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Snow Business Magazine, October 2016


The October issue takes us west with a featured story on Alpine Smith of South Lake Tahoe, California. Owner Darin Smith, CSP, shares how his business has evolved and now uses municipal tractors and front-mounted snowblowers to capture significant market share in the tourist-driven location.

Other features in the issue include:

  • Community Service Initiative
  • Color-coded training
  • Variables that influence ice formation
  • Creating long-term employee relationships
  • Keys to retaining employees
  • Formalizing the training process
  • Why snowfall amounts shouldn’t matter in bidding
  • Changes in customer demands
  • Understanding salt brine

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Snow Business publishes seven issues in print and online each year. The “Xtra” show guide is distributed at the Snow & Ice Symposium.

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All-Stars of Snow & Ice

The All-Stars of Snow & Ice are those hard-working, dedicated people who help your company get the job done. Nominate an employee, subcontractor or supplier for the 8th Annual All-Stars of Snow & Ice by October 14. All-Stars will be featured in the December issue of Snow Business.

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