GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WHERE: Barbosa’s Downtown (906 Sylvanie)

SOCIAL: 5:30-6:00 p.m. (Dustin Norris and Erich VanCleave will sponsor bar)

DINNER: 6:00 p.m. (order off menu and pay for your own meal)

COST: $5 per person cover charge

RSVP: By Noon, April 25!

PROGRAM: Chandra Carrier with Aflac will present the program.

NOTE: Please bring door prize for give-a-ways!

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to all who attended the Midland Empire HBA March meeting. We had a great presentation by Ben Schultz with LaborChart and further discussion on contractor licensing! Also, thank you to Tim Sprague and Art Warner for sponsoring the bar and Roberta Seevers for providing door prizes!

 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY

The Midland Empire HBA is participating in the 2016 Membership Drive. We are competing with other HBAs in our size group, and the top 5 will bring home cash prizes for our organization ($2,500 for 1st; $2,000 for 2nd; $1,500 for 3rd; $1,000 for 4th; $500 for 5th). Deadline for this membership drive is May 24! If you have anyone interested in joining, please let me know as soon as possible. I will be sending out formal invitations to prospective new members to invite them as our guest for the May 24 social.

Applications for membership are available on the MEHBA website!

 

IDEAS FOR POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER RECRUITS

Builder Members:

Single-family Builders

Multi-family Builders

Residential & Commercial Remodelers

Light Commercial Builders

Land/Real Estate Developers

Associate Members:

Accountants, Bookkeeping Services

Architects

Building Material Suppliers

Cabinet Companies/Contractors

Concrete Suppliers

Concrete Finishing Contractors

Drywall Contractors

Electricians

Engineers

Exterminators

Flooring Suppliers & Installers

HVAC Contractors

Insulation Suppliers & Contractors

Landscape Contractors

Masonry Contractors

Paint Stores & Contractors

Plumbing Suppliers & Contractors

Realtors

Roofing Suppliers & Contractors

Surveyors

Title Insurance Companies

Utility Companies

 

MEMBER BENEFITS

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 NAHB members also benefit from:

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

Critical News & Information: (NAHB Now, Eye on Housing, speciality enewsletters, 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 no other!

Valuable Member Discounts:

NAHBMA

 

MEMBER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

Thanks to all our members who use the Member Advantage Program! As a result of our participation in this program in 2015, the Midland Empire HBA earned $839.80 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.

The Midland Empire HBA is participating in the 2016 Revenue Share program as a way for our association to generate non-dues revenue. Fifty percent of all royalties earned from the program will be distributed to participating builder associations.

Ready to save some money? If so, what are you waiting for? To see all the discounts currently available as well as instructions on how to access the savings please go to: http://www.nahb.org/ma

 

WEB SITE & FACEBOOK

The Midland Empire HBA web site has been updated!! Our new logo is on Page 1 of our newsletter! Be sure to check it out at http://www.mehba.org to keep up on what’s going on in our organization.

Also, Midland Empire HBA is on Facebook! Check it out! http://www.facebook.com/mehba/

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – May General

Membership Meeting, @ St. Joseph Title/

Hook McKinley Office, starting at 5:30.

 

See you April 26,

Belinda Kempf

Midland Empire HBA

(816) 261-9897

MARCH 2016 NEWSLETTER

 

WHAT:   General Membership Meeting

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 22, 2016

WHERE:  Hunan’s Restaurant (409 N 36)

SOCIAL:  5:30-6:00 p.m. (Tim Sprague will sponsor bar)

DINNER: 6:00 p.m. (pay for your own meal – there will be Mexican and Chinese buffet)

COST:   $5 per person cover charge

RSVP:  By Noon, Monday, March 21!

PROGRAM:   Ben Schultz will present the program.

Also, follow up on contractor licensing issue.

NOTE:  Please bring door prize for give-a-ways!

