Homefront December 2016
Donâ€™t Miss Your Chance To Get Builder Banquet Tickets!
How Mortgage Lobby Plans to Influence Trump, Republican Congress
Check Out the 2017 Home Show Additions!
The Minot Association of Builders Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season!
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2016 Board of Directors
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President: Phil Risbrudt
K & R Contracting Vice President: Dawn Rasmussen
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Century 21 Action Realtors Secretary/Treasurer: Robb Rotramel
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Imm. Past President: Kal Larson
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DIRECTORS Mitch Kraft (’15-’17)
” DECEMBER 2016
Rob Orts (’16-’18)
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Minot Lumber Al Schall (’14-’16)
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Northstar Steel Steve Siemieniewski (’16-’18)
Crane Johnson Lumber Christopher Dahl (’16-’18)
Eric Wanner (’15-’17)
STAFF Executive Officer: Elysha Head
Your membership with MAB automatically enrolls you in: Minot Association of Builders North Dakota Association of Builders National Association of Home Builders
December 1st & 2nd—NDAB Winter Meeting and Annual Banquet December 5th—Minot City Council Meeting—6:30 PM December 6th—MAB Builders Banquet—5:30 PM—Grand Hotel December 7th—MAB Events Committee Meeting—12 PM—MAB Offices December 8th—MAB Board Meeting—MAB Offices
2016 Committees Governmental Affairs: Kal Larson and Chris Dahl PAC: Kal Larson and Joe Stenvold Finance: Robb Rotramel Home & Garden Show: Kasper Ziegler, Loren Vannett, Sheila Melaas, Melinda Lloyd, Rob Orts, Melissa Francisco, Carissa Visoscky, Mitch Kraft, Minda Stockdill, Mike Frank Membership: Rob Orts Nominating: Phil Risbrudt, Al Schall Events: Rob Orts, Phil Risbrudt, Dawn Rasmussen, Robb Rotramel, Amanda Geinert, Becky Bertsch, Joe Stenvold, Carissa Visocsky, Chris Dahl Parade of Homes: Steve Siemieniewski, Jim Hart, DelRae Zimmerman, Brittany Dahl, Mataya Lafontaine, Jo Bahl, Kimberly Keller Steering: Eric Wanner, Bill Huber
Builders Monthly Forum December 2016
President’s Message Winter is almost here. Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is on the way. This is a bittersweet message to write since it will be my last message as MAB President. Congratulations to Chris Dahl on becoming the 2017 Minot Association of Builders President. Make sure to get signed up for our Builders Banquet. We’ve made quite a few changes to our banquet this year. The Association is excited to make this event bigger and better than previous years. We’re looking forward to installing the new officers and handing out awards to exemplary members of our association. Signups for the Home and Garden Show have started. There are many new activities for kids, families and everyone in between. We’re looking forward to making the 2017 show better than ever for both vendors and attendees. As always, I wish you a safe and profitable construction season.
Phil Risbrudt MAB President
RENEWALS We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our members who renewed their membership this month! Your continued support of the Minot Association of Builders helps us continue to work for you at a local, state and national level.
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Save The Date! March 3rd and 4th, 2017 NDSF Center
MEMO FROM THE EO Christmas is almost here! I’m getting so excited!
But before Christmas arrives, we have a lot to do at the Association! December 1st and 2nd is the NDAB Winter Meeting. Builder associations throughout the state come together to discuss statewide issues. It’s a great chance to ask other groups what issues they run into and figure out how we can make our association even better. December 6th is our Builders Banquet! We’re doing so many new things this year—Gemar Photography will have a photo booth and take pictures throughout the night, The Trivia Tour will be here to entertain us with a trivia game and the Wall of Beer will make it’s first appearance at the banquet. Home and Garden Show preparations are in full swing! Later in the newsletter there are lots of details regarding all the changes and activities this year’s show will offer!
JOIN THE MAB MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE! We’re looking to reenergize our membership committee! Join us to help MAB grow! Contact Elysha at 852-0496 or email@example.com if you would like to be on the MAB Membership Committee!
