"Association Maximization, the blog and e-newsletter" was created to help members of The National Association of Home Builders with professional growth, gain a better understanding of their HBA investment and maximize the return. This blog is for established members, new members and for non-members to demonstrate the reasons why investment in membership could help with professional growth. Some topics will also focus on other areas within the builders industry in general.
July 11, 2014
Giving 'Applause for the Cause'
There is a quote that always rings true in my mind;"A leader is always first in line during times of criticism and last in line during times of recognition."
Members whowork for the cause and not the applauseare very valued members because they "get it." These associates are not looking for awards but they are deserving of the recognition and it's up to all of us to make sure they are acknowledged.
This week's guest blogger is Kim Hefner Hines, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Kim is the owner of H & H Designs and general manager of Allen Homes as well as the NAHB 2014 Associate Members Committee
Kim, take it away!
"National Associate Awards"
by Kim Hefner Hines
Kim Hefner Hines
Associate members that are actively engaged are a different breed than just your everyday run of the mill associates. Active associates, who obviously look for business opportunities (who isn't?), take time away from pursuing business for the cause of a vibrant housing industry. It's not rocket science that these associates are at the front of volunteerism, through time, talent and treasure. Each year our national Associate Members Committee "yell from the mountaintops" across the federation, to our local and state HBAs, asking for nominees from each statefor completed applications for theAssociate of the Year and Bill Polley Advocate of BUILD PACawards.
You may believe that your particular engaged associate hasn't done enough for a national award but I'm here to let you know thatjust the recognition alone, of knowing that his or her HBA submitted their name because that HBA views them as a star, is in itself a national award for that associate!
Iwould ask, as an associate, to submit your associates for these awards.Completed applications are due bySeptember 29th.
Associates also want to recognize those builders back home that live by the motto "it's good business to do business with a member" and are engaged back in their respective local and state HBAs.The Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM)canfound byclicking here.
This award is also a great thank you to one of your builders who work with your associates, thosewho contribute 66% of dues revenue and 90% of non dues revenue!How could you NOT want to submit an application to national? There are some that say we are an award driven association. I say so be it; these folks deserve this recognition. Wouldn't you agree?
If we make our Associates AND our Builders feel good about their industry, we’ve scored a win…and a win for NAHB is a win for advocacy, for membership, and for keeping our federation strong. Nominate today!