Greetings fellow members,
I hope you all survived our arctic February blast! As always, for me Spring cannot come fast enough at this time of year. The talk of opening day, spring break, pouring concrete, spring sales traffic are all music to my ears! From what I am hearing on the street, things are warming up in our local housing industry. Many of our trade partners, fellow builders and remodelers have mentioned the bids have been picking up and things are shaping up for a solid spring.
I want to thank you all for bearing the cold and making it out to our very well attended February General Membership Meeting. It is always eye opening to hear from Bill Ward on all the nonsensical bills that get brought forward in Springfield. It gives me confidence knowing we have such a talented man representing us at the state level. Mitch Levinson did a great job sharing his top 10 marketing tips for the year. His high energy kept my attention and made clear to me the need for an ongoing social media campaign and necessity to have a solid marketing partner on your side to help guide you in the right direction.
Our next GMM will be one you will not want to miss. Our chief economist from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) will be sharing his insight on the national and local economy. We are near max capacity for this event so make sure you contact the office right away to book your seat. I am really looking forward to this and hope to see you all there!
This year’s educational CAPS classes will be held on March 18-20th at Parksite in Batavia. Please contact Shannon or Marcy for more information.
Mark your calendars for HBAI Lobby Day-Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Springfield. I hope to show our support with a large group from the SSHBA this year.
Lastly, we still have a few openings on committees and can use your help. It is not too late to sign up, contact the office today to sign up.
Open that new SSHBA address book up this month and find a new member to do business with!
All the best,