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Opening Day and AV's Busy Season

April 16, 2015

Baseball is everywhere! There is nothing more indicative of the spring and summer seasons than baseball. The fresh smell of the ballpark and the chants with the organ are traditions passed down through every generation. The game of baseball is…


Company Wellness Plans: Do They Save You Money?

March 17, 2015

With the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (and many small businesses having to purchase group insurance for the first time), many companies are now employing wellness programs. There are two types of programs – which one saves the most…

State Advocacy

NSCA State Advocacy Leadership Program Launched

March 5, 2015

Here at NSCA, we’ve been talking about new grassroots efforts to get members involved with government affairs at the state level. At our recent Business & Leadership Conference in February 2015, we talked to many of our members about this…

Net Neutrality

Make an Informed Decision on Net Neutrality

March 2, 2015 defines net neutrality as “the concept that broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) should provide nondiscriminatory access to Internet content, platforms, etc., and should not manipulate the transfer of data regardless of its source or destination.” That about sums it…


Government Affairs in 2015

January 23, 2015

Happy New Year, NSCA members! I’m so excited to formally introduce myself, Rachel Rayman, as your new Industry Outreach and Events Manager. (more…)


An Update on the Tax Increase Prevention Act

December 24, 2014

We’ve been talking a lot about taxes lately. Next week, the federal government threatens a second shut-down, proving that Congress still cannot be effective in putting aside political differences. (more…)

Davis Bacon

Davis Bacon Wage Surveys: Why They're Important

November 23, 2014

NSCA members frequently ask about prevailing wage/Davis Bacon issues. In a time when competition for jobs is at its greatest, providing an intelligent bid can earn you a new job and save you money in wage rates. (more…)


Year-End Tax Saving Strategies & Changes to the 2014 Tax Code

November 5, 2014

As the final quarter of the year approaches, it is important to start thinking about tax-saving strategies that may be implemented before year-end. Below is a list of some federal tax deductions and credits that businesses may take advantage of…


Increase Your Tax Savings: Credits and Incentives for Integrators

March 29, 2014

The key to maximizing tax savings lies in understanding the right credits for your business—subject to your specific situation and circumstances. As an NSCA member, you’re entitled to tax savings through major federal and state credits that can fuel growth,…


Are margins moving up?

March 1, 2013

Jim in Pennsylvania asks Chuck Wilson of NSCA if he is seeing the margins on projects improving? Chuck says that they haven’t completely come back up but a good sign is the backlogs are moving in a positive direction. He…


Risk and Rewards of BYOD

February 15, 2013

Steve in New York asks why Chuck Wilson of NSCA is opposed to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Chuck states that he isn’t necessarily against BYOD but wants to build awareness for members. He describes some of the risks and…


Social Media as a Revenue Source

February 8, 2013

Jeff in Chicago asks Chuck Wilson, Executive Director at the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), this week about the possibility of system integrators making money via social media. Chuck describes how integrators are having difficulty justifying their social media investments…