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What’s hot this year

August 1, 2003 - By

Fireside chats have become a popular pastime for many Americans in this post-9/11 era as they seek a warm and fuzzy comfort zone within their homes. Propane marketers with showrooms that convey feelings of serenity, love, family and friendship can stoke sales of their propane-fueled auxiliary heating appliances. read more

Robertshaw Industrial Products

August 1, 2003 - By

Corporate Capabilities 2003 spotlight. read more

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Buying made affordable

August 1, 2003 - By

Propane marketers in general - and small business owners in particular - stand to save thousands of dollars in capital costs following the federal tax cuts recently signed into law by President Bush. read more

Tax law changes help sellers

August 1, 2003 - By

The tax liability created when retail propane business owners sell their company can be significant. The amount owed as the result of a sale is always an eye opener for shareholders of small businesses - retail propane companies being no exception. read more

Private firms feel heat of new law too

August 1, 2003 - By

Last year, President Bush signed into law the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which makes sweeping amendments to securities laws and other laws affecting public companies. It was enacted largely in response to the Enron, Worldcom and Global Crossings scandals. read more

Putting PERC into perspective

August 1, 2003 - By

As I end my term as chairman of the Propane Education & Research Council, my perspective about PERC has changed during my six years as an independent propane marketer on the council. Over those years, I’ve been troubled by some of the perceptions within the industry about what PERC can or should do. read more

Feds look to boost spending

August 1, 2003 - By

The House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill for 2004 with $1.8 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, an increase of $111 million over 2003 and $100 million above the administration’s budget request. read more

A safety conscience must be exercised

August 1, 2003 - By

Call them gremlins, shoulder angels or devils, leprechauns, fairies or elves – it is the weight our conscience that determines the choices we make every day. read more