President's Pen by Jessica Scheurich, HBA President
Jessica Scheurich

You’ll never reach your peak until you surround yourself with the right people. -Dr. Travis Bradberry

February is knocking on the door and we have nearly ALL the Tabletops filled for February 16, 2017 Networking Event that is a WIN, WIN for all. Surrounding yourself with all the right people to do business with. Associates are guaranteed ½ their tabletop fees returned if 25 builder/developer members are not in attendance. We are looking forward to the associate members presenting creative ideas, new products and/or incentives to do business with. Do you have your “30 second elevator speech” ready? Everyone likes to get to as many tables as possible and DON’T forget your business cards!

MOBILE APP for the 2017 Spring Town and Country New Home and Specialty Retail Tour. We are working hard to bring you more exposure than ever this year! If you have not seen the advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the NEW Mobile App please call the HBA office and get more information. Builders, Developers and in home vendors are already in the planning stages and working towards the April 29th & 30th and May 6th & 7th deadlines. Get details on developing your mobile application and the sensitive deadlines now.

Skilled trades will continue to be a labor crisis and take years to build back up if we don’t start acting. It is time to start investing resources into growing skilled workers while we still have skilled tradesmen available to help train those next generations. We need to focus on recruiting and retaining our youth and engage them with opportunities. Please watch for questionnaires and opportunities to get involved as we continue to explore opportunities to attract skilled trades.

Respectfully,

Jessica Scheurich HBA President




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