Highlights from HBAGC
Chief Executive Officer
This weekend we hosted our first “Chicago Home & Garden Show,” the consumer home show we partnered with Show Technology to produce. Over 5,000 consumers came out to preview industry products and services as well as attend many of the seminars that were provided. Thank you to all the members who volunteered and attended as well as all of our exhibitors and sponsors that participated. With this venture successfully behind us, we will now be focusing all of our attention on the biggest show of the year, the Midwest Builders Show® & Conference. “What’s Next?” is the theme of this year’s show, and we have lined up a long list of industry experts prepared to tell you exactly that in the many education sessions being offered at the Show. Many new registration options are available this year so that you can find the best one to suit your needs. View those registration options here. It’s going to be a great Show-I look forward to seeing you there! Have a good week!
Members still have time to participate in the Lake and McHenry County Tour of Homes. If you would like a chance to be a part of a proven and successful marketing program reaching hundreds of thousands of new home buyers, send in a builder entry form today. For more information, please contact Rita Unzner at (815) 814-2166.
Are you interested in serving on the Regional Golf Committee? Members interested in helping plan one of our Association’s most enjoyable events should contact Rita Unzner at (815) 814-2166. The Regional Golf Outing will be held at St. Andrew’s Golf & Country Club on July 15th.
The HBAGC Remodelers’ magazine Remodel Chicagoland has advertising opportunities available. If you are looking to generate new business and promote your firm, please contact Patrick Gray at (312) 505-7376 for more information.
Member Benefit of the Week
The Midwest Builders Show® & Conference is fast approaching and as always, the HBAGC Membership Department will have its information booth at booth #1004, just inside the show floor entrance. We love the opportunity to meet and inform prospective members on the benefits of membership, and catch up with our current members, so be sure to stop by our booth! Enjoy the recognition that comes along with being a member and pick up your HBAGC member ribbon to attach to your name badge. So whether you are a new member or you have been around for years, this is a great opportunity to see what is new at HBAGC and to check out our great member services and benefits, not to mention to chat with HBAGC staff and booth volunteer members and grab a piece of chocolate!
Interested in volunteering with HomeAid? We're looking for members to assist with our third annual "Run for Cover" 5K Fun Run/Walk on September 20, 2008. The committee's next meeting is March 20th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to get involved. More information on HomeAid and the Fun Run located online at www.homeaidchicago.org.
Is there an issue impeding your development? If so, chances are that it also affects others in the home building industry. Contact the Attainable Housing Alliance at 630-932-2304 and let us help you be part of the solution. Visit us on the web at www.ahabuilder.com.
Myers Barnes will be presenting at the Sales & Marketing Council’s Super Sales Rally! Barnes is an acknowledged trendsetter in global new home sales and is known worldwide as one of the home building industry’s topmost authorities in new home sales training. You provide the drive and ambition – let Myers supply the knowledge!! Turn your contacts into CONTRACTS! For more information, and to register today, please visit http://www.midwestbuildersshow.com/
Interested in obtaining a NAHB designation such as Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) or Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)? Visit www.learn-build.com to find a list of upcoming courses.