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November 2011

MONTHLY JOURNAL OF THE

Bitterroot

BITTERROOT BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Building News Inside this issue Wellness Minute P. 3 Home & Ranch Expo Info P. 4 News from the State P. 11 News from NAHB P. 12

Happy Thanksgiving Bitterroot Building Industry Association “Serving to unify and enhance the building industry in the Bitterroot Valley Win through education, community involvement and quality construction practices.”

President’s Message By Dale Hanson, Western States Insurance

I just returned yesterday from a trip that took me from Hamilton through Missoula, Butte, Bozeman and Billings and the one theme I noticed everywhere continues to be commercial building. All four communities appear to have a tremendous amount of commercial property being built, whether it be another bank on Shiloh in Billings or more rental housing east of the University of Montana, along the river, between Missoula and East Missoula. Unfortunately, the same does not appear true for residential building as that important cog remains very slow other than in really Eastern Montana where

there is a long-term gas and oil exploration boom. Even though the economy continues to struggle to rebound, it is great to be alive at this time and in this place. I have a family that loves and supports me regardless of what comes our way. My health remains relatively good other than the normal aches and pains of aging, and I still consider it a great blessing to wake up every morning to enjoy another day. The beautiful Indian Summer with the brilliant Fall colors are even more of a blessing. As the shorter winter days approach us, remember to enjoy every day, live your life to the fullest, and be thankful for every day as we are never promised tomorrow. As my term as your President approaches its end, I believe I truly have a grasp on the behind-the-scenes work and

ownership contributed every day by our Executive Officer, Angela Previte. Keeping any organization vibrant in these sometimes difficult times is challenging, however, Angie brings her A-game to work each and every day and the results stand for themselves. On behalf of our board of directors, I would like to give a huge shout-out to Angie and I encourage you to do the same whenever you see or talk with her. She believes in our organization and that is so valuable for all of us. Until next month, God bless each and every one of you! Dale


BBIA Shout Out Bitterroot Building Industry Association Board Of Directors President: Dale Hanson Western States Insurance

1st Vice President: Pam Spillane Stewart Title of Ravalli County

Immediate Past President: Willie Schrock Schrock Construction

Directors: George Bingham Bingham & Associates Flora Buoy Alpine Granite Accents, Inc. Archie Thomas Kinetico Quality Water

Fall: My Favorite Time of Year By Angela K. Previte BBIA Executive Officer Fall is my favorite time of year. The changing colors, sweaters and football. Slow cookers meals, soups and the holidays. Who could resist? In hopes of converting all you Summer lovin individuals, I will tempt you with a few of my favorite recipes over the next few months. I hope you try them and that soon they become favorites of yours. Have recipes you would like to share email them to me at info@bitterrootbia.com; I’m always looking for something new to try. Now onto work!

2012 Home & Ranch Expo Donny Ramer PCI State Directors State Life Director . . . . . . Tom Vanorio State Life Director . . . . . . Chip Pigman

NAHB Directors National Life Director. . . . Tom Vanorio National Rep . . . . . . . . . . Chip Pigman Alternate Rep . . . . . . . . . Open

BBIA Committees Home & Ranch Expo . . . Archie Thomas Education . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Tipton Membership . . . . . . . . . . Vacant Tour of Homes . . . . . . . . . Flora Buoy Government Affairs . . . . Vacant Golf Tournament . . . . . . . Willie Schrock

Staff Angela K. Previte . . . Executive Officer

The committee is excited to announce several changes to this year’s Expo in hopes of enhancing our event for vendors and attendees. We will be opening on Friday evening for a brief stint as part of the downtown First Friday events. In addition, we will be providing all vendors invites that can be sent to your special clients in order to get into the Expo for Free on Friday. We will also be featuring a special prize for Friday attendees! The committee currently has under consideration the idea of allowing retail sales, if you have an opinion either way please let us know. Dog Houses on Parade We are looking for individuals, builders, suppliers – well frankly anyone – who is willing to build a dog house for the 2012 Dog Houses on Parade to benefit the BBIA and the Bitterroot Humane Association. Information can be found on page 5 or by calling me at the office.

