Friday, April 7, 2017

2017 April Newsletter

APRIL NEWSLETTER
As a member of the NWA Home Builders Association you are also a member of the national association, NAHB. To make the most of your membership you should be taking advantage of NAHB Member Advantages. These member advantages are easy ways to reduce expenses, maximize profits and increase efficiency. Through agreements with leading national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family. Check out some of the offerings from Dell, Geico, General Motors and Lowe's.
SEE WHAT'S COMING UP
UPCOMING EVENTS
April 6
  • General Membership Meeting 
    - Armstrong Bank, Springdale  10:30AM
  • Arkansas Gives Event - Don't miss this day of giving!
April 12
  • Parade of Homes Committee Meeting, 11:00AM
April 19
  • Exec. & Finance Committee Meeting, 12:00PM
April 25
  • Board Meeting, 11:30AM

Check out this video recap of this year's NWA Home & Garden Show
        Contact the HBA office for details
DID YOU KNOW?
  
CONSTRUCTION COSTS ON THE RISE
NWA HBA FOUNDATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ARKANSAS GIVES EVENT
The cost of building homes is going up.  The latest Producer Price Index released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that prices of softwood lumber, gypsum, ready-mix concrete and OSB all rose in February. The increases were led by gypsum products, with softwood lumber a close second.

 
 
WHAT'S NEXT IN CAREER EDUCATION FOR NWA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
In 2020, the second class of seniors will be graduating from the Don Tyson School of Innovation. The school follows a model of personalized education that gives students flexibility to move through coursework at their own pace.
 

 
NWA CONSIDERED 22ND FASTEST GROWING 
METRO AREA
Northwest Arkansas was the 22nd fastest-growing metro area in the country last year, according to population estimates released in March. The estimated population of the area increased 2.3% between 2015 and 2016 according to the Census Bureau.
 
This year, the NWA HBA Foundations plans to participate in a day of giving in Arkansas. On April 6, non-profits from around the state are reaching out to the public to ask them to give. The Arkansas Community Foundation started this day of giving and adds the opportunity to earn bonus dollars for each non-profit that participates. All donations given to the Foundation help support students interested in the construction trades industry.
 

    
OSHA COURSES AT NWACC
NWACC is offering educational OSHA 500 and 501 classes. Classes will be held at the community college in Bentonville. If you have questions about these courses you can contact Cindy Hammons at NWACC. 
The courses offered are:
(Click the course name to learn more)

 
HELP US KEEP YOUR INFORMATION UP-TO-DATE
Has your address, phone number, logo or website address changed? Don't forget to let us know! We want to have the most accurate information for referrals, advertising and sponsorships. Click the button to update your information or send it in an email.
  
 
NEW MEMBERS
Pierce Graphics
417.753.7137

RENEWED MEMBERS
 

 
Color Your World, Inc
479.236.5932 
 
  
Scroggins Plumbing
479.751.4108
Unique Maison Construction
479.466.1139

 
ADVERTISING & SOCIAL MEDIA
HOW'S YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA?
Digital advertising has become a key part of most marketing campaigns. Need some tips to up your Social Media game? Visit the complete guide to social media. 
GIVE YOURSELF SOME CREDIT!
Do you like knowing you are dealing with a reputable company? So do your customers! Let them know that you know us by branding yourself as an HBA member. Need some stickers or logos to hang? Let us know and we will send
you what you need.