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The below articles are full versions of the articles found in Connections, our weekly newsletter for all DPHA members. These articles contain member news, industry thoughts, sales tips, new member spotlights and lots of other great content.

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Words From Our New Prez
October 15, 2021

Words From Our New Prez

I recently bought my wife a shirt that said, “Marty, whatever happens, don’t ever go to 2020!” If you just read that line in Doc Brown’s voice, you’re forgiven. The last couple years have taught us all one valuable lesson. No matter how in control you feel, you’re not. Is that a bad thing though? As Dr. Randy Ross pointed out at our 2021 DPHA Conference, perspective is everything. Here’s the quote, “Perspective is the only thing in the world that can radically transform the results you get without altering a single element of your environment.” I love that! What has been your perspective of 2020 and 2021? Maybe it’s been scary, or stressful, or overwhelming, or sad, or any other number of crazy adjectives.

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    Catch the Newest Episode of The DPHA Drip:  The Success Story of an Accessory Startup with Kartners
    October 8, 2021

    Catch the Newest Episode of The DPHA Drip: The Success Story of an Accessory Startup with Kartners

    Join us to learn how an accessory manufacturer went from starting in a garage to supplying high quality accessories all over North America. Kartners has a great culture with loyal employees who are invested in the vision of the company.

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      DPHA Announces Recipients of 2021 Council of Fellows' Scholarships.
      October 8, 2021

      DPHA Announces Recipients of 2021 Council of Fellows' Scholarships.

      The Council of Fellows established this program to provide scholarships to the children or grandchildren of current DPHA members. It is called the memorial scholarship because it allows us to honor the memory of those who made their mark on this industry, but unfortunately are no longer with us.

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        DPHA Announces 2021 POTY Award Winners.
        October 4, 2021

        DPHA Announces 2021 POTY Award Winners.

        The winners of the 2021 DPHA Product of the Year Awards were announced at our 20th Anniversary Conference and Product Showcase in Austin, Texas on September 24th.  Below you will find all of the 2021 Product of the Year winners and honorable mentions. 

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          DPHA Announces 2021 Professional Award Winners.
          October 1, 2021

          DPHA Announces 2021 Professional Award Winners.

          During last week's 20th Anniversary Conference and Product Showcase in Austin, we announced the 2021 DPHA professional award winners! The companies and individuals honored below showcase the best of what DPHA has to offer in products and professionalism. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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            Catch the Newest Episode of The DPHA Drip:  Curri, the Uber of the Construction Industry.
            September 10, 2021

            Catch the Newest Episode of The DPHA Drip: Curri, the Uber of the Construction Industry.

            Join Phil Hotarek of Lutz Bath & Kitchen as he chats with Matt Lafferty, Co Founder of Curri. Matt shares how he figured out how to solve a major problem in the construction industry, and why construction supplies are the perfect passenger. 

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              New Member Spotlight: Meet Claybrook Interiors
              August 27, 2021

              New Member Spotlight: Meet Claybrook Interiors

              At Claybrook, family values inspire everything that they do. The owned stone processing facility has given them full ownership and accountability of every step they take in our process, from the raw materials to the finished piece. Inspired by the family’s British heritage, Claybrook has carved out a reputation for unique design, refinement, and impeccable quality that their customers can count on.

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                Conference Updates + Safety Additions.
                August 27, 2021

                Conference Updates + Safety Additions.

                DPHA is trending ahead of conference registration goals! Our membership is excited and looking for connection; masks and all! Several safety protocols have been added to ensure a great event: 

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                  Remembering Bob Schwarz, Santa Fe by Design.
                  August 20, 2021

                  Remembering Bob Schwarz, Santa Fe by Design.

                  Robert (Bob) Schwarz, co-founder of Santa Fe by Design, passed away on Monday August 2, 2021, in his home, surrounded by his family, after a 5?year battle with aggressive prostate cancer.

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                  Time to Get Lucky!  Connections Friday the 13th Issue.
                  August 13, 2021

                  Time to Get Lucky!  Connections Friday the 13th Issue.

                  Okay, we realize that some of our loyal Connections readers won’t open this issue because it is dated Friday, August 13.  They are among an estimated 17 to 21 million Americans who fear this day.  Some refuse to fly. Others won’t buy anything and still more may not leave their homes.  A recent survey of 3,000 Apple users even showed that 18.3% would be hesitant to buy the new iPhone if it’s called the iPhone 13.  Why is Friday the 13th feared by so many?

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