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HOME SHOW BOOTHS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT! GET SIGNED UP NOW! GET YOUR TICKETS FOR 2017 HOME SHOW PREVIEW NIGHT!

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT 2017 NDAB LENDS A HELPING HAND

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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 and an acoustic show from Even5! Get a peak at the Pub in the Park and 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. Exhibitors will be given four (4) passes each so you 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 contact@minotab.com.

TRY OUT OUR NEW EVENTS BEFORE THE PUBLIC! Be the first to get your hands on the Lego Competition, Belt Sander Races, Pub in the Park and the Youngster Yard!


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2017 Board of Directors

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President: Christopher Dahl

United Rentals Vice President: Melissa Francisco

Dakota Stone and Granite

The MAB Homefront is a publication of the Minot Association of Builders.

Secretary/Treasurer: Robb Rotramel

Real Builders

606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701 Phone: 701.852.0496

Imm. Past President: Phil Risbrudt

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Mitch Kraft (’15-’17)

Prairie Supply Rob Orts (’16-’18)

Verendrye Electric Bill Huber (’16-’16)

Minot Lumber Al Schall (’16-’18)

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We Integrate

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Your membership with MAB automatically enrolls you in:

Minot Association of Builders North Dakota Association of Builders National Association of Home Builders

February 1st—Home and Garden Show Meeting—MAB Offices—4 PM February 9th—MAB Board Meeting—11:30 AM February 15th—Lunch Hour Learning—MAB Offices—12 PM March 2nd—MAB Home and Garden Show Preview Night—6 PM March 3rd and 4th—MAB Home and Garden Show—NDSF Center

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, Dawn Rasmussen, Melissa Francisco, Chris Dahl, Stephen Worlund Nominating: Phil Risbrudt, Al Schall Events: Rob Orts, Phil Risbrudt, Dawn Rasmussen, Robb Rotramel, Amanda Geinert, Joe Stenvold, Carissa Visocsky, Chris Dahl Parade of Homes: DelRae Zimmerman, Brittany Dahl, Mataya Lafontaine, Jo Bahl, Kimberly Keller Steering: Eric Wanner, Bill Huber

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The MAB Homefront

Minot Association of Builders 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701

Your monthly news update from the Minot Association of Builders.

February 2017

MEMO FROM THE EO

President’s Message

I can’t believe it’s February! 2017 is flying by already. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your better half and then make sure to attend February’s Lunch Hour Learning on the 15th. Mike Humphreys of First Western Insurance will be at the MAB Offices to help you learn about what sort of insurance your business needs to keep you and your company covered.

I hope everyone that was able to attend had a wonderful time at our Annual Builders Banquet! Have you heard the buzz? The upcoming construction season should be a good one! With the oil and gas market slowing picking up we should see an increase in housing needs as well as infrastructure to support the upcoming work. With some cooperation from the mother nature, I am sure most of us look forward to a mild spring so we can all get started on upcoming projects. Especially after this winter! I look forward to seeing everyone at the Home and Garden show next month. If you have not done so already please get your booths reserved today! This is an event you will not want to miss! We’ve refreshed the show with many new events like the Ready Builders Lego Competition, The Pub in the Park, Belt Sander Races, The Market on 4th Workshops and the Youngster Yard.

It’s almost time for my first Home and Garden Show as Executive Officer of the Minot Association of Builders! We listened to the vendors and guests and changed the way we’re doing things in 2017. This year, we’ve tried our best to refresh the event while keeping the heart of the show the same. We have plenty of vendors to help guests with most any home related question. We’ve also added several new activities to make sure there is something for everyone. We hope you notice the excitement we’re feeling and we are able to help your business grow even stronger by participating in the show!

I would like to personally invite you all to the Home and Garden Show Preview Night! On March 2nd from 6 to 8 PM, MAB and Town & Country Credit Union are hosting the 1st annual Preview Night! Come out before the show and get a sneak peak of all the new things we have to offer! Chris Dahl MAB 2017 President

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I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be a great year for the Minot Association of Builders!

In 2017, the Minot Association of Builders is looking forward to making newsletter changes!

WE’RE GOING GREEN!

In an effort to save paper, trees and a few headaches, we’re going to slowly change from printed to electronic newsletters! Don’t worry though! This is an opt-in program! If you would prefer to continue receiving your printed newsletter, do nothing at all.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF OUR NEWSLETTER ONLY, EMAIL ELYSHA AT CONTACT@MINOTAB.COM!

