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A Message From Your President
December 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  As you all likely agree lets enjoy the holidays and get 2020 in the past as soon as possible.  I am excited for the upcoming year and what we have in store.  We have a few new events and projects we are looking to tackle and with your support I’m sure they will be a success.

Here are a few things on this year’s agenda

  • Website update to offer additional member benefits, functionality and carry a more current look
  • Spring trap shoot and awards event
  • Mobile trades trailer for community events, job fairs and school events. This is in the initial stages of a several year project.

To accomplish any of this we need your help.  There are 3 main committees that are chaired by a board member and need additional volunteers to help throughout the year.  It is a very small amount of time to give.  If you are interested or would like to learn more please reach out to Tammy or me and we can put you in contact with the committee chairperson. Here are the committees:

  • Marketing/Events
  • Membership/Retention
  • Outreach/BOSS

REMINDER the RAM rebate program is ending January 4th 2021. Hurry while its still available. 

We are full steam ahead with a food/supply drive for the Rhinelander Food Pantry and Frederick Place.  There is a flyer further into the newsletter detailing items in most need and drop off locations.  We have already received a very generous monetary donation from Design Build by Visner.  Thank you!  

Finally, please check your schedules and find a 3rd Thursday of the month that you can speak during our “Ask the Experts” radio show or sign up to sponsor this year.  We are in need for every month after January for speakers and sponsors.  It has been difficult to sign up members since we have not been able to have meetings or the Christmas party.  It’s a great place to showcase your business!  Email Jim when you would like speak or sponsor.  

Joe Cordova, President

A Message From Your President
November 2020

Dear Members,

I send you my warm wishes from my home to your homes and from my heart to your hearts to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May this day be a beautiful reminder of the wonderful things in life, albeit more difficult to see through the haze of 2020 we still live in the best land of opportunity ever created.

Topic Update:
State AG Josh Kaul just handed down an opinion relating to sprinkler systems, which negates portions of the 2011 Act 21 that would not have allowed some State Agencies to issue admirative rules that exceed what is already contained in state statute.  This may have an effect in the future for multi family homes among other areas.  We will continue to keep you updated to any changes to the UDC and other changes that will have an impact on the building industry.

November 20th is the Quarterly Deadline for rebate claims!! Also , if you’re in the market for a new Ram this year the rebate program for Ram only is ending January 4th 2021. 

With heavy thought placed, we as a board have decided to forego the Annual Christmas party.  We are still moving forward with a food/supply drive and have chosen the Rhinelander Food Pantry and Frederick Place as recipients.  There is a flyer further into the newsletter for items in most need and tentative drop off locations.  If you have have any questions please reach out to Tammy or myself.  With the cancelling of the Christmas party we are looking to add other events in 2021 to offset these setbacks we have all felt.

We do have several events in the planning stages along with new initiatives for the HBA and are in need of Committee Members to see these through.  Please reach out to me or any other Board Member if you are interested!

I appreciate each and every one of you for your dedication and support to this association through this period.  Enjoy this coming gun deer season and Thanksgiving celebration with friends and family.  Be strong, be safe and stay healthy.


Joe Cordova, President

2020 Golf Outing 

Golf Highlights
THANK YOU!! Bruso Electric for donating $300 in place of being unable to attend

  • Gun Winner – Lee Daigle
  • Yeti Cooler Winner – Joe Carew 
  • Meat Bundle Winner – Josh Olivotti
  • PAC Fund Winner – Mike Wendt
  • Toilet Bowl Golfer of the Year – Gary Cirilli
  • Golf Winner – SL Custom Builders (7 under)
  • Hole 1  Long Putt – Rick – Cordova Agency
  • Hole 3 Closest in one – Wally – Carpet City
  • Hole 5 Closest in one – Jake – VanStrydonk Construction
  • Hole 7 Long Drive Men – Nate – Cordova Agency
  • Hole 8 Long Putt – Wally – Carpet City
  • Hole 9 Long Drive Women – Sheila Krueger
  • All players in attendance received a 25th Anniversary Golf towel provided by the HBA

2019 October Meeting