It’s been a HOT summer and as members wrap up their summer vacations the HBA welcomes you back with a HOT EVENT! On Tuesday, August 9th TTI, NA Group will be our host, welcoming us to their plant located at 1428 Pearman Dairy Rd., in Anderson. Folks, they have requested that our reservations be sent to them by the Monday, Aug. 8th 12:00 NOON DEADLINE, in order to meet their security requirements. As always, your cooperation and timely response is appreciated. Directions to attend; from the traffic light at Pearman Dairy Rd. continue onto West Park Drive (plant entrance); continue to the security gate, then you will be directed to the proper parking area. Please NO parking in front of the plant, and NO ALOCHOL or COOLERS are permitted on the property. Our Keynote speaker will be Mr. Dale Akins, President and Founder of The Market Edge, from Knoxville TN. Dale will give us the very latest market information, including an economic forecast for 2017. In addition, TTI will be demonstrating the very latest technology that they have developed and designed for our industry’s power tools! So as you can see this is a DO NOT MISS EVENT, and available for the first 90 reservations! For your convenience, just click on the GMM notice image located in this E-News and RSVP TODAY!

As of July 1, the 2015 Building Codes went into effect and Barry Holcombe, Anderson County Codes Dept. Manager, has provided us with a partial checklist regarding those changes. Remember the checklist is NOT intended to include ALL of the 2015 code changes, but as a helpful tool for you to keep up with the current code changes. The HBA of SC played a significant role in the 2015 adoption process and has provided us with a list of the State’s Amendments. Both the Amendments and Mr. Holcombe’s checklist are listed below, and you only have to click on the titles to download a copy.

Speaking about keeping up, the HBAA is offering an exclusive marketing event for Builders or Remodelers, called the HOUZZ UNIVERSITY! This is a hands-on seminar with Houzz marketing experts, who will help you create a compelling, complete professional profile on Houzz to attract new clients and to promote your brand. Space is limited so hurry and register while space is available. To learn more and register, click on the HOUZZ LOGO.

Get ready, because another one of our HBA’s most popular event the Fall Clay Shoot will take place at the Belton Gun Club on Friday, October 14th! Jim Markley and his committee will be meeting on Weds. August 3rd, and if you are interested in serving on this committee now is the perfect time to get involved and let Jim or Dino know you are ready to share your expertise!

Following our Fall Clay Shoot, the HBA of SC State Convention will start on Friday, Oct. 21st at the North Charleston Marriott. Early Bird registration is $275 if received by Sept. 12th. Just click on the State Convention logo to download the entire convention schedule and registration form.

As always, if you have any questions or need additional information, remember Dino is only an e-mail or phone call away, and more than happy to provide you with assistance.
Stay cool; be safe, and I will see everyone on Tuesday, August 9th at TTI!

Joey
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