News that matters to you! 

November 30th, 2017
In This Issue
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From Chelle Eliason, Executive Officer
 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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so you can stay up to date on the latest industry news.
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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) "

Important Legislative News
that will effect your business

Members Night Out
December 13th, 2017

Please RSVP by December 11th
Call 218-722-5707
After decades of pushing bachelor's degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the details of the October new home sales data.
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly rose in October, hitting their highest level in 10 years amid robust demand across the country.

DIY Marketing
"Get it Done" online presence workshop series
$60 per class

**Bring your laptops**
All classes will be held at the ABA offices
5255 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown
Reserve your seat today!
December 12th, 2017  1:00-3:00pm 
Create and optimize your Facebook Business Page
Pre-class prep:
*Create a Personal Facebook Profile
*Bring your laptop
You will leave with a checklist of posting ideas along with how to find interesting articles relevant to your industry to that keep your customers engaged in your business and postings.
January 9th, 2018  1:00-3:00pm
Critical keyword research for your marketing strategy
*Bring your laptop
*Learn how to find your own critical keyword search to help you maximize your marketing strategy.
Leave with 6-10 keywords for your business along with a checklist on how to use them effectively.
February 13th, 2018  1:00-3:00pm
Competitive Research
*Bring your laptop to class
*Create a list of your top 5 competitors that also share your market and demographics.  What are they doing good or better than you and where do you have the upper hand on them?  Keep an eye on your competitors which will help you move ahead of the rest!
Sign up today!
Walk way feeling accomplished and help improve your sales.

contact Jennifer at
Business to Business Questionnaire

This survey is important as it show you and the membership the power that the membership brings to each others business.  We hope you will take the time today to fill out this questionnaire and return it back to us.  Deadline is December 1st, 2017.

Your figures from this survey will assist us by determining an estimated dollar amount exchanged between members, as well as assist in recognizing the VALUE of being a member of the association.
The survey is designed to make it easy to identify which members you are working with, and estimate the dollars exchanged or referrals between members. ONLY the total dollar amount averaged from all returned surveys will be published in the new annual report.
Results will not be published individually. The partnerships between businesses will not be disclosed publicly and will remain confidential. The Annual Report will be published early 2018 where you will be able to see the compiled results of all returned surveys. We appreciate your assistance and look forward to receiving your response.
Please return your survey by December 1, 2017 to ABA 5255 Maple Grove Rd. Hermantown, MN 55811. 
Thank you for your participation.
Chelle Eliason
Executive Officer

Click to access the survey and send it by mail to:  
Arrowhead Builders Association
5255 Maple Grove Rd.
Hermantown, MN 55811
Or email it to:    

  Sign up today!
We are accepting 
Members Night Out Hosts for 2018.
Spots fill up fast!

*Choose your month to host our Members Night Out
*Increase your exposure of your business to the other members
*Increase sales by allowing members to know you more. Once they know you, they are more apt to work with you.
*We will print and mail post cards for you!

Call 218-722-5707  
Or email it to:    

  December Members Night Out
Duluth Stove and Fireplace
102 S 27th Ave W, Duluth 
Wednesday, December 13th 5:00-7:30pm
Annual Mitten and Hat Drive
Serving Duluth Grill food
and Carmody craft beer
International Builders Show
Orlando, Florida
January 9-11th, 2018

Builders Day at the Capitol
BAM Board Meeting  
February 22, 2017

Arrowhead Builders and 
Home Show   
April 4-8, 2018

Homes on Parade
May 12-20th, 2018