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May 15 – Government Affairs Committee Meeting

May 16 – Membership Committee Meeting

May 16 – 55+ Housing Council Program Meeting and Site Tour (SOLD OUT)

May 18 – President's Cup Golf Tournament (SOLD OUT)

June 6 – Professional Women in Building Council Program Meeting

June 13 – New Member Orientation

June 15 – Builder Speed Dating

July 12 – Professional Women in Building Council Networking Event

This Week at the GAHBA

Date: Thursday, May 10

Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency - Villa Christina

Cost: $45 SMC Members, $55 HBA Members, $65 Non-Members

The Atlanta Sales & Marketing Council presents Meko Fountain, ranked as one of the top five realtors at her Atlanta Keller Williams Intown Office. Fountain will share her insights on:

• Why is social media important to your business now?

• The power of millennials and how they are quickly changing the real estate market

• What you should revamp or add to your marketing department

• Who is controlling your marketing/advertising and is it working for you?

• What your agents need to know and how they could use the tools you give them to increase profits


Date: Wednesday, May 16

Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Place: HBA Office 

Cost: FREE for BDL Council Members, $25 HBA Members, $35 Non-Members

Mike Overley of Metrostudy will present an update on the Atlanta housing market. For more information, contact Valerie Siegel Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


Date: Wednesday, May 16

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Cresswind at Lake Lanier (Gainesville)


Join the 55+ Housing Council to tour Kolter Homes' Cresswind at Lake Lanier – Georgia's most awarded and #1 selling active-adult community for five years in a row! Kolter Homes' Area President Bob Rademacher will present a case study of the community and interior designer Donna DeLuca of Design Environments will discuss the staging process and design trends for 2018. Attendees will also hear an analysis of how the market is impacting the 55+ housing industry from John Hunt of ViaSearch and MarketNsight.

Membership News

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 16

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Place: HBA Office

If you are interested in reaching out to fellow members and helping the HBA grow its membership, the committee would love to have you. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


Date: Wednesday, June 13

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Place: HBA Office

Cost: FREE

Come learn about the Greater Atlanta HBA, meet the staff, and find out how to get the most out of your membership! For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


Date: Tuesday, June 26

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Place: HBA Office

Cost: FREE

All members are encouraged to attend. It’s a great way to get more involved and find out how the HBA works! Lunch will be served. For more information or to sponsor, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or


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Membership Benefits

Click here to find out about discounts and benefits available to HBA members through NAHB!


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Looking for employees? Download the Job Board order form on the website and submit your company’s job openings.

Looking for a new position? Send your resume to to have your resume posted.

Government Affairs

Last week the HBA participated in NAHB's Bringing Housing Home program, which provides an opportunity for HBA members and staff to conduct in-district meetings with their representatives. Meetings were held with Congresswoman Karen Handel, Congressman David Scott, and Congressman Rob Woodall. These meetings are key to strengthening relationships with lawmakers and keeping housing issues a priority in Congress.

Gwinnett County: The Gwinnett County Planning Department is now processing requests for painted brick as a modification process. To apply, complete the modification form and submit to the Development Plan Review Section of the Planning Department. The application fee is $100. This is temporary, and the HBA is working with the county to find a good permanent solution.

Click here to access the application for modification.

Remember, if you see something, say something. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or

Next Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 15

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Place: HBA Office 

The Government Affairs Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month. All HBA members are encouraged to get involved with the committee and their respective chapters. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or

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Date: Tuesday, June 12

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Marietta Country Club (Kennesaw)

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $25 Non-Members

Guest speaker John Hunt of Via Search and MarketNsight will present an analysis of the current Cobb and Cherokee County markets. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Wednesday, June 13

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: Pure Taqueria (Roswell)

Cost: $20 HBA Members, $25 Non-Members

Join the North Fulton Chapter for some food, drinks, and networking with members who live, work, and play in the North Fulton area! For more information or to sponsor this event, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Thursday, June 21

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Smokin' Chefs @ Lanier Golf Club (Cumming)

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $20 Non-Members

The guest speaker will be Tom Brown, Director of Planning & Zoning for Forsyth County. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or

Latest News

The Professional Women in Building Council hosted "Yoga in the Park: Planking the Difference" Saturday morning at Piedmont Park. The event helped raise money for the PWB Scholarship Fund, which benefits college students in building industry fields. Thank you to everyone who came out to have fun and support this wonderful cause! 


The Metro South Chapter hosted a lunch meeting last week, which included a presentation on OSHA by Mitchell Smith of Pike Consulting Group and a 50/50 raffle benefiting HomeAid Atlanta. Pictured at right, from the left, are Mitchell Smith, HBA staff members Ruth Ann Bailey and Stephen Davis, Clayton County Commissioner Felicia Franklin Warner, and HomeAid Executive Director Mandy Crater. Thank you to sponsors Atlanta Gas Light, Atlanta's Best New Homes TV, Georgia Power, HomeBridge Financial Services, and Pike Consulting Group for making the meeting a success!

The event will be held Friday, June 15, at the HBA office. There are only 15 sponsorships available – these will go fast! There will be no more that two “like” companies allowed. Slots will not be held by calling – you must complete the form and send in along with payment. There will be 14-15 builders/purchasing managers participating. 


Date: Tuesday, May 8

Time: Dinner 6:00 p.m., First Pitch 7:00 p.m.

Place: Coolray Field (Lawrenceville)

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $30 Non-Members ($10 Kids 2-12, FREE for Kids Under 2)

Join the Gwinnett Chapter to watch the Gwinnett Stripers take on the Charlotte Knights! Make it a company outing or bring your family – group pricing is available! Ticket cost includes game admission, dinner, and beer. For more information, contact Valerie Siegel Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


Date: Friday, May 18

Time: Registration 9:30 a.m., Shotgun Start 10:00 a.m.

Place: Reunion Country Club (Hoschton)


A limited number of Gold Sponsorships are still available. For more information or to sign up to sponsor, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or



Continuing education credit requirements:

Residential Basic: 6 credit hours (3 per year, July-June)

Residential Light Commercial: 12 credit hours (6 per year, July-June)  



Click here for the list of upcoming classes offered by the GAHBA.

 Online classes are available at



 Social Media Marketing for Your Business

 $17.50 HBA Member Price


  Written By HBA Member Carol Morgan of Denim Marketing!

 Partnering with Brokers to Win More Sales

 $21.00 HBA Member Price

 Single-Family Builder Compensation Study, 2017 Edition

 $79.50 HBA Member Price


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More than 60 area drop-off locations are awaiting your donations of new, unopened packages of diapers, baby wipes, baby food, and baby formula as part of HomeAid’s Essentials Drive! Today, May 8, is the last day to donate. The Essentials Drive, held annually since 2002, is held in honor of Mother’s Day, helping homeless mothers and their babies obtain "essential” baby supplies.

Click here for a complete list of drop-off locations.


Got any copy-paper size boxes you don't need? 

HomeAid needs lots of boxes before May 10 when HomeAid volunteers will gather to sort and pack Essentials Drive items for delivery. Drop your boxes off at the Greater Atlanta HBA office any time between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays before May 10. 


On Friday, April 20, HomeAid Atlanta partnered with the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia’s (MBAG) Atlanta Chapter for a HomeAid Care Day at Direction House, a transitional housing program for male veterans working to overcome addiction issues. Vince Longo, right, of Vincent Longo Custom Builders and James MacDowell of Unique Homes and Renovations volunteered and provided leadership throughout the day.

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