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Social Media Strategies That Won't Eat You Alive

This education event (Sponsored by Meek's - The Builder's Choice) was a success. We are now forming a Social Networking Operations Team that will be meeting quarterly to assist HBA Members with Facebook and Twitter. If all goes well, this will branch out into other social media like Pintrest and Instagram. If you are interested ... Read More

Regulation and Its Unintended Consequences - Elliot Eisenberg

Looking around the United States there are cities like Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC that have very high house prices. Yet there are equally successful cities like Austin, Dallas, Louisville and Oklahoma City that have much more affordable home prices. Why the difference? Of course the surf is better in L.A. than in Dallas, ... Read More

Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety - NIOSH

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to announce the release of an innovative new publication titled Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety [DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013–149], which is also available in Spanish as Plática Directa Sobre Seguridad Con Pistolas De Clavos [Publicación de DHHS (NIOSH) número 2013–149 (SP2013)]. Straight ... Read More

Master Certified Green Professional - Advanced Study of Green Building Science & Methods

Earn Your Master Certified Green Professional Designation. This certification is exclusively for experienced building industry professionals. The Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP) designation builds on the concepts taught in the Certified Green Professional (CGP) program, providing a more in-depth and much more advanced study of green building science and methods. It covers topics such ... Read More

Missouri’s Mechanic's Lien Law Affects You - FREE Seminar

Join attorneys Michael Bridges and Jason Smith for this informative presentation March 13 at 3:00 in The Library Center - 4653 S Campbell Ave. Sponsored by ACME BRICK CO and HERRMAN LUMBER CO. FREE to HBA Members. RSVP - kay@springfieldhba.com Overview: In 2010, the Missouri legislature enacted sweeping and controversial changes to the state’s mechanic’s ... Read More

WEBINAR TODAY - Branding Yourself with Your Designation

Looking for ways to better promote your NAHB designation? Register for the upcoming webinar from NAHB Education, Branding Yourself and Your Business Using Your NAHB Designation. The webinar will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 2-3 p.m. ET (1-2 p.m. Springfield, MO time). Experienced designees – including builders, remodelers and associates – will share innovative ... Read More

Number of Improving Housing Markets Surges in December

A monthly measure of markets in the United States whose economic indicators are on the rise, identified the Springfield, Missouri market as an improving market in this month’s report. Nationwide, the number of housing markets considered “improving” according to parameters established by the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) surged by ... Read More

The Social Media Era - 2013 Marketing Plans

When thinking about your marketing plans for 2013, don’t be afraid to stray away from the classic marketing and advertising methods and dabble in the social media world. This year was the peak of the social media era; tweeting, blogging, posting, pinning, the list could go on and on. Unless there is something drastic that ... Read More

Energy Star is Like a Good Chocolate Chip Recipe

I seldom meet a chocolate chip cookie I do not like. Occasionally, I come across one that is to “die for.” You know what I am talking about, the ones that are so good they should be illegal - maybe not in Colorado or Washington, but I digress. You would think that all chocolate chip ... Read More

How Will the Window Fall Protection Code Change Affect You?

Learn all about the window fall protection code change on Tuesday, November 27th at Meek’s Design Center. Learn who is affected by the code change and what the code change actually means. This is your opportunity to learn how this code change will affect the work you do. Jim Erbes (Windsor Windows), Jeremy Kessler (Andersen ... Read More

$31,000 in Scholarships to HBA Members

“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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More