WHEN: Tuesday, January 23
WHERE: Galvin’s (South) Dinnerhouse
SOCIAL: Starts at 5:30 p.m. (St. Joseph Title is our sponsor)
DINNER: 6:00 p.m. Delicious Fried Chicken Dinner and dessert!
RSVP: By noon, Friday, January 19.
Please arrive as close to 5:30 as possible. We will be hosting the Mayoral candidates prior to dinner. They can only attend for a brief time before they have to go to another event.


Thanks to everyone who attend our Holiday Social at the Ground Round on December 13! We had 50 in attendance for a fantastic networking event!


The following have been selected for the 2018 Board of Directors and will be installed at our January 23 Membership Meeting:
President – Chad Fulton
Vice President – Erich VanCleave
Secretary – Scott Laderoute
Treasurer – Jennifer Brown
Past President – Tim Sprague
Builder Board Member – Jenny Gann
Builder Board Member – Grant Thomas
Board Member – Diane Hook
Board Member – Mary Jo Siela
Board Member – Roberta Seevers
Board Member – Dustin Norris


– Wednesday, February 21 – Bowling at Southside Family Fun Center!
– Tuesday, March 27 – March Membership Meeting, location TBD.
– Tuesday, April 24 – Spring Social at St. Joseph Title/Hook & McKinley Office.
– Tuesday, May 22 – May Membership Meeting, location TBD.

Put these on your calendar and plan to attend. Details coming soon!


Thanks to all our members who use the Member Advantage Program! As a result of our participation in this program in 2016, the Midland Empire HBA earned $517.36 profit sharing from NAHB!

Member Advantage gives members an easy way to reduce expenses, maximize profits and increase efficiency. Through agreements with leading national companies such as GM, Lowe’s Omaha Steaks, UPS, Office Depot, and others, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees, and family.

To see all the discounts currently available as well as instructions on how to access the savings, please go to If you have never checked out all the discounts and savings you can get with your NAHB membership, you are really missing out! I advise you to check it out today.


NAHB members get the best information, advocacy, education and networking opportunities in their three-in-
one membership! When you join the Midland Empire Home Builders Association, you automatically become a state and national member, tripling your investment from the start.

NAHB members also benefit from:

A strong voice in Washington: (Advocacy, Legal Services, BuildPAC)

Critical News & Information: (NAHB Now, Eye on Housing, specialty e-newsletters, social media, alerts and exclusive website content.)

Invaluable Networking Opportunities: NAHB is a one-stop networking shop, from local monthly membership meetings, the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and special-interest councils there are numerous ways for you to meet and build relations with fellow professional, future customers and suppliers.

Exposure to the Latest Building Products & Services: The International Builders’ Show (IBS) is a business-building experience like to other!

Valuable Member Discounts. Be sure to check them out at

Looking forward to seeing you at Galvin’s on January 23!

Belinda Kempf
Midland Empire HBA
(816) 261-9897