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Karl’s TV & Appliance

Karl's offers the regions broadest inventory of in-stock name brand TVs and appliances. In addition, you will find a comfortable selection of seating and an exclusive line of mattresses. After being in business for over 50 years, we here at Karl's know what is most important to us and that is YOU! Give Karl’s a call today! 701-838-7245

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The MAB Homefront

Minot Association of Builders 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701

Your monthly news update from the Minot Association of Builders.

February 2017

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2 0 15-2016 Lumber P r ices $390 $370 $350 $330 $310 $290 $270 $250

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Lumber prices remain steady to strong over the five week average. OSB and plywood prices are steady to higher on most products. There was a fire at one of the Norsask OSB mills and that could put upward pressure on the OSB market in the short term.

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The prices listed below provide an overview of the behaviors within the U.S. framing lumber pricing market. The information is sourced each week using the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite, which is comprised using prices from the highest volume-producing regions of the U.S. and Canada. Information provided by Random Lengths.

Submitted by:

Bill Huber MAB Board Member and Manager of Minot Lumber and Hardware

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The MAB Homefront

Minot Association of Builders 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701

Your monthly news update from the Minot Association of Builders.

February 2017

(Reported thru 01/20/2017 from NAHB) SUPER SPIKES: (250-499 Credits) John Coughlin (487.5) Todd Brady (339) Bruce Walker (337) Joe Stenvold (303.5) ROYAL SPIKES: (150-249 Credits) Gary Kramlich (202.5) Joel Feist (175) RED SPIKES: (100-149 Credits) 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 (52.5) LIFE SPIKES: (25-49 Credits) Cindy Snay (50.5) Kal Larson (46)

NDAB LENDS A HELPING HAND

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 (6.5) 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)

On January 5th, the North Dakota Association of Builders (NDAB) presented a $1,550 check to the Elianna Vazquez fund. Elianna’s family were killed in a home explosion in December. Elianna is the only surviving member of her family. She is now home and recovering after the ordeal. NDAB is proud to help in any way they can. The MAB Homefront | 6 | February 2017


2017 MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS THE MAB HOMEFRONT ADVERTISING RATE AGREEMENT

The Minot Association of Builders is pleased to provide our members with a monthly newsletter update, The MAB Homefront. This publication is a great opportunity for you to showcase your business to members and their organizations. The MAB Homefront informs readers of building trends, local updates, legislative issues and upcoming events. Full color ad placement are available as well as placement on pages with content. Your advertisement is an investment that very likely will direct your business in the right direction. Our goal at the Association is to promote members to do business with members, what a great opportunity to showcase your products and talents. Sincerely, Elysha Head Executive Officer, Minot Association of Builders

2017 MAB Homefront Advertising Rates Ad Size

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3 Spot Vertical Placement

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4 Spot Placement

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6 Spot Placement

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Full Page Insert

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CALL THE MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS TODAY - 701-852-0496 Customer’s Business Name: Customer’s Business Contact: Customer’s Business Address: Phone Number:

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Advertising Agreement (Circle Choice): 1 SPOT / 2 SPOTS V / 2 SPOT H / 3 SPOT H / 3 SPOT V / 4 SPOTS / 6 SPOTS / FULL PAGE INSERT Customer’s Signature Subject to Conditions Stated Below: All advertisements are subject to cancellation if payment is not made 2 weeks after advertisement request.

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The MAB Homefront

Minot Association of Builders 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701

Your monthly news update from the Minot Association of Builders.

February 2017

Realtors in the News Coldwell Banker Agents of the Month Clyde Thorne was Agent of the Month for December at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Clyde can be reached at 701-240-8594 or 701 -852-0136 or emailed at cthorne@srt.com.

Amber Alexander was the Agent of the Month for December at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Amber can be reached at 701-500-0810 or 701-8520136 or emailed at ambera.minot@gmail.com.

Chery Bourdeau is Minot Board of Realtors Salesperson of the 4th Quarter!

Angela Simonson is Minot Board of REALTORS REALTOR® of the Month for November 2016!

Congratulations to Chery Bourdeau for earning Minot Board of Realtors Salesperson of the 4th Quarter. A recognition of outstanding sales performance in the field of commercial properties achieved through professional services rendered and cooperation of members of Minot Multiple Listing Service. Call Chery to work for you today! 701- 626-1585 or 701-852-3757 | www.brokers12.com.

