Associates Today: Build Your Brand

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New Webinar Helps You Build a Robust Brand
Many Associate members with successful businesses will attest that their HBA has proved to be the best place to build brand awareness, launch a robust referral program, generate leads and garner a strong clientele.

Dennis Poppe, owner of Premiere Benefits Services, an insurance company in Issaquah, Wash., is one of those members. On Sept. 16 from 2-3 p.m. he will share the marketing practices and tools he has used to build 100% percent of his business within his HBA, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County.

Association membership is what you make of it. Register today to learn how you can make your membership work to your advantage.

Associate Awards 
NAHB Associates awards programs are accepting applications. If you know a Builder or Associate member who is making outstanding contributions to the housing industry, help reward them for their achievements by nominating them (or yourself) for one of the following awards:

Associate of the Year: Recognizes one Associate member who has made outstanding contributions to their local, state and/or national HBA, and to the home building industry. Applications are due Sept. 28.

Bill Polley Advocate of Build PAC: Recognizes an Associate member who has made diligent efforts for Build PAC. Applications are due Sept. 28.

Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM): Recognizes builders who make an outstanding effort to do business with Associate members. Applications are due Oct. 5.

UncleSam NAHBNAHB Wants You
Applications for NAHB committee or council appointments for 2016 are currently being accepted online. We strongly encourage those who are interested in serving, or continuing to serve on committees or councils, to apply. The application deadline is Oct. 18.

September is Associate Member Appreciation Month
Let us know how you are planning to celebrate. If you are trying to figure out what to do, check out these great ideas.

~~ Good to Know ~~

  • IBS registration opens on Sept. 1. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on hot registration deals.
  • There are tons of discounts and savings opportunities available to members. Find out more at nahb.org/MA.
  • Overtime rule could affect more than 100,000 construction supervisors. Read more.
  • Chair Michael LeCorgne has a message for Associate members. Read it here!

Upcoming Events

Fall Board of Directors Meeting
Sept. 27 – 29

Financial Management Live Online Course
Nov. 3, 10, 17

Building Systems Showcase
Nov. 5 – 7

Advanced Green Building: Project Management Live Online Course
Dec. 1, 8, 15

2016 International Builders’ Show
Jan. 19 – 21

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Associates Today is an Associate member-focused column offered exclusively on the NAHBNow blog. At the beginning of each month, Associates Today presents news and information on resources and events that are relevant to Associate members – and friends of Associate members – in one convenient location.

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