July 30, 2019
#1 Readers' Choice - Voting Ends September 1st
SAHBA needs your Vote!

We have been nominated for "Best Membership Organization" and we need your help.

2 Ways to Vote

  • Click on the VOTE HERE link below to cast your vote.

  • Text 520-214-8683 and enter 836 in the message.

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Please vote for us  EVERY DAY   through September 1st
#2 Home Buyer Knowledge is Power
Chairman's Letter

Home Buyer Knowledge Is Power Annual consumer survey reveals what buyers want in a home WHEN YOU DRILL DOWN TO ITS ESSENTIAL elements, there's no question

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#3 Industry Groups Come Together on Impact Fees
Next week the Tucson City Council will be receiving a status report on the proposed Impact Fee update. The initial proposal includes increases for single family, multi-family and commercial fee payers.

As a result, SAHBA along with the Metro Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Pima Alliance and the Arizona Multi-Housing Association will be messaging to Council Members the unintended consequence of increasing fees (including making housing less affordable) and the need for a transparent and collaborative process as we work toward a final fee amount. 
#4 Legal Lunch & Learn Series
Join Arizona Construction Trades (ACT) and SAHBA for a joint Legal Lunch & Learn Series focusing on legal issues that effect your company.

All sessions will be held at SAHBA from 12pm-1pm and lunch will be provided.

Topics will be presented by Farhang & Medcoff or Snell & Wilmer.

Cost is $15
#5 Spotlight Member...Chris Trafton
Our Spotlight Member this week is Chris Trafton of Tucson Rolling Shutters & Screens.

Chris is the President of Tucson Rolling Shutters and Screens and started his career with them fresh out of the Army. Chris has been with the company for over 23 years and has participated in the SAHBA Home Show since 1997!

Chris is also the President of ESSA (Exterior Shutters & Shade Association) and two-time past president of NARI.

Chris has built his own custom home and remodeled and flipped several other homes. He is married and has a daughter attending the UofA, along with two younger boys.
Other News...
SAHBA Mixer - JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

August 6 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85745
Celebrate & network at the  JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Mixer!

The mixer will be held in their  Primo  fine dining restaurant but there will be delicacies from  all  of the restaurants to sample.  YUM!

Parking will be in the underground parking garage.

This is a great opportunity to network with SAHBA colleagues, generate business leads and create friendships. 
Members Help Elevate Status of Bowl Game
New contract puts Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl 'in the...

Contracts are typically signed on a piece of paper. The Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl thought outside of the box to announce its new conference partners. During a press conference held downtown Thursday, Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig ...

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Mark Your Calendars
July 31 - Southern Arizona Construction Career Days Meeting

August 6 - BRE Meeting

August 6 - SAHBA Mixer at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass

August 7 - Remodelers Council Meeting

August 8 - Board Meeting
More Member Benefits
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