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A Message From Your President
February 2019

Dear Members,

I would like to thank all who volunteered, donated door prizes, and donated food or beverages to our recent Continuing Education Class. Again this year, it was a great success with over 80 participants. We are already looking ahead to the next event in early 2020.

Starting off 2019 it looks to be a great year again for our local building industry. Every builder I’ve talked to is still busy with work that started last year, and has jobs lined up to start early this year. Another reflection is the recently published data in the NAHB Newsletter, that shows that wholesale lumber prices have sank back down to where they were at this time last year. However, that trend hasn’t trickled down so far to the retail level. And other building products such as metals, roofing, and sheath goods still remain unchanged which hasn’t resulted in a reduction to the overall home cost.

I’m excited to announce that our recently created committee for our B.O.S.S. program is making connections to our area schools. We will be attending the Three Lakes High School for their Career Day during February. We are looking for any builder member to step up and take part that day. It would be great to have a handful of builders to talk with students, (future employees) about our industry and some of the many opportunities we have for them after graduation. Please contact Joe Cordova or myself, if you are interested in taking part. (Our contact information is on page 7).

Also, at our General Member Breakfast Meeting on the 20th, we will be having presentations on two programs already in place in Wisconsin, focusing on connecting schools and students to our industry and to the workforce in general. Grow North and Inspire Wisconsin programs work to connect business to education and there is grants available. I hope to see all of you there! Reminder; it is “Bring a Buddy to Breakfast”, so please think of other businesses you do business with, and encourage them to attend!

Sincerely,

Robin Coffen, President

A Message From Your President
December 2018

Dear Members,

It was great to see all of you at our Christmas Party!  And I want to thank all of the board of directors, executive committee, and others who volunteer throughout the year to help our association with events like this, and the others we have.  Also, I would like to thank all of you for your generous donations of prizes for the auction.

As I mentioned that evening, the monies raised goes towards scholarships for area high schools.  We now have 15 high schools that we’ve contacted to let them know about our program, plus Nicolet College.  And because of these fundraisers, The Headwaters Builders Association can now offer two separate scholarships at each school. 

Looking ahead into 2019, we will also be coming up with a grant program for students.  Our thought is those monies can be used towards toolsand/or supplies needed in their particular trade study.   We are calling this program B.O.S.S.  Building Our Successful Students.  If anyone has ideas to share or would like to help with this, please contact myself or any board and committee member.

Thank you, and may you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with your families and loved ones.

Sincerely,

Robin Coffen, President