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Introducing the Recruit + Retain Podcast

If you're ever wanted to know more about recruiting, hiring, and holding on to top-tier talent at your LBM business, chances are your research has brought you to Rikka Brandon.
From the Editor James Anderson

Congratulations to our 2021 Dealers of the Year

Congratulations again to each of our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated in the nomination process. It is truly a pleasure to share these stories.
From the Editor James Anderson

The stories behind the selling

If you haven’t yet heard, Rick Davis and I have launched The LBM Sales Podcast, though we both agree that there’s much more to it than sales.
From the Editor James Anderson

Culture leads the way to success

As the staff here at LBM Journal prepared for our annual LBM Strategies conference last month, I couldn’t help but notice how the importance of company culture stood out in many speakers’ presentations.
From the Editor James Anderson

Communication, efficiency, and the new normal

As I interviewed Sunny Bowman for the cover story on Dakota County Lumber here in my home state of Minnesota, the conversation often came back to one simple, yet incredibly important action that most Minnesotans aren’t exactly known for doing well—talking about issues.
From the Editor James Anderson

Pandemic reveals strength of connections

As I ease into the Editor’s chair here at LBM Journal, I’m grateful for the connections I’ve made in this industry. I strive to continue to tell their stories, and hopefully connect more LBM dealers together in the process.

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