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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Residential Warranty Company. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Reese Wholesale. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Kendall Lighting Center. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Aqua Systems. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Miller Heating & Air Conditioning. In this issue you'll find information on Garrett High School Signing Day, information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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It went from winter to mud season quickly this year. The building department statistics show a slight decline in inspections, especially concrete in the month of April. We don’t believe it has anything to do with the economy, but more about the weather. ...
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As a native son of the great state of Indiana, basketball played an integral part of my childhood. It was instilled in me at an early age, because when mom and dad needed a sitter, or for Tyler to stop fussing as an infant; the solution to keep me calm was to put in the tape of the 1987 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game. ...
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Mad Money Coupon Book / Money Saver Magazine. In this issue you'll find Honeywell Foundation pre-sale ticket information, information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Pro-Fed Credit Union. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Home Living Magazine. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by The DeHayes Group. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Glenbrook Dodge. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, Perk of the Week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by City Chevy / City Ford. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, the Indiana Code Education Conference, our membership perk of the week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Signs of Spring

April 5, 2019 in President's Pen

If you watch and listen closely enough, the telltale signs of spring are here; The Final Four, the Masters, and Major League Baseball opening day. Finally, the weather appears to have released its grip on the winter months, and we can all look forward to another busy building season....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by 3 Rivers Federal Credit Union. In this issue you'll find information on upcoming events, the Indiana Code Education Conference, our membership perk of the week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Rabb Water Systems. In this issue you'll find upcoming events and registrations, our membership perk of the week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Wabash Lighting. In this issue you'll find upcoming events and registrations, our membership perk of the week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Aqua Systems. In this issue you'll find upcoming events and registrations, our membership perk of the week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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March Madness

March 6, 2019 in President's Pen

Looking forward to spring, HBA President Tyler Kees touches on his experience at NAHB's International Builder's Show and the Board's Strategic Planning Session....
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This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers. In this issue you'll find upcoming events and registrations, our membership perk of the week and Graph's and Laughs by Elliot F Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

February 25, 2019 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Mad Money Coupon Book/ Money Saver Magazine. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, 2019 Spring Town and Country Planbook advertising information and our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

February 18, 2019 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by ProFed Credit Union. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, 2019 Spring Town and Country Planbook advertising information and our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

February 11, 2019 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Home Living Magazine. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, 2019 Spring Town and Country Planbook advertising information and our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Getting Busy!

February 7, 2019 in President's Pen

Happy February to everyone; I just want to say thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, or helped plan January’s Inaugural event. It sounds as if everyone had a nice time and enjoyed the evening. We had several past presidents in attendance, and three of our state officers were in attendance as well. Thanks to everyone involved, I hope next year we see an even larger turnout...
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Winter is surely here! Today as I compose this month’s Commissioner’s Corner, I sit alone in the office at 10:00 a.m. due to the extreme temperatures we have today. Some of my staff has been out assisting local fire departments as we respond to increased fire calls. One thing that this cold weather eliminates is dealing with mud. The reason I bring this up is because we purchased boot covers for all our inspectors...
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Monday Morning Blast

February 4, 2019 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by City Chevy / City Ford. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, Skills USA Competition information, 2019 Spring Town and Country Planbook advertising information and our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

January 28, 2019 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by 3 Rivers Federal Credit Union . This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, Skills USA Competition information, and our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

January 21, 2019 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, "In The News" and our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

January 14, 2019 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Rose Brick, Hardscapes and Fireplaces. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, "In The News" and our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

January 7, 2019 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Rabb Water. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, "In The News" and our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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I want to wish a very Happy New Year to all of you. What an honor it is for me to be able to serve our organization this coming year in the role as President. I look forward to the coming months, as we continue to see growth and expand in areas that impact our industry...
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As we progress with our remodeling of the Building Department offices, I discovered an entire shelf of scrapbooks from an era before e-mail and digital photos existed. People actually cut out articles and pasted them on hard stock cards using honey colored glue and page protectors. I can’t imagine the amount of time someone put into these...
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Monday Morning Blast

December 31, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Wabash Lighting. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, commitee meeting updates as well as our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

December 24, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast is brought to you by Kabbage. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year, updated OSHA training requirements as well as our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

December 17, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Amazon Business. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year as well as our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

December 10, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by GEICO Insurance. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year as well as our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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I can’t believe I am writing this month’s blog with snow falling outside my office windows. If you are like me, you have that one family member who insists on playing holiday music before the turkey is cold on Thanksgiving. These two things remind me the year is coming to a close, but I want to hold on to certain aspects of 2018 because it was a good year for Allen County builders....
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Friends, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as President of this wonderful association of ours this year. If I had to sum up this year in one phrase it would be, “2018: The year of transition and new opportunities...
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Hello fellow HBA members, what follows is an update from your local HBA Code Committee who are reviewing the proposed 2018 International Residential Code (IRC). Amazing how time flies! We have one more meeting on December 10th covering chapters 40-42 and reviewing all prior chapters. Once the chapter has been reviewed, we will submit to the IRC review committee in Indianapolis...
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Monday Morning Blast

