July 3, 2018
No. 2 - Vol. 9
The Northshore Home Builders Association is the industry leader dedicated to supporting legislative, economic and educational initiatives that promote and protect the American Dream of home ownership.
July News and Events 
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Our office will be closed
 Wednesday, July 4th 

We wish you a safe and happy holiday! 
Membership Luncheon sponsored by GMFS Mortgage

Date:  August 21, 2018
11:30AM - Registration
12-1PM - Program

The Greystone
935 Clausel St
Mandeville, LA 70448

Members:  $20
Reserved Table of 8 featuring company logo: $150

*Members Only

Join us for the August Luncheon sponsored by GMFS Mortgage. We will announce the winners of the 2018 Parade of Homes. 

This event is for members only - pre-registration required.
Continuing Ed: "Storybranding" with Kim Walker of 5 Stones  (2 Builder CE Credits)

Date:  August 23, 2018
8:30AM - Registration
9-11AM - Program

Northshore Home Builders Association
28603 Krentel Road
Lacombe, LA 70445

Members:  $10
Non-Members: $15
SMC Members: FREE
5 Stones Media, LLC

Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen: How the Power of Story Can Grow Your Business
Most leaders, marketers, salespeople and managers are ignored. It's not because they aren't smart, hard-working or likeable; it's because they aren't communicating clearly. 5 Stones helps companies understand what customers are looking for so they can tell their story in such a way people listen. The human brain is drawn to CLARITY and away from confusion. If customers are confused about what you offer, they'll look past you for somebody who can say it clearly. Once you clarify your message, your company will begin to grow!
We are pleased to join our community partners in sponsoring this event.
Click here for booth rental prices. 

Thursday, September 13
3:00 - 7:00 pm
The Castine Center
Free Admission

We Appreciate Our 
Industry Partners 
State and National News
With Your 3-in-1 Membership
Lawmakers Urge Administration to Restart Lumber Trade Talks

At the behest of NAHB, 171 members of Congress sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume talks with Canada to negotiate a new softwood lumber trade agreement.
NAHB Chairman Randy Noel applauded the bipartisan group of lawmakers "for taking a stand for homeownership."

Click here to learn about discounts and member advantages. 
LHBA Legislative Update

The third special legislative session of this year ended a few days early, but just one week before July 1st which marks the beginning of the state's fiscal year . Effective Sunday, July 1st, the new state portion of the sales and use tax becomes 4.45%. The .45% portion of the tax is temporary and expires June 30, 2025. Business utilities are to be taxed at a 2% rate rather than 4.45%. Sales tax on installations, remodeling services and manufacturing equipment were not proposed during this special session.
I nformation provided by LHBA lobbyist, Michelle Shirley
Year Round Raffle
52 Weeks of Prizes!
6/3 - #551 - Timothy Lofaso
6/10 - #448 - Michael Jordan
6/17 - #042 - Pam Abide
6/24 - #789 - No Winner
Save The Date
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events
11 - SMC Meeting * 9-10am * State Bank * Covington
13 - Explore Northshore Business & Community EXPO * 3-7pm * Castine Center * Mandeville
19 - Board of Directors Meeting * 3pm * NHBA Office * Lacombe
20 - Associate Appreciation at Nothing but Networking * 4:30-6:30pm  * The Beach House Bar & Grill * Mandeville
27 - Continuing Education: "Success with Louisiana Energy Codes and The Potential Failures When You Ignore Them" * Details - TBD

5 - Fishing Tournament * 1-4pm * Rigolets Marina * Slidell
9 - SMC Meeting * 9-10am * State Bank * Covington
10 - Board of Directors Meeting * 3pm * NHBA Office * Lacombe
17-19 - LHBA BOD * Many, LA
24 - Election Night * 5:30pm * NHBA Office * Lacombe

2 - Installation Banquet * 6-9pm * The Greystone * Mandeville
13 - SMC Meeting * 9-10am * State Bank * Covington
21 - Board of Directors Meeting * 3pm * NHBA Office * Lacombe

*All dates are subject to change. Visit northshorehba.org for the most up to date calendar of events.