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Your Weekly Update: March 23, 2020
COVID-19 and the construction industry

There have been a lot of changes since last week at this time and we've tried to keep you informed with Municipal Updates providing information from the localities and agencies you work with on a daily basis. Click here for a compilation of those updates from last week.

Two top-of-mind topics have been inspections and construction as an "essential" industry.

As of today, localities throughout our area continue to handle inspections in various ways, as reported last week. You'll find that information by clicking on the link above.

Both NAHB and HBAV have requested that the federal and state governments consider construction an "essential" industry as more states move to enact "remain in place" policies. Click here for the memo NAHB sent the Department of Homeland Security addressing this issue.

HBAV is holding a Membership Town Hall at noon this Wednesday, March 25, to discuss statewide issues and other developments that come up between now and then. Click here to register.

As CVBIA continues to receive updates from local governments about changes to their operating schedules, as well as other pertinent information, we'll share that with you.

Best regards,
Ryan Rose, CVBIA President
The following association events have been postponed and
will be rescheduled.

  • Fair Housing Seminar with AJ Johnson, originally scheduled for March 24

  • Remodelers Council Seminar with Vince Butler, originally scheduled for April 9

  • VRLTA Seminar with Chip Dicks, originally scheduled for April 16

As soon as new dates are confirmed, we'll let you know.
Community "give back" program

Along with his staff at M&M Hospitality Group, Brian Mullins, a past PHBA and HBAV president turned restauranteur, is providing free boxed meals this Friday, March 27 to those in need.

This past Friday, the group provided 1,500 meals in less than two hours, with the help of sponsors Southern Bank, Rose & Womble Realty, Sinclair Communications and MY33.

If you'd like to support this community outreach effort, contact Kati Newman at (757) 724-9888.
It's official! Two HBAs are now one

Tidewater Builders Association and the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association have joined forces to become Coastal Virginia Building Industry Association.

So what does this mean for you? You're now a member of a regional association with a stronger and more united voice on all the issues that impact our industry.

Look for the association's new logo, new website and new social media platforms to debut soon! And click here to read about the merger in a recent issue of Inside Business.
Optimistically planning ahead . . .
Annual Picnic & Tailgate Party
4-7 p.m., Friday, May 15
Khedive Temple Picnic site, Chesapeake

Coastal Virginia Building Industry Association's annual event is moving to the Khedive Temple Picnic site in Chesapeake. The new location is right off I-64 and Greenbrier Parkway and features plenty of shade, shelter and parking!

Although the location is different, the fun will be the same! And with more than 1,300 industry members attending, there's no better way for your company to get face time than by sponsoring food, drinks or a game. A big thank you to Ferguson Facilities Supply for sponsoring the wristband tickets! Click here for all the details on being a sponsor or tailgater. Tickets will go on sale soon, so keep an eye on the Weekly Update!
Builders Title has the ability to e-file during these challenging times and is here to help members who may need this service.
Contact Dorothy Johnson at 305-9029 or builderstitle@cvbia.com for details and assistance.
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One of the greatest benefits you'll reap by using Builders Title - in addition to your discount! - is having an underwriter who comes to you, providing top-notch service and affordably priced insurance plus settlement services.

"A seamless process" is how one member describes using Builders Title's services.

Just choose what you need from this menu and Dorothy will promptly and efficiently take care of your business needs.
HBAV Housing Excellence Awards program lets you shine!

Individuals, companies and local associations will have a chance to shine in HBAV's inaugural Housing Excellence Awards Competition, featuring categories for Distinguished Builder and Associate, Community of the Year, Multifamily Project of the Year and more.

The entry deadline is April 1. Winners will be announced at the annual convention in Virginia Beach June 18-21. (See below for convention details.)

Click here for Housing Excellence Awards categories and competition details.
Annual HBAV convention is in our backyard June 18-21!
Click here for all the details and a special offer just for local members!
Looking for labor?
The national Home Builders Institute is operating a 12-week construction industry program in Norfolk for transitioning military and is looking for jobs in which to place its students. If you're in need of qualified, reliable employees, contact HBI's Steve Kelley at skelley@hbi.org .
Municipal Memos
Virginia Beach has posted its updated Draft Public Works Design Standards Manual . Public comments were reviewed last year and revisions have been incorporated into the recently released version. Click here for details.

A free workshop on "Stormwater and Erosion and Sediment Control for Contractors" will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 1 at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission in Chesapeake. For details and to register, click here .

Dominion Energy has released its Subdivision Coordinator contact information for local companies developing or building in new subdivisions. Click here  for contact information.
National News

NAHB is working diligently to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the residential construction sector. Congress has passed an emergency response coronavirus bill that includes tax credits to help businesses and self-employed individuals cover some of the costs of mandatory sick leave included in the legislation. More details on the bill can be found  here .

NAHB also participated in a conference call with White House officials to discuss strategies to provide needed aid and stimulus to the housing sector. Shortly after, the President put into effect the recommendation to provide mortgage relief to homeowners, announcing that  HUD is suspending foreclosures and evictions  for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration through the end of April.

NAHB BUILD-PAC has launched a campaign that challenges members to get involved in the political process. It's important that the industry mobilizes as a united front during this election year and any contribution - even as little as $20 - will help. Learn more by visiting the Housing 2020 website .
Being a member provides you with cost-saving benefits, professional credibility AND advocacy for your company on the local, state and national levels.

An example? Up to a 45 percent discount on next-day shipping through UPS.

Learn about all the great member discounts by clicking here .
This app's for you!

Exclusively for association members, the FREE MemberPlus app ties directly into the association's web site and Member Information Center, putting your company info, as well as events and activities, within easy reach on your phone.

Get the free app on either Google Play or the App Store by searching "MemberPlus." Once you download the app, log in using your email address. (You need to be in the member database to be recognized; if your address isn't recognized, just email baxson@tbaonline.org to be added. It's as easy as that!)
A special thank you to the 2020 members!
If you'd like to join this elite group, whose support helps keep the industry strong for everyone, email ccotton@tbaonline.org
Make the most of your member investment!
Get connected with the Member Information Center!
An important first step to making the most of your membership investment is logging into the Member Information Center and checking out your company profile. Make sure your information is correct and put your best foot forward to the public and fellow members . Click here to get started! ( Tip: Your user name is your email address. If you're not in the association's database, contact Betty Axson at 305-9042 and she'll add your information.)

This Information Center should be your "go to" resource for member contact information, job postings, event registration, local legislator and city staff contacts, and so much more. You can also post news about all the great things your company is doing and if you have any special events or offers coming up! Use the Member Deals and Member Happenings section to promote your products, services and news!