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2014 Election Recap and Financial Services Outlook for the 114th Congress

by Lendell Porterfield, CEO, Porterfield, Lowenthal, Fettig & Sears, LLC

Note about the Author: Lendell Porterfield is CEO of Porterfield, Lowenthal, Fettig and Sears LLC, which serves as MHI's external lobbying firm.  He previously served as Senator Shelby's Banking Committee adviser from 1995 - 2001.   He was the lead Republican Committee staffer on the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000.  

The Midterm elections confirmed what pollsters have been telling us for months:  a negative political environment for Democrats, coupled with economic and national security concerns, translated to historic gains for Republicans and devastating losses for Democrats in both the Senate and the House.  With Louisiana headed to a runoff, Republicans have won the majority for the 114th Congress.  This means Republicans will drive the Senate agenda for the next two years and, given the results, will be emboldened to move legislation and force President Obama to sign or veto legislation.  As a general theme, we expect the Republican House and Senate to push back hard against what many perceive as President Obama's overly aggressive and burdensome regulatory agenda.  An overview of the election results include:

  • Topline Takeaway: Republicans have taken control of the Senate and strengthened control of the House. By controlling both chambers for the first time since 2005-2006, Republicans will be better positioned to push back on regulatory initiatives as well as pass somesubstantive Dodd-Frank changes.  We expect more oversight and investigative hearings into industry activities and agency actions.

  • Republicans Take Senate Majority:  Senate Republicans gained at least eight Senate seats, two more than needed to win the majority.  Louisiana will go to a runoff December 6th. Virginia and Alaska may endure recounts.  Republicans exceeded most everyone's expectations. It was a wave.

  • Republicans Maintain House Majority: At the moment, it appears Republicans gained a net of 14 seats and counting to maintain the House majority with 246 seats, its largest majority since World War II.

  • Lame Duck:  Expected action: CR, TRIA reauthorization, insurance capital standards, tax extenders, Defense Authorization Act and judicial nominations.

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MHI Leadership Yields Positive Results for Industry in Energy Efficiency Standards

Concluding a three month, intensive negotiation process, the Department of Energy (DOE) ASRAC (Appliance Standard Rulemaking Advisory Council) Working Group on Manufactured Housing successfully reached a consensus recommendation for updated energy efficiency standards for manufactured housing.  In an almost unanimous (20-to-1) vote, the working group developed a recommendation to meet a mandate outlined in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) for DOE to establish energy efficiency standards for manufactured housing based on the most recent version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).


DOE undertook a consensus approach to develop standards after an unsuccessful attempt to publish its own proposed rule that was strongly opposed by MHI as being too costly, technically deficient and lacking industry input.  DOE was further motivated to take action when Congressional Appropriators passed a directive, supported by MHI, that DOE consult with HUD, the MHCC and the industry in setting new energy standards for manufactured housing.  Lastly, several energy conservation groups were threatening DOE with a lawsuit if it did not take action to propose a rule.


Throughout the negotiations, MHI members serving on the committee tenaciously argued for an approach that equitably balanced reduced energy costs against added first cost.  Industry representatives made a strong case for basing economic decisions on the perspective of buyers with an average ownership term of ten years, rather than a thirty-year life cycle; the latter approach would have resulted in greater efficiency but at a much higher home cost. 


Additionally, MHI with technical support from the Systems Building Research Alliance (SBRA), successfully argued for maintaining three climate zones as opposed to the seven in the IECC (the 2015 IECC was the starting point for negotiations).  Further, the zones proposed are divided mainly along state lines as opposed to the county boundaries used in the IECC-manufacturers often do not have specific site information prior to home construction.


When negotiations on the rulemaking began in August, it became evident that the representative from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) would not provide any substantive feedback, opposed the law and, while present at the meetings, would not actively participate in consensus negotiations.  While they criticized data provided by MHI, MHARR was repeatedly asked by DOE and ASRAC participants to provide cost data, but failed to provide anything other than anecdotal and unsubstantiated information.


