Archive for 2012

$31,000 in Scholarships to HBA Members

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“As the industry emerges from recession, many HBA members are eager to compete for new business by earning, maintaining and marketing professional designations,” HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) President Mike DeLong said. “Unfortunately, the economic impact of the last several years has left many who have survived without available financial resources to pursue or maintain these…

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Registration Process for Projects Seeking NGBS Green Certification

In light of the 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) development process nearing completion, the NAHB Research Center is launching a free registration process for its green certification program on November 1, 2012. This new registration step will allow single- and multifamily builders and developers to identify which rating system they plan to use on…

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Proclamation Ceremony at Public Safety Center Kicks-Off Salute

The 2012 Salute to Design & Construction activities kicked-off with a proclamation ceremony at the Greene County Public Safety Center on Tuesday, October 23. Guests were also invited to tour the new state-of-the-art facility during the event. HBA CEO Matt Morrow emceed the ceremony and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Jim Viebrock presented the first proclamation at the…

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Deadlines for November 2012 – All Membership Related Dates

To help remind HBA Members of upcoming deadlines we will be posting them in the Housing e-News at least every other week. This is one way that we hope to reduce the number of emails sent out to the general membership. If there is anything else that you would like to see posted more frequently…

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Say Goodbye to Matt – It’s a Party – More Cow Bell!

What does “more cow bell” have to do with saying goodbye to Matt? If you are a Saturday Night Live fan from yesteryear you may remember the hilarious line “needs more cow bell.” This line was delivered in an April 8, 2000 skit showing Blue Oyster Cult making the recording of their 1976 hit “Don’t…

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New and Renewing Members for November, 2012

Once a month we welcome new members and welcome back renewing members. Every one of the members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is greatly appreciated and can be found at iFINDAPRO.com (iFINDAPRO.com database updated weekly on Friday –  ask about adding keywords and video). New Members: Audio Input Whitney Wood 902 W.…

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HBA Christmas Party

Join us for food and festivities at the Bass Pro White River Conference Center – Sportsman Lodge. Please RSVP to Kay at the HBA

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Members & Candidates Mix at SCS Home Entertainment & National Home Products

At the October membership meeting, HBA members had a chance to meet and hear from general election candidates, including those supported by your political action committee, the Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow (CBBT). [slideshow id=45 w=320 h=240] Click here to enlarge slideshow At the meeting Matt Bailey, HBA President, also thanked the 2012 Coalition…

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Newsweek and the Trend Toward Digital Publications – Magazine Survival

With declining print circulation, losses in revenue and news that is no longer new by the time the publication hits the stand – Newsweek recently proclaimed their intention to move to the purely digital world. As the Daily Beast stated, “it is about the challenging economics of print publishing and distribution.” That Newsweek will be transitioning…

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Salute to Design and Construction 2012 – Awards Banquet

The Home Builders Association (HBA) supports the preservation of the construction community through advocacy efforts and the Salute to Construction Week. The 2012 Annual Awards Banquet will conclude the Salute 2012 activities on Thursday, November 1 at the Howard Johnson Hotel (formerly known as The Clarion, 3333 S. Glenstone); Social Hour at 5:00 p.m. — Dinner…

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WANTED: Builders, Remodelers, Installers, Contractors – FREE Building Seminar

Looking for more information on wall systems and their overall energy impact? How about a discussion about exterior insulation on traditional framed wall systems? Justin Wilson, national trainer and a leader in research for the construction industry will be presenting these topics next Tuesday (October 30th) at Meek’s Design Center (3231 N. Glenstone, Springfield), 9am-11:30am.…

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Career Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer for the HBA of Greater Springfield

Career Opportunity Form   Position Title: Chief Executive Officer Employer Name: HBA of Greater Springfield Employer Description: Local association currently has a membership of approximately 375 builder and associate members and a five-member staff team (including the CEO). The HBAGS serves a 10-county region which includes Springfield, MO. The office is located in Springfield, the…

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