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October 18th, 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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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
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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) "

Tomorrow Afternoon!
Members Afternoon Out 
  Please RSVP to: or 218-722-5707 
Unlicensed Contractors, Unenforced Codes, & Consumer Protection
Builders Association of Minnesota (October 2017)
Remi Stone, Executive Vice President   
October 1, 2017
Currently there is a gap in the state law about what happens when a permit is pulled outside city limits where the building code is not enforced. The enforcement gap continues within city limits where building codes are enforced but homeowners are pulling permits for work to be done unlicensed contractors. The gaps are causing some significant problems as it relates to unlicensed contractors working in areas where there is no building code enforcement or when permits are being pulled to avoid code inspections.
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New Members
New Members
We welcome you to the ABA family!
A-1 Seamless Gutter
Allied Building Products
Andersen Windows & Doors
Arrowhead Printing
Budget Blinds
Common Ground Construction
Duluth Chrysler, Dodge Jeep & Ram
Morgan Stanley
Serenity Tax & Bookkeeping
Superior Fuel Co.
Member Renewals

You've have made a solid business decision!   
Thank you for being a committed member of the ABA 
and renewing your membership for another year!

All Phase Construction
Blackwoods Grill & Bar
Billman's Construction
Carlson Duluth Company  
Centricity Credit Union
(formerly Hermantown Fed. CU) 
DelZotto's Custom Step Company
Edwin Thoreson Inc. 
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery
Hartel's/DBJ Disposal
Heritage Windows & Doors
Hiner Home Designs
Homestead Constructions
Keppers Design
Kylmala Truss
Lindquist & Company
Marvin Windows and Doors
Morin's Siding and Windows.
National Bank of Commerce
Nordic Electric of Grand Marais
Pella Windows and Doors
Proctor Building Supply/Just Ask Rental
Republic Bank
Sherwin Williams
The Tongue and Groove Store
Members Upcoming Renewals

Membership is an investment not an Expense.
The following businesses are up for renewal.  If you know any of these members, please connect with them and encourage them to renew their membership and get reconnected.
Granite Works
Goodin Company
Gilbert Contracting
Evergreen Construction
Jim Perrault
Sherwin Williams
Northwoods Construction

10 Observation Road, Duluth
Thursday, October 19th  12:00-1:00pm
Get a chance to win 4 UMD men's hockey tickets!
You may even have a chance to meet your favorite WDIO TV personalities!
Lunch served by Valentini's Restaurant  
60th Annual Holiday Gala
Annual Meeting & Dinner
Greysolon Ballroom - 
231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
Thursday,  Nov 16th

Members Night Out
Duluth Stove and Fireplace
102 S 27th Ave W, Duluth 
Thursday, 21st  5:00-7:00pm
Annual Mitten Drive