Congratulations to Angela Simonson for earning Minot Board of REALTORS honored REALTOR® of the Month Award. A recognition of outstanding sales performance in the field of residential properties achieved through professional services rendered and cooperation of members of the Minot Multiple Listing Service. Call Angela to work for you today! 701- 720-1728 or 701 -852-3757 | www.brokers12.com

PROJECT OF THE MONTH This isn’t our usual Project of the Month but it still deserves kudos! MAB members Real Builders and Coughlin Construction along with the Minot Area Community Foundation and Jerome’s Collision Center helped restore the Rotary Train at the Roosevelt Park Zoo!

Do you want one of YOUR projects to be featured as project of the month? Send two to three pictures along with a description of your project to contact@minotab.com to be considered!

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The MAB Homefront

Minot Association of Builders 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701

Your monthly news update from the Minot Association of Builders.

February 2017

Let us explain “us” better.

Have you ever wondered what the MAB does and what your membership means?

With your membership in the MAB, you automatically become a member of the North Dakota Association of Builders (NDAB) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Your membership is 3-in-1. All three associations provide a wide array of resources and information to assist builders and associate members. The local, state and national organizations monitor many issues that affect our members and represent the interests of the industry – protecting your interests, so you don’t have to.

As a member of the MAB, you also get access to some fantastic company discounts through the Member Advantage program. These include discounts on Verizon Wireless service, new GM vehicles and more. Visit our website to find out more about these benefits! NAHB members saved a total of about $5,707 per housing start in 2016 due to NAHB's advocacy efforts the previous year and other select member benefits. We offer a lot of benefits to our members, but the most important thing we do is fight legislation that is detrimental to our business. NAHB is an active participant on Capitol Hill and in the federal regulatory process, working hard to promote housing in America. Resolutions adopted by NAHB’s Board of Directors touch on key housing issues such as removing regulatory barriers to building affordable housing, protecting property rights, providing tax relief for small businesses, promoting smart growth, and assuring the U.S. housing finance system remains strong. These resolutions inform staff and volunteer advocacy work, whether we’re talking to federal legislators, writing comment letters on proposed regulations, or preparing the budget for the next fiscal year. We hope this explanation of our Association provides you a better idea of what your membership means!

Housing Will Continue Gradual Climb to Higher Ground in 2017 Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family production will continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017, according to economists speaking at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando. “While positive developments on the demand side will support solid growth in the single-family housing sector in 2017, builders in many markets continue to face supply-side constraints led by the three ‘Ls’ – lots, labor and lending,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. He added that 64% of builders nationwide report low or very-low lot supplies; the rate of unfilled jobs in the construction sector is now higher than the building boom; and that acquisition, development and construction loans for builders – while on the rise — needs to grow faster to meet demand. As the economy continues to grow, NAHB expects mortgage interest rates will average 4.5% in 2017 and 5.3% in 2018.NAHB is projecting that there were 1.16 million total housing starts in 2016, up 4.9% from the previous year’s total of 1.11 million units. Single-family production is expected to rise 10% in 2017 to 855,000 units and increase an additional 12% to 961,000 next year.

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The MAB Homefront

Minot Association of Builders 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701

Your monthly news update from the Minot Association of Builders.

February 2017

Builders Banquet Recap January 24th brought our new and improved Builders Banquet. MAB revamped the banquet this year with entertainment and a photo booth as well as other fun activities. We installed our 2017 Board of Directors, handed out awards to the Parade of Homes Participants, Citizen of the Year, Associate of the Year and Builder of the Year all while having a great time! Thank you to everyone who attended. We're already looking forward to the next banquet!

Parade of Homes Award Winners John Worlund - Anasazi Builders Eric Wanner - Future Builders Joel Feist - Real Builders Dave Lebrun - Souris River Designs

Citizen of the Year Shannon Straight

Builder of the Year Rolac Contracting Associate of the Year First International Bank & Trust

ADD CONTACT@MINOTAB.COM TO YOUR ADDRESS LIST! maob@srt.com retired as of January 1, 2017! The MAB Homefront | 10 | February 2017


Parade of Home Passes Ready Builders Lego Competition Pub in the Park Presented by Lowe’s Garden Center Belt Sander Races The Market on 4th Workshops The Youngster Yard

All-State Contracting · Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty · Concrete Mobile · Connole and Sommerville · Craft Builders · Dacotah Bank · Dakota Fence · Farroh Roof Truss · First International Bank & Trust · Gate City Bank · Grand Hotel · Main Electric Construction · Minot Lumber and Hardware · Ready Builders · Stone Countertop Outlet · Town & Country Credit Union · Watne Realtors

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NDAB NEWS Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

February 2017

Volunteering at the National Level

NDAB President Eric Brenden pictured with members of St. Mary’s High School, Northwest Contracting and Mandan Parks and Rec.

