Mike Miazga: In Closing

Family-run businesses remain an important part of our industry

A family-run businesses are for generations to come.
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At some point, we’ve all had interactions with family-run businesses.
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From Success to Significance

Industry veteran Don Arnold makes a difference in Africa.
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As I was driving to the store recently, a green-living commercial on the radio caught my attention.
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Brains behind the operation

Understanding neuroscience can boost sales.
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“You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.”
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Quite a Site

New Supply House Times website aims to make your job easier.
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What did we do without cell phones and the Internet? That thought crossed my mind New Year’s Eve night while out to dinner with family. I observed a gentleman to my left perpetually engrossed in his smartphone despite a female companion and another couple seated with him at the table.
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Fighting back

Legislation aims to curb metal theft.
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When I was in high school a good friend turned me on to a quirky radio program called “Swap Shop.” The premise of the show was people calling in to buy, sell and trade hard-to-find items. A quick Internet search reveals the call-in show still exists on a radio station in Florida.
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Batten down the hatches

Is your company prepared for a weather catastrophe? 
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One of my cousins is a weather aficionado. He had a weather-only radio growing up, can give you the definition of barometric pressure, and he really goes off the charts with enthusiasm when watches and warnings are issued in northern Illinois.
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Invest and invest some more

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You know you’ve been traveling a lot when the airport parking lot shuttle driver recognizes you as you pull in, or when you start seeing the same flight attendants.


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Stop spraying and praying

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Marketing to different generations can overcome your FOMO.
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The black book

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I have a black book. Mine’s nothing like the one Fonzie in “Happy Days” used to carry around and it certainly bears no resemblance to the one former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss is said to have kept. It’s probably closer to the NFL’s media directory, which is called the “Black Book.”


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New kids on the block

Generation Y is easier to understand than you think.
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Southern Wholesalers Association convention in Panama City Beach, Fla., in late June. As Hira pointed out, to qualify for the Generation Y designation you need to have a birth year between the late 1970s and 1995. My early 1970s birth year bumps me back to the Generation X category (1964-1977).
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