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Rick Schumacher

A case study in crisis management

2020 has been an adventure for everyone in our industry. Instead of a fun, “choose your own adventure,” it’s been the type in which we expect one thing (a healthy year for business) and are hit over the head with something completely unexpected (global pandemic).
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Embracing change

Our goal remains the same: to deliver the best information and insights available to help you build your sales, your business, and your brand.
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Connecting the LBM community

It started, like so many great things do, with a simple suggestion.
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What Dee would do

Faced with an incomprehensible threat, Dee didn’t run and hide and hope the problem would solve itself. She picked up a broom and went into battle.
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The reality of staying strong

History shows clearly that every economic downturn results in winners and losers. The winners work hard to use the downturn to study their business and their operations—to leverage their strengths and work on their weaknesses.
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Stronger together

If you’re reading this, you’re a member of an industry that’s a cornerstone of every city and town in the U.S. It’s not just an industry...it’s a community.
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Playing the bounce

In sports, in life, and in business, there’s no shortage of opportunities that come our way.
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Off and running

In my view, today’s realities represent very real opportunities for everyone in the LBM industry. The question is, are you and your team prepared to meet the challenges that these opportunities represent?
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The Roaring Twenties, v.2

Here’s to working together throughout the Roaring Twenties, v.2, to build your sales, your business and your brand.
Rick Schumacher

Playing to win

There’s a reason that sports analogies are so common in business—they’re two sides of the same coin.

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