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September 22, 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) "

Mike Rowe on the Skills Gap
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Mike Rowe on the Skill Gap
Mike Rowe on the Skill Gap

Easy Marketing
Helping people find you!
Quantum Point Strategies - October 10th, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm  Cost: Members - $10 Non-Members $15
Sign up:  -  Sign up by Oct. 2nd to receive a mini online checkup on your site for FREE!
Location : ABA offices 5255 Maple Grove Rd. Hermantown, MN
This one hour class will unravel the Google Search mystery for you.
  •  Claiming your Google My Business Listing
  •  Optimizing your Google My Business page
  •  Listings on other Directory sites and why they affect your ranking
  •  Managing you online Reputation-Reviews
  •  Creating Local Content and why that matters
  •  Google Maps and Street view Virtual Tours
You will leave with a Checklist on How to Get Great Local SEO Rankings for your business!


Dear Members,

The NAHB Board of Directors is hosting an online and interactive NAHB Fall Executive Board Meeting on  Tuesday, Oct. 3rd  from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  

The Arrowhead Builders Association will be providing access to this very important meeting in our conference room at 5255 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown.  Are you ready to share your concerns on housing issues, the costs of construction, industry changes, tax reform and other items with the national leaders who represent us??  If so, it is imperative that you attend to share those thoughts!

Please RSVP by October 2nd, 2017.  We will have refreshments available, and feel free to bring a lunch/snack to keep your energy going!

Replacement Water Heater Permits Required !

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

How condo law change will impact new development

... influx of construction defect ... construction defect claims in Minnesota . Lawyers representing condominium developers, construction ... architect, contractor, construction
manager, subcontractor, developer, declarant ... arbitration involving construction defect ...

OSHA Training Alliance Series
Your advocate in the workplace

Dave Ferkul, Supervisor - Workplace Safety Consultation
9:00-11:00am every session 
Cost: Members $10 Non-Members $20 per class - incl. continental breakfast

Location : ABA offices 5255 Maple Grove Rd. Hermantown, MN
October 12, 2017 - Workplace Safety - Dave Ferkul, Supervisor Workplace Safety Consultant
November 9th, 2017 - Health Hazards - Mike Seliga, industrial Hygiene Consultant
December 14th, 2017 -  Electrical Safety - Bob Durkee, Safety Consultant
Registration is required  
or call 218-722-5707