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One of my best clients, National Builders Hardware ( is a great business in the SE Portland neighborhood. Kellie Haninline (marketing manager) first called me "Amazing Mike" when I came in one time on short notice with one of their projects. We laughed and talked how I should come up with a silkscreened shirt with just a big "A"  on it. Now everyone calls me "Amazing" when I walk into the shop. I really don't like to draw attention to myself but it made me reflect on what I do and how long that I have been doing it. I think of it as tongue-in-cheek.




Below is a photo from the last Endurawood networking event taken by my buddy, Frank DeSantis. It was a great event! Probably close to 150 people. The smart thing that David Szyplinski did was to go out to businesses and got sponsorship money to finance the event. They had a three piece musical accompaniment, catered hor dourves and beverages (by local distillers). It was incredible event!

 And the most crazy thing is that the marketing was mostly done by word-of-mouth. Most of the invitees were people that worked with businesses in the remodeling industry. Having a great time is myself, Kellie Hainline and Myla Fiesterman (president of NBH).


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