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Here’s what we all should be watching this summer

by Steven Feldman

The next few months will be quite interesting. We’ll all be watching something. Some of us will be watching the Facebook stock price. Others will be glued to the polls. Some of us will be watching the summer Olympic Games from London rooting for the next Michael Phelps. I’ll be watching my cholesterol.

In my own humble opinion, here is what I think we all should be watching:  Continue reading Here’s what we all should be watching this summer

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Random ramblings from the road

April is in the rear view mirror. The Kentucky Derby has been run. I can smell Memorial Day weekend, which means summer is just around the corner. Sort of.

Last month was nothing short of a whirlwind. If I was in the office for five days it was a lot. National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). Coverings. Starnet. National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA). Manufacturer visits. Good for frequent flyer miles and strengthening relationships, bad for just about everything else. Continue reading Random ramblings from the road

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My take: Surfaces is more than a trade show

by Steven Feldman

It may be a long way off until Surfaces 2013, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the show. In fact, I recently participated in my second Surfaces/StonExpo Education Advisory Council meeting, where a diverse group of 15 people from all factions of the industry began the process of formulating the conference program. (FCNews has sponsored the flooring component for the past two years.) Continue reading My take: Surfaces is more than a trade show

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Surfaces is more than a trade show

by Steven Feldman

It may be a long way off until Surfaces 2013, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the show. In fact, I recently participated in my second Surfaces/StonExpo Education Advisory Council meeting, where a diverse group of 15 people from all factions of the industry began the process of formulating the conference program. (FCNews has sponsored the flooring component for the past two years.) Continue reading Surfaces is more than a trade show

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How a declining birth rate affects you

by Steven Feldman

At the recent NAFCD conference in Nashville, Fox Business News personality Stuart Varney gave his take on what this country can expect in the short term and over the long haul. The good news is he expects things to turn around soon—soon meaning after the elections when he believes there will be a change in the Oval Office. (Mind you, Varney’s views slant to the right.)

But Varney also focused on something I hear few, if any, people ever talking about, something that could affect us all: a declining global birth rate. Continue reading How a declining birth rate affects you