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Date: Tuesday, August 28

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Cost: FREE

All members are encouraged to attend. It’s a great way to get more involved and find out how the GAHBA works! Lunch will be provided, courtesy of meeting sponsors Atlanta Audio & Automation and CoastalStates Bank. For more information, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or rhodge@atlantahba.com.

  

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 19

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

Place: GAHBA Office

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

The GAHBA is getting ready for its annual Membership Drive – all members are encouraged to get involved and help the association reach its goal to add 100 new members between October 1-18!

Dates to Remember

October 4 – Membership Drive Kick Off Call-A-Thon: Come to the GAHBA office from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and call your contacts. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Northwest Exterminating. If you have a list of potential members ready, send it to Membership Manager Ruth Ann Bailey at rabailey@atlantahba.com to review who may already be a GAHBA member.

October 18 – Membership Appreciation Event: At the close of the Membership Drive the GAHBA will be hosting a celebration for all members from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolina Lumber & Supply Co. More details to come.

For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or rabailey@atlantahba.com.

  

The Home Builders Association of Georgia will be hosting the 2018 HBAG Fall Membership Conference September 25-26 at the Mills House Wyndham Grand in Charleston, SC. 

Click here for more details and to register.

 

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Membership Benefits

Kabbage has created a new way to provide flexible access to small business financing using an online application to provide a quick decision. GAHBA/NAHB members are eligible to receive a $200 electronic gift card when you qualify for a business line of credit up to $250,000! 

 

Click here to learn more and apply now.

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

 

Take advantage of the Job and Resume Postings section of our website.

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 bookstore@atlantahomebuilders.com to have your resume posted.

SAVE THE DATE!

September 19 – North Fulton Chapter Lunch Meeting

September 25 – New Member Orientation

September 27 – Forsyth Chapter Lunch Meeting

October 1-18 – GAHBA Membership Drive

October 4 – Membership Drive Kick Off Call-A-Thon

October 11 – Young Professionals Group "Speed-U-Cate" Event

October 17 – Sales & Marketing Council "Mix & Mingle" Networking Event

October 18 – Membership Appreciation Event

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Date: Saturday, November 3

Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Place: OMNI Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

Cost: $135 Individual, $1,350 Table of Ten

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Atlanta Sales & Marketing Council present the 38th Annual OBIE Awards Gala. Join your colleagues on November 3 for the announcement of the winners of these prestigious awards. Pre-registration is required – tickets must be purchased by October 8. Table assignments will be emailed to you by October 19. Dress is black-tie optional.

If you missed out on sponsoring this year's OBIE Awards, there is still time to place an ad in the 2018 Winners Book! The deadline to submit ads is September 30.

Click here for more information and to access the form. 

 
   

The Atlanta Sales & Marketing Council was back at Tin Lizzy's Cantina for last week's Mix & Mingle Networking Event. It was a hot one, but the drinks, tacos, and good company kept everyone happy and refreshed. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported SMC and a big shout out to event sponsors Century Communities and KNOCK!

 
    Last Wednesday’s North Fulton Chapter Social at Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar was a huge success thanks to all who attended and event sponsors Thomas Concrete of Georgia and Pike Consulting Group! The sun was shining, the drinks were flowing, and the energy on the upstairs patio was infectious! Guests also enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the The Hotel at Avalon. 
  

Date: Wednesday, August 29

Time: 9:30 a.m., Shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.

Place: Atlanta National Golf Club (Milton)

Lunch will be provided, along with a reception following the tournament. All player slots and sponsorships are now sold out. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.

  

The time has come to update our member records for the GAHBA's 2019 Membership Directory and Builder Resource Guide!

Please click here to log-in and verify your company contact information, and make corrections if needed. In addition to updating your contact information, you will also be able to update your list of employees and your business category. While editing your online listing, you also have the option to add a more detailed description for your business, which will allow consumers and other members to find you more easily on the website.

All changes must be made online at www.atlantahomebuilders.com by September 10.

Please note the directory will be printed in November, so your membership must be active as of November 1, 2018, to be included in the 2019 directory. For more information, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or rhodge@atlantahba.com.

Show how your company demonstrates excellence in work-place safety and win $1,000!

