Contributing editor Paul Friederichsen discusses opportunities in the multifamily market, including its growth in recent years and expectations for 2023, and also offers tips for marketing to the multifamily segment.
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Contributing editor Sharon La Riviere takes a look at key stats in Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube and also offers tips on marketing to different age groups.
Tile Files: Following the global upheaval of the pandemic, today’s design trends reflet cultural priorities - July 2022
Ann Demers, COO and CMO for Specialty Tile Products, weighs in on key design trends in ceramic tile—Imminence, Wabi-Sabi, The Great Rebirth, Retro Gothic and Deeply Envious——accompanied by a photo gallery from leading tile producers.
With statistics by Market Insights, editor Darius Helm offers an overview on the state of the commercial market, including a report on the segments, statistics on flooring use and flooring marketshare, and predictions for the coming year.
Retail Sales Strategies: Supply chain challenges and the current labor market make having the right people and practices key - June 2022
Editor Jennifer Bardoner speaks with retailers from around the country about everything from hiring strategies and sales training to approaches for boosting sales effectiveness, as well as employee retention strategies.
Strategic Exchange: The U.S. economy is on track for continued growth, says ITR Economics - June 2022
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses Alan Beaulieu’s ITR forecast delivered at the Starnet annual meeting, as well as providing an update on the Armstrong sale and an overview of RFMS and QFloors customer appreciation events.
Focus on Leadership: Laurel Hurd brings her expertise in sales and marketing to the lead position at Interface – June 2022
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Laurel Hurd, newly appointed president and CEO of Interface, on her tenure at Newell Brands, the challenges of the new position, and what most excites her about Interface’s sustainability efforts.
Designer Forum: Carpet tile and resilient flooring lay the foundation for a historic school’s redesign - June 2022
Nicholas Kent and Laura Frydach, with Plunkett Raysich Architects write about the Swallow School project in Hartland, Wisconsin, including how the use of carpet tile from Milliken and VCT from Armstrong helped achieve the design vision.
Editor Jessica Chevalier interviews Scott McDonald, owner of the Lansing, Michigan-based contract dealer and Starnet member, covering the firm’s business profile, how McDonald got into the business and how he has elevated and expanded it.
Contributing editor Sam Allman discusses the various ways humans learn and grow from experiencing adversity, citing some key skills: adaptability, resilience, faith, hope and purpose.