We are almost half way through our Fall membership drive and it looks like we are off to a great start.
We had a spike in membership for August, and it is all because of teamwork. Our local associations gained over 74 new members this past month.
Special thanks to our Jackson HBA for recruiting over 59 new members in one month!
Our goal for the Fall membership drive is to get a 10% increase for each local association. As you work to recruit members, remember to reiterate the many benefits that the members earn with their 3-in-1 membership. You can always contact HBAM staff if you need help in recruiting.
Also, I want to thank everyone who attended the PAC Builders and Brews event this past week. This was our first event of this kind, and all proceeds will benefit Build PAC. We raised several thousand dollars at the event. Billy Ray, HBAM executive board member and HBAJ member/board member, is our alternate national Build PAC representative. He spear-headed this event and worked hard to make it a success. Thanks also to all of the members who provided food, officials who judged the event and HBA of Jackson for hosting.
Finally, I want to make sure you all have the 2016 Annual Fall Conference and Education Forum on your calendars. The meeting will be November 8-10 at the Embassy Suites in Ridgeland. This will be your opportunity to learn about the new partnership with Amfed Workers Compensation on the Safe Builder Certification Program to see a potential 10 percent savings. All of the planned education seminars are free to members. Make plans now to attend!