January 2021 E-Newsletter
Greetings and Welcome to the January 2021 Edition of the BBBA E-Newsletter
We have included information about upcoming events along with relative news as it affects our lives, our health and the building industry.
As always, we encourage you to visit the following websites for additional news and information:
Blair/Bedford Builders: www.blairbedfordbuilders.com
Pennsylvania Builders Association: www.pabuilders.org
National Association of Home Builders: www.nahb.org
Thankfully, GOOD BYE 2020! We will not miss you one bit! Unfortunately, for at least the first quarter of 2021, things will continue to look like 2020. But the good news is relief is on-the-way with a vaccine. Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said to visit the Dashboard to track the progress of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution.
With all of the restrictions we were faced with, we hope everyone was able to celebrate their holidays in a safe and enjoyable manner. We're sure everyone wore a mask and practiced social distancing.
News and Announcements:
Stay Informed.....visit the websites below for the latest mitigation information as to how it will impact the business community, your business and your life.
Directors and Officers to Serve for 2021
President: Anne Hunyady; Builder Vice President: Eugene Horomanski; Associate Vice President: Dave Palazzi; Secretary: Deb Olewine; Treasurer: Mary Pucciarella
Builder Directors: Don Delozier; Nick Martynuska; Dennis Olewine
Associate Directors: Jack Briggs; Bill Doutt; Linda Schreiber
Immediate Past President: Scott Gottshall
Since these positions are carry-overs from 2020, there is no need to have an installation meeting in February.
Consumer Guide 2021
Plans are underway to continue with the publication of the BBBA's Consumer Guide. Barash Media Sales Reps will be contacting you to place an ad in the Guide. Please be supportive of the Association and consider placing an ad. This guide is made available at any member's place of business for distribution to their customers.
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The Board of Directors will be meeting on January 26th to discuss, among other issues, the safe resumption of our membership meetings. As you recall, these meetings were on the first Tuesday of the month and were held at the U S Hotel. Given the current conditions, we will try to resume our meetings on March 2nd. We will keep you posted.
51st Annual Home Garden and Healthy Living Show Canceled
The Joint Committee of the show recommended to the Chamber Board and the Blair-Bedford Builders Board that it was in the best interest of the community and all those involved to NOT have a show in 2021. Both Boards voted unanimously to accept that recommendation. The committee will be meeting in 2021 to discuss plans for the 2022 show.
Insurance, Discounts & Rebates:
It pays to be a member ......Insurance: Workers Comp Insurance by Eastern Alliance through McConkey & Co. visit Ryan Dixon @ firstname.lastname@example.org Health Care through PBIP call 1.888.333.7526
Discounts: National Purchasing Partners, visit www.mynpp.com to see the various materials, products and services that offer you discounts
Rebates: Join the member rebate program at: https://www.hbarebates.com or email: info@HBArebates.com You will find more than 50 of the country's leading manufacturers that participate in this program
PA One Call: Fax or mail your invoice to the BBBA Office @ 814.693.9712 and we will forward your invoice for payment. DO NOT pay direct.
These are just a few of the many member benefits that are available to both associate and builder members of the BBBA, PBA and NAHB. For a complete list of the member benefits, please visit the above websites.
Membership Information & Renewals:
Thanks to the following businesses for renewing their membership in the BBBA:
Atlantic Broadband; Dawson & Wolfe Construction, Inc.; Teeter Agency, Inc.; Eugene Ehredt Construction, Inc.; Re/Max Results Realty Group; Overhead Door Company of Blair County, Inc.; Reliance Bank
Calendar of Events:
A calendar will be posted after the January 26th Board Meeting.
Famous Quote: (This quote has been posted several times over the past 10 years, but it needs to be re-posted given the current state of our government) "Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem."
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