By Kent Conine. By its very nature, ours is not a 9-to-5 profession. We start early and work late, and our workweek often stretches well beyond five days. Moreover, we have to be adept at multi-tasking since there is no such thing as a "typical" workday in home building. On any given day, we can find ourselves getting our boots muddy supervising on a jobsite, working in a sales office with home buyers, consulting with a marketing agency, or meeting with local officials at city hall.

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In such a varied work environment, there's only a limited amount of time to learn about the many things that are happening in this industry, so the NAHB has devised a format that delivers news to members quickly and efficiently via the Internet.

"Nation's Building News Online," the NAHB's recently launched e-newsletter, is an exciting and highly informative weekly publication that is dedicated to bringing you all the news you need to stay ahead of the fierce competition in today's marketplace. In information technology and systems financial management, property management, jobs and personnel, sales and marketing, and much, much more, the NAHB is a vast storehouse of support and expertise. Throughout this engaging online publication, you will find valuable news, links to more extensive information, and contacts at the NAHB who can assist you in your ongoing efforts to stay on top of issues that affect your bottom line.

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On the issues that count, the NAHB is leading the way toward policies that will guarantee the topmost national priority for homeownership, housing affordability, and rental housing opportunity. We continue to succeed, often against great odds, because we are an organization more than 205,000 strong, fighting for a dream that our fellow citizens cherish greatly. "Nation's Building News Online" is not only the place to learn about the housing industry, it's the place for the NAHB's grassroots members to express their views and concerns and to share their knowledge with fellow members. With a simple click of your mouse, you can send in your letters to the editor or contact the editorial staff to share whatever is on your mind. You can also forward the e-newsletter to your employees and to your friends and associates in the building industry.

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If you've already been receiving "Nation's Building News Online," you know first-hand what a great resource it is. If you're not yet signed on, I urge you to check it out and subscribe today so this valuable resource can be delivered to your desktop every week. Just visit our Web site at, go to the "Publications" button, and click on "Online Publications." There, you'll find an archive of our previous issues as well as a form for a free subscription to our e-newsletter.

Harnessing the power of the Internet to maximize communications is a priority at the NAHB, and I'm sure you will agree that "Nation's Building News Online" is a valuable tool in this ongoing effort. So take a look, subscribe, and see how our new publication can be an indispensable resource for you and your business.

Kent Conine

President, NAHB

Washington, D.C.