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Biweekly e letter February 17, 2019

Greetings,

Here's the biweekly report of local, state and national items of interest that affect your business, the building industry and our association.

Dave DeBiase
Executive Officer
Blair/ Bedford Builders Association

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Other websites to visit that contain valuable information as well as discounts and rebate programs with various vendors & suppliers:

Pennsylvania Builders Association: http://www.pabuilders.org/

National Association of Home Builders: http://www.nahb.org/

Headlines and Announcements:

Only a Few Booths Still Available for 2019 Home & Garden Show

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Blair Bedford Builders Association have a few booth spaces remaining for the 49th annual Blair County Home & Garden Show to be held March 1, 2 & 3, 2019 at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. The show is also accepting vendor applications for the Home Treasures room. Home Treasures offers a boutique-style setting that features home interior items, candles, spices, hand-crafted items, and much more. To reserve a booth or for more information, call Stacy Hoover at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce at 814-943-8151.

Avoid Scams This Tax Season

As tax season begins, it is important to protect yourself and your family from scams and phishing schemes designed to steal your money or personal financial information.

One common scam to keep an eye out for involves phony "Final Demand for Payment" notices threatening the seizure of a taxpayer's property if the recipient of the notice fails to make immediate payment.

Pennsylvanians should also beware of phishing schemes that use fraudulent email messages, deceptive software or malicious files that are designed to steal sensitive information. To avoid these scams, individuals should not provide any personal information until they are sure they are speaking to a legitimate representative, keep an eye out for vague communications and never click on suspicious links or attachments.

Pennsylvanians should also know that any scenario where they are asked to pay their debt with reloadable debit cards, gift cards or money wiring services are scams. No government agencies use these methods for payment.

If you think you are a victim of identity theft or discover a fraudulent Pennsylvania personal income tax return was filed using your identity, contact the Department of Revenue's Fraud Detection and Analysis Unit at 717-772-9297 or RA-RVPITFRAUD@pa.gov.

Member Benefits:

Fax your PA ONE CALL Invoices
To the BBBA office at: 814.693.9712 for payment. DO NOT pay direct. We will verify your membership status and forward to the PBA Office for payment. If you pay your invoice direct to the PA ONE CALL address - we will not be able to get reimbursement for you.

New information and websites for the different rebate programs available to builder members

 

1) National Purchasing Partners (NPP) Program - Look what's been added - Read the List Below
The NPP serves over 130,000 member organizations and is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the nation. Receive discounts from: Verizon wireless, Fastenal; Staples; Office Depot; YRC Freight; Best Buy; Sherwin-Williams; Airgas; Impac; Expedia; Legal Zoom; 1-800-flowers; LifeLock
Registration is free and easy, simply visit: https://associations.mynpp.com/myNPP/memberSavings.xhtml?guid=9707AVIR and navigate their website to see what the program is all about.

2) You can also participate in another rebate program when you make purchases through companies such as: ThermaTru Doors, ClosetMaid, Fypon, Jacuzzi, Heatilator, TimberTech, Honeywell, Velux, Bilco, Clopay and many other manufacturers. This is a member benefit that doesn't get much easier. To learn more about the program, visit the website: www.pbarebates.com (Please note this is a new website, much easier to navigate and more information.)
3) A large part of your membership is the vast amount of benefits and discounts available at each level within the federation. Be sure to take a look at all of the different opportunities offered through the NAHB Member Advantage Program - you won't find deals this good anywhere else.

NAHB Member Advantage adds 2 new savings opportunities
Two exciting member saving discount programs have joined the NAHB Member Advantage lineup. An Amazon Business account gains you access to the NAHB Amazon store which offers recommended products and unlocks additional business savings. The new Capital One Spark Business Card -With the Spark® Cash credit card earns members unlimited 2 percent cash back on every purchase. In addition, there's no annual fee to use your card. Click here.

Membership:

Thanks to the following Companies who have renewed their membership in the BBBA:
S&T Bank; Clingerman, Inc.; Clark Concrete Construction; Beauchamp Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Cordell Construction, LLC; John Degenhardt; Your Building Centers; Evergreen Insurance, LLC; Lawruk Builders, Inc.

Please welcome our newest member: Snare & Associates Mortgage Services, LLC. Be sure to stop by and see Emily North and her staff for all of your mortgage needs.

INSURANCE:

 

For more than a decade, the Pennsylvania Builders Association has offered workers compensation insurance to its
members through a competitive group program.
This program is underwritten by Eastern Alliance Insurance Group and offers our members the following great benefits:

* Competitive Rates
* Stable Pricing
* Superior Claims Handling
* Possible Dividends
* Parallel Pay - Pay as you go billing.
* No charge for subcontractors who carry at least $300,000 in General Liability Coverage in
Pennsylvania.
For more info, please contact our Program Administrator - McConkey Insurance & Benefits - Erica Grimm at
(717) 505-3144, egrimm@ekmcconkey.com or look at their website at http://www.ekmcconkey.com/pba.htm.

Also, as a member of the Blair/Bedford Builders Association you have access to the Pennsylvania Builders Association Health Care Insurance Program

For more information on the Health Care Program visit: http://www.PBIPonline.com

 


EVENTS & DATES: (Reservations are required for all events.)

~~~ February - March Calendar of Events~~~

February 26th: Board Meeting; 5:30p; Marzoni's
March 1, 2, 3: Home Show: Jaffa Shrine
March 5th: General Membership Meeting; 6:00p Registration; U S Hotel; featured speaker is Steve McKnight,
President and CEO of the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation.
March 26th: Board Meeting; 5:30p; Marzoni's

**Reservations are a must - four convenient ways to register:
1. Phone (814) 693-9710
2. Fax (814) 693-9712
3. Email: info@blairbedfordbuilders.com
4. Online at http://www.blairbedfordbuilders.com/event_signup/index.php?catalogid=1

Remember, if you make a reservation for an event and do not cancel it 48-hours prior to the event, you will be billed.

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