Connection
Connecting with our members and our communities.
Sending Joy & Happiness This Holiday Season!

Everyone at the MBA wants to wish you happy holidays and a prosperous new year. Thank you for showing continued strength and leadership through this year of uncertainties. We are very grateful and look forward to starting out 2021 strong!

As a friendly reminder, our offices will be closed from December 21 through January 3, 2021, with minimal email and voicemail pickups. If you need immediate attention during this time, please reach out to Kathy at (608) 576-5914.

2020 Parade of Homes Awards & 2021 Installation of Officers Announcements
The MBA has installed Bill Zach of Zach Building Company as its 2021 president. Also announced were the recipients of the MBA’s 2020 Builder of the Year, Associate of the Year, and Hall of Fame awards.

In addition, the 2020 MBA Parade of Homes builders, developers, and other members were honored on December 9 during the MBA Virtual Awards ceremony.
2021 Spring Tour – Applications Coming Soon!
Spring Tour will be the first three weekends in March (6-7, 13-14, & 20-21). The MBA will be sending out contracts shortly; please watch for the information if you are interested in participating. If you have any questions regarding Spring Tour, contact Pam Lohnes at pam@mbaonline.org.

For sponsorship or advertising opportunities, please contact Toby Van Sistine at toby@mbaonline.org.
2021 Member Advertising Opportunities
Show off your beautiful home designs, remodeling projects, and interior/exterior services in 2021! Milwaukee Magazine and Journal Sentinel Building Lifestyles are now accepting ad reservations. Follow the links below for ad package offerings.
WBA's 2021 In-person Installation Ceremony Cancelled
The WBA has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person 2021 President's Installation on January 22, 2021 at the Wilderness Resort. If you had already purchased a ticket to attend on January 22, you will be refunded.
Stay Connected!
As we race to the finish line for 2020, we want to stress the importance of staying connected via our Facebook Member Forum. We'll be utilizing Facebook to update members on specific changes/events.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Home of the Week" Feature
Reap the rewards of your MBA membership and submit your home to be the "Home of the Week" in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Real Estate section.

Simply provide some basic information about your model home and request a feature date. Our team will make sure you get the exposure your new model deserves.
Advocacy
Speaking up and out on behalf of the home construction industry.
Lumber Prices on the Rise – Again

After drifting lower from mid-September to mid-November, lumber prices are on the rise again. Lumber producers are reducing production heading into the slower winter building season, even as new residential construction continues to outpace seasonal norms.

NAHB continues to work on all fronts to find solutions that will ensure a lasting and stable supply of lumber for the home building industry at a competitive price.
Important COVID-19 Contact Tracing Update
Due to the growth in positive COVID-19 cases in the past several weeks, Waukesha County is asking for your continued collaboration in assisting in the contact tracing process. Please see the letter from the county notifying employers of changes.
Education
Learning more about the construction industry, each other, and business in general.
Check Out the Free Virtual WBA Web Series: Thirdy on Thursdays
Join the WBA for its new virtual web series on the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. to learn about improving your business, along with government and industry leaders across Wisconsin!
You do not need to be a member to join.

It's free and only 30 minutes! 
NAHB IBSx Registration Now Open
The 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show has transitioned to a virtual event. However, the exclusive IBS opportunities that attendees have come to expect from the in-person event will still exist—and even expand—to connect the home building industry together, online, during the IBS Virtual Experience (IBSx), Feb. 9-12, 2021.
IBSx Registration Workaround During NAHB Membership Processing
Is your NAHB Membership still processing? NAHB has developed a workaround within the IBSx registration system for new members to register. Follow to steps below for a seamless registration process!
Sponsor Corner
Have You Heard?
Home Builders Get Special Discounted Pricing At Nonn’s

At Nonn’s, we truly value our builder partners. So much so that we offer special discounted pricing on many of the big-name brands your clients love and trust, as well as the up-and-coming brands they’re excited to try. When every one of your client’s budgeted dollars can stretch even further, every room in that dream home can get even dreamier. It’s one more reason professional builders choose Nonn’s.