It is critical to note that had MHI not worked collaboratively with regulators and energy advocates to reach a consensus, DOE would have been obligated to promulgate a standard that would have had a dramatic cost impact without regard to industry or consumer concerns.  MHI's ability to productively contribute to the process meant that it was able to most effectively ameliorate the impact of a potentially debilitating rulemaking.


MHI members and SBRA staff developed data, conducted analysis and promoted outcomes that would be most beneficial to the overall industry and homebuyers.  The final result is recommendations that are reasoned, substantiated, fair, equitable and forward looking.


Another positive outcome is an offer by DOE to work with industry to develop software that facilitates the process of designing new homes and checking for code compliance (similar to ResCheck software used by many modular and site builders). The software would combine in a single application a range of functionality formerly available only from separate procedures and methods.


While the new proposed energy efficiency standards will increase first costs, consumers will realize significant energy cost savings. The impact will be lower monthly net costs and improved affordability, a win-win for our homebuyers and the environment.  Increased construction costs will vary by region, manufacturer and home design. 


The Working Group's recommendation will be presented to the Secretary of Energy who will very likely endorse it as proposed. The recommendations will then be developed into a proposed rule which will go to the White House Office of Management and Budget for a 90-day review.  The proposed rule will then be published in the Federal Register in early 2015 and be subject to public comment.  It is anticipated that a final rule will not go into effect until 2016.


A key next step is for DOE to develop a process for enforcement and monitoring.  In order to prevent duplicative enforcement mechanisms, MHI will be urging the agency to utilize the existing HUD inspection and enforcement framework.


Highlights of the Working Group's recommendations are below.  Note, these recommendations must still be approved by DOE, OMB and are subject to public comment. 

  • Two compliance options, prescriptive or performance

  • Three new thermal zones, closer to the current HUD zones than the IECC zones

  • Minimum window U-values and SHGC values

  • Lower U-values (higher thermal requirements) which are different for single-section and multi-sections. 

  • Duct tightness testing required on each house

  • No blower door tests, visual inspections allowed.

  • All penetrations are to be sealed (windows, doors, walls, floor and ceiling)

For more information, contact MHI Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Lois Starkey at (703) 558-0654 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MHI CFPB and Financial Services Updates

November 18th: CFPB and Fed to Host TILA-RESPA Disclosure 

Webinar

On November 18th, the CFPB and the Federal Reserve will 

co-host the fourth in a series of FREE webinars on the TILA-RESPA integrated mortgage loan disclosures rule.  The webinar will focus on how to complete the new closing disclosure form.  Click here to register. 

Click here to read more MHI CFPB and Financial Services Updates.  

Government and Political News from Around the Nation

All 50 States - For state-by-state budget reviews, click hereto view the analysis by MultiState Associates.

Alabama - House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R) faces up to 20 years in jail after being indicted on 23 felony corruption charges. Prosecutors allege Hubbard solicited gifts from lobbyists and used his office for personal gain. Hubbard claims innocence and says he is the victim of a political witch hunt. Click here to read more.

Colorado - Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) unveiled his 2015 budget proposal. The $26.8 billion budget increases current spending levels 7 percent. Click here to read more.

North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory (R) is reassessing his position on an expanded Medicaid program. Former Speaker and current U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis (R) agrees that lawmakers should take the issue up in 2015, but Senate President Phil Berger (R) remains staunchly opposed. Click here to read more.

Pennsylvania - The House and Senate both wrapped up work for the year. Both chambers reconvene on Nov. 12th to organize for 2015. Click here to read more.

South Carolina - Currently suspended House Speaker Bobby Harrell (R) is expected to plead guilty to corruption charges and resign from the House. Harrell served 21 years in the House. Click here to read more.

