Lakes Region HBRA
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The Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association maintains details on Monthly Member meetings, educational topics and special events at www.lakesregionbuilders.com.
Here what’s in store for the Lakes Region, NH Chapter, the LRBRA...
Local Builders Stage Membership Drive; Schedule Last Meeting Before Summer Break
(Lakes Region May 14, 2013) Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association, known locally as the LRBRA, has arranged a massive membership drive effort this week, capped with a May 16th Member meeting. Further, the group opened the Member meeting to the general public. Any local contractor or individual may attend for a nominal fee, learn more about the state of the Lakes Region construction business, the benefits of a LRBRA membership and, this month, learn more about how to survive an insurance audit and assure your construction business - any business, for that matter may achieve the most economical insurance rates. All types of business insurance will be discussed by a roundtable of local experts.
LRBRA President Julie Hayward of Hayward and Company Log & Timber Homes explained “The Association benefits, the value versus the membership cost, will be communicated this week to hundreds contractors and support businesses across the Lakes Region this week in an effort to strengthen our 70-member Association. The LRBRA stands before an incredible opportunity with the design and build of the Charity House.”
Hayward added, “This is an unique chance to showcase Lakes Region products and craftsmanship as the house will be offered for sale by RE/MAX Bayside Realty and presented as the featured house in the New Hampshire Parade of Homes this coming Columbus Day Weekend. Lakes Region companies may participate in the audacious project by joining our Association and proceeds benefit the WLNH Children’s Auction.
With three memberships in one, the local, state and national affiliations saved the average Member company thousands through work in the NH legislature and Washington, DC. Hayward also noted, “The grand total incentive value for signing up this week will easily pay the next 4 years’ membership dues! $2,195 in concessions were donated by the likes of 2diFore Marketing, BPI Building Alternatives, Baron’s Major Brands, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, along with advertising on the State Builders Association (HBRANH) website, The Homeowners Notebook, Eco Services Group, banners from Saymore Trophy and more.
Details on this month’s meeting are as follows and all are welcome to join the LRBRA for the evening:
LRBRA May Membership Meeting May 16th @ 5pm in the Fireside Room at Chase House, Mill Falls, Meredith, NH.
HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR INSURANCE AUDIT...and other insurance related topics!
Roundtable speakers will include: Melcher & Prescott's Moultonborough Office, Business Insurance experts Michelle Lamper, Branch Manager, along with Doug Carignan, Marketing Executive, Bookkeeper Kathy Morin, Mountain View Bookkeeping, Builder Members Julie Hayward from Hayward and Company Log & Timber Homes and Kurt Clason from K.A. Clason Fine Woodworking.
LRBRA's March 21st Member meeting Host is LRBRA Member F.W. Webb Bath Center, thanks to Showroom Manager Sarah Bride and General Manager Keith McNutt. OPEN TO ALL! We so appreciate use of their state of the art training facility and access to the dramatic bath center showroom and warehouse. Get a short facilities tour, enjoy baked pasta and enjoy being together with friends in the business. Plus no conflicts with the Chamber schedule, for once!! Opening comments from President Julie Hayward, including State initiatives, a Membership drive some dramatic developments in community outreach, along with advice on the 2013 NH Parade of Homes. Won't you please attend?
4/18 Monthly Member meeting at 5pm Baron’s Major Brands, Belmont, NH
LRBRA's April 18 Member meeting Host is LRBRA Member Baron's Major Brands, the very same night as the LR Chamber's Business After Hours! Combined at Baron's Belmont Showroom, this will be a terrific social event for members AND spouses, TOO! We expect over 200 influential community members, business owners and municipal officials Appreciation goes out to Store Manager Heidi Laramie and, of course, Mike Baron. OPEN TO ALL and there is a surprise unveiling to occur that evening!
WHAT COULD IT BE???
Cant say any more right now - you must attend to see the dramatic changes at Baron's.
Won't you please plan to attend?
4/24-25 - DIRECT DRIVE - MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Join us for our February 21st LRBRA Member meeting
Home Automation and Electronics
Four quick presentations showing creative ways Builders & Remodelers can add value to projects…
To make your Lakes Region construction project even more appealing, consider some of the options presented at this month’s member meeting. Having a home automation system goes a long ways toward making a strong first impression and distinguishing a project from others on the market is essential in selling homes quickly and getting the price builders want.
