2015

 

With all the recent rains, storms and serious flooding that have occurred all across the Miami Valley, con artists often show up at a homeowner's door, offering an array of services and demanding a hefty down payment up front. They might offer a "great deal," based on using materials left over from a neighbor’s job, but homeowners should remember that a "great deal" isn't always what it seems.  Frequently, these fly-by-night operators drive vehicles with out-of-state license plates, or set up temporary offices from which they can move quickly once authorities start looking for them.  Before writing that check, and especially before allowing any unknown individual into your home, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) suggests that a homeowner:

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NARI's Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM) Program New Class begins Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Published on May 21, 2015

The Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM) program addresses project cost management, communication, project planning, quality assurance, record-keeping and risk management.

Key Points Covered:

WHAT? The CRPM will develop competencies and professionalize the project manager’s role in the remodeling industry. The CRPM course is a structured class of remodeling project management fundamentals and a prep course to take the CRPM Certification exam.

Use this program to prepare for the CRPM exam on in August and earn your status as a Certified Remodeling Project Manager.

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NARI University Programs

Published on May 21, 2015

On May 26th at Noon (CT)  Rebekah Taylor will present "Monitoring Customer Satisfaction" Monitoring Customer Satisfaction

You work day in and day out to delight each and every one of your customers, but do you truly know if they’re satisfied with the work you’ve done? Monitoring Customer Satisfaction, presented by GuildQuality, will discuss ways to track each and every experience with your customers - from the positive ones to the negative ones. We’ll uncover how customer satisfaction impacts your online reputation, ways to listen to and understand what your customers are saying, and how to use their feedback to build a better business.    Visit NARI.org for more information on this upcoming event

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May is National Home Improvement Month!

Published on May 01, 2015

May is National Home Improvement Month and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry recommends this quick tip to get you started on your remodeling project. Look over your property carefully. What repairs are needed? What improvements would you like to make? Think ahead and determine your future needs. Professional remodeling contractors can help you in your planning by outlining options and discussing the improvements you can make within your budget. Let the professionals of Miami Valley NARI be your guide.

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