6 HBA Membership Meeting with Ray Tanner 8 Home Improvement Show 9 2011 Parade of Homes 12 SMCâ€™s 7th Annual Back-to-School Supplies Drive
Lagniappe Project Denny Home
Supporters ADT C & C Builders of Columbia Carolina Ceramic Brick Co. CertainTeed Clark’s Pest Control Columbia Wholesale CoMar Products Inc. Johnny Del Priore Great Southern Homes James Alexander – JC
The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia through the generosity of its members will build a home for the Denny Family. Brian Denny suffered a serious injury at work on March 15, 2010. Brian, an employee of Stock Building Supply in Columbia, had a C3/C4 injury. He currently is paralyzed from his shoulders down. Brian and his wife, Jessica, have two beautiful children, Kendall, 7 years old and Cooper, 5 years old. The totally accessible home will be built in Fisher’s Woods in Northeast Columbia on a lot donated by C & C Builders of Columbia, Inc. and will be known as Lagniappe (pronounced LAN-yap) meaning “a little something extra” or “an extra or unexpected gift”. “We feel that the Lord has definitely given us a ‘lil lagniappe by blessing us with this house - it’s more than we ever dreamed, and we’re so thankful!” –The Dennys To learn more about Brian’s story please http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/briandenny
Kenneth E. Ormand, Attorney Milton Posada – International Construction Project HOPE
If you would like to help with this project, please contact Earl McLeod at (803) 256-6238 or e-mail him at earl@ columbiabuilders.com. Contributions toward the construction of the home can be made payable to the HBA Charitable Foundation with a note for Lagniappe, P.O. Box 725, Columbia, S.C. 29202.
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With Ray Tanner
Home Improvement Show
2011 Parade of Homes
Under Forty Club Article Subheading
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from U.S. Department of Justice
for Residential Construction Mentoring Program
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August Membership Meeting
with Ray Tanner
he membership met for a General Membership Meeting on
Championship trophy with him. The coach entered to a standing
Thursday, August 12 for a rare lunch meeting. The reason
ovation as he found his way to the lectern and the trophy was
for the new time was the schedule of our speaker for the
placed nearby. Steven Mungo of The Mungo Company, our meeting
day. USC Head Baseball Coach Ray Tanner, fresh off the bus after
sponsor, introduced the coach. Tanner then gave a recount of the
leading the college baseball team to the National Championship
2009 – 2010 USC Baseball season and gave blow-by-blow account
title, was our guest. The meeting started with a buffet lunch at
of the year and how the players reacted to each win and loss. The
Seawell’s and members filling all available chairs. Although limited
crowd of members felt the frustration and jubilation of each turn
to only one guest each, we managed to fill the entire room with
while the coach recounted what happened. After the talk, the coach took a couple of questions from the
over 350 people. The meeting began with recognition of new members of which
audience and then was gracious enough to sign some baseballs
we had a good group on hand (see photo). We then recognized
that were immediately auctioned off by Jimmy Derrick.
members who have reached new levels in the SPIKE Club (see
raised from this auction were used to purchase a defibrillator for
the HBA Office and events. After the auction, the coach stuck
One outstanding accomplishment in the SPIKE Club
was made by Johnette Jeffcoat of Boral Bricks, Inc.
reached the 500d Statesman level of the club. This level has been
around and met with members, signed autographs and posed for pictures until everyone had been satisfied.
attained by only one other member in our association, Frank Clark.
Our next meeting is the Annual Meeting of the Membership
Congratulations and Thank You to Johnette for reaching this level
and will be held on Thursday, November 11 at Seawell’s. We will
and helping grow the HBA these many years.
elect the 2011 – 2012 HBA Board of Directors at this meeting.
After the awards were given, Coach Ray Tanner entered the building and he brought along the Men’s Baseball National 6 www.columbiabuilders.com
first level in the club and received introductory certificates.
>>Jessica Chase recently reached the 25d level in the SPIKE Club and received a plaque and 25d marker.
>>Johnette Jeffcoat reached the Statesman Level >>Chuck Grimsley reached the ___ level.