· Pat Molettieri of Xtreme Audio & Video, a member of the Manchester/Nashua local will speak on what’s new in Home Automation and Home Networking.
· Amy Pierce of Hammerton Lighting (a new LRBRA member) will speak on lighting fixtures and other custom products available from Hammerton Lighting.
· Gerry DuBreuil of LRBRA member Belknap Landscape Company will explain the design & installation of Brilliance and FX low voltage landscape lighting.
· Joe Morin of Member company Morin Electric will explain the newest features and controls of whole house generators
Each will make a short presentation supported by product displays & demonstrations around the room.
The Historic Belknap Mill, 3rd Floor, Laconia
Thursday, February 21st beginning at 5 pm
$10 for members; $15 for non-members including:
A Contigiani's New England Dinner Buffet …
NE Clam Chowder served with crackers
BBQ Pulled Pork served with Bulkie Rolls
Hot Sauce and Condiments
Potato Chips, Assorted Cookies, Ice Tea and Lemonade
Speaker Kim Frase of Frase Electric - electrical contractor and Solar Photovoltaics installer and designer covers the economic value of solar photovoltaic systems.
LRBRA's new meeting format includes $5.00 Admission, access to get in on a 50/50 raffle (Rotary Club style), supplier-member donated door prizes; an available $100 Association Corner table, and a $200 Meeting Sponsorship opportunity, all to be communicated via a revived LRBRA Lakes Letter e-newsletter.
Should a Meeting Sponsor wish to hold the meeting at their place of business, no Admission Charge will apply – Meeting Sponsor provides space, a tour, short presentation and food/drink.
The Lakes Region Chapter 1st Quarter Activities in Support of Your Local Business
7:00AM Thursday January 17th
March 9-10 2013 lakes Region Home Show @ Opechee Conf Ctr, Laconia
August Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the WLNH Children’s Auction
Alternative energy source presentations fit well with today’s LRBRA Member builders, many certified as Build Green NH Builders. Build Green NH certified builders are dedicated to adhering to green building guidelines for both building and remodeling. Cost effective solar photovoltaic systems, installed by LRBRA member companies, provide one solution enabling environmentally concerned consumers to achieve sustainable energy efficient homes.
Patti Phelps will team with Dale Squires on the content, with a focus on Plans, Accomplishments and Member Marketing Opportunities. To do business with other members, invest in Association activities and publications! All newsletter advertisements are $250.00 per year, prior advertisers have 1st right of refusal. Sections to include In the News, Builder Supplier Blurbs, Call for Scholarship Applications, & more!
Other Statewide Builder-Supplier-Affiliate networking Opportunities - Click the Pic for more info!
2012 activities & accomplishments...
We set the following LRBRA Monthly Meetings, Marketing Campaigns & Community Outreach efforts for the 4th Quarter:
LRBRA November Monthly Member Meeting
November 15th, 7AM @ Harts Turkey Farm. Hot breakfast will be served at 7AM at $10.00 per person.
Our 7:30-9AM LRBRA Business Meeting Agenda:
• Oct 6-8 NH Parade of Homes success recap
• Oct 17th Political Forum success recap
Wednesday, Oct 17, 4PM @ Chase House – LRBRA had a terrific Monthly Member meeting October 17th at Church Landing, in the Carriage House - a business meeting followed with the LRBRA-Citizen Joint Construction Industry-Focused Political Forum. Over 60 attended and obtained answered to builder-posed questions for the panel of candidates!
Sponsors: Brought to you by LRBRA and the Laconia Citizen with financial support from Mill Falls and hosted by Church Landing.
August 14th, on the eve of the LRBRA Charity Golf Tournament...
We appreciate those that played and those that volunteered! LOTS more Team pics on the LRBRA Facebook webpage
78 players from dozens of Member companies vied for tremendous prizes! Here they are:
August 15th, 2012 - Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association Golf Tournament Fundraiser - sponsorships still available!
Wednesday August 15th shotgun start@ 1 pm at Waukewan Golf Course....
