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Here is your copy of this month's Lawrence County HBA newsletter! If you would like to contribute content to future newletters please email the web administrator with your idea!

Important Announcement!

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2017 Member Advertising Program

As part of our continuing effort to enhance the benefits we offer to our members, we are proud to offer our new Advertising Program. These programs are broken into different categories, and have price points to benefit all budgets. Complete details will be made available at our next membership meeting as well as our next newsletter. In the meantime if …

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Associate's Corner:

The Value of an Active Associate Member

Courtesy of: Michael Kurpiel, C.G.A. , C.G.P It seems like a great idea. Join the local HBA, go to a general membership meeting and watch your customer list grow. “Looking for a way to boost your business? Join the HBA! Attend a few general membership meetings and VOILA—new business is beating down your door within days! But wait, that’s not all!! …

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LCHBA Events:

Member Picnic and Membership Meeting

LCBA Picnic to Celebrate Associate Member Appreciation Month Thursday, September 28th Eintracht Picnic Grounds 586 McKee Crossing Road,  New Castle Social Time 6:00 PM Dinner 7:00 PM $20 Per Person Come and join us for a picnic to celebrate the kick-off of the Fall event schedule and Thank all of our Active Associate Members!  They do so much for the …

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D.O.T Rules Seminar

LAWRENCE COUNTY BUILDERS ASSOCIATION And G-Stone D.O.T. Consulting, Michael Genareo, President & Retired PSP Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer Present an Educational Program D.O.T. Rules & PA Registration, Weight Laws Seminar WEDNESDAY,  OCTOBER 25, 2017 New Castle School of Trades,   4117 Pulaski Road, New Castle Dinner  6:00 PM         Program 6:30 PM Cost:  LCBA Members $20 Non-Members $30   SPONSORS ARE NEEDED …

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Join us for breakfast

You are cordially invited to attend a Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Lawrence County Board of Realtors And the Lawrence County Builders Association Friday, October 6, 2017 New Castle Country Club Registration 8:00 AM Breakfast 8:30 AM $20.00 per person Special Guests Invited Include: PA Representative Aaron Bernstine PA Representative Chris Sainato PA Representative Parke Wentling PA Senator Elder Vogel …

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LCBA News:

Attention all Associate Members: THANK YOU!

Attention all Associate Members: THANK YOU!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS! Some of Our Active Associate Members thru the years!! Top 10 Reasons to do Business with an Active Associate Member… They support their HBA at the local, state and national levels. They volunteer time, talent and treasure to help the association accomplish it’s goals. They recruit their colleagues and business contacts to …

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State HBA News:

PBA Member Rebate Program

PBA Member Rebate Program

Free Member Benefit to Builder & Remodeler members of the PA Builders Association! There are currently over 50 of the country's leading Manufacturer Brands participating in the Member Rebate Program offering the same rebates as the "Top-5 Builders" receive regardless of your volume. The Member Rebate Program is one of the fastest growing member benefits in PBA’s portfolio. With access to 55+ product …

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National HBA News:

Share of Builders Reporting Labor Shortages Rises Again

Share of Builders Reporting Labor Shortages Rises Again

courtesy of Paul Emrath,  NAHB Eye on Housing Labor and subcontractor shortages have become even more widespread in July of 2017 than they were in June of 2016, according to single-family builders responding to special questions on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) survey. The July 2017 HMI survey asked builders about shortages in 15 specific occupations that were either recommended …

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Membership News:

Membership Updates -- Sept 2017

New Members: None Renewals: ABC Supply Blackhawk-Neff Diversified Advisor Group Equipment Rental Options First Commonwealth Bank Lear Inc. Pallott Inc. Vance’s Landscape Supply Wes’s Heating & Cooling Williams-Cleaveland Co.   Members leaving us: None!! Thank you all for your renewal and continued support! New Applications for Membership: The following person/companies have applied for membership in the LCBA.  In keeping with …

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LCBA Officers

LCBA OFFICERS

President: Joe Thomas                      

Pres-Elect: Dave Kosior

Vice President: Vince Snyder           

Treasurer: Corey Seyler

Secretary: Anita McKeever

Immed Past President: Jeff Cox 

LCBA DIRECTORS

Perry Anderson, Rick Burkett, Tom McCosby, Bobby Melder, Steve Sadler, Bill Schafer, Kirk Stitt

 

PA One Call Benefit Reminder:

Please remember to send your PA One Call invoice to the LCBA office for payment.  This is a great member benefit!   When you receive your invoice for $125.00, please forward to the office by email, fax or USPS.  It will be taken care of from there.  Please contact Amy Kunselman with any questions! 

Take advantage of all that HBA mebership has to offer!

Would you like to know how you can save and/or make money from your LCBA membership?  If the answer to that question is yes (Why wouldn’t it be?), I will be glad to review the member benefits individually with you and help you decide what works best for you and your business.  I will even help you complete the paperwork if there is any.  This can be done in person or via phone.  If you would like to meet in person, I will work with your schedule and meet during the day or evening at whatever location works for you!  For more information, please contact me at 724-658-4432 or email me at lawrencecountybuilders@yahoo.com

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Dues payments to LCBA are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.  However, dues payment may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to an exclusion for lobby activity.  Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB and PBA, $86.75 is not deductible for income tax purposes for 2016.  Of the amount remitted for annual dues, $15 is for a subscription for one year to the BUILDER magazine, published monthly.  This amount cannot be deducted from the total dues amount.

 

What is the Lawrence County Committee for Affordable Housing? 

A voluntary, non-profit committee independent of any political party, candidate or organization. The LCCAH may solicit or accept personal political contributions from members of the Lawrence County Builders Association. LCCAH may give directly to another political action committee and shall expend contributions to provide financial support exclusively for candidates for Pennsylvania State and local elective offices and to other political committees and organizations exclusively for the purpose of supporting candidates for Pennsylvania state and local elective offices. In order to affect public policy and public opinion, PBA and the LCBA must raise funds to support political candidates who support the housing industry. Legislators who vote with the housing industry are often attacked by environmentalists, municipal officials and the media and they need our funds to run effective campaigns. The home building industry can be a strong voice only if you invest. Your investment helps elect lawmakers who understand and are willing to listen to the homebuilding industry's concerns. LCCAH and PaCAH (Pennsylvania Committee for Affordable Housing) exist for these key reasons: To protect your business; your interest and your industry. We would ask that you please consider a voluntary contribution of $20.00. Personal checks only can be accepted. No corporate or business checks. Please make checks payable to Lawrence County Committee for Affordable Housing and send to 1435 Devils Elbow Road, New Castle, PA 16101. If every member of the LCBA would make a voluntary contribution of $20, we would be able to meet our goal of $1,000.00 for the next two -year cycle. $20 a year would cost just 39 cents a week.  Thank you for your consideration and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

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