Many of you have heard of the house explosion North of Mandan in December that killed two people. Elianna Vazquez, a high school Senior at St. Mary’s in Bismarck, survived. However, her mom and step – dad were killed in the explosion. Elianna suffered multiple injuries including a broken back, broken ribs, and a collapsed lung. Thankfully, Elianna is recovering and is now out of the hospital. On January 5, Kim and I had an opportunity to present a check on behalf of NDAB members to the Elianna Vazquez fund in the amount of $1,550. We were also able to have a good conversation with the principal of St. Mary’s High School, the Superintendent of Light of Christ Catholic Schools, and Elianna’s friend and her friend’s mother. They told some of the stories of the support the community has given to her. Considering what she went through, Elianna is doing very well. By the time you are reading this, she may already be back at school. However, she has much physical as well as emotional healing to go through that will take some time. The cause of the house explosion has not been 100% determined, but it is suspected that is was a result of a propane leak. With all of the snow many of us have been receiving around the state, this reminds us to check our gas meters and vents as well to make sure that they are not covered with snow. It is also a good idea to purchase a gas detector, which will warn you of a gas leak when the gas levels get too high in the house.

As we return from Orlando and look back at our week of warmer weather, great company, lots of steps and new information we are reminded of all the great opportunities to be involved at the national level with National Association of Home Builders. NDAB members from across the state and representing each of the six local associations traveled to Orlando to be a part of NAHB Board of Directors meetings and the International Builders Show. Annually, NAHB hosts the International Builders Show (IBS) and next year will be doing so again in Orlando, FL Kim Schneider January 9-11. At these meetings, NDAB Executive Officer committees made up of Builders and Associates meet to discuss what is happening in the building industry, discuss membership numbers and how to increase, discuss issues across the nation, BUILD-PAC, they recognize their peers with various National awards for the work they do and they have an opportunity to network. At NAHB meetings, it is always a great opportunity to reconnect with old and new friends, network, and gather new ideas and information. Another fun gathering at IBS is the North Dakota Reception. We are pleased each year to invite North Dakota attendees and our friends to a reception with great food, drinks and of course fun company. We have around 200 people stop by and we recognize the student chapter attendees for their hard work and the competition they participate in. This year, NDAB teamed up with members from the Area 10 Caucus to co-host a fun evening. This allowed us to host even more guests from our area without competing for time and gave us the opportunity to work closely in planning with our counterparts from Iowa and our National Area Chairman (NAC) Keith Butz who so kindly traveled to ND in December to swear in our President, Eric Brenden and our 2017 NDAB Board of Directors. We thank those that stopped by this year making it another successful and fun evening. If interested in learning more about NAHB meetings and events, please connect with your local association’s Executive Officer or connect with our office. There are many great volunteer and networking opportunities happening in state and in warmer weather and we would love to see you there!

I would like to thank everyone who gave money to the Elianna Vazquez fund. She will have a long road ahead of her. If anyone wishes to make a contribution, you can send a check to the NDAB office payable to NDAB or directly to the Elianna Vazquez fund and Kim and her staff will ensure that it gets delivered.

2017 also brings to us a new legislative session where we are welcoming 26 new Representatives and 9 new Senators. We always invite our members to join us at the Capitol to experience how the state legislative process works and to can testify on a bill. On February 15, NDAB along with NDAR will be hosting a Legislative Impact Day and then hosting all legislators and our members to the annual Oyster and Chili Feed. On March 15, we will be hosting Builder Day at the Capitol where we will invite our members to spend the day visiting with their local legislators and join us for lunch. Please continue to watch your email for more information and any call to action items that might arise as the session gets underway. We always appreciate your voice and support!

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Take care, Kim Schneider

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Around the State around the corner, this year will feature three weekends April 2223, April 28-30 and May 5-7.