June 27, 2012
Public Invited to Celebrate Completion of Replica Green Monster Scoreboard 6/27 6:30 PM at Robbie Mills Field! Laconia Muskrats completion of Phase 1 of the replica Green Monster scoreboard. Located at Robbie Mills Field, home of the Laconia Muskrats, the Muskrat Monster is nearly 20 feet tall and 90 feet long. The Muskrats worked with Members of the Lakes Region Chapter of the NH Builders and Remodelers Association, known locally as the LRBRA, to construct the replica scoreboard. To celebrate the accomplishment LRBRA members are hosting a LRBRA Game Night with the Muskrats Wednesday June 27th. Tickets the game are FREE for all locals and visitors like, for entire families and all their friends. In between innings a variety of on-field events, games and competitions are planned for attendees and some valuable prizes are to be awarded!
Need MORE Details? Bruce from LRBRA member company "The Home Beautiful" invites everybody to come celebrate the completion of Replica Green Monster Scoreboard - 6/27 6:30 PM at Robbie Mills Field! Watch this movie to see how the wall was built and listen for more details!! Hope to see your family at the ballpark... http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=378342055562002
Order your tickets for the June 14th HBRANH Cornerstone Awards, celebrating excellence in NH building and marketing!
As a reminder, LRBRA entered, in Specialty Category, #37 Community Service Project the WLNH Children’s Auction TV production set furniture design, build, delivery, set-up and donation and have been advised the submission is a Winning Entry.
• There are no tables this year – heavy appetizers from 6-7PM and then everyone goes into banquet seating.
Tickets are $45 each and may be purchased by calling the State Office at 602 228 0351.
The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association, known as the LRBRA, is one of 9 New Hampshire builder trade groups within the statewide Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRANH). LRBRA arranges monthly Membership Meetings, open to the public with a nominal meal charge. Any local contractor or individual may attend for a small fee and learn more about the both the state of the Lakes Region construction business and the benefits of a LRBRA membership.
As the Holidays approach, Members attention turns to support efforts for the annual WLNH Children"s Auction. The LRBRA, with a long history of contributions to the WLNH Children’s Auction, accepted the challenge of creating a functional, custom-crafted TV production set for the Auction’s 30th Anniversary. Further, LRBRA Member companies joined together to design, build and deliver the furniture at no cost to the Auction, this past season to running December 6th - 10th at the Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn and Spa in Laconia, NH. The event garnered over $300,000 for local children in need...
The custom-built furniture donation lead to a Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce "Tool Belt Award", presented to the Membership January 19th at Meredith's Church Landing!
Later, this same joint effort of kindness was entered in the HBRANH Cornerstone Awards in the Best Community Project Category
2012 LRBRA Meetings
Local Builders Association Meetings- updates on Legislative Issues, Education and Advocacy, too...
Thursday January 19th - Starting at 7:30AM on Thursday January 19th a buffet breakfast will be served at Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, 233 Daniel Webster Hwy in Meredith, NH. The meeting agenda includes introductions from LRBRA President Julie Hayward of Hayward & Company Log & Timber Homes and updates on LRBRA marketing efforts from LRBRA executive officer Dale Squires of Belknap Landscape Company.
The Association’s recent TV production set contribution, a set of fine furniture valued at over $5000, to WLNH Children’s Auction led to a nomination for a Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce “Tool Belt” award for outstanding community service. The Chamber Awards ceremony is set for noon the very same day, just down the street at Church Landing.
Attendees will learn more about the scheduled building of a bob house, custom-built by select LRBRA Members, to be used for a Nassau Broadcasting radio promotion. The LRBRA bob house will be awarded on February 11th at Meredith’s 2012 Great Rotary Fishing Derby to one of thousands of entries through opportunities presented on 104.9FM The Hawk and at participating area merchants. In the process of promoting entries, the public will be advised about the benefits of choosing a LRBRA Member builder or remodeler.
Attendees will also learn about the upcoming March 2-4, 2012 HBRANH NH State Home Show at the Radisson Center of NH in Manchester. Related are the promotional opportunities resulting from a separate radio promotion called the $100,000 Home Improvement Giveaway 2012, through Clear Channel Radio, will be explained as well.
Kendall Buck, the Executive VP of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of NH will provide attendees a legislative update, explaining the progress on State association objectives including ending the housing credit crisis, vital to get credit flowing to the housing sector again, resolving the faulty NH appraisal process, eliminating the use of distressed properties as value comparables and working to protect the mortgage interest deduction, opposing any action by Congress to eliminate or scale back this key benefit of home ownership.
