Posted on May 9, 2012 by Mike Means

Good Tuesday morning everyone! Sorry I am late in getting this out, but with all the rain I have spent many hours on my tractor taking care of lots! As with many of you, the economic conditions of the last few years have necessitated some new business strategies. One of those was getting reacquainted with my tractor and brush-hog!

What has been some of your new business strategies in this ever-changing business climate? In a few weeks many of us will be traveling to Washington DC for the NAHB Spring Board and Leg-Con. Having some of these stories to share with our Congressional delegation will be very helpful. Please send them to me or to the staff at the State Association. We would love to hear from you.

As school draws to a close, many of you will be attending graduation ceremonies and the like. Then you will be turning your thoughts to a well deserved summer vacation. Might I take privilege and suggest you consider our annual Summer Convention? This year it will be held at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, MO. We've got some great speakers lined up and some wonderful activities planned. Not to mention, the hotel sits on the edge of Table Rock Lake and not too far from Silver Dollar City. Come and join us! What better deal to combine a "little" business with a "lot" of pleasure?! See more information below and check it out.

In the meantime, the gas tank is full and the sun is shining, so I have to get back on the rig and get to work. Who out there needs a good deal on a lot?! Keep on building!

- Brandon Perkins, 2012 State President

Don't leave money on the table...

Here is a link to the Member Advantage program of NAHB. It directs you to a page that shows all of the vendors that offer special discounts exclusive to NAHB members.

Also, many of our members have taken advantage of ourrebate program. That's right, even if you are a small builder you can obtain rebates on many of the products you use. For more information, clickhere.

You can also download the latest rebate newsletter that is attached to this email.

As we say in the business - "don't leave money on the table!"

Upcoming Events

July 19-21- OSHBA Summer Convention.

This year the annual convention will be held at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Mo.We have the speakers lined up for what promises to be a great convention.For everyone in the group, our keynote will be Colonel Steve Russell, the leader of the team that captured Saddam Hussein. His story is filled with leadership training techniques that you can use in your business.

Also, back by popular demand is Mike Lyon, a leader is social media marketing. His is one of the highest rated seminars we have held.For more details and for registration (yes, registration is open) clickhere.

Special Opportunity for Social Media

Have you ever thought, "how do I reach potential customers through social media?" There are many sites and how does one run their business AND do the social media side of things? Well, you can let someone else do the driving! OSHBA has worked an offer with Smirk New Media - they will deliver unique online content every day to get your brand in front of your community.

For special pricing and details, clickhere.

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