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Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

By Jason Bekebrede President, HBA of Greater Springfield For home owners, warmer weather means it’s time to get organized and tackle your spring home maintenance jobs early so you – and your home – can enjoy the change of seasons with minimal stress.  It can be daunting to take on a long list of chores ... Read More

HBA Home Show Web Traffic

Website usage was up from 2017 by 3,000 users (11,874 vs 9,823) - Up 21% New Users - up 21% Page views were up by more than 3,000, but the average session duration was down drastically -  1 second (Ha!) Organic Search vs Direct was interesting. Between the two they are still the main way ... Read More

NAWB Selects 2018 National Award Winners - Build My Future

Awards Honor Excellence in Workforce Development Board Leadership, Business Leadership, and Workforce Board-Chamber of Commerce Partnership Washington, D.C.– The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), the membership organization and advocate for more than 550 workforce development boards (WDBs) nationwide and their network of American Job Centers, has announced the 2018 winners of its annual leadership ... Read More

HBA Member Education Topics and Dates for 2018

HBA Education is off to a great start in 2018 and is open to all HBAGS Members. All the HBA Educational Event listed below count toward 2018 HBA Builder Requirements. one Builder Round Table one HBA Membership Event and one HBA Educational Event during the calendar year. (click here for detailed requirements) Our first Educational Event for 2018 was Strategic Leadership. That successful ... Read More

HBA Magazine Satisfaction Survey 2018

Please fill out this survey to help us improve the HBA Event Magazine whether you are an advertiser, participant in one of the three major events or if you simply have your company listed in the Membership Guide. We are always trying to increase the value of this publication for all three of our major ... Read More

What Millennial Home Buyers Want - 2018

It’s all about location, location, location – with a dash or two of compromise – as millennials, the nation’s largest demographic group at 90 million strong, is poised to dominate the home buying market. Two market researchers – who happen to be millennials themselves – offered insight into their generation in Two Millennials Tell All, an ... Read More

Thank You 2018 Home Show Sponsors, Vendors & Volunteers!

Thank you vendors, thank you volunteers, thank you advertisers and thank you sponsors for all that you do to keep the HBA connected and making a difference. HBA HOME SHOW EVENT SPONSOR SOUTHERN SUPPLY HBA Home Show Bag Sponsor Meek's - The Builder's Choice HBA Home Show Prize Sponsor FamilySAFE Certified Storm Shelters & Saferooms ... Read More

Corn Madness 2018 - Cornhole Tournament!

CORN MADNESS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT MARCH 20TH 2018 - LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE ON THE BRACKET FamilySAFE will once again be hosting the HBA CORN MADNESS EVENT on March 20th at 5:30pm. If you have attended the HBA Corn Madness Cornhole Tournament the past few years, you have probably been practicing to take down the TWO TIME CHAMPS. Could there ... Read More

Do You Ever Worry About the Security of Your Garage Door?

Do you worry about the security of your home?   Add an extra layer of security to your garage door.  The Liftmaster Automatic Garage Door Lock (Model 841LM) is available for several of the newer Liftmaster Wi-Fi operator models.  It automatically locks and unlocks a rod through the garage door track to securely prevent the ... Read More

Can Lightning Strike Me Inside a Storm Shelter?

Will I be electrocuted if the storm shelter is struck by lightning while I’m inside? At FamilySAFE Storm Shelters & Safe Rooms, we hear this question from time to time, and the answer is simply no. Should your shelter be struck by lightning while you are inside, the electricity will travel down the outside of ... Read More

Southern Materials Plumbing Sale - February 1 - May 31, 2018

Southern Materials is having a Spring Kitchen & Bath Plumbing Sale February 1st through May 31st, 2018. For every $1,000 spent, you get $100 OFF. There are no spending limits. Stop by our HBA Home Show booth, January 26-28 - at the Springfield EXPO Center. See you soon!   This post brought to you by Southern Materials.