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February 02, 2023

Women's Mentoring Program - Lessons Learned

At the end of our HPBExpo ’22 show in Atlanta, I was asked if I would like to lead the second round of our Women’s Mentoring Program. As someone who is young in her career and a mentee the...

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January 12, 2023

Federal Gas Stove Ban?

Reports abounded last week about the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and “gas stoves” based on a letter from 20 legislators. Early reports indicated that an outright ban on gas r...

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December 20, 2022

Passion & Hard Work = Success

As most of you know, our industry has been fighting attempts to force electrification in many states across the country.  During the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Session, we successfully pushed...

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October 04, 2022

Five Signs You Need a Fireplace

October is National Fireplace Month, and there’s nothing better than watching the seasons change while curling up next to the fire. Think you don’t need a fireplace? Think again. We’...

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August 16, 2022

Biomass Stove Tax Credit - Enacted!

President Biden signed the Inflation Recovery Act (IRA) today and it contained the long-awaited (by us) tax credit for biomass stoves. Why have we been promoting and lobbying for this for so long? Be...

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March 09, 2022

Are you leaving tax relief on the table?

With tax season upon us, some companies may be surprised to learn that they are eligible for a significant form of relief included in 2020 and 2021 COVID-19 relief packages: the Employee Retention Tax...

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March 03, 2022

Two Expos, 24 months apart…

Leaving New Orleans at the close of HPBExpo was surreal in March of 2020. The New Orleans Health Department had announced the first confirmed case of COVID 19 in the city that week, exhibitors and att...

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February 15, 2022

Electrification - Lessons Learned From Others

Are there ever new ideas out there? Of course, but forced electrification (the banning of natural gas, propane, or wood as energy/heat sources) is not one of those new ideas. Some North American citie...

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October 13, 2021

The Federal Government makes it official: it will cost more to heat this winter in most regions

Anyone who has purchased gasoline recently already suspects that energy may cost more this winter, but some families, in some parts of the country, may be in for a really big surprise. On October 13th...

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August 23, 2021

Wood Burning Issues and What Retailers Need to Know

Retailers: Have your suppliers been telling you their hot new products are stalled waiting for approval from EPA? They are not just spinning a yarn, there is a reason that virtually ALL of the manuf...

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