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Special Features In This Issue...

Italian Marble & Granite: Customer Care and Quality are Number One,  by Peter Marcucci

Training, Safety and Education           

Industry Calendar of Events and Training: March to May 2023

What’s the Most Effective Ad Platform for My Shop? by Stephen Alberts

Batten Down the Hatches, by Ed Young

Top Three Ways Stone Shops Can Use AI + ChatGPT in 2023, by Justin Shaw

Strategic Planning, by Rick Phelps

Industry Topics, Tips and Featured Columns

Bronwick Connects Shops and Staff, by Sharon Koehler

The Stone Detective – The Case of the Misleading Malaprops, by Frederick M. Hueston

PSA: Catalytic Converters, by Sharon Koehler

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell

Industry News

NSI Announces Scholarship Recipients

Synchronous Solutions Announces First Annual Elevate Forum for Countertop Fabricators

BB Industries Hosts East Tennessee Veteran Open Golf Tournament

MS international Founder Manu Shah Announces Retirement

Call for Submissions –ISFA Awards Program

2023 Stone of the Year: Namib Bianco Marble

Brazilian Natural Stone Organizations Showcase Diversity at StonExpo 2023

The Lighter Side

Notable Quotes

My Memory, My Eyes, and My Line Gauge All Vouch for This Story, by Sam Venable

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

Lake Superior State and Its “Banished” Word List

This is a Job for CSI

Help Line

Grandma’s Kitchen is Open for Business


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  

  Ed Hill

Synchronous Solutions  

  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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