Sustainably Speaking http://contractormag.com/blog/7610/feed Candace Roulo's Blog en Uponor presents at Techweek Chicago http://contractormag.com/blog/uponor-presents-techweek-chicago <div class="node-body blog-body">A few weeks ago, I attended Techweek in Chicago. This week-long expo is for startups and Fortune 500 companies to showcase their newest products, insights, ideas and plans for the future. There are also a variety of sessions to attend to learn about the latest in technology, from increasing a company’s website presence to contextual marketing and building agile software solutions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/uponor-presents-techweek-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/uponor-presents-techweek-chicago#comments Best Practices Sustainably Speaking Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:08:00 +0000 35271 at http://contractormag.com Ford EcoBoost Challenge showcases 2015 truck models http://contractormag.com/blog/ford-ecoboost-challenge-showcases-2015-truck-models <div class="node-body blog-body">John Mesenbrink and I had the opportunity to attend Ford’s EcoBoost Challenge. The event was for media members only, and we had the chance to jump behind the wheels of the most popular Ford vehicles on the road today at the EcoBoost Challenge in Arlington Heights, Ill. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/ford-ecoboost-challenge-showcases-2015-truck-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/ford-ecoboost-challenge-showcases-2015-truck-models#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Sustainably Speaking Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:47:00 +0000 34631 at http://contractormag.com Memorial Day thoughts and influential women in the industry http://contractormag.com/blog/memorial-day-thoughts-and-influential-women-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">A few months ago we featured a gallery of the most influential people in the plumbing and hydronics industry. This was a hit with our readers. In response to the popularity of this gallery, I thought it only makes sense to give a shout out to the influential women in the plumbing, hydronics and HVAC industries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/memorial-day-thoughts-and-influential-women-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/memorial-day-thoughts-and-influential-women-industry#comments Best Practices Business Devlopment Sustainably Speaking Tue, 27 May 2014 19:49:00 +0000 33831 at http://contractormag.com Uponor plays full out at Connections 2014 http://contractormag.com/blog/uponor-plays-full-out-connections-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">The Uponor Connections 2014 Convention started April 23 and ended the following day at a cocktail reception at the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino. The past 48 hours have been packed full of best practices, networking, and connecting with industry experts on the topics and issues that matter most to the mechanical contracting industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/uponor-plays-full-out-connections-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/uponor-plays-full-out-connections-2014#comments Commercial Plumbing Plumbing Contractor Residential Plumbing Sustainably Speaking Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:34:00 +0000 33111 at http://contractormag.com American pride is strong at DeWalt http://contractormag.com/blog/american-pride-strong-dewalt <div class="node-body blog-body">DeWalt’s American Pride Event took place April 17 at the Carpenter Training Center in Elk Grove Village, Ill. The highlight of the event was guest speaker First Sergeant Matthew Eversmann (Ret.) hero of the film, Black Hawk Down, and the Battle of Mogadishu. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/american-pride-strong-dewalt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/american-pride-strong-dewalt#comments Cordless Tools Sustainably Speaking Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:20:00 +0000 33021 at http://contractormag.com WaterFurnace’s 2014 sales meeting empowers, educates contractors http://contractormag.com/blog/waterfurnace-s-2014-sales-meeting-empowers-educates-contractors <div class="node-body blog-body">At WaterFurnace’s 2014 sales meeting today, water always wins is the theme of the two-day meeting. The annual sale’s meeting began with an impressive video of what water is. Water </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/waterfurnace-s-2014-sales-meeting-empowers-educates-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/waterfurnace-s-2014-sales-meeting-empowers-educates-contractors#comments Geothermal Sustainably Speaking Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:27:00 +0000 32561 at http://contractormag.com The Power of Consistency by Weldon Long: Get your mind right http://contractormag.com/blog/power-consistency-weldon-long-get-your-mind-right <div class="node-body blog-body">I just finished reading Weldon’s book “The Power of Consistency.” And again, this book is something anyone owning a business or wanting to improve their life needs to read. The basis of the book is on how to train your mind and master the “Prosperity Mindset,” which helps overcome many of the curve balls that life can throw your way. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/power-consistency-weldon-long-get-your-mind-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/power-consistency-weldon-long-get-your-mind-right#comments Business Coach Sustainably Speaking Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:14:00 +0000 31891 at http://contractormag.com Tattoos and the plumbing, service industry http://contractormag.com/blog/tattoos-and-plumbing-service-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">This leads me to the question: If you own a residential plumbing company or plumbing service company, would a tattoo keep you from hiring a skilled plumber or service technician? Why or why not? As with any topic or situation, I realize there are two sides of a coin, so I’m very interested in hearing what you have to say about hiring employees with tattoos. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/tattoos-and-plumbing-service-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/tattoos-and-plumbing-service-industry#comments Best Practices Sustainably Speaking Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:49:00 +0000 30961 at http://contractormag.com Favorite stylish Kitchen & Bath/Builder's products http://contractormag.com/blog/favorite-stylish-kitchen-bathbuilders-products <div class="node-body blog-body">The Kitchen & Bath/Builder's Show was a huge hit last week in Las Vegas. Manufacturers were talking about the packed aisles during all hours of the show, and attendees were talking about the new, innovative and stylist products showcased. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/favorite-stylish-kitchen-bathbuilders-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/favorite-stylish-kitchen-bathbuilders-products#comments Faucets Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Fixtures Remodeling Sustainably Speaking Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:10:00 +0000 30571 at http://contractormag.com Kohler, Moen highlights from Kitchen & Bath/Builder's Show opening day http://contractormag.com/blog/kohler-moen-highlights-kitchen-bathbuilders-show-opening-day <div class="node-body blog-body">From the looks of the packed aisles today, the Kitchen & Bath/Builder's Show is a success. Attendance numbers for the first day have not come out yet, but word has it that there are 80,000 to 100,000 attendees at the show. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/kohler-moen-highlights-kitchen-bathbuilders-show-opening-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/kohler-moen-highlights-kitchen-bathbuilders-show-opening-day#comments Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Sustainably Speaking Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:26:00 +0000 30201 at http://contractormag.com