for a better tomorrow.

Inaugural Meet the Builder Event Was a Success!

10 Nov 2015 3:22 PM | Deleted user

and Other Event Highlights from PBA Board Meeting

We had many exciting events take place last weekend at the 2015 PBA Fall BoardMeeting, including a brand new event, educational presentations, and lots of money raised for both PaCAH and BUILD PAC. Read on for more information!

EOC Training & Development Day 
Thank you to all of our presenters who engaged with our Executive Officers and leadership during the EOC Training & Development Day! It was a fun day full of learning many new ways to make our associations better.

  • Rick Galardini of JRG Advisors presented a quick overview on what’s coming up in 2016, as well as answered any questions our EO’s had about health insurance, enrollment, and more!
  • Donna Oliver of NAHB’s Federation Services had a great session on subjects like Maximizing Executive Officer Effectiveness, Recruiting Members to Retain, and Effective Committees and Volunteers.
  • Andy Bergren and Chelsey Leigh of Group Two Advertising gave us a high-energy, action-packed presentation on Marketing & Social Media for the Association – it even included a section on the Myers-Briggs Indicator!
  • Erica Grimm and John Olkowski of EK McConkey, Inc. gave our EO’s a quick update on our Workers Compensation Program and answered any questions they may have had regarding the program.

PHRC Roof Moisture Management Seminar
On Friday afternoon, PHRC presented a great seminar on Roof Moisture Management to a group of members. If you missed it, you can watch the full seminar here!

Water Street Rescue Mission
The Associates’ Council collected donations for the Water Street Rescue Mission throughout the weekend. Thank you to Mark Stanley, Mary Pucciarella, Eugene Minnick, and Deb Kearse for your leadership and commitment to a greater cause. They managed to raise over $1,000! Thank you to everyone who donated to such a great cause.

BUILD PAC Cocktail Reception
Thank you to Rep. Scott Petri for attending and speaking to our members at our annual BUILD PAC event. We also had one new platinum member and two new gold keys bring the event total to over $10,000 raised. Congratulations!

Meet The Builder Event
We had a great turnout at the first Meet the Builder event on Friday evening – with 9 vendors and over 40 members, it was a recipe for success! You can check out the event photos here. Thank you to our vendors who came out to speak with our members about their products and services:

PaCAH Donations
Thank you to all of the local associations who presented PaCAH checks on the board floor. The total presented was $28,500! Thank you to all of our locals for working hard to reach your PaCAH goals. If you’d like to donate to PaCAH or buy a shirt, you can shop here.

Partner Participation
JRG Advisors, EK McConkey, BDX, and Bonded Builders all had tables set up throughout the weekend to speak and interact with our members. We appreciate you sharing your time with us and our members!

Don’t forget to sign up for 2016 Committee Appointments! A list of PBA Committees and GA Task Forces/Subcommittees available for sign-up can be found here.

All nominations for the 2015 Builders Gala Awards are being accepted until January 15, 2016. If you know of a member (or local association if applicable) who would fit the description for Builder of the Year, Associate of the Year, Builder and Shaker, Best Community Service Project, or Best Local Publication, be sure to nominate them for a 2015 award!

PBA 2016 Winter Board Meeting
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held March 18-19, 2016 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford Springs, PA. We look forward to seeing you next year! 

*photo: PBA member Joe Martin at the Meet the Builder event. 

Building today for a better tomorrow.

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Harrisburg, PA 17110


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