The executive team and various committees have worked hard on workforce development, education, membership and marketing. We recently conducted a successful and well attended educational event in October focusing on Producing Successful Construction Projects with Shawn McCadden. Hopefully, those who attended are even better suited for success based on what they learned.
A big thank you to all who organized, submitted projects for, and attended the 2018 Cornerstone Awards. This program provides a unique opportunity to showcase the outstanding work of our members. In March, the winning projects will be highlighted at the NH State Home Show, providing visibility and recognition to 7,500 homeowners. Next year, we’re adding on-air promotion of the People’s Choice award through our partnership with iHeart radio and NH Today host Jack Heath — an- other great reason to submit your entries!
Our website update is also in the works, with www.nhhba.com scheduled to launch before the end of the year. The goal is to make it easier to navigate and find what you need. Please submit photos of your projects and/or interesting things happening in your business so we can use them on our website and social media. This will encourage homeowners to work with and easily find members of the NH Home Builders Association. Photos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love showing our appreciation by hosting events where members can connect with ven- dors and potential recruits. A Fall BBQ was held at our Concord office while another coincided with the Home Show in March. Both were well received and we’re looking to continuing these next year.
I joined the NH Home Builders Association in 2011 and have found it to be an invaluable part of my business. It has provided a connection to a variety of businesses I’ve utilized myself and referred to others. Involvement in State and Local leadership has also widened my perspective from my little world to the building industry as a whole. I’ve enjoyed learning about every aspect of membership and finding ways we can work together to strengthen our industry.
Even though my term is ending in December, I’ll still be actively involved, putting time into the Builderscare NH Foundation to help with workforce development and the Hammers for Veterans program. I hope you’ll find a way to give back to the community that has given us so much.
Happy Holidays and I hope to see you in the New Year.
2017/2018 NHHBA President