The New Year is upon us and the BIA Staff is working on a variety of meetings, education and events for 2021. The first quarter is a bit uncertain due to the ongoing pandemic, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. We hope to be back with in-person meetings in the second quarter and a Home & Garden Show at the Fairgrounds in May.

Please see our tentative calendar of events below and at our website. We look forward to working with all of you again this year.

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.
The next issue of our consumer-facing magazine is in production and there's still time for you to join as an advertiser. This issue will have the winners of the recent Custom Building & Remodeling Awards, Top 10 Custom Builders and Remodelers, and more! Contact Alex Williams for advertising information.
MAY 21-23, 2021
We have moved the Home & Garden Show from March to May for 2021. Reserve your booth NOW by clicking here, and we hope to see you at the Fairgrounds in May!
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.
Friday, January 1 - Happy New Year! BIA Office Closed Dec. 31 - Jan. 1

Monday, Jan. 4 - BIA Board of Directors Meeting, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Tuesday, Jan. 19 - Virtual Remodelers Council Meeting, 3:30p, Zoom
Remodelers and Small builders are invited to a panel discussion about strengthening your contracts in 2021. We've invited BIA member attorneys and NAHB Legal Services to participate in this panel discussion. It's free to attend, but please register at our website to receive the Zoom meeting information.

Thursday, Jan. 21 - Virtual HPBC Meeting, 3:30p, Zoom
BIA and HPBC Members are invited to a panel discussion about the various types of insulation available in our market and best practices for each type. We've invited local insulation pros to share their knowledge with us. It's free to attend, but please register at our website to receive the Zoom meeting information.

Sunday, Jan. 24 - REGAL Award Entry Deadline
Click here for more information and to enter Virtual REGAL Awards on March 4, 2021

Thursday, Jan. 28 - BIA Young Professionals Game Night In, 6:00p, On-line
The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean we can't get together to have some fun! BIA members 45 and younger are invited to YP Game Night In, a virtual get-together with a variety of games for friendly competition and networking. Space is limited, so please register at our website if you'd like to participate. Sponsorship Available! Contact Bin Wilcenski for information
Looking Ahead to 2021
It's still a bit difficult to plan events with the on-going pandemic, but here's a look at what we've got on the calendar for the New Year. Please mark your calendars accordingly, but be aware that this information is subject to change. See our website for updates.
FEBRUARY
9 - 12 - IBSx - Virtual International Builders Show - More Information
12 - Advertising Deadline for Columbia Homes Magazine - Contact Us
16 - SMC Virtual Know & Grow
23 - Virtual Remodelers Council Meeting, 3:30p, Zoom
24 - New Home Bus Tour, 9:00 a.m.
25 - BIA General Membership Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Location TBD

MARCH
4 - Virtual REGAL Awards Presentation, 7:00 p.m., on-line
16 - BIA Builders Day at the Capitol
23 - HBA of SC Bird Supper, Columbia Museum of Art
18 - High Performance Building Council Meeting
26 - BIA Young Professionals Virtual Meeting
30 - Remodelers After Hours

APRIL
8 - Tee it Up for BUILD PAC, Williams Brice Stadium, 5:00 p.m.
  • New BUILD PAC Gold Key Club members get a VIP Top Golf Experience
16 - BIA Bass Classic, Lake Murray
21 - SMC Pour Wars
27 - Remodelers Council Meeting - Marketing Your Business panel discussion
29 - Builder/REALTOR Fish Fry, 6:00 p.m., Central Energy

MAY
13 - BIA Membership Meeting
20 - Home Show Member Preview, 6:00 p.m., SC State Fairgrounds
21 - 23 - Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show, SC State Fairgrounds
26 - SMC New Home Bus Tour

JUNE
10 - SMC Quarterly Meeting, 8:45 a.m.
11 - BIA Golf Classic Sponsored by 84 Lumber, Ft. Jackson Golf Club
15 - 19 - NAHB Spring Legislative Conference & Leadership Meeting, Washington, DC
24 - Charitable Foundation Scholarship Reception, 6:00 p.m.

JULY
20 - Builder Speed Networking

AUGUST
12 - BIA General Membership Meeting
25 - SMC New Home Bus Tour

SEPTEMBER
9 - Midlands Real Estate Forecast
11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 - TOUR OF HOMES

OCTOBER
1 - BIA Clay Shoot
24 - BIA Annual Membership Meeting & SPIKE Night
21 - Chili for Charity

NOVEMBER
17 - SMC New Home Bus Tour
18 - BIG THURSDAY Rivalry Party

DECEMBER
10 - BIA Holiday Ball

All dates, times and locations are subject to change.
The 2021 Marketing Guide is now available. Set your sponsorships for the whole year and become an Elite Partner.
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