>>Chuck Grimsley (left) reached the Green level of the SPIKE Club with 75 points.
meaning that she has accrued over 500 points in the SPIKE Club. Congratulations to Johnette on this great accomplishment!
at meeting New Members in attendance at the August Membership Meeting: Robin Covington, Vesta Builders; Erin Dampier, ABC Columbia; Francis Downey, Crown Communities/S.C. Pillon Homes, Inc.; Jessica Gaines, Essex Homes SE; Chris Gold, American Directional Signs; Jeff Hartzog, Advanced Drainage Systems; Irby Hipp, CNT Supply; Tim Jacobson, PinPoint Home & Commercial Inspection; Chris McCutchan, Masters Men Remodeling; Fred Reichardt, Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.; and, Cliff Springs, Genesis Studios. Welcome to the HBA of Greater Columbia! September/october 2010 BLUEPRINT 7
Home Builders association SPIKE Club
>>Three members, Allison Way Hank, Greg Lehman and Kim Oâ€™Quinn, reached the
Home Improvement Show The 16 th annual Home Improvement Show was held September 24 – 26, 2010 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in the historic Vista district of downtown Columbia. The change of date from mid-August to late-September and the change of venue from the SC Fairgrounds to the Vista brought a new feel to the annual show. During the show, Chairman John Westfall visited every booth and chose three displays he determined added the most to the show with their design and overall feel. One booth of each size (10’ x 10’, 10’ x 20’ and Over 10’ x 20’) were selected as Best in Show.
Congratulations to Comfort Services, Merl’s Countertops, Inc., and Rock Solid Brick Pavers & Stone, Inc. on their awards, and a big thanks to these companies for putting together great displays in the show. One special feature during the Home Improvement Show was the Environmini playhouse presented by the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia. Mungo Homes/Mungo Construction built the environmentally-friendly home and donated it to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – SC Chapter. A silent auction was held throughout the show and one lucky family from Lexington ended up winning the prize. The winning bid was nearly $1,700 – a great deal for a wonderful playhouse. Proceeds went directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Plans are already being made for the 2011 Home Improvement Show. If you’d like to join the Home Show Committee, please contact a member of the HBA Staff.
Chairman John Westfall with Todd Wagstaff of Comfort Services. Their 20’ x 20’ booth was inviting and informative, and took the Best in Show – Innovative Award.
Merl’s Countertops Inc. made their Home Improvement Show debut this year with a very well designed 10’ x 20’ booth. Chairman Westfall presents the Best in Show – Imaginative Award during the show.
Scaling down to a 10’ x 10’ booth this year but managing to fit in the stuff from a 10’ x 20’ booth took some creativity on behalf of Todd Morris of Rock Solid Brick Pavers & Stone, Inc. He did a great job with it and was presented with the Best in Show – Creative Award by Chairman Westfall.
Due to a heightened interest in new homes in the greater Columbia area in recent months, the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia is bringing back the popular Parade of Homes in May of 2011. Northeast Columbia’s Lake Carolina will host the event in The Peninsula neighborhood. We currently have four builders signed up to build five homes in the 2011 Parade of Homes. They are Capogrossi Construction, Inc., Essex Homes, Southeast, Hallmark Homes International, Inc., and Mungo Homes/Sovereign Homes (see above). Lots are still available but you must act quickly. Call Earl McLeod at (803) 256-6238 today. The Parade of Homes is a single-site showing of new homes that are fully decorated and landscaped. Attendees are able to walk through each home and see the latest in building techniques and technology and enjoy beautiful home décor.
Lake Carolina, situated on 1850 acres in Columbia, South Carolina, has been named Community of the Year nine times in the Sales & Marketing Council of Columbia’s REGAL Awards. With over six miles of shoreline on a 200-acre freshwater lake where families can swim, fish, sail and ski; resort-style amenities; a Town Center complete with everything from doctors’ offices to restaurants; Columbia’s newest YMCA; and one of the finest school districts in the state, the interconnected, traditional neighborhoods of Lake Carolina have become the new gathering place for Columbia families. Lake Carolina truly provides a place for its residents to live, work, learn and play. The Peninsula is the only gated community of Lake Carolina. This neighborhood is nestled on the southwest side of Lake Carolina and features large lots with beautiful views.
