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July 31th 2017

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From Chelle Eliason, Executive Officer

WE WANT YOU MEMBERS!  We are scheduling members as guests to be on our show into the late Summer and Fall.  

We would like to invite you to come in the studios and have a conversation about what your business does in the construction industry along with tips and tricks you can offer the consumer in regards to building, remodeling or repairing homes.

 Call me TODAY at 218-625-3441 to schedule a time. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Since February, the Arrowhead Builders Association has hosted the weekly broadcast of speaking of Homes on WDSM Radio (710 AM/96.1 FM or podcasts online) The show is called Speaking of Homes.  Erick Filby of Marvin Windows and myself, Chelle Eliason, ABA Executive Officer host the show.

Each week, the topic revolves around happenings in the housing industry.  We have special guests come in to discuss their projects, new products or trends, shared ideas and experiences and really showcase their business.  And it's FREE to join us!  

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NAHB Rebate program
Watch the video below to find out how easy this is to recover your  members dues and start making money for the things you buy on your  building projects.

NAHB Membership Rebates How To
Watch this short video!

Builders Testimonials
"As a small to mid-size builder in a rura l market, we were   n't sure this would provide value for us. Our first quarterly rebate covered both our annual dues to our local home builders association and the staff time to complete the simple rebate request form. Three quarters of bonus rebates! Definitely a benefit worthy of membership! Gregg Moneyhun, Shelter Alternatives, Inc. (VA)

"The HBAV Rebate Program offers a great incentive for home builders in Virginia. We were very excited to receive over $2,300 dollars in rebates. There are a variety of companies and quality products involved with the program, with more being added.
every quarter. The submittal process is easy and painless, with minimal forms required. We look forward to receiving more rebates in the future." Caskey Hunt, Southern Development Homes (VA) "

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Economy Grew At a 
Faster Pace in Q2

In the second quarter of 2017, the nation's economy grew at a faster pace than in the first quarter. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017. In the first quarter, GDP grew at an annual rate of 1.2 percent. The first... 

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Welcome one of our new Members!

Scott Sommer
Morgan Stanley - Anderson Grymala Sommer Group
Phone: 218-720-0128
Address: 11 E. Superior St. Ste 580
    Duluth, MN 55802

Describe your product or service so our members can help spread the word about you?
Our goal is to thoroughly understand you financial needs and then align the resources to help you meet or exceed them.  We can help you evaluate near-term concerns and plan for long-term goals, be a sounding board for investment ideas, assist you in developing and executing a strategy that is precisely you own and helps you meet your needs.

Tell us what your demographic is, that supports the majority of your business and any other markets you are trying to tap into?

As a business owner, your personal wealth is inextricably lined to the financial health of your company.  We understand the interplay between your business decisions and your future financial security. We can work with you to assess your business needs, identify risks and opportunities, as well as develop strategies to help achieve goals as diverse as retaining talented employees, managing cash flow and planning for succession. 

What made you decide to get into this business?

As a former business owner in the retail industry for over 20 years, and with a passion fueled by helping people. I was given the opportunity to use my professional experience, backed by the vast resources of Morgan Stanley, to develop customized investment strategies and advise clients with a distinctive perspective in wealth management.

2nd Annual
Shoot for the Future Clay Shoot 
Old Vermillion Shooting Range
6980 Old Vermillion Trail  Duluth, MN
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Check in: 11:00am

Members Night Out
 - Maureen's LLC
4504 Grand Ave. #4, Duluth, MN
Thursday, August 17, 2017  

16th Annual
DuWayne Lenuis Golf Classic 
Ridgeview Country Club
700 W Redwing St., Duluth, MN
September 20, 2017
Check in 10:00am

Members Night Out - Bradley Interiors
1735 Maple Grove Rd, Duluth, MN 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Members Night Out -
Need A Host 
Thursday, October 19th  5:00-7:00pm

60th Annual Holiday Gala
Annual Meeting & Dinner
231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
Thursday,  Nov 16th

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