MINOT HIRES NEW CITY MANAGER After two months of searching for a new City Manager, Minot has made its selection. Mr. Thomas Barry, current Public Works Director with Meridian, Idaho, has accepted the formal offer from the city to be the next City Manager. Mr. Barry will begin on December 12th, 2016.
Builders Monthly Forum December 2016
MINOT PERMIT REPORTS THROUGH November 23, 2016 Ward County Building Permits
Minot Building Permits
1500 1000 500 0
1133 598 191
Single Family Multi-Family
57 2 95 2015 2016
50 40 30 20 10 0
17 2 2015
5 2 2016
Single Fami ly Commercial
October Building Permits - Minot Single Fami ly Dwelling $600,000.00
Five or More Family Dwellings
Parking Ga rages Stores & Customer Service
Structures Other Than Buildings Residential Remodel
Residential Addition Commercial Addition
$117,000.00$132,000.00 $52,000.00$3,000.00 $74,000.00 $56,000.00$61,000.00 $30,000.00 $10,000.00 $0.00 $12,700.00 $20,000.00
Building Permit Type
Detached Garage & Carports Acc essory B uildings Deck Relocation R esidentia l Demolition Residentia l Relocation R esidentia l
Federal Reserve Holds Rates Steady At the conclusion of its November meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee chose not to increase the federal funds rate. The Fed's comments gave no definitive signal of when the next increase will come, though it is widely anticipated that the first and only rate hike of 2016 will occur in December. While national job gains have been "solid," according to the Fed, concerns remain about weak GDP growth related to soft business investment. However, housing data continually indicates improving market conditions. The month of September saw: Pending home sales rise 2.4% higher than one year ago; New single-family home sales grow 3.1% from the previous month; and The share of first-time buyers of existing homes increase to 34%. At just a 4.8 months' supply, inventory of new homes for sale remains tight. Meanwhile, multifamily construction spending reached a historic high in September. And in the remodeling industry, NAHB surveys show 14 consecutive quarters of positive market conditions. –NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz
Builders Monthly Forum December 2016
How Mortgage Lobby Plans to Influence Trump, Republican Congress Mortgage lobbyists are eager to seize on Republican victories in the House, Senate and White House races, hoping to advance the industry's aims in the next Congress. President-elect Donald Trump's victory poses many questions for the entire financial services industry, but some argue his stance on one major issue facing mortgage finance — regulation — has been abundantly clear. "He's been very specific," said Rob Zimmer, a principal at Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm TVDC and former lobbyist for Freddie Mac and Community Mortgage Lenders of America. "He believes that there's too much regulation...and this contributed to anemic job growth."
(Reported thru 10/24/16 from NAHB) SUPER SPIKES: (250-499 Credits) John Coughlin (487.5) Todd Brady (338) Bruce Walker (335) Joe Stenvold (303)
"For lobbying, if you represent small lenders, small business, even midsize banks, you have the wind at your backs now, not at your face," Zimmer added.
ROYAL SPIKES: (150-249 Credits)
The National Association of Home Builders, which offered its first-ever congressional endorsements this year, is expecting "rapid movement on housing finance and GSE reform" with the next Congress and a Trump administration, said CEO Jerry Howard. The Mortgage Bankers Association is focused on identifying and reaching out to the "key people who are going to be advising the president," said the David Stevens, the group's president and CEO.
RED SPIKES: (100-149 Credits)
Stevens suggested these would include potential appointees for Cabinet positions such as the attorney general and secretaries of the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development, as well as lower-level positions, such as the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance. The NAHB also plans to make suggestions of names for these roles to the Trump administration, said Howard. For instance, former Rep. Rick Lazio, R-N.Y., would be "a perfectly qualified and excellent choice" for HUD secretary, said Howard. The next step in the MBA's post-election strategy will be to identify what the incoming Trump administration's legislative priorities will be, and where housing fits in the mix. "Come the midterms, you often see change," Stevens said. "Right now he's got a majority, he's got the trifecta. He's got a limited time with this structure to get as much done as possible, and he has to decide what those priorities are going to be." While Republicans retained control of both houses of Congress, in the Senate their majority is "razor thin," said Stevens. And that thin margin will impact how legislation will be passed in that chamber. "There's likely going to have to be more work done with the Democratic minority with the Senate if you want to get progress made in key areas of housing," Stevens said. For the Senate to invoke cloture, making a vote filibuster-proof, there must be a 60 vote majority. Without that many votes, certain key issues for the mortgage industry are unlikely to get passed. "Most Senate floor activity will not move forward unless you get cloture," Zimmer said. "If you want to vaporize Dodd-Frank, you need 60 votes. If you want to reorder the secondary market, you need 60 votes."