Soups On I like dishes that are quick and easy – Sandra Lee would say Semi-Homemade. You will find that many of my recipes start by using prepackaged items that help save on time. Many of them have been around for ages, and you may recognize them, while others may be new to you. Enjoy!

Chicken Tortilla Chowder 2 cans (10 oz) cream of potato soup 2 cans (10 oz) cream of chicken soup 2 cups milk 1 can (14oz) reduced-sodium chicken stock 1 can (11oz) Mexicorn 1 ½ to 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast – This is a guess; I add what looks like enough. 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies 3 flour tortillas cut into strips (roughly 2x ½) 1 cup (4oz) shredded cheddar cheese In a large saucepan, heat the soups, mile and broth stirring frequently. Add corn, chicken, and chilies; bring to a boil. Stir in the tortilla strips. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir in the cheese until melted. Serve topped with additional cheese and crunchy tortilla strips if desired.


Wellness Minute Small Changes Can Yield Big Results

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uit cold turkey. Run a marathon.

Cut out carbohydrates. Reduce calorie intake by half. You may believe that drastic changes are the only ways to achieve the results you want, but that's hardly the case. When changes are too big, they may be too overwhelming. Small lifestyle changes are easier to achieve and maintain. When successful, they are more likely to become habits and can lead to increased self-confidence. So whether you're looking to improve your finances, health, fitness or relationships, focusing on frequent, achievable little goals will lead you to success. Take a Relaxing Bath- If you're struggling to fall asleep at night, try establishing a soothing pre-sleep routine. Read a book, practice relaxation exercises or take a bath (the rise and fall in body temperature induces drowsiness). Keep your room slightly cool, and avoid the glow of your computer at night. Shower With Your Eyes Closed-Blocking or combining one or more of your senses, such as showering with your eyes closed or eating blindfolded, can improve memory and your mental fitness. When you use your senses in unexpected ways, you're stimulating nerve cells in the brain so that pathways and circuits get activated. Eat More, Drink Less- Whether it's a 140-calorie can of soda can or a 190calorie soy latte, liquid calories add up. Limit beverages that add to your daily caloric intake yet do little to make you feel full. And although low in calories,

diet soda is not the solution. Drinking diet soda is associated with a wider waistline. Sprint Your Workout- Burn fat, build muscles, boost endurance and improve your cardiovascular health in the shortest time possible with interval training, or short bursts of high-intensity exercises. An effective way of incorporating interval training is to make part of your workout a circuit, such as a six-exercise set completed for one minute each with 30second rests and repeated three times for a 30-minute workout. Be sure to include a warm-up and cool-down routine. Spend 15 Minutes Saving- The average U.S. family carries $8,000 in credit-card debt. Rather than making drastic sacrifices --- such as downsizing from a two-car to a one-car household --- financial expert Ellie Kay suggests small, workable changes that add up to major savings. Before you shop, Kay recommends seeking online coupon codes and promotions. Cut your grocery bill in half with deals from the newspaper or other online coupon sites, and before traveling, use sites that let you know where the cheapest gas is along your route. Stop Before You're Full -To stay satisfied yet never stuffed, give your snack or meal undivided attention. So-called "mindful eating" means not eating in front of the TV or anything that would distract you from the food. Take small bites. Chew slowly. Smell your food. Focus on the texture and taste. After a few bites or one serving, ask yourself if you want more or are satisfied.

Royal Spikes (150-249) Chip Pigman 205.5 Red Spikes (100-149) Ron Pigman 138 Tom Vanorio 125.5 Jim VanSickle 105.5 Green Spikes (50-99) Ray Tipton 55 Angela Previte 56 Life Spikes (25-49) Willie Schrock 40.5 Blue Spikes (6-24) George Bingham 18.5 Flora Buoy 15 Joanne Hamlin 10.5 Pam Spillane 7 Spike Candidates (1-5) Tom Allsop 1 Glen Barnhouse 1 Todd Bauer 2 Loren Collins 4.5 Chuck Garber 2 Aaron Grossman 4 Dale Hanson 4.5 John Kellogg 2 Brian Mendenhall 2 Jason Rice 2 Jim Rousselle 3.5 Archie Thomas 3.5

Spike roster per NAHB’s Spike Report Effective thru 9/2011


10TH ANNUAL BITTERROOT

HOME& RANCH

EXPO FEBRUARY 3rd & 4th, 2012

RAVALLI COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS  HAMILTON, MONTANA A once a year sales opportunity to connect with thousands of potential customers while showcasing your products and improving the community!


