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SPRING 2012 The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is the voice and advocate for construction professionals leading the way to protect and promote housing and preserve the American dream of home ownership.

Associates Getting Exclusive Builder Access

H B A M e m b e r s h i p Networking Opportunities

Legislative Day in Jefferson City

Spring Fishing

Builders need advocacy. Associates need builders. The 2012 HBA/CBBT Advocacy Leadership Team meets both those needs in an unprecedented way.

April 4

Spring Golf April 30

MyHBA Lunch

Builders Need Advocacy... Associates Need Builders.

May 2

The program funds the advocacy that builders need, by providing the access that associates need.

Membership Directory Debuts May 15

HBACF Mini Golf

Participants in the Advocacy Leadership Team include:

June 19

1) Builder Advocacy Partners - Twenty of the Advocacy Leadership Team traveled to Jefferson City for most in-demand builder and/or remodeler Legislative Day. Once again, the largest group visiting members of the HBA. They receive the the Capitol to advocate pro-housing decision-making. honor of participating in the CBBT’s Advocacy Leadership Events (Legislative Day, Fast Pitch, Slow Pitch, and Shooting Tournament).

MEM Meeting August 21

2) Associate Advocacy Champions - Associate Advocacy Champions demonstrate their full commitment to home builders’ highest priority by underwriting the advocacy efforts of the HBA. In exchange, they receive a wide variety of direct access networking and marketing opportunities to the HBA’s Builder Advocacy Partners and other key builder members.

HBA Opportunities & Trends September 18

Fall Golf

Conco Companies, Herrman Lumber Company, Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice, Midwest Block & Brick, Southern Materials Company,Southern Supply Company, and Tidwell Concrete.

September 20

Christmas Party

3) Associate Sustaining Advocates - Associate Sustaining Advocates demonstrate their support of home builders’ highest priority by helping to underwrite the advocacy efforts of the HBA. In exchange, they receive recognition and certain direct access networking and marketing opportunities to the HBA’s Builder Advocacy Partners and other key builder members.

Metro Appliances & More and Taylor Marble.

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Other interesting topics found in your Housing e-NEWS Weekly. For an archive of the Housing e-NEWS Weekly go to

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Exclusive Builder Access Continued from page 1

Your Membership Directory The 2012 HBA Membership Directory will be distributed from the HBA office throughout the

Nine leading Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield Advocacy Team have

year and at membership functions to expand their availability and distribution. Your Directory will be unveiled by launch sponsors Southern Materials Company and Southern Supply Company on May 15th at Southern Materials Company with great food and giveaways.

made substantial commitments of support for

New Color Center Section this year with limited space available. To place an ad call

the HBA of Greater

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Springfield’s advocacy

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efforts on behalf of builders in 2012. Builders/Remodelers say Thank You Associate Advocacy Leadership Team

If you would like to see all the Marketing Tools available for you, as an HBA Member, go to or call Aaron at 881-3711.

These companies stepped forward in year one of the HBA’s newly-launched advocacy support program and the Builders and Remodelers would like to say Thank You!

NOTE: Parade of Homes - June 15-17 & 22-24 Home Remodeling EXPO - October 12-14

That’s You!

Their commitment underwrites a significant portion of the overall advocacy efforts of the HBA of Greater Springfield. In exchange for their generous support of advocacy on behalf of builders, these associate leaders receive exclusive direct marketing and networking opportunities with leading builder members of the HBA of Greater Springfield. Their first exclusive engagement of the program was Legislative Day on March 6th. Associates spent all day in Jefferson City with more than 20 leading

Two-Person Scramble

builder members of the HBA.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Shotgun Start Pick your partner WISELY!

For more information go to

Table Rock Lake, Mill Creek

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tournament Hours

Millwood Golf & Racquet Club $170 per 2-person Team

7:00am - 3:00pm

Tee Time

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Lunch Served: 11:30pm - 12:45pm

Contact the HBA office at 881.3711 or

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Kevin Clingan at 886.9539

Check-in: Noon Tee-off: 1:00pm

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to sign up or for more information


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Join the MyHBA Lunch... and Get MEAN! Don’t get all excited and pumped up to be MEAN. There will be no cage fighting, but we would like to show what HBA membership does M.E.A.N. for you! Join us for a complimentary lunch and discussion about how you can get more Money, Education, Advocacy, and Networking through the HBA of Greater Springfield. May 2 • 12pm – 1pm HBA Office RSVP to Complimentary Lunch

Friday, April 13, 2012 is the last chance to receive a scholarship for the Builder Assessment Review (BAR) and Professional Remodeler Experience Profile (PREP) exams. The HBA Charitable Foundation is offering a scholarship for any HBA of Greater Springfield member who would like to take these exams. The regular fee is $195, but if you sign up now you only pay $145. BAR & PREP Exams - Sign Up NOW and SAVE $50 If you have taken the “Business Management for Building Professionals” course (required for CGP and most other designations), you can take the CAPS classes on May 17th and 18th to become a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. The cost is usually $225 per class, but the first 20 HBAGS members to register only pay $112.50 per class. For more course or designation information, or to register for a class, visit our website Take advantage of the scholarships, they will only last through 2012.


Education and Designations

It’s clear we aren’t going to just stumble upon an improved local housing market. There are very few contractors who have all the work they need and very few local governments without sales tax and revenue challenges related to the extreme contraction in housing and construction activity. It’s time to stop being passive and to start driving the change we want to see. Beyond everything else, this Conference is a call-to-action to all of us who have a vested interest in seeing the housing and construction sectors of our economy rebound and thrive. May 23, 2012 • 11:30am - 4:30pm Half-Day Event Begins with Lunch Hillton Garden Inn Convention Center Sponsorships Available - Call 881-3711

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