Builders Insurance Group and the Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG) would like to recognize a top-tier organization that has demonstrated leadership in the area of work-place safety. Every year, accidents on the job cause devastating injuries, even deaths. The monetary and emotional costs are great. However, most accidents are preventable, and there are companies that take active measures to embrace a culture of safety. Are you one of these leaders? If so, the goal of this award is to highlight your company and your outstanding achievements in work-place safety.

The “Safety Leadership Award” is open to all current GAHBA members. Simply complete the two-page nomination form and submit it to Builders Insurance Group at lkwon@bldrs.com. Entries are due by August 31. The award and $1,000 cash prize will be presented at the ​HBAG fall membership conference in September. For more information, contact Lisa Kwon at (678) 309-4166.

Click here to access the nomination form. 

 
Government Affairs

DeKalb: Timothy Hardy has been hired as the new code enforcement director for DeKalb County. Hardy has previously worked for Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, and Fulton County. Click here to read more.

Clayton: Clayton County Commissioner Felicia Franklin Warner will be hosting a Builder and Developer reception. This FREE event will feature presentations from community experts and cities on why it’s beneficial to build in Clayton County.

Date: Thursday, September 13

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

Place: Tea Room at The Morrow Center (1180 Southlake Circle, Morrow)

Milton: GAHBA members and staff met with the City of Milton this morning to discuss concerns members have with the city’s retaining wall rules. Currently, you are only allowed to have a 6-foot high retaining wall. It was a very productive meeting, and the GAHBA will continue to work with the city to achieve an equitable solution. If you have concerns with the retaining wall rules, please contact Stephen Davis.

Click here to check out the GAHBA's first Facebook Live Government Affairs update, and follow us on Facebook for a new update each week! 

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

Next Meeting

Date: Tuesday, August 21

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

Place: GAHBA Office 

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

   
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Date: Thursday, August 23

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

Place: Pontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs)

Cost: $25 

Come test your skills at the Young Professionals Group Boards & Brews Cornhole Tournament! Board sponsorships and tournament player spots are sold out, but you can still attend the event as a spectator and play for fun. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Wednesday, September 12

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

Place: GAHBA Office 

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

Dr. Roger Tutterow of Kennesaw State University will present an overall economic snapshot as well as the results of the latest Consumer Confidence Survey. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or vbraverman@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Thursday, September 13

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

Place: Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina

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

Join the Sales & Marketing Council to hear from Melissa Morman, Chief Experience Officer of BDX, who will be discussing:

• A Closer Look at Today’s Buyer

• What We Can Learn from Other Industries

• Leverage the Latest Technology to Refine Your Customer’s Journey

• Tools to Involve Your Customers & Get Them Emotionally Committed

• A Seamless Journey & Sales Experience that Speaks to Where Your Customer is in the Sales Cycle

For more information or to sponsor, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Thursday, September 20

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

Place: The Reserve at Celebration Village (Suwanee)

Cost: FREE for 55+ Council Members, $20 GAHBA Members, $30 Non-Members

The Reserve at Celebration Village is leading the industry in allowing 55+ homebuyers to truly "Age in Place." Join the 55+ Housing Council to meet and hear from the developers and builders of the Active Senior Concepts Group! Lunch will be provided, followed by a tour of the clubhouse and two unique, fully furnished models. Registration is FREE for 55+ Housing Council members! For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Friday, September 21

Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Place: Gilgal

The Professional Women in Building Council is seeking volunteers for a HomeAid Care Day at Gilgal, a recovery residence for women experiencing homelessness due to drug and alcohol addiction. Tasks will include painting, landscaping, cleaning, and repairs. Coffee, snacks, lunch, water, bug spray, and sunscreen will be provided. For more information, contact Lattice Hardwick at (770) 885-9168 or latticehardwick@atlanticbay.com or Khristine Hartman at (912) 713-9636 or khartman@fairwaymc.com.

