March E-Newsletter



March 2021 E-Newsletter
Greetings and Welcome to the March 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:
Pennsylvania Builders Association:
National Association of Home Builders:

News and Announcements:


Website Advertising:
Advertising space on our website is filling up quickly.....if you are interested, simply contact the office by phone or email and we will send you the form to fill out with the required information to be posted.
Still not sure? Visit our website: and click on an advertiser's logo and you will be directed to their website. So you see, you are getting a two-for-one return on your investment.
The cost is only $25.00 per month with a minimum 6-month commitment. We average over 400 hits per month on our website, and, as one advertiser said, "the cost of advertising on the BBBA website is the best bargain in town."

Consumer Guide:
By now you should have received a copy of the 2021 Consumer's Guide to Building and Remodeling. This year's publication was mailed directly to you by Barash Media. If for some reason you have not received your copy, please call the office and we will see that you get one.
In past years we have included your 2021 renewal sticker for application to your membership certificate. Once we receive these stickers from the printer, we will send them directly to you.

Membership Meeting:
As we posted in our February E-Newsletter, the Board of Directors voted to resume our membership meetings. March 2nd was our first meeting and the attendance was higher than the March 3rd meeting of 2020. We wish to thank those in attendance for adhering to the CDC and PA COVID-19 Guidelines.
Our next meeting is April 6th. We will send out a meeting invitation 7 - 10 days prior to the meeting for you to make your reservations. Please note: We ask that you reply to the email invitation as opposed to signing up on the website.


Ballot Questions on Limiting Emergency Declarations:
This spring voters will be asked if the state constitution should be amended to limit future emergency declarations to 21 days unless extensions are approved by the General Assembly. The ballot language for consideration by the voters is written in a way that shows the Wolf Administration wants these measures to fail. Of course he does, because the current system allows him to make his own rules and restrict, WE THE PEOPLE, as to how we live our lives and run our businesses. Contrary to how the questions read, the General Assembly will not be able to act unilaterally. They will have to work with the Executive Branch in order for policies to be passed. And that is the way the system should's called bi-partisanship!

The people of the Commonwealth need to make themselves aware of how the ballot question will be worded so that WE THE PEOPLE have a say in how we run our lives. Information will be posted in newspapers and on TV, stay tuned and be informed. We CANNOT allow one individual to shut down our businesses and tell us how to run our lives as happened for the better part of 2020.

Member Benefits:
Insurance, Discounts & Rebates:
It pays to be a member ......Insurance: Workers Comp Insurance by Eastern Alliance through McConkey & Co. visit Ryan Dixon @ Health Care through PBIP call 1.888.333.7526
Discounts: National Purchasing Partners, visit to see the various materials, products and services that offer you discounts
Rebates: Join the member rebate program at: or email: 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:
Beauchamp Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Cordell Construction, LLC; Hite Company; Lawruk Builders, Inc.; John Degenhardt; Evergreen Insurance, LLC; Your Building Centers; Blair County Chamber of Commerce

Calendar of Events:

March 30th: Board Meeting; U S Hotel; 5:30p
April 6th: General Membership Meeting; U S Hotel; 6:00p Registration
April 27th: Board Meeting; U S Hotel; 5:30p
May 4th: General Membership Meeting; U S Hotel; 6:00p Registration
Reservations are required for all events. If you make a reservation and do not cancel it 48-hours prior to the event, you will be billed. Email reservations to:

Famous Quote: "Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things."
Frank A. Clark

Four ways to contact us: email: ; website:
phone: 814.693.9710 ; fax: 814.693.9712






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