March is a busy month at the BIA with the Home & Garden Show, of course, but that's not all we've got going on. We'll also have a Box Lunch with a Builder, Cocktails & Connections, Remodelers After Hours, HPBC Meeting, a YP Meet-up at the Carolina Cup, Builders Day at the Capitol AND the 50th annual Bird Supper to finish out the month. See you soon!

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March 13 - 15
Tell everyone you know to come to the SC State Fairgrounds for the big show! Details on-line.
BIA Member Preview on March 12 from 6 to 9p. Don't forget your tickets!
Two Events for Members to Talk with Legislators
Join us for Builders Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 24 to speak with representatives and invite them to the...
50th Bird Supper to be held Tuesday, March 31st. Register for one or both now
This is not a joke. The
5th annual SMC Pour War will be held Wednesday, April 1st at Tin Roof Columbia . Members will sling drinks for tips to support the SC Make-A-Wish Foundation and to see who is the best bartender.
Upcoming Meetings and Events

Monday, March 2
- BIA Board of Directors Meeting , 4 PM, McLeod BIA Building
- President's Reception for New Members , 5:30 p.m., McLeod BIA Building

Tuesday, March 3
- Box Lunch with a Builder , 11:30 a.m., McLeod BIA Building
Associate members are invited to have lunch with representatives from Mungo Construction.
$25 per person - seating is limited - Please contact Alex Williams if you'd like to participate .

Wednesday, March 4
- Ambassador's Club , Noon, McLeod BIA Building

Thursday, March 12
- Member Preview of the Home & Garden Show , 6p to 9p, SC State Fairgrounds
BIA Members (Builders, Associates and Affiliates) will receive two tickets each to the biggest party of the year and a preview of the 54th Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show. Ticket required for entry. NO minors allowed (this includes infants). Use this form to order extra tickets.

March 13, 14 & 15
- 54th Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show , SC State Fairgrounds
200+ exhibitors indoors and out at the Midland's largest and only locally-produced home show. Over $15,000 in prizes from Exhibitors. Interactive Learning. Cooking Demonstrations and MORE. Details here - spread the word! Limited space still available.

Tuesday, March 17
- Advertising Deadline for Columbia Homes Magazine
The second issue will feature the REGAL Award Winners and other consumer-friendly content on new homes and neighborhoods in the Midland's. Click here for advertising information or contact Alex Williams at the BIA .

Wednesday, March 18
- SMC Cocktails & Connections , 4:30p to 7:30p, Craft & Draft - Irmo
Come out for a drink and networking with fellow SMC Members. No registration required.

Tuesday, March 24
- Builders Day at the Capitol , 11am - 3pm, Palmetto Club and SC State House
Don't let the name fool you, this event is for all BIA Members. We need YOU to go to the Capitol and talk with your Legislator about issues facing our industry (don't worry, we'll brief you first). Free to attend, just register on-line first - click here.

- Remodelers After Hours , 5:30 p.m., Phase One Consulting, LLC
This remodeling consulting firm took an old cigar shop on Rosewood Drive and turned it into an inviting workspace that they are rightfully proud of. Come take a look and enjoy food and drinks with fellow members. FREE to attend, but please register in advance.

Thursday, March 26
- SMC Quarterly Meeting , 8:45 a.m., Seawell's
Free for SMC Members to attend with pre-registration - click here .

- High Performance Building Council Meeting , 5:30 p.m., Seawell's
Free for HPBC Members and BIA Builder Members to attend with pre-registration - click here .

Saturday, March 28
BIA YPs (age 45 and younger) are invited to meet-up at the Front Row spaces of BIA Member and HBA of SC Build PAC Trustee, Bart Bartlett, during the 86th Carolina Cup Races in Camden.
Register at our website if you plan to attend. NOTE: Carolina Cup tickets NOT INCLUDED

Tuesday, March 31
- 50th annual HBA of SC Bird Supper , 6:00 p.m., Columbia Museum of Art
HBA of SC members from around the state meet to eat, drink and talk with South Carolina Legislators about issues important to our industry. Tickets available now.
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