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In this Issue...

Smokey Mountain Tops: A Brand Customers Trust, by Peter Marcucci


  Training, Safety and Education                       

Industry Calendar of Events and Training: March to April 2024

How Effective is Your Business Strategy?  by Ed Young

How Do You Identify Who Will Be a Good Manager?  by Rick Phelps

Create These Pages on Your Shop’s Website to Get More Leads, by Stephen Alberts

The Inner Game Advantage: Business Success with Confidence, by Justin Shaw


  Industry Topics, Tips and Featured Columns    

The Best Worst-Kept Secret Carved in Stone, by Sharon Koehler

The Stone Detective: The Case of the Missing Weep Holes, by Frederick M. Hueston

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner – A Basic Geology Guide for Stone & Tile Pros, by Bob Murrell


  Industry News                                  

BB Industries Marks 30 Years in the Stone Industry at 2024 TISE Booth

2023 Pinnacle Awards Announced

2023 Grande Pinnacle Award

Natural Stone Institute Announces Stone Scholarship Recipients

NTCA Announces Five-Star Accredited Companies

DEWALT® Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

Manu Shah of MSI Receives 2023 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement

NTCA’s TileLetter Editor Lesley Goddin Joins Tile Heritage Foundation Board

The Lighter Side 

Notable Quotes

‘Cutting Weed$’ is Soon to Be a Labor of Love, by Sam Venable

The Funny Pages

   Cartoons by Mark Anderson

   Thanks For the Heads Up

   Selling England By the Yard

   Close Encounters of the Tourist Kind


   Guinness Awards Record to French Man Who Made Eiffel Tower from Matchsticks


Contributors & Staff

  Rick Stimac 


  Larry M. Hood

Editor and Design Director  

  G. William Brown

Graphic Designer  

  Stephen Alberts 

Countertop Marketing Co.  

  Mark Anderson

Department of Humor  

  Frederick M. Hueston

Stone Forensics Investigations  

  Sharon Koehler

Stone Industry Consultant  

  Rufus B. Leakin

Guru of Urban Folklore  

  Peter Marcucci

Special Contributo   

 Bob Murrell

Restoration Consultant   

  Rick Phelps

Synchronous Solutions  

  Justin Shaw

Stone Fabricator Elite  

 Ed Young

Fabricator’s Business Coach  

 Sam Venable

Department of Irony   


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