August brings our first in-person BIA Meeting at Seawell's, a virtual Home Attainability Conference, and our councils have meetings and events happening as well. See details below and keep an eye on our website for updates to our schedule.

The BIA office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30a to 5:00p and Fridays from 8:30a to Noon. Call (803) 256-6238 to reach a member of the staff or send an e-mail. We're here to help you and your business in any way we can.
Join us in person or on-line for our August BIA General Membership Meeting. The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. at Seawell's in downtown Columbia and will be streamed live on our BIA Members & Friends Facebook group page. Please see the event details at our website and register in advance if you plan to attend (click here).

Meeting Sponsorship Available! Contact BIA Staff to sponsor this meeting.
The SC Home Attainability Conference 2020 will be held as four virtual sessions bringing together problem-solvers from across the state and political spectrum to make headway on ensuring affordable housing for workforce and families is a priority in communities across the state. Visit this website for more information and to register to attend.
The Central SC Building & Remodeling Awards are now open and accepting entries. The deadline to submit entries is Monday, Sept. 14 and members may enter custom home projects as well as a variety of remodeling projects. Please see this webpage for more information and to download the entry packages.
The Remodelers Council is selling pulled pork by the quart and whole, smoked Boston Butts! Order now and they'll be ready just in time for Labor Day Weekend. Click here for details and to order some 'que!
Office space available at 625 Taylor Street in the Vista district of downtown Columbia. 2,075 sq. ft. available upstairs from BIA of Central SC office.Call Earl McLeod at (803) 256-6238 to inquire.
We are hosting meetings via Zoom and will have some hybrid (live and on-line) meetings in the coming months. See the calendar at our website for details and to register to attend.
Monday, August 3 - BIA Land Development Council Meeting , 2:00p, Landtech Office, McCrory Training Room, 522 Lady Street, Columbia Register here

Monday, August 3 - BIA Board of Directors Meeting , 4:00p, Landtech Office, McCrory Training Room, 522 Lady Street, Columbia.

Monday, August 10, Reception for Congressman Joe Wilson , 5:30p -7:00 pm , The Palmetto Club 1231 Sumter Street, Columbia
You are cordially invited to a reception honoring Congressman Joe Wilson with special guests Former Congressman Trey Gowdy and United States Senator Tim Scott. 
RSVP Required and Donation Requested - Contact Desiree Watson, 803 348-5416

August 11, 13, 18, 25 -   SC Home Attainability Conference 2020
A diverse coalition of organizations representing the private and public sectors are joining together to host a Housing Forum. The conference consists of four Zoom sessions, with individual sessions ranging from 60-75 minutes. Each session features 1-2 subject matter experts providing a 40-minute presentation, followed by an opportunity for all attendees to actively engage in open discussion and Q+A. For more information contact the HBA of South Carolina at (803) 771-7408 or visit this website .

Wednesday, August 12 - Real Estate Lunch & Learn , 11:30a, Northwoods Villas
REALTORS and Real Estate Agents are invited to a fun and interactive education session at Northwoods Villas. We'll tour homes while learning about high performance construction and universal design techniques that can help you sell the next generation of new homes. Lunch will be provided, but register soon as space is limited - Click here

Thursday, August 13 - BIA General Membership Meeting , 11:30a, Seawell's
Join fellow members for lunch at Seawell's starting at 11:30 a.m. Our special guest speaker will be Mick Mulvaney, former Member of Congress, who served in President Donald Trump's cabinet as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as well as acting White House Chief of Staff until 2020. We are taking precautions to comply with all COVID-19 procedures to insure a safe and healthy event.

Wednesday, August 19 - SMC Cocktails & Connections , 4:30p, Craft+Draft Irmo
SMC Members and guests are invited to meet and mingle at our next Cocktails & Connections event. See the BIA website and SMC Facebook page for details closer to the 19th. No registration required!

Friday, August 21 - Member Rebate Program webinar , 1:00p, On-line
Don't leave money on the table! Start earning quarterly rebate checks on building materials you already purchase. Learn about this simple program available to BIA of Central SC Builders & Remodelers in a short webinar. Click to register.

Tuesday, August 25 - Remodelers Council Mixer , 5:30p, TBD

Wednesday, August 26 - Virtual New Home Tour , 10am, Zoom video conference
In lieu of the New Home Bus Tour, we're holding a virtual tour of new homes located in the Chapin area. Realtors and new home sales agents are invited to participate at no charge. Click here to register .

Thursday, August 27 - High Performance Building Council Mixer , 4:30p, TBD
The High Performance Building Council will meet for drinks and discussion on all things high performance. Join us to talk about green building over beers. See the BIA website and HPBC Facebook page closer to the 27th for more details.

Thursday, August 27 - DEADLINE to order BBQ
The Remodelers Council is selling quarts of 'que and whole, smoked Boston Butts that will be ready in time for Labor Day Weekend. Click here to order now!

Monday, Sept. 7 - Happy Labor Day! BIA Office closed
Thursday, Sept. 10 - Midlands Real Estate Forecast , 11a, Zoom video conference
Friday, Sept. 11 - TOUR OF HOMES Sneak Peek , Time & Location TBD
Sept. 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27 - TOUR OF HOMES
Monday, Sept. 14 -
BIA Board of Directors Meeting , 4:00p, Location TBD

Rescheduled Events: SAVE THE DATES!!
BIA Golf Classic - Information coming soon!
BIA Clay Shoot - Friday, October 2
M. P. Nieri Bass Classic - Friday, October 9
Support Needed for our PACs – Heading toward the November General Election we have a critical need for contributions to SC Builders PAC and BUILD PAC. Support of your industry’s political action committees and our advocacy efforts is crucial!
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