Former Republic Windows and Doors CEO Pleads Guilty
According to reports from the Chicago Tribune, former Republic Windows and Doors CEO Richard Gillman has pled guilty to one count of theft. The Chicago Tribune article says that as part of the plea, Gillman will receive four years in prison and a $100,000 fine. With good behavior, he could be released after two years. [...][continue reading...]
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Door and Window Musings
A Shout out to Creative Marketers
By Tara Taffera
Publisher, DWM Magazine
I don’t know about you but I am sick of hearing about Black Friday and Cyber Monday and am glad these are over. What I am more interested in is how companies contributed to recent events such as Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday. I wrote my blog last week about Small Business Saturday and [...]
Wide-Angle Marketing Insight
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner, Windowtech Sales
Last week I visited a major prospect to pitch a high-end composite window technology. When I entered their conference room, I was surprised to find that I wasn’t the only guest. Our prospect had invited one of its major dealers to sit in on the presentation, so we were no longer presenting to just our [...]
Collins, the Trend Tracker
A Changing of the Guard
By Mike Collins
Partner, Building Industry Advisors
“We are witnessing a massive changing of the guard. Baby boomers are retiring and leaving the workforce. The members of generation X, who were born between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s and whose ranks include me, are being promoted into those positions. However, there are more baby boomers leaving than there are qualified generation X individuals to assume their positions. This creates a talent gap that can be difficult to address.” —Mike Collins
By Tyson Schwartz
VP sales and marketing, Soft-Lite
I have ‘talked’ about technology many times before, and I have to say that I am constantly playing with the new technology that comes out. I love working on my iPad or iPhone when I am mobile—I use many different apps to stay connected and organized. —Tyson Schwartz
Doors and Windows or Granite Countertops?
By Mark Milanese
Owner, Milanese Remodeling Inc.
“Surveys say consumers want energy efficiency in remodels, but at the point of sale, they put their money into granite countertops,” Arlene Zavocki Stewart, president at AZS Consulting Inc. told me on LinkedIn, after my most recent DWM blog. Then she asked me, “Why the disconnect? Do you think it’s because of bad surveys, fickle [...]
Why Not Discover Yourself for Yourself?
By Dave Molenda
Founder, Positive Polarity, LLC
I have been watching the electronic media as of late and one of the hot topics seems to be how to motivate employees. If you Google the words, “employee motivation,” you get 12,600,000 results … WOW … that’s a lot to choose from. We tend to stop at the “Five Ways to Motivate Your Employees” [...]