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  • Origins of Craftsmanship: Roman Decorative Finishes

    PPT continues the Origins of Craftsmanship discussion referencing a recent trip We were overwhelmed by the Rome’s fascinating architecture, art and culture. It has been around a

  • Fix the Leadership Pipeline

    Are you identifying the people who’d be right for – and who want – supervisory roles? A recent Gallup report estimated that U.S. businesses are losing between $319 and $398 billion

  • Color Selection - Why the Golden Gate Bridge is Orange

    Imagine this: It’s 1933 and construction has begun on the world’s longest and tallest suspension bridge over the Golden Gate Strait, the entrance to the San Francisco Bay. Years

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    As we approach the holidays, it is an appropriate time to reflect on this year’s achievements, (although we still need to keep the foot on the pedal to make this quarter better than

  • Estimating Strategy: Hamburgers or Steaks

    Do you bid jobs? From the customer’s point of view, is there a difference between awarding the project to you or the competition? If your answer sounds like “we offer the best “quality,

  • PPG coatings refurbish iconic Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster

    Wood and steel surfaces to be finished with hundreds of gallons of PPG protective paint PPG protective and marine coatings announced it is donating as much as 700 gallons of paint

  • Sherwin-Williams Launches Paint Shield

    For 2016, Sherwin-Williams Introduces a breakthrough paint…the power to kill bacteria Paint Shield becomes first EPA-registered paint that kills greater than 99.9 percent of certain

  • Color Selection - A Look at Color Blindness

    The term "color blindness" is something of a misnomer. Just as most visually impaired people are not completely "blind," most people who have deficient color perception are not completely

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    If you have not noticed yet, right around the end of summer begins the color prediction season. Manufacturers announce what they think is the next year’s “in” color. Since we

  • Keeping Good Employees

    Job Fulfillment is the Key to Retention Employers worry about losing their best employees to higher bidders, but there are ways to fight back that don’t involve over-paying. You

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    An elevated?market share for rental multifamily homes is holding?typical new?apartment size?below levels seen during the housing boom.?However, as multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily?homes is likely to rise. The recent pattern of change in the size...

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    I have been?a fan of Pipeline Deals CRM for quite a few years now. It is one of the simplest and easiest ways to use CRMs for small businesses, especially......

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  • How to Coordinate with Color for Spring

    For me spring and summer bring with them a blossoming?sense of lightness and renewal.?Floating and even a little aloof, my mind starts to drift in and out of dreams wandering wherever it pleases.?These are the?seasons of untamable imagination and creativity. I find myself detached from the rush of day to day life, seeking...

    Pure Home

    A flattering, natural white, Alabaster sets the tone for harmony for nearly any space ?CLEVELAND (Nov. 18, 2015)?? Sherwin-Williams announced?Alabaster (SW 7008), a hue symbolic of new beginnings, as the 2016 Color of the Year. “Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness, well-being...

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  • 9 Elements to Developing your 2016 Business Plan

    It’s that time of year again! The days are shorter, it gets dark at 4:30 and the phones are quieting down. Sounds like it’s time to work on a 2016 business plan! At Summit, we coach to plan annually and update quarterly.  Here are our top 9 Elements to consider for your plan: ...

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    Have you ever thought about the tools you need for painting? Think of testing your paint selections as the most important ‘tool’ in your bag. Tips for Testing Q: Are you about to make decisions about paint color? Q: Painters and designers: Are you about to recommend paint colors for a client? Q: How can you...

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