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_____May/June 2013
Cake Deccorating-From the Pan…to the Decorations…to Selling Ice Cream Cakes; Dairy and Vanilla Pricing, Outlook for 2013; Retail Improvements with the Help of Uncle (Sam, that is)

_____July/August 2013
Selecting Basic Equipment to Make & Serve Ice Cream; Equipment Maintenance – Cleaning and Sanitizing; Will Your New Hire Be a Good Team Player? Seven Interview Tips to Make Sure the Answer is Yes; Home Free with Home Office Deductions; Does Your Workplace Meet These Three Powerful Human Needs?

_____September/October 2013
Technology Update 2013: Choosing the Right POS Solution for Your Concept; 5 Tips for Choosing a POS System; Frozen Novelties, Simple Additions to Increase Profits; New Flavor Sensations for Ice Cream Parlors; Scheduling & Managing Employee Hours Electronically; Why Reputation Really, Really Matters to Customers and How to Create a Great One From the Ground Up

_____November/December 2013
Promotion Planning Guide & Industry Events Calendar; 2013 NICRA Promotions of the Year; The Small Employers Health Insurance Tax Credit; Creative Ideas to Perk Up Year-Round Sales

_____January/February 2014 
22nd Annual Source Book, Alphabetical Manufacturer Listings; Trade & Brand Names; Product
Listings; State Distributor Listings.

_____ March/April 2014
2014 Industry Outlook – Q & A; Freeze Out the Competition; Specialty Drink Recipes.

_____ May/June 2014
Vending Vehicles; Carefully and Legitimately Reducing the Cost of Business Vehicles; How to Recognize and Defuse Anger in the Workplace; The Facebook Trap: How Social Media Gets Co-opted by Traditional Marketing; Forget the “Likes” – How to Market Effectively Using Today’s Facebook – 3 Ways to Benefit from Paid Ads & Boosted Posts.

_____ July/August 2014
Nine Ways to Make Sure Your Small Business is Better Off in Four Years from Now; Get to Know Your Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Month this July; Establishing a Loyalty Program for Customers.

_____ September/October 2014
Virtual Equipment Diagnostics; Points to Consider When Replacing a Walk-in Freezer; Eight End-of-Year “Must Dos” for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners; New Rules to Impact the Lease/Buy Decision; Halloween Festivities; How to be a Reporter’s Favorite News Source.

_____ Nove/ber/December 2014
2015 Promotion Planning Guide & Industry Events Calendar; Promotion of the Year Submissions; Owning Up: How to Tap Into Your Employee’s Big Ideas and Get Them Thinking Like Owners.

_____January/February 2015 
23rd Annual Source Book, Alphabetical Manufacturer Listings; Trade & Brand Names; Product
Listings; State Distributor Listings.

_____ March/April 2015
2015 Industry Outlook – Q & A; Purchasing a Milkshake Machine; Milk Shake Recipes; Seven Cool Marketing Tips to Help You Reel in Customers; Money-In, Money-Out; The Five Most Common Reasons Restaurant Owners Are Sued and How to Avoid Them.

_____ May/June 2015
How Can Employees Show Customers They Care? 11 Strategies to Operationalize Caring; How to Write a Great Press Release; Make ‘Em Say Wow, 11 Tips for Building a Strong Service Team; and Break Bad Reviews, How to Protect Your Small Business Online.

_____ July/August 2015
Liability Insurance – What Do I Have? What Do I Need?; Smart Choices: Air-Cooled Versus Water-Cooled What are the Differences; Six Myths That Undermine Customer Satisfaction; Recover Profits With a Quality Investigation; Ten Connecting Conversations That Help Thirteeners Succeed & How to Spark Them Inside Your Company.

_____ September/October 2015
Business Blogs That Work, Eight Tips for Building a Successful One; Surveillance Equipment, A Comprehensive Buying Guide; Network That Conference, Proven Tips To Help You Make Career-Enhancing Connections at Your Next Conference

_____November/December 2015
2016 Promotion Planning Guide & Industry Events Calendar; 27th Annual NICRA Promotion of the Year Awards; Nine Habits to Avoid at Work

_____January/February 2016
24th Annual Source Book, Alphabetical Manufacturer Listings; Trade & Brand Names; Product Listings; State Distributor Listings

_____March/April 2016
2016 Industry Outlook – Q & A; Soft Serve Machines, Cleaning and Sanitizing Tips; Cleaning AND Sanitizing, the AND, the WHY and the Dangerous Myths of the Industry; A Make-Over with a Hand from Uncle; What Store Owners Do to Hire The Best

_____ May/June 2016
Get Creative with Waffle Cones; Recognizing Drug Use in the Workplace; Partnering Tax Savings, An Increasingly Popular Business Entity; Are Our Smartphones Outsmarting Us? – 5 Steps to Taking Back Your Brain

_____ July/August 2016
Italian Ice, Sorbet, Slushes…Very Profitable Menu Items; Is Your Company Posting Without a Plan? Eleven Essential Components of a Successful Social Media Strategy

_____ September/October 2016
Oh No! She Knows Everything; Pay For Performance Trend in Public Relations; Ten Tips for Effectively Handling Customer Complaints; Overtime Rule Changes, How to Prepare Your Frozen Dessert Store

_____ November/December 2016
2017 Promotion Planning Guide & Industry Events Calendar; 2016 NICRA Promotion of the Year Award Submissions

_____ $35 –  January/February 2017
25th Annual Source Book, Alphabetical Manufacturer Listings; Trade & Brand Names; Product Listings; State Distributor Listings

_____ March/April 2017
2017 Industry Outlook; New Nutrition Facts Label