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Weekly Poll (24)

How would you describe your email habits?

To what extent are you using social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to advance your business?

Overall, how do you feel about the year ahead for your company or your position?

What would help your business most in 2015?

U.S. regulators have reinstated an employee fired for making a secret video of a failed inspection test. Whom do you back?

Do you see safety hazards (including personnel) on the job serious enough to report if you could do so completely anonymously?

What legislative priority should the American Coatings Association’s PaintPAC be looking for in its political candidates this year?

New research calls construction fraud an epidemic with many forms. What do you think?

What’s your favorite social media outlet for business these days?

Some in Congress have adopted a “zero compromise” approach to the federal budget, no matter the consequences. What do you think of this approach?

What should Congress do about undocumented workers in the U.S.?

April 15 finally sends the U.S. taxman packing for another year. How did you make out overall?

How does your upcoming peak season look, compared to last year?

Overall, where would you rather work/manage others: a union company or an open shop?

How is uncertainty over the “fiscal cliff” crisis affecting your business decisions for 2013?

How do you expect Hurricane Sandy to affect your business?

How big a factor are illegal/undocumented workers in today’s coatings industry?

Good news! A magic genie will grant you one wish to improve your business. (Bad news: He has no money.) Which do you want?

Is the US in the midst of a “Third Industrial Revolution,” based on advances in robotics, materials technology, and manufacturing software, as was described recently in a Special Report in The Economist?

A female Chicago subcontractor is charged with providing sham “women business enterprise” credentials to a GC. What’s your experience with the industry’s WBE and MBE firms?

What do you expect for your business in the next 12 months?

Have you cut back on your profit margins and charges to get business in the current economy?

What would most help your business in 2011?

What is your biggest business challenge in this down economy?


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