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August Quarterly Meeting The membership of the HBA of Greater
He reminded us about the Habitat for Humanity
Columbia Remodelers met on Monday, August
ReStore located on 378 in West Columbia and
23 at Seawellâ€™s for a Quarterly Membership
how members can donate to the store. If you
Meeting. Over 40 members and guests were
are tearing out or demolishing a home you can
call the ReStore to set up a Harvesting of that home. Their team will come to the property
Our guest speaker for the meeting was HBA
and remove anything of value and take it to the
and council member Roy Kramer of CSC
ReStore for sale. Traditional donations of new
Habitat for Humanity. Roy told us about the
or used building materials, furniture, etc. are
organization and how it helps to put families
accepted year round. For more information
into homes. He also gave us information on
on CSC Habitat for Humanity and the ReStore,
future projects the organization will take on
please visit www.habitatcsc.org.
including the rehabilitation of existing homes.
September After Hours at Creative Tile The Columbia Remodelers and the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia met for an After Hours at Creative Tile in West Columbia on Tuesday, September 14. The flagship store of the three-store local franchise was recently renovated making for a better display of products and flow. So, although we had been to this location in the past, it was like a new visit for our members. If you were unable to make it to the event, we highly suggest you visit in the near future. The store is located at 149 Queen Parkway, West Columbia, 29169. Special thanks to everyone who attended the event and to the staff of Creative Tile for once again putting together a very nice event for our members. We certainly do appreciate it!
Field Trip to Midlands Technical College The Green Building Council of Greater Columbia took a field trip to the Ready SC
Technical College - Airport Campus on
talked about the current status of the federal weatherization programs that are floating around right now, learned about home weatherization and toured the Ready SC Building. In this picture, members watch as Larry Newton, CGP, uses a home model to demonstrate air penetrations and back drafts caused by numerous variables.
Green is Good for Business Conferences The HBA Green Building Council participated in the 4th annual CPAC Green is Good for Business conference this year (for the 4th time) as an exhibitor.
Mark Bostic of Square One Design
Service manned the council booth and spoke to anyone who would listen to our message. Here, we see Mark talking to Salim Khalil of SCE&G.
Upcoming Green Education Class in November
Are you interested in learning more about proper building science techniques for constructing and remodeling high-performance homes? If so, we’re offering the brand new Advanced Green Building: Building Science class this November 15 & 16. This two day high-performance course encompasses more than just energy efficiency— it’s about potentially creating a more durable,
environmentally responsible and sustainable living environment. By using case studies, detailed construction drawings and other resources found on GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, NAHB and BuildingGreen, LLC have developed this course to provide builders and remodelers with the highest-level information available. Contact us at the HBA Office if you’re interested in taking this class.
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SMCâ€™s 7th Annual
Back-to-School Supplies Drive
For the seventh year, the members of SMC rallied
Essex Homes, SE; Harvey, Casterline & Vallini, LLP;
together to collect school supplies for the children
Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises, Inc.; Inspired
of St. Lawrence Place.
Communities and Lake Carolina Properties, Inc.
We delivered a truckload
of book bags and supplies on August 9th, just in time for the new school year! Special thanks to
Members, be on the look out for details for our Fall
those members and companies who donated items:
Community Service Project and our Annual Adopt-
Bank of America; Coldwell Banker United Realtors;
A-Family project for the holidays!
Welcome New SMC Members Linda Rogers................................................... Allen Tate Mortgage
Melissa Krivanek................................................................... HOCOA
Cheryl Wentzek............................................... Allen Tate Mortgage
William Kamins........................................... NNS&K Properties, LLC
Donna Nix Wheeler......................................... Allen Tate Mortgage
Ann Myhill..................................................... Mike Lowman Homes
Sherree Barton....................................................... Bank of America
Cyndi Bossart............................... Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.
Kristi Evans........................................................... Bank of America
Dee Lucas..................................... Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.
Athena J. Leventis.................................................. Bank of America
Cole Thompson.................................. Rex Thompson Builders, Inc.
Denise Fulmer................... Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate, Co.
