Most Recent

April 06, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 4.4

We have reported previously on the small business-focused Paycheck Protection Program in the CARES Act. NAW and our association colleagues have been urging the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) to get this loan program activated as quickly as possible – and more quickly tha

Read More

April 03, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 4.3

While the SBA Paycheck Protection Program was launched today – to very mixed reviews – details on the Economic Stabilization Act program to provide loans to companies with 500-10,000 employers have still not been released. It is not yet clear whether this program will entail a direct lending program

Read More

April 03, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 4.2

As you know the CARES Act has multiple government programs businesses may be able to take advantage of (we cover the mandated leave programs separately). Many of the business-specific component parts of the CARES Act interact, overlap or conflict with one a

Read More

April 01, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 4.1

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service are offering small and mid-size employers more information on refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing their employees paid sick and family leave wages related to COVID-19.

Read More

March 31, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 3.31

The Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury have just released a joint statement that they “have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need.” Further, “Treasury and the Small Business Administ

Read More

March 30, 2020
Reasons for Optimism Abound

As the North American Wholesale Lumber Association’s (NAWLA) 2020 Chair, I’ve unexpectedly been tasked with leading our 127-year-old organization through some interesting times this year.

As I’ve already shared with our members, I can understand why some of my colleagues are feeling concerned or ov

Read More

March 30, 2020
Long Reach of Lumber

Everywhere you turn, there’s a connection to lumber—from the floors in your home to the furniture that graces it—so the endless list of job opportunities in the industry shouldn’t come as a surprise, either. From the lumber yard to the trading floor to the marketing department, there’s something for

Read More

First1920212224262728