Monthly Archives: February 2016

  • 7 Last Minute Employee Appreciation Day Ideas



    Finding good employees can be difficult, so keeping them is essential to keeping your business running smoothly. Recent studies have shown there is something you can do to retain your employees and keep them happy and productive.

    Appreciate them. Employee Appreciation Day, which is on Friday, March 4th, isn't a substitute for showing appreciation throughout the year, but it is a great way to show all your employees how much you appreciate them. If you haven't planned your employee appreciation day yet, here are seven last minute ideas.

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  • Is CPVC & PVC Pipe UV Resistant?



    CPVC and PVC pipes are made out of very strong and versatile materials. It is hard to believe that they are not completely resistant to UV rays.

    Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) is made when Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is treated with chlorinated water. They are available for engineering and industrial piping projects because CPVC can withstand a greater array of high temperatures. It is able to endure a majority of acidic and corrosive substances. CPVC are used on extremely hot and cold water systems and chemical applications. These pipes are cost effective, easy to install, and resilient. Continue reading



  • 7 Business Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln



    presidents-daySmall business owners have to take on many roles in any given day, and developing a strong leadership style can improve the way that contractors and other professionals implement ideas, tackle challenges and lead their teams to success. Abraham Lincoln is one of our nation's most admired thinkers. As President, he led our country through an incredibly complex and difficult time. There are a multitude of lessons to be learned from his examples, many of which can be used to design or improve one's leadership style within the workplace.

    1. The ability to share credit for success

    Lincoln was able and willing to celebrate the successful endeavors of others, including his cabinet members. No man is an island, and business owners must be able to set aside their own ego and share credit when others have contributed to a positive outcome. Continue reading



  • 5 Mardi Gras Events in the Carolinas



    nc-sc-mardi-gras-eventsMardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday and Shrove Tuesday, is a holiday with Catholic roots that has been celebrated for hundreds of years beginning in the New Orleans area of the United States. Today, there are Mardi Gras celebrations, festivals and benefit events that occur all over the country that include traditional Cajun cuisine, King cakes, Mardi Gras beads and more.

    We found a few great events that happen right here close to home in the Carolina where you can go and celebrate Mardi Gras! Here is list of 5 Mardi Gras events in 2016 happening across the Carolinas:

    1. 5th Annual Charlotte Mardi Gras - Parade of Beads Celebration (Charlotte, NC)

    Charlotte will be hosting its annual Mardi Gras festivities at the EPICENTRE on February 6th beginning at 7pm. The EPICENTRE will be fully decorated and transformed into a New Orleans French Quarter including creole menus and more. Events and entertainment include a parade, street performers, local team mascots and live marching band performances. Continue reading



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