February may only have 28 days, but it's not short on BIA meetings and events! Don't miss the virtual International Builders Show (IBSx) this February 9 - 12, the SMC will host a virtual Know & Grow focusing on Sumter and the Remodelers Council will learn ways to Find Skilled Labor. This month is also the last chance to place an ad in the next issue of our consumer-facing magazine, Columbia Homes, and it's a great time to sign up for the Home & Garden Show at the Fairgrounds in May.

Please see our tentative calendar of events below and at our website. We look forward to working with all of you again this year.

The BIA office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30a to 5:00p and Fridays from 8:30a to Noon. Call (803) 256-6238 to reach a member of the staff or send an e-mail. We're here to help you and your business in any way we can.
The entire home building industry will be together, online, at IBSx. Whether you’re at home, at work or on-the-go, you’ll be able to propel your business into the future with access to new product launches, demos and the industry’s latest trends. Expo passes are FREE for NAHB members and $50 for non-members. Visit BuildersShow.com to register.
The next issue of our consumer-facing magazine is in production and there's still time for you to join as an advertiser. This issue will have the winners of the recent Custom Building & Remodeling Awards, Top 10 Custom Builders and Remodelers, and more! Contact Alex Williams for advertising information.
MAY 21-23, 2021
We have moved the Home & Garden Show from March to May for 2021. Reserve your booth NOW by clicking here, and we hope to see you at the Fairgrounds in May!
We are hosting meetings via Zoom and will have some hybrid (live and on-line) meetings in the coming months. See the calendar at our website for details and to register to attend.
February 9 - 12 - IBSx - Join On-line at BuildersShow.com

Thursday, Feb. 11 - HPBC IBSx Watch Party, 2:00 p.m., Zoom
All BIA Members are invited to join this Zoom watch party where we'll learn about what's new and trending in High Performance Building from IBSx. Register Here

Friday, Feb. 12 - Advertising Deadline for Columbia Homes Magazine - Contact Us

Sunday, Feb. 14 - Happy Valentines Day! Some ideas for you fellas...

Tuesday, Feb. 16 - SMC Know & Grow - Sumter, 10:00a, Zoom
Join in to learn about recent and planned growth in Sumter. Our panel includes esteemed local guests including the Mayor of Sumter. Please register at our website to receive the Zoom meeting information.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Member Rebate Program webinar, 4:00p
Builders & Remodelers: Join this short webinar to learn how you can get rebate money every quarter on items you already purchase and with a minimum of paperwork. Register at our website here.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 - Remodelers Council Meeting, 3:30p, Zoom
BIA and Remodelers Council Members are invited to learn about various agencies and institutions that can help you find labor in our area.
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Looking Ahead
It's still a bit difficult to plan events with the on-going pandemic, but here's a look at what we've got on the calendar for the New Year. Please mark your calendars accordingly, but be aware that this information is subject to change. See our website for updates.
4 - Virtual REGAL Awards Presentation, 7:00 p.m., on-line
16 - BIA Builders Day at the Capitol
17 - SMC Virtual New Home Tour, 10a
23 - HBA of SC Bird Supper, Columbia Museum of Art
18 - High Performance Building Council Meeting
26 - BIA Young Professionals Virtual Meeting

8 - Tee it Up for BUILD PAC, Williams Brice Stadium, 5:00 p.m.
  • New BUILD PAC Gold Key Club members get a VIP Top Golf Experience at Williams-Brice
14 - After Hours at Habitat for Humanity, S. Sumter St, Columbia
16 - BIA Bass Classic, Lake Murray
21 - SMC Pour Wars
27 - Remodelers Council Meeting - Marketing Your Business panel discussion
29 - Builder/REALTOR Fish Fry, 6:00 p.m., Central Energy

13 - BIA Membership Meeting
20 - Home Show Member Preview, 6:00 p.m., SC State Fairgrounds
21 - 23 - Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show, SC State Fairgrounds
26 - SMC New Home Bus Tour

All dates, times and locations are subject to change.
The 2021 Marketing Guide is now available. Set your sponsorships for the whole year and become an Elite Partner.
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