N ews that matters to you!

July 24, 2018

In This Issue
Listen to the latest show with Rebecca at Lindquist & Co.

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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 218-722-5707 to schedule a time. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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!  
 to our renewing Members!
Knutson Construction
Les Grumdahl Windows & Siding
Republic Bank
Riverside Flooring
Stone Countertop
Veit Disposal

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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) "



Time is Running Out for the NFIP

Congress needs to act immediately to pass legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before its July 31 deadline.
It is essential that the program is reauthorized before the deadline or sales of homes across the nation will face delays or cancellations. We need Congress to understand that the reauthorization of the NFIP is an urgent priority for home builders, homeowners, and their local communities.
Contact your representatives now and urge them to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.


 We want to take this time to thank Jamie and Ruth along with their entire staff in hosting our July Members Night Out!  The tour they provided us to show their entire operations. It was truly impressive!  
Who doesn't need a garage?  Call them today!


Remodeling Confidence Increases Despite Rising Costs
July 19, 2018

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the second quarter of 2018, up one point from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50-indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower-since the second quarter of 2013. The overall RMI averages ratings of current remodeling activity with indicators of future remodeling activity.
Today's Bathroom Trends

Clean, uncluttered lines, energy- and water-efficient features, the open and accessible aesthetics of universal design, materials and colors drawn from nature, and a spa-like feel of comfort and relaxation: That's today's bathroom.
Sponsorship Deadline: August 1st! 
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Shooter Registration Deadline: August 15th
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Registration includes: Shoot, Lunch, 1 entry to Gun Drawing and Door Prizes
Gun Drawing: Stevens 555, Benili Nova Pump Camo and Ruger 10/22

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Sponsorship Deadline: August 15th
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August Members Night Out
Maureen's LLC
Maureen Plaunt and Team
4504 Grand Ave. Ste 4,  Duluth MN

3rd Annual Clay Shoot
Thursday, August 23, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Old Vermillion Hunting Trail
Duluth, MN 


17th Annual Golf Classic
Thursday, September 20, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Nemadji Golf Course
5 N 58th St, Superior, Wisconsin