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The 2017 Home Show is nearing capacity. The event, which will be Feb. 17-18 aims to attract nearly 7,000 spectators. The BMHBA is the recipient of an NAHB grant. The association received $20,000 to assist with the construction of a hands-on learning exhibit at the Gateway to Science Museum. The Association has been actively engaged in local government affairs. Staff and members maintain seats at the table around storm water management discussions, rezoning discussions, infrastructure discussions and property tax discussions. The BMHBA encourages fellow members of NDAB to check out its activities and events and attend to encourage networking across the state.

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The President Val Voelkering, past president Lance Kilwein, past state president Arnold Karsky, and EO Tiffaney Dolechek attended the International Builders Show in Orlando January 10-13. Our next General Membership Meeting is January 18th at Lady J's club and catering. The presentation for this meeting will be the WSI ergonomics Initiative. DABA is working on plans for the 2017 Home Show April 9th & 10th. We have a great committee and are excited for this year's show!

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Minot Association of Builders Elysha Head, Executive Officer 701-852-0496 minotab.com

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The New Year Celebration & City Night was Jan. 26. This year featured six on its mayoral panel including; Fargo, Dilworth, Horace, Moorhead, Oxbow and West Fargo . The HBA of F-M held its first-ever Trade Showcase Jan. 27. This event was held after continuing education courses. Vendors set up table-top displays and were able to network with the education attendees. The 2017 Home & Garden Show is Feb. 24-26. The HBA of F-M is excited to continue its popular Kids Lego Homebuilding Competition and Treasure Hunt. The Spring Parade of Homes is www.ndbuild.com

The January General Membership Meeting and Installation of the 2017 Board of Directors was held at the Canad Inns. Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown and East Grand Forks Mayor Steve Gander were the guest speakers. Jennifer Johnson, Alerus, is our 2017 President. Bill Knipe, Rusty Wysocki and LeRoy Kurtyka were given plaques and thanked for their years on the Board. Our annual Contractor’s Education Day will be held March 1st at the Ramada. Upcoming hosts for Builders after Hours are Structural Materials in March and PS Garage Doors in April. The 2017 Home Design & Garden Show is scheduled for March 31, April 1 and 2nd at the Alerus Center.

2017 is a year of excitement at the Minot Association of Builders! Three new events are scheduled to be introduced. Hard Hat Happy Hour, the Tool Belt Barbecue and a kid’s workshop are all new happenings the Association is excited to share with its members. Hard Hat Happy Hour will provide a casual setting at a local bar for members new and old to get together discuss MAB happenings while having a few drinks. The Tool Belt Barbecue will take place in the MAB parking lot over lunch in May. Finally, a kid’s workshop will take place later in the year. Families can bring their children to do projects related to the building industry. The 2017 Home and Garden Show is nearing! Booths are filling up fast. There are plenty of new things to partake in whether it be the Pub in the Park, The Youngster Yard, the Ready Builders Lego Competition, The Market on 4th Workshops or the Belt Sander Races. Excitement is building for the new and improved Home Show! February 15th brings a Lunch Hour Learning regarding Business Insurance Basics. Mike Humphreys of First Western Insurance will provide an in depth look at what insurance coverages your business needs.

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The MAB membership committee is leading the charge to better serve our current and potential members. Meetings are scheduled to brainstorm ideas to help make the Association even better.

Williston Area Builders Association Mariah Bates, Executive Director 701-572-5744 willistonbuilders.com

The Williston Area Builders Association is excited to be hosting their first General Membership Meeting for their Watford City Chapter on January 18th 2017. We are expecting a great turnout from the Watford City Community to drive our Watford City Builders Association membership! The January WABA General Membership Meeting will be held at Stone Countertop Outlet in Williston. Our topic of the month is Carbon Monoxide Awareness, we will be having guest speakers from MDU, Williston Fire Department, plumbing and heating professionals, “CO Detectors Save Lives” testimonials, and discussion of the pending CO bill in legislation for ND. We are looking forward to bringing more awareness of this bill to our members and our community. The 2017 Williston Home and Garden Show is taking place on Friday April 7th 2pm to 7pm with a vendor social 7-9pm, and Saturday April 8th 10am to 7pm. Vendor Booth space still available! With the 2017 Summer NDAB event being held in Williston on July 27th and 28th we have been hard at work planning an eventful time for all of our NDAB members and can’t wait to share our community with all of you! The Watford city meeting will be held at MDU in Watford city.

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