PENCILS UP Have you been asked the question, “What does MAB do?” Are your professional contacts looking for opportunities to get involved with the community? Do you know anyone who could benefit from being part of MAB? We are sure you answered “yes” to some or all of these questions—so help us grow MAB by creating a list of prospective members. New members can be your subcontractors, lenders, realtors, suppliers, designers...you name it! Referrals are an integral part of our growth as an association. Call Elysha today at 701-852-0496 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest new members! We are planning a large membership drive in May! It’s a great way to get involved with our group!
Gary Kramlich (202.5) Joel Feist (173.5) Greg Aasmundstad (109) GREEN SPIKES: (50-99 Credits) Rob Orts (92.5) Jim Montgomery (75) Bill Huber (68) John Lund (63.5) Dave Lebrun (57.5)
Karen Engle (51.5) LIFE SPIKES: (25-49 Credits) Cindy Snay (49.50) Kal Larson (44.5) Joe Kraft (40) Pam Karpenko (31.5) Mitch Kraft (28) BLUE SPIKES: (6-24 Credits)
Clyde Thorne (16) Eric Wanner (16) Lauri Hopwood (14.5) Matt Geinert (10.5) Dwight Flygare (8) Leonard Niess (7.5) Kevin Connole (6.50) Stacey Abel (6)
CANDIDATES: (1-5 Credits) Phil Risbrudt (5) Rich Priesing (3.5) Jim Christ (3) Todd VanDusen (3) Pat Bailey (3) Christopher Dahl (3) Sheila Melaas (2)
Elysha Head (2) Dale Zarr (1) Steve Siemieniewski (1) Reid Kubeseh (1) Al Schall (0.5)
Builders Monthly Forum December 2016
Realtors in the News Realtor of the Month
Meet Your Local Realtor: Cindy Strandberg
Agent of the Month
Clyde Thorne was Agent of the Month for October at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Clyde can be reached at 701-2408594 or 701-852-0136 or emailed at email@example.com.
I started in real-estate in 2009 after a long career as a retail manager. My retail experience has given me the ability to make customer service my number one priority. I was born and raised in the Minot area and never left. I have raised 3 children and blessed with 5 grandchildren who keep me young at heart. I also have the good fortune of having a large (huge) family and extended family. My family has given me the experience and ability to get along with people and embrace different opinions and diversity. I have received several awards from Coldwell Banker franchise, but most important is my commitment to my clients “putting you first keeps me first” Call today for a free consultation, whether buying or selling.
Tamie Dunn was the Agent of the Month for October at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Tamie can be reached at 701-720-1723 or 701852-0136 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Builders Monthly Forum December 2016
Past and Present Lumber Prices $390 $370 $350 $330 $310 $290 $270 $250
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built singlefamily homes dropped slightly in October, at a level of 63 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). A mark over 50 indicates a positive outlook. Midwest Housing market index is at 59 for October. Lumber Composite averages over last year up $30.00 per M Panel Composite averages same as last year, however OSB is up over $25.00 per M composite average vs last year.
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GOODBYE STEVE! Steve moved back to his home state in November! He will be greatly missed by our association! Thanks for everything, Steve!
Hi! My name is Lori Soltis. I was born and raised in Valley City, ND and moved to Minot to attend Minot State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. I am married and have two signs and two Yorkshire Terriers. My youngest son recently moved to Fargo to attend NDSU leaving a quiet household with both boys gone. I decided NOW was the time to pursue the exciting world of real estate. Helping others has always been a part of my life. I am a very dedicated, honest and hard working person and I will go above and beyond to assist you in the buying and selling process of your home. Call or text me if you are looking to buy or sell your home at 701-7216455 (cell) or 701-852-3757 or on Facebook at “Lori Soltis, Realtor”.
