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  • February/March 20010 Volume 34 #2 Table of Contents Features 16 Online Marketing Strategies to Promote P.18 Your Business 18 Nine Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged 21 How to Never Sell Again 22 Meet a Member: Kekuhaupio Keku Akana 24 Alone 26 ASA Report Shows Overall Improvements P.22 Departments 3 Presidential Post 6 Editors Letter 6 Letters to the Editor 8 Industry Watch 10 Technical Q&A P.33 12 Code Talk 14 Progressive PerksSweeping: The Journal of Chimney and Venting Technology (ISSN# 1041- 15 CSIA Update6692) is published 11 times annually, by the National Chimney Sweep Guild,2155 Commercial Drive, Plainfield, IN 46168. 28 New NCSG MembersAnnual dues to the National Chimney Sweep Guild are $459 for VotingMember Companies and $689 for Supplier Member Companies, of which 30 Dates & Events$80 goes toward a subscription to Sweeping: The Journal of Chimney andVenting Technology. Additional annual subscriptions are available for $80 by 32 2009-2010 Sweeps Advantagecontacting the National Chimney Sweep Guild at the office of publication(NCSG, 2155 Commercial Drive, Plainfield, IN 46168). Coupon ProgramPOSTMASTER: Send address changes to: 33 PerspectiveSweeping: The Journal of Chimney and Venting TechnologyNational Chimney Sweep Guild 35 Display Ad Index2155 Commercial DrivePlainfield, IN 46168 36 Classifieds FEBRUARY/MARCH 10 SWEEPING 1
  • ResourcePage NATIONAL CHIMNEY SWEEP GUILD NCSG BOARD OF DIRECTORS TECHNICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL 2009-2010 President, Region 8 Director Interim TAC Chair Stainless steel lining Randy Brooks Relining, NFPA 211, Chimney Physics Video scanning (805) 646-8961 president@ncsg.org Prefabricated Fireplaces Narrative report writing Bob Priesing A. Bart Ogden Vice President, At-Large Havelock, NC Wichita, KS Bob Priesing (252) 447-3611 chimneysweep@embarqmail.com (252) 447-3611 (316) 265-9828 chimneysweep@embarqmail.com bart@homesafeks.com Treasurer, Region 2 Director Jay Walker Masonry construction and restoration (850) 562-4692 jregion2@aol.com Priorfire firebox Installation & Venting of Gas Appliances Chris Prior Dennis Dobbs Secretary, Region 6 Director Middle Grove, NY Fort Payne, AL Jeremy Biswell (518) 882-6091 (256) 845-9814 (913) 236-7141 fluesbrothers@yahoo.com chris@priorfire.com ddobbs@fireplaceservicecenter.com Region 1 Director Customer communications Installation & Venting of Pellet Stoves George Stroup (603) 823-7000 george@gs-sweep.com Randy Brooks Fred Joy Ojai, CA Hoyt, KS Region 3 Director (805) 646-896 (785) 986-6432 Open Seat hearthhunter@aol.com joyfredm@live.com FMI: Contact Howard Rowell NCSG Governance Committee Chair Codes and standards Dryer Vents (414) 771-2282 or royalchimneyserv@aol.com . Gas venting Jay Walker NFPA 54 Tallahassee, FL Region 4 Director James Brewer (850) 528-1357 Dennis Dobbs Chesapeake, VA JRegion2@aol.com (256) 845-9814 info@fireplaceservicecenter.com (757) 523-2400 Region 5 Director jbrewer@magic-sweep.com NFPA 211, ICC Mark Maynard John LaBrosse (920) 830-1920 chimneyguy@new.rr.com Troubleshooting and diagnosis of venting Hope Valley, RI problems Masonry repair and restoration (401) 377-6009 Region 7 Director Guild historian jslabro@lbcm.necoxmail.com Open Seat Jack Pixley Andover, MN Sweeping, Relining Supplier Representative (763) 422-0481 Rich Rua