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HBAGC Member Open House – May 31st
HBAGC Office - 1841 W. Army Trail Road, Addison
No RSVP, no forms to complete - just come on by and see us!!!
Stop by for some refreshments anytime throughout the day, and see your Home Builders Association office at work. Meet the HBAGC staff and tour your facility in Addison. Come One, Come All! See you then! For more information, contact Kathy Calandriello.
NEW!! HBAGC Green Building Committee - 1st Meeting June 7th
Are you interested in Green Building? We have a tremendous opportunity to set up a Green Building committee to help all association members become educated about and learn to promote the benefits of Green Building. We would like to be the leaders of Green Building in the Chicago area in terms of knowledge and education by getting a handle on the many aspects of Green Building and how best to utilize them for our organization. We are asking anyone who is interested in Green Building to please come to the first organizational meeting on June 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the HBAGC office in Addison. If you are interested in participating but cannot make it to this meeting, please let us know so we may keep you on the mailing list. Please contact Kathy Calandriello for more information.
McHenry County Chapter Breakfast Seminar - June 14th
McHenry County invites you to a free breakfast seminar on How to Do Business in a Changing Market on Thursday, June 14th at 8:00 a.m. at Lake in the Hills Bank West, 4520 W Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills. Presented by Custom Construction Concepts, Inc., Sponsored by First National Bank of Marengo. Reserve your seat by calling 815-814-2166 or fax your name & phone number to 815-333-0428, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAHB Buy Now Ad Campaign
On May 14th, the five local home builder associations in northern Illinois: NIHBA, SSHBA, Will-Grundy Counties HBA, HBA of Greater Fox Valley and HBAGC gathered to finalize the last details on an advertising program we will be partnering on called the "NAHB Buy Now" ad campaign. Each of the associations' boards have demonstrated their commitment to and support of their members by allocating funding to this local campaign which encourages consumers to purchase their new home now from builders within the five organizations.
Gary Davis and the team at Brian Keith Advertising have donated their time and talent to compose a series of ads which will appear in our local papers from June 2nd to the first weekend in August. Together they have negotiated a media buy which will turn our associations' combined $100,000 (pending approval from the NAHB co-op program) into more than $350,000 worth of print and television advertising. Thank you to Gary and the team at Brian Keith Advertising as well as all of our media partners who were so generous and supportive of us on this endeavor. These media partners to date include: Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, the entire network of the Sun Times News Group, Chicago Wedding Resource Guide, Northwest Herald papers and New Homes Showcase.
We will be releasing our media schedule shortly so that you can be sure to look for the ads (click here to view a copy of the ads). What can you do to help promote the campaign?
- Place copies of the ads in your offices and your sales offices.
- Include your local home builders associations' logos in your marketing materials
- Link your website to your local HBA website
Any questions about this campaign, please contact Lisa Henning at 630-627-7575 x206.
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