We have always said “It’s good business to do business with a member.” I believe it’s much better to do business with active members, and in this case, active associates
“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.”
A great way for the builder members to say thank you to all the active associates, when the building industry starts to recover and homes are once again built or improved, is to give those active associates the opportunity to have the builders' business.
There may be some who are offended by this post. If that's the case, did I strike a nerve? Staying involved could be as little as two hours a month attending a committee. Or spending two hours a month calling for investments in the HBA. There really is no excuse not to have some involvement other than the lack of builder business opportunity. If that's what you're all about than I ask all those who value the HBA to consider this;
“In prosperity our associate members know us; in adversity we know our 'true' and active associate members.”
It's great business to do business with an ACTIVE member.