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Date: Wednesday, August 22

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

Place: Southface Energy Institute 

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

Guest speaker Brad Hutchins of Weissman PC will give a presentation on title challenges. For more information, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 or msaunders@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Friday, August 24

Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Place: HomeStretch (Roswell)

HomeAid Atlanta, Brand Vaughan Lumber, and the North Fulton Chapter are teaming up to help with landscaping and a few small projects as needed at HomeStretch, an organization that guides homeless families toward permanent housing and lasting stability. HomeAid will provide breakfast bars, coffee, water, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, gardening tools, gardening gloves, and liability insurance. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Thursday, August 30

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Place: The Reserve at Celebration Village (Suwanee)

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

Come join the Forsyth Chapter for an evening of networking! Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or rabailey@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Tuesday, September 4

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

Place: Jailhouse Brewing Company (Hampton)

Cost: $10 GAHBA Members, $15 Non-Members

Come network with your South Side colleagues at the Metro South Chapter Social! The Metro South Chapter includes Clayton, Henry, and South Fulton Counties - all builders and trade partners who live, work, or do business in these areas are encouraged to get involved! For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or sdavis@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Wednesday, September 5

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

Place: The Gwinnett Chamber at the 1818 Club (Duluth)

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

All are invited to the next Gwinnett Chapter lunch meeting, which will feature County Commissioners John Heard and Lynette Howard. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or vbraverman@atlantahba.com.

  

Date: Friday, September 7

Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Place: Sheltering Grace Ministries (Marietta)

Calling all volunteers! The Cobb/Cherokee Chapter is partnering with HomeAid Atlanta for a Care Day at Sheltering Grace Ministries, a shelter that provides housing and support for homeless pregnant women. The home is in need of interior and exterior painting, landscaping clean-up, interior cleaning, and a small remodeling project. All tools, equipment, and lunch for volunteers will be provided. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a financial contribution to the project, click on the registration link below to donate. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.

Date: Tuesday, September 11

Time: 8:30-11:00 a.m.

Place: GAHBA Office

Cost: FREE for GAHBA Builder Members, $15 Associate Members, $20 Non-Members

For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or rabailey@atlantahba.com

  

Date: Wednesday, September 12

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

Place: Governors Gun Club (Kennesaw)

Cost: $45 Shooter, $25 Non-Shooter

Join the Cobb/Cherokee Chapter at the Governors Gun Club to compete in a friendly 25-round per person game of indoor skeet shooting! There will be a prize for the first place winner! Guests have the option to attend as a non-shooter spectator and watch from the viewing deck. Shooter slots will be limited to the first 55 to register. Thank you to event sponsors ADT-Advantage Security, BB&T Home Mortgage, and TEC! For more information or if you're interested in sponsoring this event, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.

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 Online classes are available at www.homebuildersuniversity.com.

 

  

Date: Wednesday, September 26

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Cost: $5 GAHBA or Other HBA Members

The GAHBA's Education and Government Affairs departments are excited to announce the first-ever Government Affairs 101 Class! This "lunch & learn" course will be taught by GAHBA Government Affairs Director Stephen Davis and will focus on local government advocacy, engaging with elected officials, and getting involved with political campaigns. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or vbraverman@atlantahba.com.

The association is excited to announce the revision of the GAHBA contracts! Frank Brown of Weissman Attorneys at Law has rewritten the contracts, and the 2018 version is now available for purchase through the online bookstore. When you purchase the 2018 GAHBA contracts online, you will receive a link to download the contract files.

The contracts are $12 for GAHBA members and $22 for non-members.

We are asking that you stop using any old versions of the contracts and only use the 2018 contracts.

Click here to go to the GAHBA online bookstore.

 
 
   
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Help HomeAid Atlanta win a $1,000 grant by voting for their video entry in the 2018 pledgeTV Film Festival!

It just takes a couple clicks to vote – HomeAid's video, created by Atlanta's Best New Homes TV, is listed in the "Professional" category. Be sure to submit your votes by August 22. Thank you for all that you do to help HomeAid Build New Lives!

  

Date: Tuesday, November 6

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Place: Capital City Club - Crabapple (Milton)

Cost: $2,500 per foursome

Reserve your foursome or sponsorship now for the 2018 Housing the Homeless Golf Tournament benefitting HomeAid Atlanta. For more information, contact Cecily Stevens at (678) 775-1451 or cecily@homeaidatlanta.org.

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