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Parade of Home Passes Daily Activities for Kids Ready Builders Lego Homebuilding Competition Pub in the Park Presented by Lowe’s Nursery Belt Sander Races Adult Classes Presented by the Market on 4th
FOR MAB MEMBERS ONLY! 6-8 PM Thursday March 2nd, 2017 ADMISSION IS ONLY $4! BRING 2 TRAVEL SIZE HYGEIENE ITEMS TO BENEFIT THE LORD’S CUPBOARD AND RECEIVE 2 FOR 1 ADMISSION ON FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD.
Lego Landscaper - $500
Do you have a junior builder in your house? The Minot Association of Builders is hosting it’s first annual Lego homebuilding competition at the Home and Garden Show on March 4th, 2017. Children ages 5-12 will compete in building houses out of Legos. Structures can be single or multi-family, but must be homes. The homes will be judged on creativity and structure. Free for children meeting the age requirements. 20+ kids will compete in each of the two age groups. Winning entries will be displayed at the Minot Association of Builders booth. Business logo on all print marketing Business logo on electronic marketing Business recognition through event signage 4 free tickets for giveaways
Complete the contract for exhibition space. Please see back of form for installation information, rules and regulations.
Spectacular Show Sponsor - $150 These sponsors will be recognized by name in home show circular, through our website, digital and printed newsletter, the MAB Homefront and on event signage at the Home and Garden Show.
Complete the contract for exhibition space. Please see back of form for installation information, rules and regulations. The Home and Garden Show is proud to host a myriad of activities for children and all attendees. Sessions will run throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. If you are interested in sponsoring an event please contact the MAB offices at 852-0496 or email@example.com. Final timelines TBA. Tentative Class and Activity Timelines Friday (12 PM to 7 PM)
Saturday (10 AM to 5 PM)
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Market on 4th
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Lego Comp.
3 PM to 5 PM - Market on 4th
12 PM to 1 PM - Market on 4th 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Lego Comp. 3 PM to 4 PM - Market on 4th
Friday March 3rd—12 PM to 7 PM Saturday March 4th—10 AM to 5 PM
NDSF Center - Magic Place Minot, North Dakota
$4 and Open to the Public
BOOTH FLOOR PLAN PRICING: 1 Booth
$200 for each additional booth
BULK FLOOR PLAN PRICING:
MAB Members—$2.00 sq.ft | Nonmembers $2.75 sq. ft 2 Booth Minimum (all 700 and 800 Booth Numbers)
PAYMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED IN FULL WITH CONTRACT TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE. ALL OUTSTANDING INVOICES MUST BE PAID IN FULL TO RECEIVE MEMBER PRICING. SET UP SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 2nd (10 AM to 9 PM) Final Set Up: Friday, March 3rd (8 AM to 11:30 AM)
MOVE OUT SCHEDULE Saturday (5:30 PM to 9 PM) Sunday (8 AM to 5 PM)
The Minot Association of Builders presents the FIRST
A MAB MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT 6-8 PM Thursday March 2nd, 2017 NDSF Center—Magic Place
All Association members, guests and exhibitors are invited to get a preview of the Home and Garden Show the night before it begins on Thursday, March 2nd from 6 PM until 8 PM. Join us for appetizers and cocktails! Get a peak at the Pub in the Park as well as the rest of the new features for 2017! MAB members not exhibiting in the Home & Garden Show can purchase extra tickets at a cost of $5 per ticket. Please note that exhibitor passes will get you into the Preview Night, so exhibitors do not need to purchase tickets unless you have more guests than you have passes for the show. If this is the case, they are available for $5 per ticket. RSVP on our website www.minotab.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY SPECIAL! BRING 2 TRAVEL SIZE HYGIENE ITEMS TO BENEFIT THE LORD’S CUPBOARD AND RECEIVE 2 FOR 1 ADMISSION ON FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD.
