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Special Features In This Issue...

ALMA Art Studio Reveals the Hidden Stories of Stone,  by Peter Marcucci

Training, Safety and Education           

Industry Calendar of Events and Training: February 2023 – April 2023

Google Traffic Sources for Countertop Shops in 2023, by Stephen Alberts

If You Don’t Understand $T, You Don’t Understand How Your Business Makes Money, by Rick Phelps

Three Ways Shop Owners Can Turn “Order Takers” Into Effective Salespeople, by Justin Shaw

Culture EATS Strategy for Breakfast, by Ed Young

Industry Topics, Tips and Featured Columns

The Stone Detective – The Case of the Disappearing Crack, by Frederick M. Hueston

Be Consistent, by Sharon Koehler

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell

Industry News

2023 Natural Stone Foundation Board Announced

The Publisher’s Pen, by Rick Stimac

NTCA Announces Emerging Leaders Program

Xiamen Stone Show Rescheduled for June 2023

Kris Thune Named President of Groves Incorporated

Eduardo Cosentino Named to NKBA Board

Antolini Brings Flair to KBIS 2023

Jeff Erikson Joins Natural Stone Institute Executive Committee

ISFA Announces 2023 Board of Directors

MSI to Build East Coast Distribution Hub in Virginia

The Lighter Side

Notable Quotes

Sweet Cornbread Prejudice is Gone in a Jiffy, by Sam Venable

The Slippery Rock Funny Pages, Featuring the Cartoons of Mark Anderson

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Legally Sparkly

Your Tax Dollars at Work

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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  

  Bob Murrell

Restoration Consultant  

  Rick Phelps

ActionCoach, Synchronous Solutions   

  Justin Shaw

Stone Fabricator Elite   

  Ed Young 

Fabricator’s Business Coach   

  Sam Venable

Department of Irony   

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