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by David Corson

Giving thanks and looking ahead... I t's almost time to close the book on 2018 and add another year to my 17 years of entrepreneurship. Seems like yesterday when it is what Dec. 17, 2001, where I left my comfortable corporate job at Nielsen to go out on my own and roll the dice to start my publishing company. Seventeen years later with more ups and downs than I can count, I'm still standing. And yes, I'm ready for another year of having fun and learning new ways to be the best I can be. The day we stop learning is the day we should go and do something else.

We would not have made it this far without help, so here are well deserved shout-outs to all who have helped us "get-r-done:" • First, to my wife, son and parents for being supportive each day, as well our dogs for keeping me company in my office with tails wagging even during the toughest of circumstances. • Next, to our subscribers, attendees, advertisers and sponsors in believing in our vision and giving us their vote of confidence. You are the best. • To our editor for editing our leading B2B trade publication, which gets better with each and every issue. • To our artist, who makes our CCR magazine colorful and artistically appealing for your reading pleasure. • To our circulation manager for staying on the subscription treadmill to keep our mailing list up to date and fresh. • To our printer for keeping us on schedule to print and mail CCR for your reading interests. Commercial Construction & Renovation (ISSN 2329-7441) is published bi-monthly by F&J Publications, LLC. The opinions expressed by authors and contributors to Commercial Construction & Renovation are not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. Commercial Construction & Renovation is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or artwork. Unsolicited materials will only be returned if a self-addressed, postagepaid envelope is included. Articles appearing in Commercial Construction & Renovation cannot be reproduced in any way without the specific permission of the publisher or editor.


• To our fulfillment department for keying data so that we can offer business information and stats for you to digest. • To our webmaster for keeping us safe and protected on the Wild West of the internet. • To the USPS for delivering our magazine in a timely manner six times a year. • To UPS and FedEx for delivering the packages needed for us to get things done and on time. • To our CPA for helping with our books to keep Uncle Sam a happy camper. • To our insurance agent for giving us the most effective coverage possible, as you never know what's coming around the corner. • To our Lead Service provider for giving our advertisers data to prospect to create new business relationships. • To our attorney for proving the legal ease needed to stay on the straight and narrow path to success. • To our physicians and dentists for keeping us healthy so that we can live to refuel to do business in the ever-changing competitive landscape. • To our local bank for introducing innovative ways to be financially prudent and offering our doggies treats when we bank via the drive thru window. • And finally, thanks to everyone who have assisted us over the last 17 years, as we will never forget your support and teamwork. • So, as the New Year arrives on Jan. 1, 2019, we wish you good health, prosperity and happiness and, as always, keep the faith. CCR

Subscription: 1 year, $50 in U.S., Canada and Mexico; single copies, $10. 1 year, $190 International surface; $290 International air mail; International single copies $25. Printed in U.S.A. Known office of publication: 358 Aviemore Lane, Suwanee, GA. 30024. Periodicals postage paid at Suwanee, GA. 30024, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Commercial Construction & Renovation, P.O. Box 3908, Suwanee, GA 30024.


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