December 22, 2010 | Vol 5, Num 50
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Congress Pares Back Tax Credits for 2011

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New Investor for Sunrise Windows
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Windowizards Re-Opens After Temporary Shutdown
After closing its doors last week, Windowizards Inc., a Pennsylvania window dealer, resumed more

Happy Holidays from Window & Door!

We will continue to post any breaking news on, but there will be no WDweekly next week.  See you in 2011!

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The Talk...

My 2011 resolution for my company is:
To kick it up a notch with customer satisfaction.
To broaden our product offering.
To find ways to be leaner (companies can shed pounds too!)
To find a new market niche.
To expand our geographic scope.
To focus on employee retention and productivity.
To just weather the storm and come out of this recession relatively unscarred.

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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

For many years now, I have wrapped up the year by asking out WDweekly readers about their companies' resolutions for the coming year. Last year and the few before that painted a similar picture—most folks were just hoping to make it through the year alive and kickin'. Are we more hopeful and confident this year? 

We'll stick with tradition and ask you to weigh in on your company's resolution for the year. Take a look at the poll responses and let me know what you would hope to see your company accomplish in 2011.

But this year, I'd also like to hear a little bit about your personal resolutions, if you're brave enough to share. The reason is that my Spidey Sense tells me that many of our personal resolutions are likely to be related to things going on in the broader economic environment. With consumer confidence being much lower than historic norms at this point in a recovery, I'm guessing you may want to pay down your debt, increase your savings, or advance your career in a challenging job market. Are you brave enough to share? (It can be anonymous, of course!)

No matter what your personal or business New Year's Resolution, the Window & Door team sincerely wishes you a healthy, productive and enjoyable year ahead. We love this weekly opportunity to Talk with folks in the industry, and we continually strive to bring you relevant and up-to-date information as you conduct business as a window and door company—and we don't need New Year's for that resolution.

Wishing you a great start to 2011! 

Continuing Conversations...

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