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PRESS RELEASE: OHARCO Celebrates 120 Years of Building SolutionsOHARCO celebrates 120 years of Building SolutionsThe milestone anniversary will be marked by a series of events throughout the year.April 20, 2018—OMAHA, NEBRASKA—  OHARCO, the region’s oldest privately owned interior building products distributor, is celebrating a milestone in 2018—120 years of
PRESS RELEASE: C.H. Briggs Company, Inc. to Acquire Dolan & Traynor Inc.C.H. Briggs Company, Inc. to Acquire Dolan & Traynor Inc.Strategic Acquisition Expands Presence In New York City Metro,Eastern New York State and Central/North New JerseyREADING, PA, March 8, 2018 – C.H. Briggs announced that it has agreed to purchase certain assets of Dolan &Traynor located in
4 CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF SUCCESSION PLANNINGYou will be replaced.Don’t feel bad; it happens to all of us. It’s the cycle of life in the business world. But whether you are taking on a new role or sailing into retirement, it’s important that the person following your footsteps is ready and able to tackle the challenge. Hopefully, that person
How to Hire and Develop Effective SalespeopleHow to Hire and Develop Effective SalespeopleIdentify the success factors.To hire effectively, you have to be absolutely clear about the kind of person you are looking for. You don’t just want a job description; you want a description of the person you are seeking.
PRESS RELEASE: BlueLinx Enters Into Strategic Merger Agreement to Acquire Cedar CreekATLANTA and OKLAHOMA CITY, March 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx (NYSE:BXC), a leading distributor of building and industrial products in the United States, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cedar Creek, a leading building products wholesale distributor
Employee Engagement Starts Before You Even Hire SomeoneEmployee engagement is lacking in the workforce. According to one survey, only 13 percent of workers are currently actively engaged in their jobs. That leaves a whopping 87 percent of people who dislike the work they’re doing.Scary thought: Among this 87 percent, some are working for your company.
4 Ways to Ensure Employee EngagementEmployee engagement begins with leaders showing that they value their people and that they are willing to spend time and resources helping them capitalize on their strengths. However, studies show that only a small fraction of today’s leaders are creating an engaging environment for their people.