All 50 States - Bill prefiling deadlines have been added to MultiState's 2015 Legislative Session Deadlines chart. The chart also contains bill introduction and crossover deadlines, as well as session start and end dates. Click here to read more. ##

Daily Business News Briefs

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News March 19th 2…

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News March 19th 2017 to March 26th 2017

Our theme for this month is The Manufactured Housing Industry’s March Madness, and our featured articles are now live on the MHProNews.com home page. To see the line-up of over 3-dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above. Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know th...

26 Mar 2017

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Crowdfunding the American Dream With Manufactured Housing?

Crowdfunding the American Dream With Manufactured Housing?

In Jacksonville, Florida, one company is taking a unique path to offer the American dream of homeownership to more citizens. And manufactured housing is center stage. Park Place Communities (PPC), a national real estate investment company specializing in affordable housing, is seeking a total of $1 million in capital to facilitate a large-scale...

25 Mar 2017

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A Fully Furnished Manufactured Home in Three Days?

A Fully Furnished Manufactured Home in Three Days?

On Monday, a 1400 square-foot manufactured home arrived in two pieces at Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. The occasion? The annual Erie Home & Garden Expo. But the real story is how quickly that manufactured home got put together. With about three days of hard work, the home is ready for visitation as the […]...

24 Mar 2017

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Skyline Spikes, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Mixed

Skyline Spikes, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Mixed

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – House Republicans pull health care bill. Boom lands $33 million to test supersonic aircraft. NFL is looking for a partner to Livestream games. Mnuchin talks tech: “I don’t understand these valuations.” Some bullets from Fox Business – Trump: “We were very, very close” on Health Care bill. Trump: Char...

24 Mar 2017

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MHProNews, MHLivingNews in Focus: 2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show

MHProNews, MHLivingNews in Focus: 2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show

As the manufactured housing industry prepares for the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show beginning next week, two power packed panels are on the agenda for Tuesday, March 28th. MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach moderates a panel featuring Manufactured Home Communities star and media-magnet Frank Rolfe, who will be joined by Mil...

24 Mar 2017

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DTS Manufactured Home Lending – Views to FHFA NAFCU, an Innovative MH Commu…

DTS Manufactured Home Lending – Views to FHFA NAFCU, an Innovative MH Community Operator, and MHARR

Back in January, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a request for input (RFI) on its duty to serve (DTS) underserved markets ‘pilot program’ to finance manufactured homes, with a deadline of March 21st. According to commentary from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), the request was an...

24 Mar 2017

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Manufactured Housing – Highly Effective Urban Infill?

Manufactured Housing – Highly Effective Urban Infill?

As the Corpus Christi, Texas City Council looks to move forward with manufactured housing as a practical, affordable option for urban infill, the trend is also moving forward around the country. According to KRIS TV, the council discussed whether manufactured homes can be a viable option for affordable infill residential development in...

24 Mar 2017

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Update: Manufacturers Must Turn Over Documents in FEMA Case

Update: Manufacturers Must Turn Over Documents in FEMA Case

In a follow up to a story the Daily Business News originally covered last month, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR), led by chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), has ordered two home manufacturers to turn over documents related to the Louisiana floods, as it investigates the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) r...

23 Mar 2017

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UMH Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Down

UMH Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Down

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – How Sears changed America. London attack: Police make eight arrests. Housing market could get a bump from Trump. Wall Street runs on Dunkin’, not Starbucks. Some bullets from Fox Business – Burger King owner: Small biz rooting for Trump, Ryan on Obamacare replacement. Trump’s SEC pick Clayton g...

23 Mar 2017

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Editorial: Resident Opposes Sale to Hometown America

Editorial: Resident Opposes Sale to Hometown America

In a contentious story that the Daily Business News covered here, the alleged on and off discussions to sell Laconia, New Hampshire- based Briarcrest Estates to Hometown America has one resident choosing to utilize the power of the media to make their point. According to the Laconia Daily Sun, the story dates back to July […]...