SMC August Quarterly Meeting Thank You to our Sponsor:
The council met on September 16 to learn some tips about social media and marketing from our speaker Elza Hayen. Attendees were also updated by board members and over $115 was collected during Happy Dollar Time to benefit St. Lawrence Place. We hope to see you at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 4, at Embassy Suites.
2010 REGAL Awards Gala Saturday, February 19, 2011 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Welcome New Members James E. Smith, Jr. P.A.
Waste Management of SC, Inc.
1422 Laurel St. Columbia, SC 29201 Mr. Dylan Goff Ph. (803) 933-9800 Fax (803) 933-9801 firstname.lastname@example.org
125 Scarlet Oak Way Lexington, SC 29072 Mr. Bob Peeler Ph. (803) 744-3370 Fax (803) 736-0995 email@example.com
McGregor & Company, LLP
701 Gervais St., Ste 150-166 Columbia, SC 29201 Ms. Melissa Krivanek Ph. (803) 400-3292 Fax (803) 509-2493 columbia@HOCOA.com
1190 Boulevard St. Orangeburg, SC 29115 Mr. Matthew Smith Ph. (803) 536-1015 Fax (803) 536-1020 firstname.lastname@example.org
10535 Two Notch Rd., Ste. B Elgin, SC 29045 Ms. Elise Bidwell Ph. (803) 462-1788 email@example.com
Sustainable Design Consultants, Inc.
WACH Fox TV
1901 Main St., Ste 200 Columbia, SC 29210 Mr. Mitchell Flannery Ph. (803) 586-2097 Fax (803) 744-9875 firstname.lastname@example.org
Builder & Builder Affiliate Members Myers & Myers Builders 125 Ashley Ridge Rd. Blythewood, SC 29016 Mr. Thomas Myers Ph. (803) 691-1538 Fax (803) 691-0153
Associate & Associate Affiliate Members Edward Jones Investments
1400 Pickens St., 6th Floor Columbia, SC 29201 Mr. Zachary Cox Ph. (803) 212-7316 Fax (803) 212-7270 email@example.com
Chuck Davis Construction 242 Frye Rd. Lexington, SC 29072 Mr. Chuck Davis Ph. (803) 600-6037
Associate and Associate Affiliate NAI Avant, LLC
125 Blythewood Rd. Blythewood, SC 29016 Mr. John Thomas Ph. (843) 338-6448 firstname.lastname@example.org
Summit Realty & Development 1770 Camden Hwy Sumter, SC 29153 Mrs. Susan Thompson Ph. (803) 469-9805 Fax (803) 469-9807 email@example.com
Cox and Dinkins, Inc. 724 Beltline Blvd. Columbia, SC 29205 Mr. Darren Holcombe Ph. (803) 254-0518 Fax (803) 765-0993 firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Are You
Giving Your Business To?
Earl E. McLeod, Jr, HBA of Greater Columbia Executive Director Most of our members businesses, and that probably includes yours, are struggling during this down economic cycle. They are working harder than ever and some have been forced to think work differently and to develop new markets as old market opportunities disappear. We are all looking for new customers. If it’s any comfort, we know we’re not alone but it should also remind us to think of the other people that are in the same situation. A new contract or the next sale could influence the future of their business too. Imagine if all 1,000 of our members agreed that they would buy only from other members. It seems to me that it would create
instant prosperity for us all. Whether you need a new deck, a roof, a vehicle, home remodel, car insurance, a new driveway, etc., it’s all in your Membership Directory. And it would mean more business for you too. We’ve tossed around the “Do business with members” catch phrase long enough. Today there is every reason to give your business to a member. Take a look at your vendor list and move your business from non-members to members. Look in your Membership Directory before you give your business away. Your business could depend on it.
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The Under 40 Club met in September for a fun night of bowling in Irmo Want to learn more about our group? Join us on Facebook or contact Owen Edwards or Cory Lorick for more information. The group meets once a month in a social, networking environment, with a goal of getting our young folks more involved in the HBA and its endeavors. We would love to see you in November.
