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January 29, 2021
AGAINST THE GRAIN: SPECIAL EDITION (JANUARY 27, 2021)

First off, I’d like to welcome each of you to a new year with NAWLA, and thank you for everything you’ve done for our association and industry over the past year.

It goes without saying that 2020 was wild. But NAWLA successfully weathered this past yea

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January 28, 2021
A Positive 2021 Outlook

At the end of 2020, I had the privilege of moderating a virtual panel discussion with industry-leading executives for NAWLA Exchange, and hearing their lessons

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January 27, 2021
Mandating COVID Vaccinations

As 2020 drew to a close, we started fielding questions from clients about whether they could require employees to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.  These questions were sparked by the initial roll out of vaccinations for front line health care workers and nursing home resident

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December 21, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 12.21

After months of failed negotiations, the House/Senate/White House agreed on a COVID-19 relief bill late last night.  The House and Senate are both expected to pass the bill today—into the early morning hours if necessary—and White House officials last evening indic

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December 17, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 12.17

Negotiations continue on a new COVID-19 relief package, but agreement has not been reached on some significant issues.  Among the outstanding issues is how to treat the deductibility of expenses paid with the PPP loan.  The business community

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December 17, 2020
Exploring Unchartered Territory at NAWLA Exchange

While most of those who participated in the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) Exchange, October 27-29 agreed that there is no replacement for a live event, they also felt this new virtual event provided, in the words of one at

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December 17, 2020
Building From the Ground Up

While the lumber industry offers a variety of opportunities at all different levels of organization, it’s also wide open if you’re ready to strike out on your own. There are always risks involved with any startup, of course; but if you make the right decisions, you can write your own future in this

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