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Drafting the Best Player

“With the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft…”  For years, those words echoed in the minds of young men all across America who dreamt of playing professional football one day.  Recently, we saw hundreds of thousands of people turn out in Nashville to witness those words being said at this year’s NFL Draft, as the most talented college players

Design & Construction Week Brings Booming Industry – and snow! – to Vegas

Senior team members from Schaffer Associates attended last week’s Design & Construction Week (DCW) in Las Vegas, along with 100,000 industry professionals and vendors.  The record attendance for both the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) represented one of the most successful DCW efforts in memory and showcased the momentum in our industry today.

Will We See You in Vegas? Join Our Team at IBS and KBIS!

Schaffer Associates looks forward to attending the 6th Annual Design & Construction Week (DCW) in Las Vegas next week, joining thousands of industry leaders for the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).  This year’s gathering will continue to highlight the importance of these two shows to our industry.  Attendees will have a unique opportunity

The “Wage Spiral”: It’s Real and Shouldn’t Be Ignored

We’ve often discussed the promise – and the peril – of an economy that is functioning as ours is now. For the most part, industries across America are doing well. Unemployment is historically low. Consumer confidence is high. Anyone who wants a job can have one. And business is good. But there are certain ripple effects of this runaway-train economy

Merry Christmas from Schaffer Associates

In the early days of 2018, our industry knew the year ahead would be one of opportunity and challenge.  We anticipated an economy that would continue to strengthen, and strengthen it did.  It helped grow our industry in 2018 in ways we haven’t seen since before the Great Recession.  But this runaway-train economy also brought less available talent, more empty