Vote for Builder and Associate Members of the Year The end of the year is near and that means that it’s time to vote for the HBA Builder and Associate Members of the Year. Ballots have been e-mailed to every member with an e-mail address on file with us. If you don’t use e-mail or if you prefer a paper ballot, please call us and we’ll mail one to you. Call us at (803) 256-6238. 14 www.columbiabuilders.com
Byron Crosthwaite Builder M ember of the Year Nominees: Steve Corboy, S. B. Communities, LLC David Hilburn, South Capital Group, Inc. Steven Mungo, The Mungo Companies Andy White, Edge City Homes William H. Peters Associate M ember of the Year Nominees: John Butcher, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (Retired) Bennett Griffin, Frank B. Norris & Company, Inc. Judi McLeod, S. C. Electric & Gas Co. Hal Von Nessen, RESH Marketing, Inc. Limit one vote in each category per member. Voting ends Friday, November 19, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
MemberNews Matt Mungo Assumes New Role The Mungo family of companies is pleased to announce that Matt Mungo has assumed the role of Vice President. Matt began his career with the Mungo Companies as a young teenager and represents the third generation in the Mungo family business.
Mayor Benjamin Reception
Matt’s function as vice president will be to seek out opportunities for new land positions in the Greater Columbia area. His current focus has been to identify, research and pursue lots in already developed neighborhoods that may have been abandoned by other developers and builders due to the tough economic climate. Matt is a Licensed Home Builder, a member of the Greater Columbia Home Builders Association, serves on the board of the Central South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Columbia/Charleston Better Business Bureau. A native of Irmo, South Carolina, Matt is a graduate of Wofford College. Mungo Announces 3rd Annual Campaign to Benefit Harvest Hope For a third year, Mungo Homes has committed as much as $100,000 to Harvest Hope Food Bank to help with an increased demand for food during these tough economic times. Harvest Hope has provided food for nearly 1.4 million people this year, but expects that demand to grow by another half million people in need. This translates to about 40 million pounds of food required for the coming months.
The HBA of Greater Columbia and the Central Carolina REALTORS Association held a joint reception honoring Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. Over 60 members from the associations met at the CCRA office on Tuesday, August 17 and were able to speak with the newly-elected Mayor.
Mungo Homes will match every dollar raised – up to $100,000 – during the month of September. Area businesses are encouraged to follow the lead taken by Mungo Homes and help in the relief effort.
Lunch ‘n’ Learn at Love Chevy HBA Members were invited to learn about an affinity program for NAHB Members that gives a $500 discount on new GM vehicles. The session was held at HBA Member Love Chevrolet’s new dealership located at 100 Parkridge Dr. (I-26 frontage road off of Harbison Blvd.) on Wednesday, September 1. Over 40 HBA Members attended the event and learned about the money-saving opportunity. If you’d like to learn how to save $500 on the purchase of a new GM vehicle, visit nahb.org /MA and click on the GM logo. Special thanks to everyone at Love Chevrolet for hosting the event and serving up some great hamburgers!
The previous two years the community dug deep and, along with the Mungo match, funds raised during each of the 30-day campaigns topped $400,000.
McGuinn Achieves Certified Master Builder Designation Wade McGuinn of McGuinn Construction Management is the Home Builders Association’s newest home builder
Harvest Hope CEO Denise Holland said, “Seeing the faces of hungry people every day is heartbreaking. You can look at these faces and see their pain and fear. It is a huge blessing once again to have this campaign.”
