SAHBA Has Moved Its
Our new office is in
3001 Spring Mill Drive, Springfield, IL, 62704
. Conveniently located off White Oaks Drive and east of the Koke Mill West development, we are excited about the new rental space. We are currently in transition with our computer server and other technical logistics, so please bear with our digital-connectivity capabilites as we settle in to our new zip code.
SAHBA office phone number is fully operational and will remain the same: 217.698.4941. Please call this number with any questions and/or requests.
October is "Careers in Construction Month"
NAHB has officially designated October as Careers in Construction Month
to increase overall public awareness of the range of opportunities available in the construction trade professions. The national organization looks to state and local associations to further support the initiative by implementing their own strategies and tactics to instill a shared sense of pride in the industry. In the end, everyone is collectively working to increase the number of professional, skilled construction-related employees in their local communities.
SAHBA is supporting the initiative by running public-service announcements (PSAs) on local radio stations (starting October 1st) to increase community awareness of the construction-trade job opportunities that are currently available with our member
Member job openings are highlighted on SAHBA's website and are accessible by clicking on the text box located at the top, right-hand side of the home page (see image below). Current job openings are also listed in this weekly e-newsletter. Please contact Lee-Ann about any new job announcements and we will post the openings.
Careers in Construction Month is the perfect time to recognize the individual contributions of America's professionals working in residential construction, as well as highlight the rewarding careers available in the trade industry. Thank you for all that you do!
October General Membership Meeting
This month's General Membership Meeting is on Wednesday, October 24th, and the guest speaker is
HPR Marketing Group
. The featured topic is social-media marketing and how to make it work for your company. The meeting is sponsored by member
and will be held at Friendly's store location at 2540 Prairie Crossing Drive, Springfield, IL, 62711. Social time is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
There is no cost to attend this month's meeting.
The 2018 Clay Shoot Ended with a BANG
This year's clay shoot was a literal blast with more than 60 participants competing for bragging rights at the
Jacksonville Sportsmans' Club
A follow-up story with award results and photos from the event will be sent to our members once we have our computer server connected at the new office.
We can't forget to recognize our
awesome clay shoot volunteers
-- Becky Luzinski/Illinois National Bank, Joyce Clagg/Keller Williams Realty, Janelle Dee/Connor Co and Donna Mast. These ladies know how to keep the event going strong while enjoying a few laughs together. You are the best!
Thank you to our very generous event sponsors:
Cabinetland of Springfield,
Springfield Electric Lighting
R.W. Mateer Electric
Ryan Electrical Solutions
Cornerstone Humbert Insurance
September General Membership Meeting
The General Membership Meeting, held at
, was a successful event.
NAHB Regional Field Representative Matt Milroy shared interesting state-of-the-industry insights and recommendations from the national association with the attendees. Thank you to member
who generously sponsored the meeting. Photos from the meeting will also be included in our next e-newsletter with the clay shoot images.
Friday 10/5: Vulcan Fish Fry
SAHBA member Vulcan Materials Company is hosting a delicious fish fry for their annual Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, October 5th, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join member Rob McMahan and his team at their Rochester, IL, plant location on 1200 Jostes Road, 62563, for some darn good walleye. Questions? Call 217.498.7263.
HURRY! Have You Made Your 2019 Home Expo Reservation?
NAHB: Recruit During the Fall Drive, Win a Trip to Napa Valley
As the official NAHB membership sponsor, Signature Kitchen Suite is offering an all-inclusive trip to Napa Valley to each of the top six Builder members who sign up the most new members during the fall membership drive.
The competition runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2018. Builder members will compete against others from HBAs similar in size.The top two members from each category will be invited to attend and bring a guest. Learn more here.
"What Happens in IBS, Stays in IBS"
2019 NAHB International Builders' Show
is being held in Las Vegas from
February 19th to the 21st. Registration opened September 4th for the building industry's biggest event. Exhibit attendees can professionally network while experiencing construction demonstrations, exploring new products, and learning about the hottest industry trends for less expense when they register during the month of September. Save that extra money for the Blackjack and craps tables.
"The home hotel for Illinois is the Paris Hotel where we have a negotiated rate of $199 per night. Our HBAI reception will be held on February 20th at this location. Reserve your hotel room today." -- Bill Ward, HBAI Executive Vice President
E-BOLT Supply: It's Tool Trading Time/No Trade-In Required
It's that time of year again -- tool trade-in time on select Milwaukee Tool Kits. SAHBA member E-Bolt is sweetening the deal to show their appreciation. No tool trade-in is required to receive the $100 discount. Now that's a heck of a deal and it's available through October 31st! For more information, please visit their website and/or contact email@example.com.
It's All About "Location. Location. Location."
Registration Links to SAHBA's November CAPS Classes
UPDATED: Member Job Openings
If you have a job opening that you'd like to promote, please send your information to SAHBA with the hiring timeframe and member contact person.
Do you have important business news to share with your fellow SAHBA members? Send professional updates, project stories, job openings, and industry networking events to Nicole@Springfieldareahba.com for inclusion in the weekly e-newsletter.
Extra! Extra! Industry News
Bill Sherrell The Closet Guy October 5th