BBIA’s 2012

Dog Houses on Parade

Show Off Your Craftsmanship! Partner with Local Suppliers! Raise Money for Local Charities & Bring Awareness to the Benefits of the Building Industry!

Participating Builders Receive: •

Premium exhibitor placement will be based on first-com first-served bases. •

Company name mentioned in marketing campaign for Dog Houses on Parade

For years, creative people have been using their talents to design and build functional doghouses for their four-legged friends. This phenomenon has been commonly referred to as “Barkitecture.” We are calling on the Bitterroot’s best architects, designers, builders and artists to create dog houses to be raffled off as a fundraiser. Additionally, Dog Houses on Parade will raise public awareness of the positive contributions BBIA makes to our community.

$100 off Home & Ranch Expo Booth Purchase Price;

Signage with the General Contractor and a list of contributing suppliers

Participating Suppliers Receive: •

$50 off Home & Ranch Expo Booth Purchase Price; Premium exhibitor placement will be based on first-com first-served bases.

Signage with the General Contractor and a list of contributing suppliers

Funds raised through the event will be shared 50/50 between the Bitterroot Humane Society and the BBIA. Completed homes will be on display at area businesses in the month of January. On February 3rd houses will be moved to the Ravalli County Fairgrounds where they will be on display during the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo. All of the dog house designers are winners! The Home & Ranch Committee and select celebrity judges chose a few special awards – Best in Show, Second Place and Third Place. And, visitors to the Bitterroot Home & Ranch Expo chose People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice. At the end of the Expo raffle tickets will be drawn and winners of the dog houses announced. Additional Information Builders are responsible for moving their projects to the designated area by January 4th. Additionally, builders are responsible for moving the projects to any additional locations as named by the BBIA. Finally, Builders will deliver their projects to the Ravalli County Fairgrounds on February 3rd.

Company name mentioned in marketing campaign for

Display & raffle of designated dog house for two week

Dog Houses on Parade minimum; bringing customer traffic to your location!

 Yes, I would like to participate! Name _______________________________ Company ____________________________ Address______________________________ Phone_______________________________ Email _______________________________ I, the undersigned, have read and agree to the requirements and agree to exhibit a dog house abiding by these requirements. I assume all responsibility for the quality and construction of my dog house and release BBIA from any liability associated with my project.

______________________________________________________ Signature Date


Exhibitor Application 2012 10TH ANNUAL BBIA Home & Ranch Expo February 3rd - 4th Ravalli County Fairgrounds Why BBIA’s Premier Home & Ranch Expo? • • • •

Largest Home Expo in the Bitterroot Valley The Only Ranch Expo in the Bitterroot Valley Offering You Affordable and Effective Advertising Extensive marketing campaign

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The only Home Expo produced by Home Building Professionals Help Local Charities – Expo partners and contributes to Bitterroot Youth Homes, Bitterroot Humane Assoc., RSVP and the Boy Scouts

This agreement for non-transferable contract lease exhibit space is made on (date) __________________________ by and between the Bitterroot Building Industry Association located at PO Box 1299 Hamilton, MT and

Company Name _______________________________________________________________ Contact Person ________________________________________________________________ Telephone ____________________

Fax ____________________

Cell ___________________

Email ________________________________________________________________________ Company Address ______________________________________________________________ City _______________________________ Booth Rental Rates All booths come with 8’ back drape and 3’ side drapes, access to 110v outlet and WIFI. 220v power is available upon request for an additional charge, in limited locations.

Ask about discounts for additional booths!