Volume XXIII, Issue 12
Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders
Thank You! Cheers to 2016! It seems like just yesterday I was saying, I hope your year is off to a great start and I was very excited to be representing you as your 2016 President. As I look back at the year, one of my goals to make sure that we fostered our need to have housing in the discussion during the 2016 election process. I think we accomplished this Arnold Karsky and did it at all three levels (our local HBA, NDAB President NDAB, and NAHB). I believe that we had our boots on the ground during this election and made housing a topic of discussion for this election. It will be interesting to see how the next few years will play out at all three levels of government. Having housing in the discussion during the election process will definitely help as we talk with our elected officials about regulations, codes, and other issues that will arise over the next couple of years. As I think about the past year, I start thinking about everything that has happened. The one thing that stands out is that our State and Local Associations grew and became stronger. As we traveled though out the State and sat down with each Local Association, I see we have a lot of members that care about the Housing Industry and it is great to see. The people in the trenches everyday within our State are members that I was proud to have on my team. If we can keep the dedication to our industry going like it was this year great things will happen. As we close out 2016, I hope everyone had a successful year and are looking forward to an even better 2017.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Arnold Karsky
“Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.” - Unknown It seems like I was just writing up Thank You’s and welcome notes to our incoming board members and now it is time to acknowledge all that they did for us in 2016. I should first start out thanking our 2016 President, Arnold Karsky out of Dickinson along with his wife Becky and their three children. It is important to recognize and remember that those who serve on the NDAB Board of Directors are all volunteers and I greatly appreciate the time that they put forth into the success of our organization. The time that they give to attend NDAB and NAHB meetings and events is often time away from their personal life, their families and their careers. Arnold brought forth energy, new ideas and personal experience during his term. He ended the year by holding a tour where we invited Senior Officers to join us as we visited each local associations board and Executive Officer. We asked them how things were going, what the state can do to help them continue to grow membership and support events and we discussed Government Affairs issues. It was a great opportunity for us to connect with the local leadership and in some cases, help them celebrate the closeout of another successful year.
Kim Schneider NDAB Executive Officer
This time of year, we also thank our outgoing Past President who served more than 6 years on the NDAB Executive Committee. LeRoy has always been a source of great information, leadership and laughs! We look forward to a continued partnership with LeRoy! To all of the members of the 2016 NDAB Board of Directors, NDAB Government Affairs Committee, and NDAB-PAC, I give you a heartfelt Thank You! In the past year, all of you have stepped up to help NDAB in various roles. Each as important as the next. Our members find value in all that we offer thanks to your vision, drive and inspiration. We were able to offer new events, new fundraising opportunities and all around strong support. During the 2016 election, we donated to 57candidates across the state. Of those, 40 were re-elected or elected! We are looking forward to working with them in the upcoming year.
If you have called or emailed our office, you have probably heard a new voice! On November 1, NDAB welcomed Brenda Bry as our new Events Coordinator. Shirley Jacobchick will be re -joining NDAB as our Communications and Office Coordinator after she recovers from an accident that occurred right after she started with our team. We are anxious to have Shirley return, but want her to take the time she needs to fully recover! Here is a toast to 2016 and I hope that 2017 brings you new joy, laughter and wonderful memories! We are grateful for each and every one of you! Cheers, Kim
Back your PAC … your PAC backs you! NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Political Action Committee. It is a nonpartisan political action committee that provides support for candidates who are friends of the building industry. Contact NDAB at (800) 326-4746, (701) 222-2401 or email@example.com to contribute or learn more! North Dakota Association of Builders 1720 Burnt Boat Drive, Suite 207, Bismarck, ND 58503-0801 701/222-2401 or 800/326-4746 www.ndbuild.com
Around the State Karsky and NDAB EO Kim Schneider for attending our November Board of Director’s meeting
the association! Dot Frank, Executive Officer 701-222-2400 bmhba.com
Members gathered in October to hear discussion on the 2016 building season and hear about new requirements coming online for the 2017 season. The Building Officials Round Table included discussion and discourse that will now be shared with local commissioners. BMHBA members voted in new board members at the Fall Awards Mixer and GMM. Rory Anderson with Verity Homes was voted in as a new board member along with the reelection of Chad Moldenhauer of K & L Homes, Inc. and Bill Schmid of Townsquare Media. The BMHBA has teamed up with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra to rebuild the Holiday Home Walk. The event, which has a 36-year history, has waned in recent years and wasn’t hosted last year. With the support of the HBA, eight homes were featured Nov, 20. The BMHBA is excited to host its peers at the Annual Banquet on December 1. Comedian Carmen Ciricillo will close out a busy night with his construction wisecracks. Registration is available online bmhba.com/events.
