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Vision 2020: Advocacy

September 2, 2020

Our Mission:
The Home Builders Association of Ft. Wayne, Inc. supports all segments of the residential building industry through advocacy, education, workforce development, networking and community involvement.

To carry on from last month and our Strategic Plan let’s focus specifically on advocacy. Hopefully, you saw in the Friday Flash or our email plea for a “Call To Action” as NAHB is seeking prompt action from President Trump and the Administration regarding the soaring lumber prices coupled with supply shortages that are greatly affecting our industry. Your assistance and action on these “calls” is greatly appreciated as local, state and national affiliates advocate on your behalf to promote affordable housing.

In January, as I gave my “Vision 2020 Speech”, I’ll admit I didn’t see this invisible enemy just around the corner. But together, and with each other’s help, we will come out on the other side even stronger -- as individuals and as an organization. Problems, COVID or whatever, have the capacity to make us stronger if we allow ourselves to find solutions and build together towards the common goal of keeping housing affordable. Albert Einstein said it best, “In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” It’s our MISSION and why we do what we do, to help, develop, network and lead others to be the best they can, both within and outside the residential building industry.

Sometimes we get thrown curveballs, but you still watch the pitch and can hit the ball. Let’s watch what we can, and swing in the areas that help our industry. Watch for the “Call to Actions,” let others know how you might be handling rising lumber prices, and get as involved as you can. 2020 can still be a great year -- work hard, play fair and finish strong. We are in this together and that’s just one more reason to be part of this great association.

Upcoming events include the Builder Breakfast, Codes Update Learning Table, Build PAC Golf Outing, and the Builders’ Showcase. See all upcoming events on our website, here.

Next month is membership month. Please get plugged in by being a part of a recruitment team. Email Beth or Rebecca to get more information.
My goal in showing you this is not only to be held accountable but to show you everything going on if you were not aware. Where do you think you could get plugged in? Maybe it’s just by asking one prospective member a month to join, and now you have another reason why. If you have a question about something, please feel free to reach out to me and I will do all I can to assist.

My goal in showing you this is not only to be held accountable but to show you everything going on if you were not aware. Where do you think you could get plugged in? Maybe it’s just by asking one prospective member a month to join, and now you have another reason why. If you have a question about something, please feel free to reach out to me and I will do all I can to assist.

Best Regards,
Greg Gerbers
HBA President

Contact Me by phone at (260) 969-1311 or email at greg@dehayes.com

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