We've got a busy Fall schedule at the BIA and we hope you'll be able to join us for some events and meetings. Plan ahead for the Home & Garden Show , BIG THURSDAY and the Holiday Ball in addition to the items below.

Check out what we've got planned for this month and for the rest of the year here and at our website. Please login at BIAofCentralSC.com to register for all meetings and events! Login instructions below.
The BIA Annual Meeting and SPIKE Night will be Tuesday, October 1 at Seawell's. We'll hold elections for the 2020 BIA Board of Directors and the Remodelers Council and High Performance Building Council Executive Committees. SPIKE Club Members will be treated to a steak dinner and we'll announce the 2019 SPIKE of the Year.

We're also happy to have Dr. Mike Jackson, head of Clemson University's Department of Construction Science and Management as our guest speaker. Learn how this program is training our future commercial and residential builders.

Tuesday, Oct. 1 - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Seawell's - 1125 Rosewood Dr., Columbia

FREE for BIA Members with pre-registration ($25 without)
$25 for Guests and Council-only members with pre-registration

J oin us for a Builder Workshop prior to the Annual Meeting - 4:30 p.m. start time. We'll have information on the brand new HBA of SC Health Plans . Come see how this program and help you provide health care for your employees and save money doing it. More info. and registration here.
Thursday Oct. 8
Fully Promoted
7249 St. Andrews Rd.

All members are invited to a BIA After Hours at Fully Promoted. See the new Fall/Winter apparel lines, get ready for trade show season, and plan employee gifts. Free to attend with pre-registration (click)
Thursday Oct. 17
700 Huger St., Columbia
Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC

Join the Sales & Marketing Council for their 9th annual Chili for Charity Cookoff! Register to compete or come and eat.

Monday, Oct. 21
Cobblestone Golf Club

Support our BUILD-PAC by playing golf at Cobblestone Golf Club. We'll honor the recently-retired BUILD-PAC Chairwoman, Dottie LaFitte following the round of golf.

Upcoming Meetings and Events
Thursday, September 26
- Midlands Real Estate Forecast , 8:30 a.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
- Midlands Meet & Mingle , 6p - 9p, Steel Hands Brewing, Cayce
Mingle with fellow members of the BIA, CCRA and local Chambers of Commerce.
- An Evening with NikO , 6 - 9pm, Southern Custom Doors & Hardware - Vista DETAILS

Friday, September 27
Members get priority booth selection, but only if you get that application in by Friday.

Tuesday October 1
- Builder Workshop on HBA of SC Health Care Plans , 4:30 p.m., Seawell's
Learn more about the program and how it could help you save money. DETAILS
- BIA Annual Meeting & SPIKE Night , 5:30 p.m., Seawell's
Election of Officers, SPIKE of the Year, guest speaker, drinks and dinner. DETAILS
Sponsored by: Essex Homes and Mungo Homes

Thursday, October 3
- Casino Night at The Nest , 5:30 p.m. until, The Nest - Vista DETAILS

Tuesday, October 8
- BIA After Hours , 5:30 p.m., Fully Promoted DETAILS

Thursday, October 10
- Construction Job Shadow Day - More information and company registration

Thursday, October 17
- SMC Chili for Charity Cookoff , 5:30 p.m., 700 Huger St. DETAILS

Monday, October 21
- BUILD PAC Golf Tournament honoring Dottie LaFitte ; Cobblestone Park Golf Club

Wednesday, October 23
- SMC New Home Bus Tour - Downtown/SE Columbia, 8:30 a.m. Limited Seats
Presented by Dominion Energy and Sponsored by Harvey & Vallini, LLC

Tuesday, October 29
- Remodelers After Hours , 5:30 p.m., Capital Kitchen & Bath Costumes Encouraged

Plan ahead for these major events...

Tuesday, November 5
- BIA Corn Hole Tournament , 4:30 p.m. - until, J's Corner
This is the first round of play. Top four teams go to the finals at BIG THURSDAY on November 21 at Carolina Haven. $100 per two-person team. Registration opens soon!

Wednesday, November 20
- 2018 IRC Building Code Workshop, 8:30 a.m., Seawell's
The building codes are changing on January 1. Sign up for this workshop and learn what's new.
BIA Members are reminded to login at our website to see the full calendar, member-only content and to register for meetings and events. Members should login at the site for the best user experience.

If you have not yet done so, visit the Member Login page and click the " No login created? Sign up now " link and create your login credentials. Once logged in, you can register for events, interact with fellow members and much more. While there, please update your member information so that it will be correct in the on-line membership directory.

Please call us at (803) 256-6238 if you need help logging in or if you'd rather deal with a human for these matters.
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