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A Message From Your President
March 2020

Dear Members, 

What am I getting from my membership? This is a common question posed to our board from members and it does not go unnoticed. First let me break down the $440 annual membership fee structure. 

  • $198 NAHB membership
  • $160 WBA membership
  • $ 82 HBA membership

    The NAHB breaks it down to 5 pillars of membership; Advocacy, Expertise, Knowledge, Networking, Savings. This breakdown is applicable from national levels to the local association. 
  • Advocacy 

– Fighting for our members and communities on a wide range of issues including tax code, building code, housing programs, OSHA and more.
– BOSS Program 

  • Expertise 

– Member Hotline- WBA provides complimentary access to legal, building code and safety experts to answer any building related issue your facing.
– Contracts & Forms – legally vetted and updated construction and remodeling contracts free to members. 

  • Knowledge 

– Professional designations
– Free Continuing Education courses
– Coaching & Consulting 

  • Networking 

– Countless ways for you to meet and build relationships with fellow professionals, future customers and suppliers. 

  • Savings 

– Affinity discounts
– Member Rebate Program 

This is all just a snapshot of what is afforded to members of our association. Don’t forget to look at the attach- ments to this months’ newsletter for a list of available discounts. If you have any questions with attaining these discounts, please reach out to a board member for help. Thank you for your continued membership and we look forward to seeing everyone who is available at our April Business After Hours Meeting.

Joe Cordova, President

A Message From Your President
February 2020

Dear Members,

I would like to start with a current topic that you have heard a lot about lately. The United States-Mexico-Canada agreement, or USMCA has been touted nonstop for the agricultural industry rightly so, but the U.S. construction industry relies on tens of billions of dollars in building materials sourced from Mexico and Canada. That’s why we should all be cheering the passage of the USMCA.

With the agreement officially being signed by President Trump last week, the USMCA now has the real potential to provide an additional boost to the construction sector while reducing price volatility for building materials as was seen by the previously levied tariffs on Canadian lumber.

As headlined in this newsletter we have our member meeting in 2 weeks and I encourage everyone who can attend to do so. Our intention at these meetings is to not solely have content that is structured to general contractors, but rather things that are beneficial to all of our membership. Which is why this meeting we will be joined by not only Oneida County Zoning, but also a financial advisor; Blair Otterholt of Edward Jones. He will present on current financial strategies with emphasis on business owner as well as a host of other areas and will filed any questions posed by you.

Following the member meeting the board will be breaking into its respective committees to tackle our full agenda. I invite whomever has time to stay longer and observe, or dig right in and help on a committee. If you’re on the fence on helping, maybe the fact that lunch will be provided will punch you over the edge?

Thank you again, we have a great member body and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Days Inn, Rhinelander on February 19th at 9:00 am.


Joe Cordova, President

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