Industry veteran Don Arnold makes a difference in Africa.
April 12, 2013
As I was driving to the store recently, a green-living commercial on the radio caught my attention.Read More
Understanding neuroscience can boost sales.
March 12, 2013
“You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.”Read More
New Supply House Times website aims to make your job easier.
February 8, 2013
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.Read More
Legislation aims to curb metal theft.
January 2, 2013
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.Read More
Is your company prepared for a weather catastrophe?
December 1, 2012
One of my cousins is a weather
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.Read More
November 1, 2012
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.Read More
October 1, 2012
Marketing to different generations can overcome your FOMO.Read More
September 1, 2012
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.”Read More
Generation Y is easier to understand than you think.
August 1, 2012
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).Read More
A happy ending.
July 1, 2012
Noah Garson didn’t intend to get into the family plumbing and heating wholesale business. His father, Murray, and uncle, Irvin, started Garson Plumbing Supplies in 1947 after growing tired of working at the post office. They went to the local library and researched possible careers and found the plumbing supply field to be the most desirable.Read More