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Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, November 28

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Are you looking for an easy way to plug in to the GAHBA? Whether you are new or have been a member for several years, the Membership Committee would love to have you to help recruit and encourage other members to get involved. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or rabailey@atlantahba.com.

 

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Membership Benefits
Looking for a delicious holiday gift? NAHB has partnered with Omaha Steaks to give members 10% off all items, plus FREE shipping on select items!
 
Click here to learn more and take advantage of this promotion now!
 

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

 

Take advantage of the Networking & Jobs section of our website!

 

Looking for employees? Complete and submit the Job Board order form to have your company's job openings posted on our website. Job postings are FREE for GAHBA members!

 

Looking for a new position? Send your resume to bookstore@atlantahomebuilders.com to have your resume posted on our website for potential employers to see.

SAVE THE DATE!
January 17 – GAHBA Installation and Awards Ceremony
 
January 22 – DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter Lunch Meeting
 
January 24 – Forsyth Chapter Lunch Meeting
 
February 26 – GAHBA Board of Directors Meeting
 
February 27 – HBAG Winter Meeting & Rally at the Capitol
Latest News
The Professional Women in Building Council recently held its final program meeting of 2018. Guests heard from a panel of industry professionals discussing different generations in the workplace, and the council welcomed its new board members for next year. The board has already been making plans for 2019 – keep an eye out for announcements! 
 
  
In an effort to continue to provide a high-level education program, the GAHBA is seeking feedback from our members and students. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. The survey is open to all members and non-members whether or not you have taken a class at the GAHBA. There will be a drawing for 2 winners to receive a free 3-hour class registration.
Hurricane Michael inflicted an unprecedented amount of damage on Southwest Georgia. State agencies, power companies, the American Red Cross and other relief agencies have been working tirelessly providing assistance. However, many of our neighbors in Southwest Georgia are still in need of additional help with clean up.
 
  
Date: Tuesday, December 11
 
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
Place: GAHBA Office
 
Cost: FREE
 
All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served. HomeAid Atlanta will be on hand selling Project Playhouse raffle tickets. Tickets are $20 each or $100 for six, and the winner will receive a custom-built child’s playhouse. Please consider purchasing a ticket and supporting HomeAid, the designated charity of the GAHBA. For more information, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or rhodge@atlantahba.com.
Government Affairs
This week's Government Affairs Update includes information on positions available on the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods, zoning information available online in Henry County, and a new parking ordinance in Stockbridge.
 
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, November 20

 

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

  

GAHBA President Jim Chapman has been spearheading efforts to raise additional funds for the Builder Political Action Committee (BPAC). These funds are used to help the Government Affairs team work with elected officials to promote and protect the home building industry.

 

Click here to donate now.

  
Save the date for the Home Builders Association of Georgia's upcoming Winter Meeting!
 
HBAG will host a Legislative Reception on the evening of February 26, followed by the Winter Meeting and Rally at the Capitol on February 27. All GAHBA members are encouraged to attend. More details to come.
   
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This Week at the GAHBA
  

Date: Thursday, December 6

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Place: Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta

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

Get ready to celebrate the season while supporting a good cause! All members are encouraged to attend, and it will be a wonderful opportunity to take home some great Christmas gifts! All proceeds from the evening will benefit HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the GAHBA. Items available in the silent auction will include electronics, gift baskets, vacation packages, and jewelry. Sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or eraymond@atlantahba.com.

To contribute items to the silent auction, download the donation form here.

Latest Chapters
The Metro South Chapter recently hosted its last lunch meeting of 2018. Attendees heard from Henry County Commissioner Gary Barham, Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeffrey Turner, and the Clayton County Building Department. The chapter also presented the "Metro South Chapter Member of the Year" award to Dean Bendall of HomeBridge Financial Services. Stay tuned to see what the chapter has coming up next in 2019!
 
Education
 
Visit the Education section on the GAHBA website for information on the latest upcoming classes.
 
  

Date: Tuesday, December 4

 

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

 

Place: GAHBA Office

 

Cost: $5 GAHBA or Other HBA Members

 

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 FREE for GAHBA members, $12 for members of other HBAs, 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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Government Affairs 101 – Lunch & Learn with Stephen Davis (2 credit hours)

Date: Tuesday, December 4

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Register here...

 

For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or vbraverman@atlantahba.com.

Homeaid Atlanta
November is HomeAid Homelessness Awareness Month, an annual campaign held every year to increase awareness about the issues of homelessness. Visit www.homeaidatlanta.org or follow HomeAid Atlanta on Facebook to learn more.
 
HomeAid Atlanta participated in several activities this month for Homelessness Awareness Month including Stock the House Drives with the DeKalb/Rockdale and Forsyth Chapters, which are going on now through November 21.

Project Playhouse, HomeAid Atlanta’s signature event, is back! One custom-built playhouse will be raffled off this holiday season, and funds raised will support HomeAid’s mission to build new lives for homeless families and individuals in the Atlanta area. Paran Homes, with help from the KSU NAHB Student Chapter, constructed the playhouse pictured above, The Saltbox of the Earth, which was designed by architect Mike Hart of The Hartwin Group.

Click here to learn more or purchase raffle tickets now!

 
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