State _________________ Zip ______________

Type of Booth Single Booth Single Booth Corner/End Isle Booth Premium Exhibit Space Outside Display

Size 8’x10’ 10’x10’ 10’x10’ Approx. 600 sq ft For large trucks, equipment etc.

BBIA Member Rate $275 $300 $325

Non-Member Rate $325 $375 $425

SOLD $125

$195

Number of Chairs Requested (no charge for first 2; $5 each additional) __________ Number of Tables Requested (no charge for first 1; $30 each additional) _________ I do NOT need a table. ____________ Booth Requests: See attached map

I do NOT need chairs. __________

(booths are assigned as received)

Number of Booths Requested __________ 1st Choice __________

2nd Choice __________ 3rd Choice _____________

Terms: a deposit of $100.00 per booth will hold your booth space(s), payable with application submission. The balance is due in full on or before January 10h, 2012. Cancellation must be in writing no later than January 10th, 2012. Any spaces available after January 10th require a 100% payment upon reservation. Spaces will be reserved as received. The BBIA (Bitterroot Building Industry Association) retains the right to reassign booth spaces in the best interest of all exhibitors and the overall presentation of the show. I, the undersigned, for myself, successors, heirs, and assigns, release and hold harmless the BBIA, their agents, employees, officers, and directors and any other sponsors from all claims, actions or judgments I may have or claim to have against the BBIA for all personal injuries, including death, and injuries to property, real or personal, caused by or arising out of my participation in the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo. I further agree that my photographs, pictures, or movies taken or made by the BBIA or their agents in connection with the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo, as well as my name, can be used for advertising purposes authorized only by the BBIA.

Authorized & Signed by _______________________________________ Date __________________


BBIA’s 10th Annual Home & Ranch Expo. Hamilton’s Largest Annual Trade Show & Exhibition

Axmen Propane Restrooms Concessions by Bitterroot Youth Homes

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Blahnik Const.

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Western MT Lighting

Pigman Builders

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Western States Ins

Darby Distribution

Schrock Const.

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Booths Sho wcasing the latest, the mo st innovative and most i mpressive ho me & ranch building products and services.

Important Times SHOW SET UP: nd THURSDAY, FEB. 2 1 PM – 4:30 PM FRIDAY, FEB. 3rd 8 AM – 4 PM SHOW HOURS: FRIDAY, FEB. 3rd 4:30 PM – 7 PM th SATURDAY, FEB. 4 9:00AM - 4:00 PM

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Vern's Landscape

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Sunelco

RBM Cabinets & Lumber

ABC Seamless

Vann's Appliance & Electronics

D& N Siding

Big Sky Builders

Kids Corral Kiosk

RSVP

SHOW TEAR DOWN: SATURDAY FEB. 4th 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MT Dept of Labor & Industry

Alpine Granite

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Bitterroot Youth Homes Food Drive

Parking control provided by the Boy Scouts


Partnering to bring you the full color 2012 Expo Guidebook

Showcase YOUR Business in this Exclusive Publication that will complement the Expo.

December 15th, 2011 For more information contact the BBIA Office at 406- 375-9411


2012 Home & Ranch Expo Sponsorship Opportunities Why BBIA’s Premier Home & Ranch Expo? • • • •

Largest Home Expo in the Bitterroot Valley The Only Ranch Expo in the Bitterroot Valley Offering You Affordable and Effective Advertising Extensive marketing campaign

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The only Home Expo produced by Home Building Professionals Help Local Charities – Expo partners and contributes to Bitterroot Youth Homes, Bitterroot Humane Assoc., RSVP and the Boy Scouts

Corporate Sponsorship: $1795 (sponsorship + 2 10’x 10’ booth spaces) Only 3 available Advertising included with sponsorship: • Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on marketing/advertising for the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo, to include: o Company name/logo on Newspaper advertisements o Company name/logo on Billboard advertisements o Company name/logo on Television advertisements o Company name/logo on direct mail Postcards o Company name recognition on radio advertisements o Sponsor business logo on cover of Home & Ranch Guide Book o Complementary full page advertisement in the Home & Ranch Expo Guide Book  With premium ad location o Company name/logo on posters and signage promoting the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo o Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on Home Show banner (hung outside) o Company name recognition/logo within all BBIA advertising and correspondences to Expo Vendors • Two booth spaces (10 x 10) o Additional booth space at a reduced cost of $200 per 10 x 10 booth space. o Prime booth location to be determined by Home Show Committee (based on booth set-up needs) • Sponsorship recognition on BBIA’s website home page (www.BitterrootBIA.com started as soon as sponsorship contract is signed, and ends one month proceeding Show).