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MemberNews Lunch ‘n’ Learn at Love Chevy
to earn the designation of Certified Master Builder. “This means that Wade has gone far beyond merely holding a state builders license,” said Master Builder Chairman James Graves. Graves explained, “The Master Builder Program was created by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina as a way to increase the professionalism of home builders in the state and to provide an increased level of protection for consumers.” In order to reach this level, McGuinn had to participate in 20 hours of continuing education, provide seven reference letters, assure a one-year warranty on all his homes and show at least five years’ experience in home building. Master Builders must sign an agreement that requires him or her to provide the client with a construction contract and that he maintain membership in the Home Builders Association. Although South Carolina has one of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the country, the Home Builders Association of SC has begun this program to allow builders to go up even higher. “This program is good for our builders,” said Graves, “but it is even better news for consumers.” Graves said only twenty states require a person to take a written test to be licensed. “Although we are one of those states we have felt we could do even better,” said Graves. 16 www.columbiabuilders.com
Home Builders Institute Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Justice for Residential Construction Mentoring Program
Underserved, at-risk and court involved youth to work with construction industry mentors in 11 states
Washington, D.C.,– Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), announced that it has been awarded a three year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to operate an industry-sponsored mentoring program for underserved, at-risk and court involved youth. The Construction-Coaching Cory Lorick joined the HBAGC as C-Core Opportunities for Reentry Employment Coordinator in (C-CORE) program will match 5,000 youth September of this year. aged 16 to 18 with over 1,600 mentors recruited from Home Builders Associations, NAHB Student Chapters, other business organizations and local community. “HBI has long recognized the need to provide on-going support during the critical post-training period, in order to ensure successful community reintegration, create positive role model relationships and outcomes for youth,” said Fred Humphreys, president and chief executive officer of HBI. “By matching youth with industry mentors, we hope to further strengthen their commitment to a career in residential construction.”
addition to creating positive peer-relationships, the program aims to reduce recidivism and youth involvement in substance abuse, truancy and other high risk behaviors, while improving job placement and retention opportunities. As with other HBI programs, the program will include student involvement in local community service projects. Local intermediary organizations in 35 locations will facilitate the day-to-day operations of C-CORE under the supervision of HBI Regional Coordinators. The 11 states served by the program are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina and Texas. About Home Builders Institute Home Builders Institute, the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is dedicated to the advancement and enrichment of education and training programs serving the needs of the housing industry. For more than 35 years, HBI has trained and placed thousands of youth and adults for careers in residential construction, ensuring that America has a skilled workforce today and for the future. HBI offers a range of education, training, job placement and curriculum development programs. For more information, go to www.hbi.org.
Mentoring will be career focused to help improve job placement and retention in home building industry related careers. In September/october 2010 BLUEPRINT 17
IndexofAdvertisers 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty.............................................................16 BP Barber..........................................................................................18 Carolina Ceramics Brick Company...................................... Back Cover Hanson Brick & Tile...........................................................................18 Sadler & Company.............................................................................. 3 SCE&G................................................................................................. 2 South Carolina Properties..................................................................16
N ovember - D ecember
UPCOMING EVENTS * Wednesday, November 3
Economic Analysis with Dr. Joey Von Nessen
* Thursday, November 11
HBA Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s
* November 15 & 16
NEW – Advanced Green Building: Building Science course, HBA Office More information and sign up at www.columbiagreenbuilders.com
* Wednesday, November 17
Negotiating Skills class, HBA Office
HBA of SC Legislative Day – More info. at www.hbaofsc.com Columbia Builders Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., Columbia Marriott HBASC Roundtable with new Governor and Congressmen, 1:00 p.m. HBASC Government Affairs Planning Session, 2:30 p.m. HBASC BBQ & Cocktails, 5:30 p.m., HBASC Office RSVP required Under Forty Club, 5:30 p.m.
* Thursday, November 18
BIG THURSDAY Oyster Roast, 6:30 p.m., The Red Zone
* Thursday, November 25
Happy Thanksgiving!! HBA Office closed Nov. 25 & 26
* Thursday, December 2
SMC Annual Meeting, 9:00 a.m., Embassy Suites
* Monday, December 6
HBA Board of Directors Meeting, 4:00 p.m., HBA Office
* Friday, December 10
HBA Holiday Ball, Embassy Suites Hotel See flyer in this newsletter and become a sponsor or buy tickets!
What’s Happening on Facebook? The HBA of Greater Columbia is on Facebook and we update all the time. If you’re on the massively popular social networking website, become a fan of the HBA. Just enter www.facebook. com/columbiabuilders into your browser. You can also check out a stream of our page at columbiabuilders.com/currentnews.htm whether or not you’re on Facebook. We often send meeting announcements, important housing news, and member news in our status updates. We also post pictures and information from recent events. It’s a great way to get the most out of your membership and stay on top of what’s going on. Become a fan of the HBA on Facebook today! If you’re not on Facebook, simply visit www.facebook.com and sign up for a free account. It’s free and easy to do, plus it’s a great way to keep up with friends, family and business contacts.
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