Archive for 2008

Salute to Construction & Design Kicks Off at JQH Arena

Elected officials and other dignitaries from the southwest Missouri area will be on hand Tues., Oct. 28, to salute the local construction and design industries and to officially kick-off more than a week of programs and festivities highlighting the contributions of this industry to the community and local economy. The proclamation ceremony and press conference…

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KY3: National Construction Slowdown Affects Local Jobs

KY3‘s Linda Russell reports that the nationwide slowdown in construction has led to job losses. Locally, construction is faring better, but we are not immune to the effects of national economic trends. HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow was among those interviewed for the story. You can watch the story below, or by clicking here.

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KY3 Ozarks Today: Live from the HBA Home Remodeling Expo!

KY3‘s Abby Wuellner broadcast live from the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Saturday morning for the debut of the station’s Saturday Ozarks Today show. It is the site of the HBA Home Remodeling Expo, continuing Saturday and Sunday at the Fairgrounds E*Plex. Four segments were broadcast live during the one-hour show. This summary includes all four live…

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Springfield News Leader Covers Home Remodeling Expo on Front Page

The Springfield News-Leader’s Didi Tang reported on the HBA Home Remodeling Expo in an article that appeared on the paper’s front page Saturday (October 18). Springfield News-Leader October 18, 2008 ‘Market is still out there’ for home improvements Didi Tang News-Leader Local construction of new homes has taken a hit from the sluggish housing market,…

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Meet Officeholders and Candidates at Mixer on Tuesday, Oct. 21

Meet area candidates and officeholders at the after-hours HBA Member reception on Oct. 21 at Southern Materials Company. This is your opportunity to make sure those in government, who make decisions which affect your business, actually hear the voice of residential construction. Enjoy hot hors d’oeurves and a cash bar in this beautiful showroom —…

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HBA Home Remodeling Expo Opens Friday

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield will open its annual Home Remodeling Expo on Friday, October 17. The Show will be open Friday (1pm to 7pm), Saturday (10am to 7pm), and Sunday (11am to 5pm) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex (West and Center Halls). Admission is $4 for adults. Children aged 12 and…

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Weigh Your Options Before a “Do It Yourself” Remodel

The HBA’s Home Remodeling Expo, which runs October 17-19 at the Missouri Entertainment and Event Center (Fairgrounds) E*Plex, provides homeowners with an excellent opportunity to evaluate their home improvement projects and learn more about hiring a pro when necessary. “Our seminar, ‘Which Remodeler is Right for Your Project?’, will help homeowners understand the scope of…

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HBA Home Remodeling Expo Booths Sold Out!

The 2008 HBA Home Remodeling Expo is scheduled for Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19 in the E*Plex at the Missouri Entertainment and Event Center (Ozark Empire Fairgrounds). For the second time in its nine-year history, the HBA’s Home Remodeling Expo’s booth space sold out nearly a month before the show. There are 137…

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HBA Home Remodeling Expo One Week Away

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield will open its annual Home Remodeling Expo on Friday, October 17. The Show will be open Friday (1pm to 7pm), Saturday (10am to 7pm), and Sunday (11am to 5pm) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex (West and Center Halls).  Admission is $4 for adults. Children aged 12 and…

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Springfield News-Leader: Foreclosures Affecting Local Housing Market

Thursday ‘s Springfield News Leader (October 9) featured an article on foreclosure rates in the local area, and the impact those foreclosures are having on the housing market and residential construction. HBA of Greater Springfield Executive Officer Matt Morrow and Greater Springfield Board of Realtors President Doug Andrews both were interviewed in the article below. …

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Amendment 4 Deals With Financing of Stormwater Control Projects

The Missouri Storm Water Control Amendment is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment that, if passed, will amend the Missouri Constitution to change the provisions relating to the financing of stormwater control projects. It will appear on the general election ballot November 4, 2008. Official Ballot Title:Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change provisions relating to…

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