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February 2016: Chairman’s Message

It is hard to believe that my term as chairman of MCAA has come to an end, and now a new chairman with fresh ideas will step in and begin his final two-year commitment as an executive officer. I assure you that Mike Sutter and his team of executive officers will do an outstanding job. Change can breathe new life and ideas. MCAA still will remain a big part of my life, serving as past-chairman and chairman of the Masonry Foundation.…

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February 2016: Government Affairs

Well, it is finally 2016. In 10 short months, we will head to the polls to elect a new President. As I wrote back in July, this race is truly shaping up to be one of the most interesting races in our lifetime. I must admit that I would not have believed that Donald Trump would continue to lead the polls, and Bernie Sanders would be the only serious opponent of Hillary Clinton, if you had asked me back in July.…

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February 2016: Regional Update

Based in Charlotte, N.C., the Metrolina Chapter is fortunate to have a number of the nation’s largest mason contractors and suppliers in its chapter. Although the quantity of contractors and suppliers is a major factor in Metrolina’s continued success, the Charlotte organization also boasts an ability to continue growth because of the history, tradition and the respect of the masonry culture in North Carolina. …

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February 2016: Business Building

Too often, managers call too many meetings to report on what’s happening without involving the attendees, asking for input, having meaningful discussions, or adjourning with an action plan. In some meetings, the leader rambles along and doesn’t keep the group focused on tasks or priorities at hand.…

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January 2016: From The Editor

It’s interesting: Although most of my friends and family are well aware that I am a writer and editor – and have been since 1994 – not everyone knows exactly what I do. So here’s a conversation that might ensue between me and, say, a friend I run into in my hometown during the holidays……

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January 2016: Chairman’s Message

I hope all of you had a great holiday season and are excited and energized about 2016. I am sure that, in 2016, many positive things will happen within the MCAA. Let’s start with the MCAA Annual Convention, which kicks off Jan. 31.…

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January 2016: Government Affairs

What a year 2015 has been in Washington, D.C., and the world of politics! We have seen the resignation and retirement of the sitting Speaker of the House of Representatives. We have seen the incredible rise of “outsider” candidates in the Republican Presidential primary field. We have seen foreign affairs and homeland security issues take over the economy as major issues in politics and government.…

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Bill Dentinger 2015 Inductee MCAA Hall of Fame

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