February 2020


Tools, Tips and Information from our business to yours – Building better business together!

Cathy Sumpter, Counter Sales in Half Moon Bay

How long have you worked at Big Creek? I have been working at Big Creek for ten months.Woman standing in front of a unit of lumber

What is your favorite part of working for Big Creek? Big Creek Lumber has a great reputation in Half Moon Bay. I’m proud to work for company that is well respected.

What’s your favorite product that we sell?I love seeing the Redwood milled in Davenport loaded onto customer trucks. Contractors are always eager to show us what they built with material bought in our yard.

What do you like to do for fun? I love watching football and listening to music.

Market Report

The Green Douglas Fir market found a bottom and is firming up; look for prices to climb in February.

OSB market is firm and expect prices to climb in February.

Western plywood market has found a bottom and is firming up; look for this to continue in February.

This could all change if the West gets a lot of wet weather.

We’ve extended our Con Common Special!

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3 Ways to Get Free Publicity and Media Mentions for Your Business

By Deborah A. Geiger

Regardless of your title, industry or territory, most of us could use more positive exposure. Getting media mentions builds credibility, increases your favorable exposure online and adds extra luster to your brand. Who wouldn’t want these benefits?

For those seeking more visibility and exposure, there are three simple, surefire ways to secure coverage that will elevate you above the competition:

1. Write an article

Writing an article is a great way for an entrepreneur to demonstrate expertise while also keeping in control of the message. The article topic could pertain to an industry trend or news story, share a how-to approach, or discuss a fresh perspective on a problem. Take a cue from major bestsellers and employ grandiose, attention-getting titles like Think and Grow RichThe Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and The Five Love Languages — and be sure to deliver the information and insights that can help your audience. Think of your piece as a solution to a burning problem. It could also clarify a major misconception, or provide a futuristic outlook on the industry. Your article should be informative, factual, and include relevant statistics and lively examples. Conclude with takeaways for the reader.

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