CNN: In the overlooked world of LinkedIn influencers, a plumber finds a following

CNN: In the overlooked world of LinkedIn influencers, a plumber finds a following. “At Texas Green Plumbing, a residential plumbing company in Dallas, the setup resembles a traditional workplace: a reception area, several offices and a training space. But one room has been transformed into a home-made studio decked out with a microphone, video camera, lights and a backdrop that features shelves held up by pipes. That’s where Roger Wakefield, a 56-year-old plumber and owner of the company, spends half of each week filming advice and how-to videos — with the help of a hired videographer — to post to his thousands of followers on LinkedIn, as well as other social media channels.”

New Options for Finding Home Improvement Contractors in Arizona

Arizona residents who need information on licensed contractors have a revamped Web site to turn to. “The [Arizona Registrar of Contractors] said the new website features simpler organization of topics. Consumers can search for and verify the licensing of contractors in various ways, including by individual name, city and license type, such as flooring, plumbing, roofing, solar or air-conditioning. The website provides information on complaints, if any, including the number of cases and how they were resolved.”