December 3, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by ProFed Federal Credit Union. This issue features upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities in the first quarter of the year as well as our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D....
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Monday Morning Blast

November 26, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Irving Materials, Inc. This issue features upcoming events in January and February along with our membership perk of the week, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and the final week to get in your builder rebates for the third quarter....
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Monday Morning Blast

November 19, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Home Living Magazine. In this issue, you'll find a recap of our General Membership Meeting last week, registration & sponsorships for our Inaugural Celebration and February TableTop. As always our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. are included....
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Monday Morning Blast

November 12, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Big C Lumber. Registration & sponsorships are now available for our Inaugural Celebration and February TableTop. FWCS Career Academy is holding their annual fruit sale - orders are being taken now through November 13! The Honeywell Center is holding a pre-sale for numerous shows today and tomorrow. And, as always our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. are included....
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Monday Morning Blast

November 5, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by The DeHayes Group. Registration is still open for our November GMM. Be sure to register this week! FWCS Career Academy is holding their annual fruit sale - orders are being taken now through November 13! And, National Door & Trim is holding their 40th Anniversary Open House on November 8. As always our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. are included....
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GIVING THANKS

November 1, 2018 in President's Pen

October was a busy month for your local association! We wrapped up the Fall Town & Country at the beginning of the month. It produced great traffic and I trust that the homebuilders that participated made some positive contacts. Please continue to support the tours ...
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I see so many good people in the construction industry coming and going from Citizens Square every day. Many of which specialize in a trade such as fire protection and irrigation specialists, steel erectors, pool installers, and insulators. I speak to soil scientists who can look at a plug of dirt and tell you whether it is sufficient to build on or not. All of these tradespeople have their place...
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Monday Morning Blast

October 29, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Glenbrook Dodge. In this issue, you'll find a recap of our JA Achieve-A-Bowl, registration information for the GMM and Sponsorship information for the Inaugural. FWCS Career Academy is holding their annual fruit sale - orders are being taken now! As always our membership perk of the week, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and job postings are also included....
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Monday Morning Blast

October 22, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Home Lumber. In this issue, you'll find information on our November GMM and an opportunity to get involved with Build Your Future for Careers in Construction Month and presale tickets for some upcoming shows at the Honeywell Center. As always our membership perk of the week and Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. are also included....
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Monday Morning Blast

October 15, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by City Chevy/City Ford. It's your last chance to register for the JA Achieve-A-Bowl. Don't forget to register for the November GMM and be on the lookout for the 2019 Ballot and Directory update to be arriving in your USPS mailbox. ...
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Monday Morning Blast

October 8, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Sears Contract Sales. In this issue, you'll get to learn a little bit about our new Services Director Lyndsi Isajczuk. You will also see how our membership drive went last week and find registration information for the JA Achieve-A-Bowl and General Membership Meeting. Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job openings are also available....
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Monday Morning Blast

October 1, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by 3 Rivers Federal Credit Union. In this issue, you'll find information for the Meet the Candidates Night, Membership Drive, Chili Cook-Off, JA Achieve-A-Bowl and our November GMM. As always our membership perk of the week, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job posts are also included....
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Monday Morning Blast

September 24, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. In this issue, you'll find information for the Meet the Candidates Night, Membership Drive, Chili Cook-Off, and the JA Achieve-A-Bowl. We are also featuring news from NAHB and the local area. As always our membership perk of the week, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job posts are also included....
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Monday Morning Blast

September 17, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Rose Brick, Hardscapes and Fireplaces. In this issue, you'll find a recap of our Build PAC Golf Outing, information for the Meet the Candidates Night, Chili Cook-Off, JA Achieve-A-Bowl, and other upcoming events. And, as always our membership perk of the week, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job postings....
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Monday Morning Blast

September 10, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Rabb Water Systems. In this issue, you'll find information on our meet the candidates night, a workshop for construction site stormwater management being put on by Fort Wayne City Utilities and other upcoming association events. Not to mention the membership perk of the week, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job postings....
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I can’t believe we are already in the last quarter of 2018! This year has been a challenging but productive time for my company as I trust it has been for you. The economy is still going strong which interprets into plenty of new home construction prospects for all. Very encouraging...
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I would like to start off with some departmental news to share. Assistant Building Commissioner Roger Clark has retired effective August 31st. He declined any type of retirement celebration, so all we can do is wish him well after 21 years of service to Allen County. Plans are underway to post the position in September...
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The code committee will meet September 10th at 11:45 am at the HBA Office to review Chapters 19 through 24. We will compare the 2003 with the amendments codes that we are currently using to the proposed 2018 New Code. This will be the committees 4th meeting for review with 3 meetings left to complete. If you see any changes that effect the building process by adding time and more costs, please let us know...
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Monday Morning Blast