23 Mar 2017

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MHARR: Manufactured Housing Must Remain Federally Regulated

MHARR: Manufactured Housing Must Remain Federally Regulated

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is out with an advance of its April edition of “Issues and Perspectives,” a newsletter that discusses items relevant to the manufactured housing industry. This edition of the newsletter addresses the need for manufactured housing to remain federally regulated, with MHARR President &...

23 Mar 2017

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MH Dealer Bill Passes House – What Does it Mean?

MH Dealer Bill Passes House – What Does it Mean?

by RC Williams In the great state of Indiana, a bill recently passed in the state house regarding manufactured housing dealerships that has a rather interesting twist. NSP_READMORE

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Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary, MHI and MHARR Commentary

Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary, MHI and MHARR Commentary

by RC Williams The Senate, in a 58-41 vote Thursday, has confirmed Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development... NSP_READMORE

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DÉJÀ VU AGAIN? A New Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Initiative

DÉJÀ VU AGAIN? A New Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Initiative

by Marty Lavin, JD.  New Study I like to say to myself “If you live long enough, you’ll see it all.”  NSP_READMORE

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The Report, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton and Clayton Homes

The Report, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton and Clayton Homes

by RC Williams When the “Oracle of Omaha” speaks, people listen. NSP_READMORE

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Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Ques…

Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Questions

by Soheyla Kovach WASHINGTON, D.C. – With over 81,100 manufactured homes built last year, more than 99.99 percent of all manufactured home buyers had service issues satisfied through normal channels... NSP_READMORE

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Service Animals, Fair Housing, and You

Service Animals, Fair Housing, and You

by Nadeen Green, JD For those of us who teach and write about fair housing, we have come to learn that the topic of service animals is the one... NSP_READMORE

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Richard Jennison, Manufactured Housing Institute, Worth Millions to MH Indu…

Richard Jennison, Manufactured Housing Institute, Worth Millions to MH Industry? Facts from MHI Report

L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach The Manufactured Housing Institute, and its president and CEO, Richard A. Jennison, are required as a tax-exempt organization to keep and file certain records.  One... NSP_READMORE

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New NAR Report Points To Manufactured Housing Opportunities

New NAR Report Points To Manufactured Housing Opportunities

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach “When the National Association of Realtors chief economist says there are more buyers than existing homes available on the market, that should be a... NSP_READMORE

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Closed | 33 Sites | Woodmont Trailer Park | Farmington Hills, Michigan

Closed | 33 Sites | Woodmont Trailer Park | Farmington Hills, Michigan

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Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufac…

Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufactured Housing Industry, Video

by Soheyla Kovach Every year for many years now, Darrell Boyd, Senior Vice President from Jacksonville, Florida based Triad Financial Services brings banks, credit unions, investors and other financial services professionals... NSP_READMORE

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Industry Lender Announces Name Change

Industry Lender Announces Name Change

After much consideration the San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU)/CU Factory Built Lending (CUFBL)/Mountainside Financial is excited to announce that we are changing our name to Credit Human... NSP_READMORE

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Industry Feedback About the Manufactured Housing Institute, Image, Industry…

Industry Feedback About the Manufactured Housing Institute, Image, Industry Hassles, and Advancement

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach A very thoughtful message from a widely-known industry leader is quoted below. NSP_READMORE

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SECURITY MORTGAGE GROUP Income Property Specialists

SECURITY MORTGAGE GROUP Income Property Specialists

byPierce Redmond ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Security Mortgage Group, a national award-winning MH Community lending broker, is pleased to have provided $30,000,000 in financing for several manufactured home communities nationwide... NSP_READMORE

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Modular Tapped to Help City With Housing Needs

Modular Tapped to Help City With Housing Needs

by RC Williams In Belgrade, Montana, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has looked to modular housing as a solution to what the organization calls “immense affordable housing needs.” NSP_READMORE

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The Evolution of 3D Printed Homes?

The Evolution of 3D Printed Homes?

by RC Williams When it comes to 3D printed homes, companies around the world have been working to perfect the ideal system, including Beijing-based HuaShang Tengda, which printed a two-story... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Skyline Corporation Makes Executive Announcement

Skyline Corporation Makes Executive Announcement

by RC Williams Skyline Corp. (NYSE: SKY) tells MHProNews that Jeff Newport has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Lost Modular Jobs Set to Return?

