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The editors of The NEWS have something to say... and we want to hear back from you! Here's our take on the news of the day. What's yours?

Are You Really Ready for Retirement?

May 10, 2012

According to a recent study, almost half of Americans are not saving any money for their retirement. It's time to look at what you are doing to prepare for retirement.


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Wanted: Inspirational Instructors and Talented Trainers

May 1, 2012

With your support, this instructor — who helped mold you into the HVACR workhorse you are today — can gain the recognition he or she deserves. 


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Social Smack Talk Threatens Businesses

April 26, 2012

Free speech is back on the chopping block, and the outcomes of recent incidents may have an effect on the social aspect of your business. 


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Torturing Tenants by Refusing to Fix HVAC?

April 24, 2012

Have you ever heard of a landlord refusing to fix the HVAC in a property as a way to torture his tenants into moving out?


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Is Your Own Office a Model of Comfort?

April 19, 2012

There’s an old saying about the shoemaker’s children having no shoes and going barefoot. While it’s understandable to give first priority to your customers, make the time to take care of your building’s HVAC system, too. 


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Connecting with Generation Y

April 17, 2012

Generation Y is becoming a buying force to be reckoned with, and you  need to make sure you're connection with how they make their purchasing decisions.


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Nurture the Seeds of Lasting Relationships

April 5, 2012

The cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., can teach us about customer relationships.


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The Looming Battle Over HFCs

April 3, 2012

What will happen as yet another government coalition sets its sights on eradicating HFCs?


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Trashed Trucks Still Talk

March 29, 2012
Do you remove all decals from old service vehicles before you sell them off?
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When Homeowners Become Tenants...

March 26, 2012

A new program will allow homeowners struggling to meet mortgage payments the chance to become tenants in their own homes -- but what will that mean for contractors?


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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