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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
April 2020

Dear Members,

To say these are unprecedented times is a gross understatement. Every individual and business has been impacted. Through the strength of our membership and the power of the WBA, the construction industry and those connected have been largely deemed “essential”.

Not ever in my career did I think we would face a situation like we are in today. Recently I have been heartened to see the resilience of our membership as we maintain business as usual to the best of our abilities. The connection between the building industry and the vitality of our economy is essential.

One week ago, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. The CARES Act includes nearly $377 billion specifically designed to assist small business in the form of extremely favorable and forgivable loans and grants. Below are links to more information on the potential relief.

• The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act published by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, this guide provides a simple and consolidated view of the pro-
grams.

• SBA—here you will find information on all COVID-19 related programs that SBA is providing, in-
cluding the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Grants, and Small Business Debt Relief.

• Department of Treasury—here you will find information on the Paycheck Protection Program, as
well as other tax provisions meant to help employers, including non-profits.

I wanted to make sure this valuable information got into the hands so you can take appropriate action quickly. My words of advice for every member is to look into what is being offered for potential relief: I fully understand where you are coming from if you disagree with the idea of a “government handout”, but no one actually knows what lies ahead. This is money you have paid to the government. If needed, I hope you’ll consider taking this opportunity to get some of it back to help you remain financially stable during this uncertain time.

Stay positive, support local, enjoy your family and we will all get through this together. I hope that
come. May we will begin to see a semblance of normalcy. We will continue to pass along information that will be helpful to you and your business.

Sincerely,

Joe Cordova, President

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