Many LRBRA Member Builders offer a unique homeowner’s warranty program as HBRANH endorses the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Program, providing new home buyers peace of mind not provided by many non-member companies. The program includes limited new home warranty coverage for 1 year on workmanship, 2 years on systems and a full 10-year structural coverage. It pays to choose a LRBRA Member company at from the list provided at www.lakesregionbuilders.com.
The Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association is a group of local contractors & suppliers united to foster proper, Eco-friendly building & remodeling practices. LRBRA hosts an annual August golf tournament to benefit the WLNH Children’s Auction and the recently revived Youth Trades Scholarship Program, awarding up to $1,500.00 annually to area youth pursuing careers in the trades. The Association also works with local high school technical centers, introducing students to prospective Member Builders for employment. The bob house mentioned above was built with by graduating J. Olivia Huot Technical Center students under the direction of LRBRA Member Larry Greeley of Tradesmen Builders Corp. Altogether compelling reasons to choose a LRBRA Member Builder for your next construction project.
Tuesday January 31st - Deadline for the annual Cornerstone Awards!
The next Member Meeting is set for Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6:00 PM, hosted by Frank Webb Bath Center, Gilford Industrial Park, 302 Houndsell Ave, Gilford.
Catered dinner will be served and you will quickly and easily add Facebook and other social networking pages for your business. Bring an appetite and a wireless-enabled laptop or notebook computer! Deb Buldoc of BusBuzz Marketing Partners presents a hands on Facebook for business session.
Saturday-Sunday March 10-11 - Lakes Region Home Show at the Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn and Spa, Saturday March 10th,
Thursday March 15th - All are Welcome to Join Us at the next Monthly Member Meeting! Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, 233 Daniel Webster Hwy in Meredith, NH. Starting at 7:30AM a hot breakfast will be served. The meeting agenda includes introductions and updates on LRBRA/State association marketing efforts, along with legislative from LRBRA executive officer Dale Squires of Belknap Landscape Company. You'll hear a quick review of builder/remodeler-pertinent topics including:
o Political & Legislative Update 45th Annual State Home Show Review (Mar 2-4)
Linda Harvey, Executive Director of the Laconia Area Community Land Trust will discuss her agency's unique ability to building neighborhoods and changing lives with workforce housing initiatives. More at www.laclt.org
Tammie Mahoney, Mortgage Loan Officer from Laconia Savings Bank will speak about the state of local lending for new homes, new construction and remodels. www.laconiasavings.com/MortgageConsultants.aspx
Thursday April 19th - LRBRA goes to the Historic Mame's restaurant for a Builders & Suppliers Social! Festivities starting at 5PM, unless you get there earlier! Directions: From the lights in Meredith, go on to Main Street and make your first left on Plymouth Street. Mame's is the third building down on the left. There is ample parking available. If you haven't been, learn more about this 1825 village house, converted into a cool eatery at: www.mamesrestaurant.com
Do bring a friend, co-worker or your significant other! It's a casual evening with good food, cool beverages and a short comical talk by columnist Brendan Smith, author of the popular A F.O.O.L. In New Hampshire - A flatlander adjusting to NH life.
Thursday May 17th -
LRBRA Meeting Open To The Public
The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association (LRBRA) has both set Thursday May 17th for their Monthly Member Meeting and opened the doors to all those interested. The Association will meet at 7:30AM at home office of Melcher & Prescott Insurance Agency, 426 Main St in Laconia. One of the Melcher & Prescott Insurance (M&P) valued clients, Water Street Café, will be catering the hot breakfast for attendees. For directions and reservations, so that enough breakfast is provided for all, please call 455 1594 and ask for Dale Squires of Belknap Landscape Co., who serves as the LRBRA Executive Officer. A nominal charge may be assessed to non-members, waived with a membership application.
Melcher & Prescott Insurance, Laconia Office
426 Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 (603) 524-4535 MAP
Thursday June 14th - HBRANH Cornerstone Awards at The Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
Thursday July 19th - Available for your company to host or sponsor
Thursday August 16th - Annual LRBRA CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT - (tentative) Lochmere Country Club, Tilton, NH
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