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

February 26, 2020  "Got LBM Questions? Here's How to Get Answers" (by Jim Moody)


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


February 12, 2020  "Train Now to Build Stronger Teams and Bigger Profits" (by Katie Bodiford)

January 22, 2020  "We're Under Attack, but You Can Protect Your Business" (by Jim Moody)

January 8, 2020  "My Best Advice to Family Businesses" (by Jim Moody)


December 11, 2019  "Make the Most of the Rest of the Year" (by Jim Moody)

November 27, 2019  "Things for Which I Am Grateful" (by Jim Moody)

November 13, 2019  "What Do You Need from CSA in 2020?" (by Jim Moody)

October 23, 2019  "You Can't Clean Dirty Water at the Mouth of the River" (by Rick Davis, CSP, CDT, Building Leaders, Inc.)

October 9, 2019  "Project Selling: Expanding the Scope of the Sale for Bigger Profits" (by Katie Bodiford)

September 25, 2019  "Pickpocket or Magician? The Choice is Up to You" (by Katie Bodiford)

September 11, 2019  "Weapons & Workplace-Violence Policies Are Must-Haves for Everyone's Safety" (by Dawn Stastny, Stellaris Group)

August 28, 2019  "CSA Launches Association Health Plan to Address Member Health Coverage Needs" 

August 14, 2019  "End of Summer Bits and Pieces" (by Jim Moody)

July 24, 2019  "Employers: Beware of FCRA-Based Class Action Lawsuits" (by Dawn Stastny, Stellaris Group)

July 10, 2019  "Why Creating a Good Corporate Culture Really Matters" (by Dawn Stastny, Stellaris Group)

June 26, 2019  "Creedence Clearwater Revival for the Win: How CSA Can Help You Stay in the Game" (by Katie Bodiford)

June 12, 2019  "Fix Collections Now or Be Prepared to Repeat the Past (and the Past Isn't Pretty)" (by Jim Moody)

May 22, 2019  "What Else Do You Want to Know, My Sweet Angel?" (by Jim Moody)

May 8, 2019  "Making Changes in How We Provide HR Services" (by Jim Moody)

April 24, 2019  "Bits and Pieces" (by Jim Moody)

April 10, 2019  "Lessons I Learned from a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year" (by Jim Moody)

March 27, 2019   "My Dream of Wearing a Safari Hat and Talking Into a Microphone is Finally Coming True" (by Katie Bodiford)

March 13, 2019    "Let's Give it One More Try" (by Jim Moody)

February 27, 2019   "Luxury Home That Floats, Adjusts to Rising Sea Levels, Withstands Storms" (by Jim Moody)

February 13, 2019   "CSA Offers Three Program to Improve Your Business" (by Jim Moody)

January 23, 2019   "CSA Brings You a 2019 Forecast" (by Yeva Clark)

January 9, 2019    "Time for a Fresh Start" (by Jim Moody)



December 12, 2018 - "Random Thoughts to End the Year" (by Jim Moody)

November 28, 2018 - "We're Moving Forward on Health Insurance. Now We Need Your Help!" (by Jim Moody)

November 14, 2018 - "Here's Your Chance to Win Free CSA Membership for 2019" (by Katie Bodiford)

October 24, 2018 - "New Next Gen Group Starting: Reserve Your Spot Now!?"  (by Jim Moody)

October 10, 2018 - "Reunited (And It Feels So Good): We're Back in NLBMDA" (by Jim Moody)

September 26, 2018 - "Time Flies When You're Having Fun"  (by Yeva Clark)

September 12, 2018 - "We're Trying Something New with Health Insurance" (by Jim Moody)

August 22, 2018 - "What Managers Should Be Measuring Each Week" (by Jim Moody)

August 8, 2018 - "The Challenge of Maintaining an Effective Team" (by Jim Moody)

July 25, 2018 - "Are You Prepared for the Inevitable Downturn?" (by Jim Moody)