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to all who attended the Midland Empire HBA February meeting. We had a great discussion on contractor licensing; thanks to Scott Gann and Hal Jensen for leading it! Also, thank you to Mary Jo Siela and Colleen Tierney for providing door prizes!

 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY

The Midland Empire HBA is participating in the 2016 Membership Drive. We are competing with other HBAs in our size group, and the top 5 will bring home cash prizes for our organization ($2,500 for 1st; $2,000 for 2nd; $1,500 for 3rd; $1,000 for 4th; $500 for 5th).  So, I have included an application and letter as part of this newsletter. If you have anyone interested in joining, please give the information to them and invite them to be a guest at a general membership meeting.

 

2016 MEHBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President – Tim Sprague                                 Board Member – Diane Hook
Vice-President – Chad Fulton                                    Board Member – Jennifer Brown
Secretary – Heidi Walker                                Board Member – Scott Laderoute
Treasurer – Jerry Ingle                                    Board Member – Dustin Norris
Past-President – Scott Gann                           Builder Board Member – Erich Van Cleave
SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS

We are seeking members to sponsor general membership meetings by sponsoring beverages or even hosting a meeting or social.  We usually try to meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information, or if you would be willing to sponsor a meeting, please contact Belinda.

 

WEB SITE & FACEBOOK

We will be updating the Midland Empire HBA web site, so be sure to check it out at www.mehba.org to keep up on what’s going on in our organization.  Also, Midland Empire HBA is Facebook.  Check it out at www.mehba.org/facebook.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – April General Membership Meeting, location TBD.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – May General Membership Meeting, @ St. Joseph Title.

 

Hope to see you March 22,

Belinda Kempf

Midland Empire HBA

(816) 261-9897

 

FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

WHAT: General Membership Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WHERE: Bandana’s Bar-B-Q (4225 Frederick Avenue)

SOCIAL: 5:30-6:00 p.m. (cash bar – beer and wine)

DINNER: 6:00 p.m. (order off the menu and pay for your own meal.)

COST: $5 per person cover charge

RSVP: By Noon, Monday, February 22!

PROGRAM: Discussion of contractor licensing.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to all who attended the Midland Empire HBA “Ring in the New Year” Party! Thank

you to Reece & Nichols Ide Capital Realty and Sprint Lumber for sponsoring the Open Air

Photo Booth!! Jeff Sullivan was an excellent DJ and Hy-Vee catered an excellent dinner! Those

attending had a fantastic time!

 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY

The Midland Empire HBA is participating in the 2016 Membership Drive. We are competing

with other HBAs in our size group, and the top 5 will bring home cash prizes for our

organization ($2,500 for 1st; $2,000 for 2nd; $1,500 for 3rd; $1,000 for 4th; $500 for 5th). So, I have

included an application and letter as part of this newsletter. If you have anyone interested in

joining, please give the information to them and invite them to be a guest at a general

membership meeting.

 

2016 MEHBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President – Tim Sprague          Board Member – Diane Hook

Vice-President – Chad Fulton          Board Member – Jennifer Brown

Secretary – Heidi Walker            Board Member – Scott Laderoute

Treasurer – Jerry Ingle             Board Member – Dustin Norris

Past-President – Scott Gann             Builder Board Member – Erich Van Cleave

 

WEBSITE & FACEBOOK

We will be updating the Midland Empire HBA web site, so be sure to check it out at

www.mehba.org to keep up on what’s going on in our organization. Also, Midland Empire HBA

is Facebook. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/mehba

 

SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS

We are seeking members to sponsor general membership meetings by sponsoring beverages or

even hosting a meeting or social. We usually try to meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month. For

more information, or if you would be willing to sponsor a meeting, please contact Belinda.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  •  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – March General Membership Meeting, location TBD.
  •  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – April General Membership Meeting, location TBD.
  •  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – May General Membership Meeting, @ St. Joseph Title.

 

Hope to see you February 24,

Belinda Kempf

Midland Empire HBA

(816) 261-9897