Friday Community Night (Friday February 3rd, 2012) Co-Sponsorship: $895 (sponsorship + 10’x 10’ booth space) Only 1 Remaining Advertising included with sponsorship: • Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on marketing/advertising for the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo, to include: o Company name/logo on direct mail Postcards/Invitations  Additional postcards provided to you for your own use o Complementary half page advertisement in the Home & Ranch Expo Guide Book  With premium ad location o Company name/logo on posters and signage promoting the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo o Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on Friday Night event signage o Company name recognition/logo within all BBIA advertising and correspondences to Expo Vendors • One booth space (10 x 10) o Additional booth space at a reduced cost of $200 per 10 x 10 booth space. o Prime booth location to be determined by Home Show Committee (based on booth set-up needs) • Sponsorship recognition on BBIA’s website home page (www.BitterrootBIA.com started as soon as sponsorship contract is signed, and ends one month proceeding Show). • Exclusive Vendor Hospitality Room Sponsorship: $695 (sponsorship + 10’x 10’ booth space) Sponsorship without booth space $495 Advertising included with sponsorship: • Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on marketing/advertising for the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo Vendor Hospitlity Room, to include: o Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on Vendor Room signage o Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on Vendor lunch coupon o Company name recognition/logo within all BBIA advertising and correspondences to Expo Vendors o Company name/logo on posters and signage promoting the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo • Company materials displayed in the Vendor Hospitality Room • Sponsorship recognition on BBIA’s website home page (www.BitterrootBIA.com started as soon as sponsorship contract is signed, and ends one month proceeding Show). • Complementary quarter page advertisement in the Home & Ranch Expo Guide Book  With premium ad location • One booth space (10 x 10) o Additional booth space at a reduced cost of $200 per 10 x 10 booth space. o Prime booth location to be determined by Home Show Committee (based on booth set-up needs)


Kids’ Corral Sponsorship: $495 (sponsorship + 10’x 10’ booth space) Only 4 available Kids’ Corral Sponsorship without booth space $295 Advertising included with sponsorship: • Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on marketing/advertising for the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo to include: o Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on Kids Corral signage o Company name/logo preceded by “Sponsored By” on materials provided for the Kids Corral o Company name recognition/logo within all BBIA advertising and correspondences to Expo Vendors o Company name/logo on posters and signage promoting the 2012 Home & Ranch Expo • Company materials/giveaways displayed in the Kids Corral • Complementary eighth page advertisement in the Home & Ranch Expo Guide Book  With premium ad location • One booth space (10 x 10) o Additional booth space at a reduced cost of $200 per 10 x 10 booth space. o Prime booth location to be determined by Home Show Committee (based on booth set-up needs) • Sponsorship recognition on BBIA’s website home page (www.BitterrootBIA.com started as soon as sponsorship contract is signed, and ends one month proceeding Show). Artwork: • Black and white as well as full color copy of your logo is needed and can be emailed to:info@BitterrootBIA.com. st • Camera ready artwork for guide book advertising deadline – December 31 , 2011 via email in jpeg or pdf format th

Payment Terms: Final Payment Due: January 10 , 2012

Sponsor Commitment: (Circle one) Corporate

Community Night

Hospitality Room

Kids Corral

Business Name (Sponsor) ___________________________________________________________________________ Contact Person____________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________ City/St/Zip________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone__________________________ Fax _______________________________ Cell__________________________ Email ___________________________________________ Website _________________________________________ Signature _________________________________________________ Date ___________________________________