September 1, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Wabash Lighting. In this issue, you'll find a shout out to all of our associate members, information on upcoming association events, the membership perk of the week, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job postings...
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Monday Morning Blast

August 27, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Aqua Systems. In this issue, you'll find a recap of the builder breakfast, information on the fall membership drive, the membership perk of the week, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job postings....
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Monday Morning Blast

August 20, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers. In this issue, you'll find updates on association activities, the deal of the week, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job postings....
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Monday Morning Blast

August 15, 2018 in Monday Blasts

This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Miller Heating & Air Conditioning. In this issue, you'll find updates on association activities, requested attendance at the upcoming council meeting, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job postings....
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The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne, Inc, is seeking a Services Director to work 30-40 hours per week in our downtown Fort Wayne office. The Services Director will report to the Executive Director of the association. ...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by ProFed Federal Credit Union. In this issue, you'll find updates on association activities, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job postings....
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by IMI. In this issue, you'll find codes committee updates, updates on association activities, Graphs & Laughs by Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and current job postings....
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Home Living Magazine. In this issue, you'll find codes committee updates, membership benefits with the Honeywell Foundation, updates on association activities and job postings....
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Big C Lumber. Code Committee Update: Thank you to all those that attended the meeting on July 9th and the prior meetings. With your help we will safeguard and shape our industry for years to come...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by The DeHayes Group. Announcement: Just 5 tickets remain for the HBA TinCaps game on August 16th Call the HBA Office if you are interested...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Ruoff Home Mortgage. CODE COMMITTEE UPDATE - The committee is currently working on Chapters 7 to 12. If you have any Proposal Changes to these chapters, please send them to the HBA Office by July 9th, 10am. Thank you!...
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Happy 4th of July to all! Summer is here and building is going full force! Thanks to ALL who was a part of the summer golf outing last month at Cedar Creek Golf Club. We appreciate the tremendous support of all the vendors and suppliers! THANK YOU! ...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Glenbrook Dodge. UPDATE: the Code Committee is currently working on Chapters 7 to 12. If you have any Proposal Changes to these chapters, please send them to the HBA Office by July 9th, 10am. Thank you!...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Sears Commercial—Kenmore Direct. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our summer golf outing coming up on June 7th has met the limit of 36 teams...
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I hope this time of the year is finding all of you well. Just a reminder for all to take time from our busy and challenging schedules to remember to be grateful to the Lord for all of the blessings we are receiving in a country that values the building industry. Don’t forget to serve your clients well. They are the reason we are in business! ...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by 3 Rivers. Code Committee Update: The Code Committee is currently working on Chapters 4 to 6. If you have any Proposal Changes to these chapters, please send them to the HBA Office by June 4th, 10am...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Wabash Lighting. UPDATE: membership drive deadline MAY 23rd for recruiting new members and receiving triple spikes. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers. Summer Golf Outing update: 8 Team Slots remain - $400 each , 4 Lunch Sponsors Needed - $300 each, 1 Hole Sponsor Needed - $100, Door Prizes Needed...
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Signs Everywhere! This time of year we begin to see signs. The birds chirping are a sign of spring. Political signs pop up like dandelions all over. I even see open house signs for our new construction completed over the endless winter season....
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Happy May! Well friends, new home construction is now going full throttle outside. (I’m sure everyone is nodding their heads in agreement!) Thank you to ALL who have contributed to our Spring Town & Country New Home & Specialty Retail Tour...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Miller Heating & Air Conditioning. Find out about upcoming events, news and more in this weekly publication from the Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by ProFed Federal Credit Union. Find out about upcoming events, news and more in this weekly publication from the Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne...
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This Monday Morning Blast brought to you by Menards. Find out about upcoming events, news and more in this weekly publication from the Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne...
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Lots of Great Action happening with Codes and Variances! Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission will be on a search for technology services to allow applicants the ability to have remote access verses attending all day meetings...
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If April showers aren’t snow showers, it will likely mean that slabs and basements will be popping up all over Allen County signaling another strong year of building. I certainly will miss Maurine’s calls and coordination on projects that promote our local building community. I sure hope someone got her brownie recipe before she left...
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Community Involvement

February 23, 2018 in Industry News

Each year, the membership of HBA collectively adds more than 1,400+ new homes to the area’s economic base. However, the Home Builders Association’s community involvement extends much further...
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