HBA Member Craig Fishel to Run for Springfield City Council

Springfield native and small businessman Craig Fishel will officially enter the race for Springfield’s Zone 4 City Council Seat on Tuesday, December 4, when the filing period opens for candidates who wish to be on the ballot for the municipal general election to be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Fishel, who has lived in Zone…

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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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October Membership Reception – Meet Housing Friendly Candidates!

The November general election is just around the corner and your political advocacy committee and the Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow have been busy identifying and supporting those candidates who understand the importance of housing recovery to our overall economic health. Stop by the October Membership Reception, hosted by HBA member businesses, network with…

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Schoeller Wins Secretary of State Primary – Area Election Wrap Up

Former HBA Employee Shane Schoeller narrowly won a very competitive three-way Republican primary for Secretary of State on August 7, and will now face Democrat Jason Kander in the general election on November 6. Schoeller beat out two other strong republican candidates (see graphic below) in the statewide race. His final margin of victory was less than…

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Election TOMORROW: Schoeller for Secretary of State & Much More…

  Shane Schoeller, former director of Government Affairs for the HBAGS, is focused on becoming Missouri’s next Secretary of State. Yes, tomorrow is Missouri’s Primary Election Day. So, don’t forget that, if you want to vote for Shane, you’ll need to ask for a republican primary ballot at your polling place tomorrow (Tuesday, August 7)…

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SBJ: 2012 Business Advocate of the Year – HBA of Greater Springfield

The Springfield Business Journal recognized the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield with its 2012 Economic Impact Award as “Business Advocate of the Year” at the annual Economic Impact Awards Banquet on July 19. The award recognizes an organization that has had a profound positive economic impact on the community and the business environment by…

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Support Former HBA Employee Schoeller for Secretary of State Tuesday

Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller

Shane Schoeller, former director of Government Affairs for the HBAGS, is focused on becoming Missouri’s next Secretary of State. And he must be doing something right. That’s because this week, both his opponents in the republican primary have launched misleading negative attack ads trying derail his winning effort by any means necessary. Would you like…

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Tuesday’s Ballot Issues, Candidate Races Affect: Many Home Building… VOTE!

In addition to primary candidates, there will be a number of questions and issues on area ballots on Tuesday, August 7. At the state level, there is a proposed Constitutional Amendment 2. A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to provide that neither the state nor political subdivisions shall establish any official religion. The amendment further…

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HBA Leadership Meets With MO Gov. Candidate Dave Spence

As a part of the advocacy mission of the HBA of Greater Springfield, HBA leadership regularly seeks opportunities to meet and engage with leading candidates for key elected positions in local, state, and federal government. Last week, representatives of the HBA of Greater Springfield board of directors and advocacy committees met for about an hour…

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‘Hot Night, Cool Music’ with Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens

Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens will host an evening of “Hot Night, Cool Music” on August 3 for friends and supporters as he gears up for his re-election effort. Springfield city council seats, including the mayor, will be on the ballot in April 2013. The evening will be a fundraiser for the Mayor’s campaign, but is…

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HBA of Greater Springfield Named SBJ’s 2012 “Business Advocate of the Year”

The Springfield Business Journal recently announced its 2012 Economic Impact Award Finalists. Among the announcements made: the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield was chosen by an independent panel of judges to receive Springfield Business Journal’s 2012 “Business Advocate of the Year” Award. The award is one of several that will be presented at the annual…

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ProtectHomeownership.com Launched to Enlist Public in Homeownership Defense

With numerous legislative and regulatory proposals taking aim at the American Dream of homeownership and federal elections just around the corner this November, NAHB is seeking to harness the public’s well-documented support for this worthy cause through our newly launched website at ProtectHomeownership.com. This consumer-oriented website alerts readers to the numerous threats to homeownership, including…

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Message from NAHB: Builders for Obama; Builders for Romney E-Communication

The National Association of Home Builders leadership would like to take this opportunity to answer some of the questions that have been raised by concerned members regarding email communications that many of you received from the respective chairmen of the “Builders for Romney” effort on April 4 and of the “Builders for Obama” effort on May 3. Following is the message from…

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Election Day is April 3: Prepare Before You Vote!

Tuesday, April 3, is election day in the Ozarks. There are municipal elections as well as Ozarks Technical Community College board of trustees and a number of ballot initiatives, as well. Your Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow, the official political action committee of the HBA of Greater Springfield, has contributed to several candidates in…

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Nine Associates Lead the Way as Advocacy Partners

Nine leading associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield have made substantial commitments of support for the HBA of Greater Springfield’s advocacy efforts on behalf of builders in 2012. These companies stepped forward in year one of the HBA’s newly-launched advocacy support program: the Advocacy Leadership Team. Their commitment underwrites a significant portion…

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