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February 2019
Tools for Success
Battle Health Care Cost Increases with the HBAV Level Funded Benefit Plans The most difficult part of rising health care costs is that the employer must make benefits decisions with little to no data in regards to where the increases may be coming from. In a world where benefits can be one of the highest expenditures for an employer, the renewal process can be crippling. Fortunately, there is an option to help employers break the vicious cycle . Click Here to Read More.
New Member Discounts from NAHB
Don't leave money on the table! NAHB has added Capital One and Amazon Business to their list of member discounts. Discounts also include General Motors and Lowe's! To review the complete list of member discounts, CLICK HERE.
7 Reasons why small construction companies fail. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you can scale your small business overnight and address the challenges mentioned in this article. Not only can being aware of these challenges help you keep your company afloat but effectively addressing them can help give you the tools to survive within a highly competitive environment and industry.

Fixing the Problem of Not Making Enough Money (Video)
There are numerous ways for money to evaporate from a construction business and this is often the biggest problem we see in our clients. Watch this video from HBAV's trusted partner, Small Business Growth Partners to see how this issue is solved with three core tactics. Take me to the video.
Government Affairs Update
General Assembly Update
We are nearly half way through the 2019 General Assembly Session. This week is "Crossover" which is when the House of Delegates and the Senate conclude their work on legislation that was introduced in their respective chambers - bills that successfully pass the House will be sent over to the Senate and bills that successfully pass the Senate will be sent over to the House of Delegates. HBAV is tracking over 150 pieces of legislation that have a direct or indirect impact on the Commonwealth's residential land development and construction industry. In the last 30 days, HBAV has worked on very important legislation on the following topics:
Proffers, Impact Fees, Building Permit Applications, Building Permit Fees, Tree Ordinance, Sidewalks, Stormwater, Cluster Zoning, Affordable Housing, and Workforce Development .
HBAV Build-PAC: 2019 Election Year!
2019 is an election year in Virginia and HBAV members must be committed to supporting pro-housing candidates of the General Assembly. The HBAV Build-PAC is the vehicle that allows members to financially support the HBAV Government Affairs efforts by supporting candidates for office that are pro-housing. Please consider a contribution to the HBAV Build- PAC. Your voice must be heard! No contribution is too small. Click the link below to support pro-housing candidates! Every dollar helps!
HBAV Events
HBAV @ NAHB's International Builders Show
What: HBAV Member Reception at NAHB's International Builders Show
When: Tuesday, February 19th - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Encore Hotel
Why: To connect with Virginia members at IBS
Cost: Free Registration - You must Register
Housing Advocacy House Party - April 26, 2019
What: HBAV Housing Advocacy House Party
Featuring live music, heavy hors doeuvres, cocktails and housing industry leaders from around the state.

When: Friday, April 26th - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where: The Barn at Chickahominy Falls
10455 Cedar Lane, Glen Allen, VA.

Why: To support housing advocacy in Virginia
Cost: $75 PP - Click here to Register

HBAV Annual Conference - June 20-23, 2019 at The Greenbrier
Registration is now open! The 2019 HBAV Annual Conference and Installation of Officers will be held June 20-23 at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. This two day, three-night conference brings together leaders in residential construction from throughout Virginia. This one of a kind event includes a welcome reception, industry education, an evening designed for business development, fun leisure activities, and our annual installation of officer’s dinner.   Click Here for More Information.
Thank you to our 2019 HBAV Keystone Club Members! HBAV allows firms the opportunity to market their services to members through sponsorships of HBAV programs. This tremendous support allows HBAV to provide additional educational opportunities, improved business networking events, and greater advocacy for our members. HBAV is now accepting 2019 Keystone Club Memberships. Click Here to view the HBAV Sponsorship Opportunities and consider being a member of the HBAV Keystone Club!
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