_________One Payment Check #:_________________ OR Credit Card Payment: (MasterCard or Visa) Credit Card #:______________________________________________ Expiration Date: ___________________ Name on Card: _____________________________________________

V-Code:_________________________ (3 Digit # on Signature Panel)

_________Two Payments: Two invoices will be sent by BBIA staff and final payment is due: January 10, 2012.

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News from NAHB HBA Leadership: Every Beginning Starts with a Commitment Submitted by: Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP 2011 NAHB Associate Members Committee Chair “In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.� ~ Aristotle Joining a local home builders association (HBA) gives you your first start at contributing to the building industry. You are a general member and that in itself is taking action towards helping the industry. Some are very content in being that general member and there is nothing wrong with that position. Without general members there is no HBA. There comes a time when general members are asked to donate time to a committee, task force or an event. They are asked through an HBA publication, speaker at a general membership meeting or "one on one" by a fellow member. Some just read or listen, others have their interest piqued. Those who have that desire to learn more about donating time are about to climb steps that lead to the first level of leadership; An HBA volunteer. Understanding the level of membership that you invest your time and what each level brings, in terms of benefit to the building industry, will help you understand the need for volunteers. Every Beginning Starts With A Commitment You are interested in investing time and you are ready to make the commitment to HBA volunteerism. Choosing to be a volunteer the first step in becoming an HBA leader. The Federation is built on foundation blocks and one of those blocks is volunteerism. A true volunteer is the back bone to any level of the HBA and always will be. How you choose to participate is up to you and that choice will ultimately decide your

reputation. In my opinion, reputation is everything in the business world. Your local executive officer is your first official conversation. Make your intentions known and ask for guidance on where you could begin. This could be based on your interests or professional discipline or maybe even where there is an absolute need for additional participation. When you do start know that there are right ways and there are wrong ways when investing your time and they both come with how other members view you as a professional. For the purpose of this article I will refer to committees, task forces and events as "Initiatives." Wrong ways: 1. Resume building ~ You join the initiative because you really think it makes you look good to others. 2. Marketing of your company ~ You just want to make sure your company gets exposure by your participation. 3. Over promise and under\don't deliver (sales 101) ~ you join the initiative and agree to take on a certain role in helping the overall initiative and drop the ball by lack of action. "Actions speak louder than words" must have been created for HBA volunteerism! Any three, or in combination, will give you a short term burst in recognition. However, your "act" eventually wears thin and you'll will earn a reputation for being all about you. Benefits of the wrong way? NONE. None to the volunteer and none for the HBA.

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Right ways: 1. Understand that the "outside" appearance of any initiative helps with social networking, which will lead to business opportunities. This strengthens the most talked about benefit of being a member; making business connections that count. 2. Understand that the "inside" need for the HBA is dollars generated for HBA expenses. In other words, these initiatives help keep the HBA doors open. You may say "It's not always about the dollars!" Yes, directly, or indirectly, it is always about the dollars. Fundraisers like a golf outing? Net Profit generator. Task forces that help with certain problems need to help the members? Keeping them in business means bringing them dollars. If dollars are made, memberships are renewed; again, bringing in the dollar. Every committee has a purpose and if you delve into the need you will see that is always about the dollars. Being about the dollars is NOT a bad thing, it's very much needed. 3. Under promise and over deliver (again, sales 101). When you volunteer you volunteer by choice. When you make that choice, others within the initiative are counting on you to live up to your choice. 4. Join one initiative. Work at being the best you can be on that one. Time is valuable and when you commit to more than one you will be taking time away from your first commitment as well as your job. Do not over extend your volunteerism unless\until you feel comfortable in your multi-tasking abilities. Do not be pressured to do more than you can give.

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News from the State By Dustin Stewart MBIA Executive Officer I have attached the 3rd quarter housing starts for the state. What isn’t in there, though definitely worth mentioning, is the absolute surge in the number of modular homes in Montana. In August Montana had 133 modular home permits and 241 housing starts. Typically, the ratio is roughly 10 new starts for every 1 modular. This is essentially an Eastern MT phenomenon to quickly address the housing shortage brought on by the flood of oil production.

