November 1, 2018

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!

Thank you to all that attended our Meet the Candidates at Club Soda on October 3rd. I was not able to attend, but I received good reviews from all that were there.

We are really excited to announce our October Membership Drive brought in 51 new members! We did extremely well compared to the other associations in the state. A BIG thank you to all that contributed and called on your vendors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Your leadership participated in the IBA golf tournament at Top Golf on the 16th. We had a respectable showing, but rest assured none of us are planning on going pro. It was a good time networking with other associations from across Indiana and keeping abreast of any new items of concern.

Supporting the future of our industry is a big deal right now and will continue to be in to the foreseeable future. We held two events this month to support that cause and both were a success. We had a great time with some excellent chili, entertainment and company at our 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction. Congrats to the winners, Jill Sample and Michelle Smekens! You guys made some awesome chili! The proceeds from the event will benefit the Fort Wayne Community Schools Career Academy Construction Trades Program. Teams also had a ball on the 24th supporting Junior Achievement through our annual Achieve-A-Bowl event. Both events are for a great cause supporting the future of our industry and we will continue to do both in the future.

As we are in the 4th quarter of 2018, I want to take a moment and remind everyone to give thanks to ALL that makes our businesses a success. Individually it seems nearly impossible to accomplish all that happens to build a home, but corporately WE can do ANYTHING! Take the time to give thanks where it is necessary. Let’s finish this year STRONG!

DON’T FORGET!!! Please RSVP for the General Membership Meeting on November 14th!


Best regards,
Barclay Allen
HBA President

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