Lost Modular Jobs Set to Return?

by RC Williams Once known for its booming modular and manufactured home industry, Oxford, Maine has been dubbed the “Manufactured Housing Capital of New England.” NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Scam Alert! Professionals Warned

Scam Alert! Professionals Warned

by Soheyla Kovach Fox News and most mainstream media sources are urging caution to professionals and others answering cell phones and landlines from incoming calls from an “unknown caller” or... NSP_READMORE

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Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

by RC Williams It never fails. No matter how much you clean, it always seems that something comes up, spills, or gets dirt on it. NSP_READMORE

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Manufactured Home Plants May Become Tiny House Production Centers

Manufactured Home Plants May Become Tiny House Production Centers

by RC Williams In Carbon Hill, Alabama this week, the City Council heard about a possible plan from developers to use a couple of old manufactured home plant facilities... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Pending Home Sales Numbers Released

Pending Home Sales Numbers Released

by RC Williams The report is in from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). NSP_READMORE

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Zoning Changes Could Affect Manufactured Housing

Zoning Changes Could Affect Manufactured Housing

by RC Williams The Washington County, Maryland Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing today regarding several proposed changes to the county’s zoning ordinance, including ones that affect... NSP_READMORE

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MHARR: President Trump’s Actions Offer Major Opportunity for MH Industry an…

MHARR: President Trump’s Actions Offer Major Opportunity for MH Industry and Consumers

by RC Williams Washington, D.C., February 28, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews that Executive Orders issued by President Trump within the past thirty days... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Looms, Final Brochure, Schedule Provi…

2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Looms, Final Brochure, Schedule Provided

The Largest Manufactured Housing Show in the United States The Tunica Show has more homes than any other industry event! In 2016 The Tunica Show registered retailers, builder/developers, community owners/operators,... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Business Building Tunica Show Educational Seminars

Business Building Tunica Show Educational Seminars

by Dennis Hill On Tuesday, March 28th,  at the Resorts Hotel – 2nd Floor, Magnolia Room, you can discover this year’s business building educational seminars.  Here is the lineup and... NSP_READMORE

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Executive Summary – 400 Words – Manufactured Housing Industry Obstacles and…

Executive Summary – 400 Words – Manufactured Housing Industry Obstacles and Billions in Opportunities

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach It could be boiled down to the 3-letter acronym at the end. Let’s first take a 400 word walk through the top obstacles and... NSP_READMORE

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Lancing the MH Industry’s Boil

Lancing the MH Industry’s Boil

by Soheyla Kovach Let’s use the analogy of a pimple, cyst, or boil.  NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases, January Report

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases, January Report

by RC Williams Washington, D.C., March 6, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews that, according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of... NSP_READMORE

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SWOT Analysis – Marketing, Sales & Management Tool for Manufactured Housing…

SWOT Analysis – Marketing, Sales & Management Tool for Manufactured Housing Success

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach To truly understand a location, business or organization - and its potential - a SWOT analysis is useful management tool. NSP_READMORE

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The Uncertainties of Life

The Uncertainties of Life

by Tim Connor, CSP Many people today struggle with the need to know what will happen tomorrow, next week or even this year. Some have the need to try... NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Which Life Season are You in?

Which Life Season are You in?

by Tim Connor For the past 200 plus years we have experienced an economic downturn and uncertainty every 8-15 years. I am not a pessimist.  I am a realist.  NSP_READMORE

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“We’re going to be in the promise keeping business.” - Vice-President Mike Pence.  “We're going to enforce the law of this country.” – Then VP candidate, Gov. Mike Pence.  “We're going to enforce the law…” – President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a tough competitor and never gives up.” – Then President-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  “I look forward to listening to the concerns of the American people in order...

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