July 11, 2018 - "We're Leaving NLBMDA. Here's Why ..."  (by Jim Moody)

June 27, 2018 - "Is It Time to Hire a Dedicated HR Staffer?" (by Yeva Ducas)

June 13, 2018 - "What I Learned At Google -- Part 3"  (by Jim Moody)

May 23, 2018 - "What I Learned At Google -- Part 2"  (by Jim Moody)

May 9, 2018 - "What I Learned At Google -- Part 1"  (by Jim Moody)

April 25, 2018 - "Cookies, Koolaid and Service That's Golden" (by Katie Bodiford)

April 11, 2018 - "The Iguana Witch and the Siren Song of Mediocrity: How to Hire Better" (by Jim Moody)

March 28, 2018 - "How to Become a Talent Magnet" (by Jim Moody)

March 14, 2018 - "Sloppy Immigration Records and Missing Info Can Cost You Big" (by Yeva Ducas)

February 28, 2018 - "Your People Ought to be Your Competitive Advantage. Are They?"  (by Jim Moody)

February 13, 2018 - "CSA Welcomes Two Oklahoma Staff Members" (by Jim Moody)

January 24, 2018 - "Start the New Year with a Free HR Audit"  (by Yeva Ducas)

January 10, 2018 - "Throw the Rice! CSA and OLA are Married" (by Jim Moody)



December 27, 2017 - "Taking Stock of 2017: Did You Do All You Could to Make It Good?" (by Jim Moody)

December 13, 2017 - "Quick Guide to 2017 Employment Trends & Laws" (by Yeva Ducas)

November 22, 2017 - "Happy Thanksgiving! We're Thankful for You" (by Jim Moody)

November 8, 2017 - "It's Time for a Difficult Conversation" (by Jim Moody)

October 25, 2017 - "CSA's Safety Program Scores a Win for Dealer After OSHA Complaint"  (by Jim Moody)

October 11, 2017 - "Is Your Employee Handbook Up-to-Date? Help is On the Way." (by Yeva Ducas)

September 27, 2017 - "Can't We All Just Get Along?"  (by Jim Moody)

August 23, 2017 - "Do You Know Your Applicants? Why Pre-Employment Checks Are Critical" (by Yeva Ducas)

August 9, 2017 - "Here's a Trick that Made One Dealer's Recruiting More Effective" (by Jim Moody)

July 26, 2017 - "HRM vs. Personnel Management: Why You Should Shift to HRM" (by Yeva Ducas)

July 12, 2017 - "First Step to Stop Turnover: Enhance How You Welcome New Employees"  (by Yeva Ducas)

June 28, 2017 - "Some (Probably Wrong) Thoughts on Amazon-Like Delivery Systems" (by Jim Moody)

June 14, 2017 - "Introducing CSA's New HR/Workforce Development Program (and New Staff Member!)"  (by Jim Moody)

May 24, 2017 - "Why Some Rural Dealers Succeed (And Why Some Don't)"  (by Jim Moody)

May 10, 2017 - "CSA Self-Insured Fund is Doing Well, But Why Should You Care?"  (by Jim Moody)

April 26, 2017 - "Changing Retail Landscape Offers Food for Thought" (by Jim Moody)

April 12, 2017 - "Times are Good, But Keep Your Eye on the Ball" (by Jim Moody)

March 22, 2017 - "Batter Up: How CSA Membership Can Be a Game-Changer for Dealers" (by Katie Bodiford)

March 8, 2017 - "Wide Open Job Market Creates New Challenges for Business" (by Jim Moody)

February 22, 2017 - "Have You Been Hacked?"  (by Chris Rader)

February 8, 2017 - "84 Lumber Highlights Critical Issue for LBM Industry with Super Bowl Ad" (by Jim Moody)

January 25, 2017 - "What's Your Purpose?"  (by Katie Bodiford)

January 11, 2017 - "CSA Launching Users Groups for BisTrack and Spruce" (by Jim Moody)