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Special Feature in this Issue

Prestige Marble & Granite, by Peter Marcucci

  Training, Safety and Education                       

Industry Calendar of Events and Training: December to March 2024

So You Want to Sell Your Business, by Ed Young

When Sales Slump: How Three Shops Took Control of Their Sales, by Justin Shaw

Navigating Success, by Stephen Alberts

When You Are Market Constrained, Look in the Mirror, by Rick Phelps

  Industry Topics, Tips and Featured Columns    

Thwarting Hackers, Thieves, Evil People and Ne’er-Do-Wells, by Sharon Koehler

The Transformative Role of AI and Automation in the Countertop Industry, by Anthony Milia

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner –Bank to Banquet: Repurposing Knoxville’s Trotter Building,  by Bob Murrell

The Stone Detective: Can You Smell That Smell?  by Frederick M. Hueston

  Industry News                                  

ISFA Celebrates Another Successful Annual Conference

Natural Stone Institute Completes Two Homes with Gary Sinise Foundation

NTCA Names Tile Setter Craftspersons of the Year Winners

Tile Industry Leaders Meet in D.C. for TCNA Handbook Update

ISFA Honors 2023 Award Recipients

The Lighter Side 

Notable Quotes

Not Likely to Make Hallmark’s Holiday Program Lineup, by Sam Venable

The Funny Page Featuring Cartoons by Mark Anderson

Florida Man Games

There’s No Crocodile Tears in Baseball!

The Mystery of the Golden Loo

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 Contributor   

  Anthony Milia  

Milia Marketing   

  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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