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Taking Care of Business: Green Acres or Green Buildings

By John R. Hall
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“Greeeeeeeeeeen buildings are the place to be…”  Sing that once and tell me what TV show theme song that comes from. Oh I forgot, it’s in the headline of this blog.
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Murphy's Law: Define Green For Me

By Mike Murphy
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Upon this notable occasion of Celtic heritage and celebration, there will be many a wannabe Irish with green beer coursing through his or her veins. In my amateur days, I too fancied a mug of Miller Lite with some green food coloring as the embodiment of St. Paddy’s Day.
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Skaer-Tactics: If the Airlines Can Do It...

By Mark Skaer
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U.S. Airways recently announced, beginning May 5, it is going to charge $25 for a second checked bag. “We’re making these changes to offset record fuel prices and rising airline-related expenses,” the airline stated in a release.
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Taking Care of Business: Competition Saving, Not Killing This Guy

By John R. Hall
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I liked this story I read last week about an HVAC contractor who saved the life of a competitor - literally. I picked up the story from an online version of The Brick Times in Lakehurst, N.J.
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I Think... Association Meetings Are Great

By John Conrad
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I’ve got a secret for HVAC and refrigeration contractors that want to grow their businesses. Rub elbows with successful contractors at a national meeting. I’ve had the opportunity to attend both the ACCA and MCAA annual conventions in the last 30 days.
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Murphy's Law: HVAC Meetings and Golf

By Mike Murphy
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Association meetings provide an excellent opportunity to socialize, network, and learn from industry experts. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) annual convention got off to a roaring start March 2 as nearly 2,500 people converged on Palm Desert, Calif. for the four-day event.
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Taking Care of Business: Now We Know Green is Normal

By John R. Hall
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If you ever needed more evidence that going green is normal, look no further than this story. Normal, Illinois made the news recently by taking steps to green their town - and bragged about it.
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Skaer-Tactics: Should I Even Order One?

By Mark Skaer
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Not sure about you, but I receive a ton of e-mails a day. Of course, 99.8 percent are worthless. I still have yet to find out why Dr. Mikel Georth would leave me funds in a secret bank in Chicken, Alaska.
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Taking Care of Business: Idea for Next COPS Episode

By John R. Hall
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“Bad boys, bad boys - whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Bad boys, bad boys…” It’s one of those tunes I can never get out of my head.
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Skaer-Tactics: Those Amish Sure Are Tricky...

By Mark Skaer
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I have to admit, the full-page ad is attractive, and especially with the headline “Amish man’s new miracle idea helps home heat bills hit rock bottom.” Another draw is a smaller headline within the ad: “How to get 2 free heaters.”
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