Blueprint October 2012 : Page 1
Blueprint For Today’s Home Builders Building Homes, Building Business, Building Community The O C TO B E R 2 0 1 2 Newsletter OCT 2 CANDIDATES NIGHT CANDIDATES NIGHT OCTOBER 2, 2012 5 pm—8 pm INN AT BAY HARBOR— ARLINGTON ROOM $5 pp Members, $10 pp Non -Members at the door In this important election year, we’re bringing members information on candidates, parties, proposals on the bal-lot and inviting you to join other LTAHB and Chamber members to meet and speak with Frank Foster, Suzanne Shumway, party represent-atives or find out about proposal information. This event will begin with a Friends of Housing hour, represented by Dawn Crandall, MAHB's Political Affairs Director. Friends of Housing is the political action committee representing the interest of the construction industry in Michigan. The Friends of Housing PAC endorses and supports election of legislators that have the building industry's interests at heart. Come and support your in-dustry and community. Visit with legislators or their representatives at this key event that takes the place of the standard monthly LTAHB membership meet-ing. Please bring a guest and make your opinion heard! Great Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar. HOME THEATER SYSTEM RAFFLE WINNER CHRISTINE COLE, DTE -ENERGY No one was as surprised as Christine Cole, from DTE Energy/MichCon, when Tony Bosco, Guest Speaker at Tailgate, pulled her name as the winning ticket for the 2012 Home Theater System Raffle. Christine serves as Secretary for the Board of Directors, President of the Professional Women in Building Council, and volunteered as ticket salesperson for the raffle itself. Won fair and square, ac-cording to witnesses, Christine is the happy winner of a wonderful 3D/HDTV Smart Plasma 51” TV with BluRay CD/DVD Player and AM/FM Dolby Surround Sound System supplied by members, Sunrise Electronics of Pe-toskey. MORE TAILGATE FUN ON PAGE 10 President’s Message Board Members Office Schedule Member Dues Increase Critical Dunes Seminar Membership News Benefit Spotlight 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 Membership News Council Activities What has MAHB done for you? Education Schedule 4 5 6 7 New & Renewed Mem-bers HBA Branding Strategy Calendar of Events Committee Notes 7 8 8 9 9 Board Strategy Session NAHB News Tailgate Revisited Festival of Trees EO Message Q&A Continuing Designation Cont. Ed. Requirements 9 10 10 11 11 12 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Members do business with members!
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