September 2017 | Issue 9
HBAM and MHI Staff Working to Help Build a Better Mississippi
The Home Builders Association staff was out and about working with local associations this past month.  Staff and HBAM Executive Board members visited with local Executive Officers and Presidents across the state and attended quite a few membership meetings. We met with the following local associations in August:
Greater Hattiesburg HBA; HBA Southeast Mississippi; Meridian HBA; HBA of Vicksburg; HBA of North Central MS; Southwest Mississippi HBA and HBA of Jackson.
 
CAATS Solutions and Mississippi Housing Institute (MHI) has been on the road to improve education awareness on OSHA and safety training. They met with the following local associations to talk about education opportunities:
Golden Triangle HBA; HBA of Natchez; Greater Hattiesburg HBA; HBA of East Central MS; Southwest Mississippi HBA and Stone County HBA.
 
Kim Jent, MHI Executive Director, attended the NAHB Association Management Conference in Denver, Colorado. She  gained insight from members and will give an update at the November meeting to share some of their ideas.
 
Next month, HBAM staff is assisting the HBA of North MS with their upcoming Casino Night on Sept. 21 at the Olive Branch Country Club. Proceeds will benefit their local association and the Build PAC.
 
HBAM and MHI will also have a booth at the upcoming Tupelo Home & Garden Expo from Sept. 15-17. The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northeast Mississippi has partnered with WTVA to incorporate the industry's future workforce by including a Skills USA. We encourage everyone to participate and attend this event.
Upcoming Events
September
1 Mid MS Builders at the Ballpark
5 Delta Meeting
5 Vicksburg Meeting
6 HBAJ Dove Hunt
12
MS Coast Meeting
12 Corinth/Alcorn Meeting
13 Stone Co. Meeting
15
HBRA NE MS Home Show Begins
21 Pearl River Co. Meeting
21 MS Coast Thirsty Thursday
21 HBANMS Casino Night
26 HBAJ After Hours
26 Southwest Meeting
28 HBANCMS Meeting


September 1st is the Rebate Claim Deadline
The Member Rebate Program is an exclusive member benefit aimed to provide rebates to Mississippi builders and remodelers for over 50 participating manufacturers already use.

In 2016, the average rebate per participant was over $1200, with more than 70% of the members received more in rebates than they paid in annual dues!
 
CLICK HERE to start your claim TODAY!
Member of the Year Nominations Now Available
Annually, HBAM selects one builder member and one associate member to be recognized as the Builder Member of the Year and Associate Member of the Year respectively. These awards honors members who demonstrate their dedication to the housing industry and to the association, serving as role models to other members.

The honorees are selected from submitted nominations by local associations and members. Each local association is permitted to nominate one individual for each award.

Nomination forms are available online and must be mailed to HBAM before September 30, 2017. If you have any questions, contact Courtney Harris.

     
NAHB Celebrates Professional Women in Construction Week
From September 18-22, the National Association of Home Builders will be celebrating Professional Women in Building WeekThis event aims to recognize women as a visible component of the residential construction industry. 


For more information regarding NAHB's Professional Women in Building Week or to access promotional resources, visit www.nahb.org/pwbweek.
Promote HBAM, Support Habitat, Buy a Car Tag
In a partnership with the Mississippi Habitat for Humanity, all proceeds from the specialty car tag sales are donated to assist Habitat in their statewide efforts.

This car tag serves as an opportunity to recognize the professionalism of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi and promote current members while encouraging others to join.

Learn more & buy a car tag at hbam.com/cartag