Welcome to October, everyone. This is my favorite time of year; We can look ahead to the holidays, but still enjoy the last warm days of the year doing things outdoors with family and friends. Football season is in full-swing, the MLB playoffs are beginning, and the fall push for new home starts in the 2019 calendar year are all upon us.
This is also a big month for us at the HBA, as we have a full calendar, so grab a PSL and gear up for the season.
October 2: This is our big fall membership drive. Our spring drive had moderate success, but the fall drive is where we hope to see our big growth month for the year. There are some great incentives for us locally that the NAHB has set forth, as well as a money-back guarantee that we have instituted for new members joining this month. We want to grow, and we want our members to be involved and reap the benefits of membership. If you know someone who could benefit from membership in our organization ask them about joining!
October 2: Meet the Candidates night. It is political season, and we are proud to be able to help make this event happen in partnership with Upstate Alliance of Realtors, and Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. This is an event taking place at Club Soda, and registration is required. Get out and hear from some of our local candidates.
October 16: This is our annual Chili-Cook Off night. The proceeds will benefit the Fort Wayne Community Schools Career Academy. We will have a silent auction, and plenty of chili to sample. So, come out for a great networking event that helps benefit our future workforce members.
We just finished the inaugural Builders’ Showcase home tour. Early returns are that the show had a successful turnout. Thanks again to all of our sponsors, and builders who participated in the event. I hope everyone sees great returns on the investment made to make the show a success.
Have a great month everyone,