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You are invited to an informational and hands on workshop hosted by Perma-Chink Systems. This event will take place on Saturday, November 5th in Stevensville, MT. Come learn and discuss your log home care and maintenance project with a Specialist. If you own a log home or are considering buying or building one, you won't want to miss this valuable opportunity. Learn how to: • Choose the right products for your home • How to perform an annual inspection • Proper cleaning techniques • Prevent & treat common problems • Application method for all LIFELINE™ wood finishes, chinking and sealants

Nominations are Being Accepted Board of Directors Builder and Associate of the Year 2012 Board of Directors Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 BBIA Board of Directors. A total of seven (7) BBIA directors will serve on the 2012 Board. BBIA Directors serve a three-year term. Three full term positions are open to Builder or Associate Members of record. Interested members should submit their information to the BBIA Nomination committee chairperson Willie Schrock 207-0400. (Immediate Past President and two additional members will serve as the Nominations Committee per BBIA by-laws). Elections will be held in December with terms beginning January 1, 2012.

BBIA DIRECTORS TERM ENDING DECEMBER 2011: Archie Thomas, Kinetico Quality Water Systems Pam Spillane, Stewart Title of Ravalli County Willie Schrock, Schrock Construction, Inc.

Registration Required Admission is FREE!

Builder and Associate of the Year TO REGISTER Call 1-800-479-7090 or email billie@permachink.com When: November 5, 2011 9am - 3pm (lunch & refreshments provided)

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2011 BBIA Builder and Associate of the Year. This honor will be awarded at the BBIA Annual Awards Banquet in January. If you know someone who has diligently served the BBIA over the past year and deserves the recognition. Please contact the BBIA to submit a nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by November 30th.

Where: Perma-Chink Systems, Inc 3112 Hwy 93 North Stevensville, MT 59870 1-800-479-7090

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HBA Leadership: Every Beginning Starts with a Commitment Continued Benefits of the right way: 1. I have come to the realization that how you act and perform as a volunteer sheds an enormous amount of light on how you are as a professional. Other members will want to be associated with this type of volunteer and this will help you will expand your social capital and develop a reputation as a member who makes "good things" happen. 2. You are investing your time into an organization that is helping to provide you with a career. The ultimate give and take, laws of reciprocity. 3. You should receive business introductions and opportunities as people get to see your commitment and get to know you. This takes time and building a great reputation will always take time. When in doubt always ask questions. Talk to your initiative chairman or the executive officer for updates on how you are performing. They will, by nature, want to see you do well because you are part of the initiative. At the end of the day what you "put in will eventually come out" and that's how members will remember you. Leadership begins with a commitment, continues with commitment and ends when the commitment ends. How you handle your committed time will define you as an HBA leader.


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Home & Ranch Expo committee meeting Noon at the BBIA Office

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Home & Ranch Expo committee meeting Noon at the BBIA Office

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Publication Information This monthly newsletter is a publication of the Bitterroot Building Industry Association, PO Box 1299 Hamilton, MT 59840. The newsletter is published for the benefit of our association members. We welcome your contributions of articles about our industry and our members. Please address all correspondence to above address. Advertising Rates: Half Page Ad 7” x 5” 1/4 Page Ad 3.5” x 5” Business Card Ad 3.5” x 2”

$45 /month, $125 /quarter $30 /month, $ 75 /quarter $15 /month, $ 40 /quarter

Copy for ads must be in the BBIA office no later than the 20th of the month for publication in the next month’s issue. All ads submitted are reviewed for appropriate content. Ads can be submitted in color or black and white, preferably in PDF format, and print ready. Our newsletter is distributed via email, mail and displayed on our website.

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Special Events 

BBIA Board Meeting Monday November 14th 11:30am at the BBIA Office



GRIP Safety Meeting November 1st 7:30am Bitterroot River Inn



November 3rd & 17th Home & Ranch Expo Committee Meeting Noon at the BBIA Office

PO Box 1299 Hamilton, MT 59840 www.BitterrootBIA.com

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November Bitterroot Building News  

A monthly journal for the Bitterroot Building Industry Association

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