Highlights from HBAGC
Chief Executive Officer
By this time next week those of us who acknowlege the arrival of Spring through the opening of Major League Baseball season will be celebrating the much anticipated "official" conclusion of winter. As a Northsider and consumate Cubs fan, its time again to muster all the courage and fortitude needed to cheer on our lovable losers and brave the elements to do so. Having weathered the downturn in our regional housing market for well over two and one half years, I feel somewhat battle tested to not only continue our work to help get the housing market back on track but also to cheer once again for our Northside Boys of Summer. Both in recent years have proven to be challenging undertakings. Yet I think we all need to learn from Perennial Cubs fans that 'to love a team or an industry is one of the great callings in life'. One that defies negative reactions and requires what I term a "long ball" outlook on business and life.
Any industry can experience an overdue correction, followed by a gradual recovery to prominence and solid growth. And any team, even the Chicago Cubs, can have a bad century. That said, I wish all members a great Spring and Summer selling season - one that has been long overdue. I also wish the Chicago Cubs the World Series Championship that has eluded them now for 100 seasons.
Are you Lighter in the Pocketbook after Tax Day? Join the Lake & McHenry Chapters for an "Economic Stimulus" After Hours. Free food and drinks along with a raffle for CASH PRIZES may help recoup some of your losses April 16th, 2008 from 5pm -7pm. View more details here.
The HBAGC Remodelers’ magazine Remodel Chicagoland has advertising opportunities available. If you are looking to generate new business and promote your firm with new specialty listing or enhanced directory options please contact Patrick Gray at (312) 505-7376 or click here for more information.
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.
HomeAid Chicago's annual Battle of the Builders will be held on Thursday, May 15th and registration is now open! To view an online registration form, please click here.
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.