Dickinson Area Builders Assoc. Tiffaney Dolechek, Executive Officer 701-483-0044 dickinsonareabuilders.com
DABA’s Annual Christmas Party and Awards Banquet is December 8th. We have a great event committee and are excited for this event. We are doing a silent auction and donating all proceeds to two local non-profit organizations the Sunset Senior Center, and Dickinson Optimists Club, We are sad to see three great board members leave, but we welcomed three awesome new board members: Mike Jangula with Scull Construction, Gene Kruger with Bierschbach Supply, and Jane Hadley with the Real Estate and Rental Guide. The 2016 DABA award winners are Winn Construction Builder of the Year, Shirley Dukart Associate of the Year, Mike Schwab Affiliate of the Year, and Venture Homes BEAM award! Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard word and dedication to www.ndbuild.com
Bryce Johnson, Executive Vice President hbafm.com 701-232-5846 Congratulations to our Awards Winners which were presented at the Awards Gala & Annual Meeting October 25. Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting, was awarded Builder of the Year. Associate of the Year went to Dawn Cruff, Green Team Realty. The BEAM Award was given to Dakota Construction of Fargo. The staff’s Extra Mile award was presented to two members this year: Eric Miller, Capital Credit Union, and Trevor Odden, Stone Ridge Builders, Inc. Top New Spike was presented to Tracy Nicholson, Spotlight Media. Top Spike award was given to Rodd Rasmussen, Valley Lights, and Top Recruiter Award was given to Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance. Over $14,000 was given in scholarships to area students at the Awards Gala & Annual Meeting. The HBA of F-M endorsed candidates during the election. In addition, an important sales tax extension vote passed in the city and county to help secure permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead area. Thank you to NDAB-PAC for the funds to help support these candidates and thank you to NDAB for financially supporting the sales tax extension campaign through its Issues Fund. The HBA of F-M looks forward to its New Year Celebration & City Night January 26.
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Water Kitchen and Bath hosted a fun Builders after Hours. Mario LaPlante, Hebron Brick & Block, was the lucky winner of the beautiful bathroom vanity door prize. Keith’s Security World will host Builders after Hours on December 8th. Food and beverages will be provided by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors. The Forx Builders Association was happy to donate $1,000 to CIVIC for their Safe House. We want to thank President Arnold
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The Forx Builders Association sends out a big Thank You to LeRoy Kurtyka for his support. He has been on our local board as President three times and on the NDAB board going up the chairs and serving as NDAB President in 2015. The 2017 Home Design & Garden Show is scheduled for March 31, April 1 and April 2 at the Alerus Center.
The 2017 Parade of Homes will be held on September 16th, 2017! The first Parade went so well that the Association decided to make it an annual event. Stay tuned for more details regarding next year’s show. The Builders Banquet is coming up on December 6th! Members will gather for a Christmas themed banquet this year. The Trivia Tour of Bismarck will join us to entertain our members. We will also have a photo booth, Reindeer Ring Toss and a best dressed award along with a few other events. Planning for the 2017 Home and Garden Show is well underway. The Minot Association of Builders is looking forward to refreshing the 2017 Show by adding multiple new attractions like the Pub in the Park, The Youngster Yard, The Ready Builders Lego Homebuilding Competition and adult classes presented by The Market on 4th. Other changes include having a Friday and Saturday show dates. MAB is very excited to try out the new activities to reinvigorate the show!
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WABA has hired Mariah Bates as their new Executive Officer. Mariah brings great marketing expertise to the position. The Board of Directors and all of the members are excited to have Mariah! The 2017 Home and Garden show will be held April 7-9th 2017 at the Raymond Family Community Center.
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