News that matters to you! 

December 15, 2017
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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) "

Eye on Housing
Impact of the Canadian Lumber Duties on the U.S. Economy in 2018
On November 2, 2017, the Commerce Department announced its final decision to impose duties averaging 20.83 percent on Canadian softwood lumber shipments into the U.S. The impacts of these duties on the U.S. economy next year will include increased production by U.S. sawmills, reduced imports from Canada, and higher prices paid for lumber by consumers in the U.S., which in... 

ABA 2018 Education Schedule 
Thank you for your input!

As we move into the new year, we are excited to introduce to you a robust education winter schedule!

This winter education schedule, include a weeks worth of skilled trainers and subjects that you will want to know about along with a online course!

We heard your need for accredited classes and t he majority of our 2018 classes now are dual accredited!

We want to thank our members for providing there valuable input regarding their needs for education.  It is with your continuing input that help make our programs better every year.

All classes are now set up to register on line too!  Click the button below to be directed to the registration page or call us at 218-722-5707.

Not a member and want to participate in our classes?
We would love to have you, so sign up today!

I hope you all will take this opportunity to join us for one or more of our classes this year!

Warmest Regards,
Jennifer Young
Education and Event Director

Thank You! 
For hosting our December
Member Night Out! 

Home of the Week: Hillside Splendor

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 19th, 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 16th, 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 20th, 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
  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!
We are looking for a 
host  for
January 18th 
Call 218-722-5707  
Or email it to:    

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