CSA publishes Framework, an e-newsletter, twice a month.  Framework features membership news, industry news, and a variety of topics applicable to all business owners.  CSA members can contribute articles and press releases to this publication.  

If you do not currently receive Framework but would like to, please email Cindy Edgar or call 678-674-1860 and let us know.

Past issues of Framework may be viewed by clicking the links below:

Current Framework 
November 9, 2022 "Thoughts On a Board of Directors" (by Jim Moody)

Framework Newsletters (by date of publication)
For your convenience, the title of the lead article for each issue is also listed


October 12, 2022  "How to Lose a Customer in Ten Minutes Flat" (by Katie Bodiford)
September 14, 2022 "Are You Creating an Organization of Quiet Quitters?" (by Jim Moody)
August 10, 2022 "News Flash: You Didn’t Make Forbes’ Best Places to Work List" (by Jim Moody)
July 13, 2022 "DOT Enforcement Stops Increasing" (by Victor Shell)

June 8, 2022 "Eating the Elephant: It All Comes Down to Teamwork" (by Katie Bodiford)

May 18, 2022 "A Thief is Coming in the Night" (by Jim Moody)
May 4, 2022 "Putting the Shoe on the Other Foot" (by Katie Bodiford)
April 20, 2022 "ABMA "Descends Virtually" on Capitol Hill to Push Issues Important to LBM Industry" (by Jim Moody)

April 6, 2022 "Is Your Company Retention Worthy" (by Katie Bodiford)

March 16, 2022 "Lessons Learned from Chopping into the Family Tree (Yours, Not Mine)" (by Jim Moody)
March 2, 2022 "Want to Hire and Manage Better? Consider Personality" (by Jim Moody)

February 16, 2022 "It's Time to Do Your Civic Duty" (by Jim Moody)

February 2, 2022 "The Call No One Wants to Get" (by Jim Moody)

January 19, 2022 "What to Do About Labor?" (by Jim Moody)

January 5, 2022  "Happy 2022 – We Got the Meet" (by Katie Bodiford)


December 15, 2021 "O Christmas Tree" (by Jim Moody)

December 1, 2021 "Time to Tighten Up on Trucking" (by Jim Moody)
November 17, 2021 "You Are a Target" (by Jim Moody)
November 3, 2021 "One of the Good Guys" (by Katie Bodiford) 
October 20, 2021 "Inspiring Passion and Loyalty" (by Debbie Brady)

October 6, 2021 "How to Avoid Mushroom Management and Make Your Yard a Better Place to Work" (By Jim Moody)

September 22, 2021 "Lessons from a Lumber Legend" (by Jim Moody)
September 8, 2021 "CSA Ramps Up Federal Government Affairs with ABMA (by Jim Moody)
August 18, 2021  "Let's Move Safety Back to the Front Burner" (by Victor Shell & Michael Snider)
August 4, 2021
  "Keep Your Head Up and Your Eyes Open" (by Jason Terry)

July 21, 2021  "What's on Your Dashboard (and I Don't Mean Your Skoal)?" (by Jim Moody)
July 7, 2021  "The Alpha and Omega Tour" (by Jim Moody)

June 23,
  "Leverage the Consumer Walk-in" (by Rick Davis)
June 9, 2021  "Ransomware --Don't Become a Headline" (by Debbie Brady) 
May 26,
2021  "Life's About to Change, and I'm Not Happy" (by Jim Moody)
May 12, 2021 "It's Time to Pay Attention to Federal Tax Policy" (by Debbie Brady)
April 28,
  "Avoiding the Pain of Theft by Credit Card Fraud" (by Jim Moody)
April 14, 2021 "Getting Ready to Cut the Ribbon" (by Katie Bodiford)
March 31, 2021
 "CSA Offering New Help in Generational Transition and Business Planning" (by Jim Moody)

March 17, 2021 "Doing Things We Don't Like to Do" (by Jim Moody)

March 3, 2021 "Minimum Wage is Likely Going Up. Plan for it Now." (by Jim Moody)
February 17, 2021 "What's Your Strategy? (Yes, You Need One)" (by Jim Moody)

February 3, 2021 "A Word About Unauthorized Use of Our Membership List" (by Jim Moody)
January 20, 2021 "Can't We All Just Get Along" (by Jim Moody)
January 6, 2021 "Kicking Off 2021 --A Message From Our Chair!" (by Jason Terry)