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  • Sun, April 20, 2014 9:39 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)
  • Sat, March 15, 2014 11:59 AM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    Please click on the attachment to read the March Builder News Link

    And have you heard?  12 Builders & 16 Homes for the 2014 HBA Showcase of Homes!  So exciting!

     

    2014 March Newsletter.pdf

  • Mon, February 17, 2014 8:56 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    The HBA is so excited to have committments for Media and Shirt Sponsorships!  Thanks so much to:

    PRO-build, Piedmont Natural Gas, Newman Sims, First Piedmont, Watson Furniture, and Premier Hardscape.  Our committee is working hard.  If you are interested in advertising, let us know.  We may also have room for another home entry.  Watch for details!

  • Thu, February 13, 2014 11:45 AM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    The South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the housing industry through their work in building and development, public service and housing-related areas such as education, architecture and planning. In order for your nominee to be considered for Hall of Fame induction, please fill out this form completely, include a photograph of the nominee, three letters of recommendation (one of which from the local HBA the nominee is affiliated with), and a two-page summary of the nominee’s application. Nominees are not required to be members of the Association, but must have made a lasting contribution to the housing industry. I ask that you give this serious consideration to any nominee. If I can help you with the process in any way please let me know. I would like to submit as many worthy candidates as possible and do not want the process to stand in the way.

     

    Housing Hall of Fame 2014 Nomination Form.pdf

    Nomination forms are DUE BY March 17, 2014.

  • Sat, February 08, 2014 8:23 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    Upstate Leaders are cautiously optimistic about economic growth in the area and so is the HBA.  This is a perfect time for the RETURN of the HBA Showcase of Homes.  If you are interested in advertising are participating you better hurry.  Our advertising space is selling quickly!

     

    http://www.goupstate.com/article/20140207/ARTICLES/140209686/1083/ARTICLES?Title=-Business-leaders-cautiously-optimistic-economic-growth-will-continue-

     

     

  • Wed, January 15, 2014 6:25 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MEMBERS

    HBA OF GREATER SPARTANBURG 2014 SHOWCASE OF HOMES

    The HBA of Greater Spartanburg  announces  it’s  2014 Showcase of Homes to be held on two weekends in May.   The dates are:  Saturday and Sunday  May 3 & 4, and Saturday and Sunday May 10 & 11.  This event is designed to be beneficial to Associate Members and Builder Members alike.  The publication will be a high quality, full size magazine with a high quality cover and well designed  ads.  All current members will be listed in the directory that will be included in the magazine.   To be included in the directory, you must be an active member of HBA Spartanburg on March 6.   Distribution will include 7,000 publications placed at  many points throughout the county, including Realtor offices, banks , and other high traffic areas.   In addition, magazines will be available at Realtor Office, Banks, and other high traffic areas.   There will be no charge for the general public to tour the homes.  Maps will be provided in the magazine designating the locations of the entries.   Homes will be categorized in four price r.  ranges:  $100,000 - $150,000, $150,000 - $250,000, $250,000 - $350,000, $350,000 and up.   Homes will be judged by impartial judges and an awards ceremony or banquet will be held during the week of May 5th.  The winners will get a free ad in next year’s showcase magazine. 

    Support for this event has been tremendous.  We have 4 Media Sponsors who will soon see their logo on the front of the magazine, on TV ads, and other media.  Two more Media Sponsors are expected to confirm by the end of the week.  The HBA wishes to thank the following Media Sponsors for their support and enthusiasm:  PRO-Build, Newman-Sims, First Piedmont Federal, Piedmont Natural Gas

    BUILDERS

    Builders will be invited to enter up to two homes in the Showcase.  The entry fee will be $500 per home, with a limit of two homes per Builder.  This includes a full page ad in the Showcase Magazine.  The Builder will be expected to sell the ads for the page opposite of his page in the Magazine.  In addition, the Builder will have the opportunity to represent the HBA and promote the HBA Showcase of Homes in our booth at the Expo. Management Home and Garden Show on May 3 and 4.  Entry homes should be completed for maximum exposure, but this is not mandatory.  The Committee asks that homes be at least ¾ complete and that they be safe for the public to enter.   9 Builders have already committed .

    ASSOCIATES

    Associates will be invited to support the Builders that you work with by supporting his entry:  you may buy an ad on the page opposite the associate in one of 4 price categories; and/or make arrangements with the Builder to showcase your products and services in his Showcase entry home.  If you choose not to buy an ad in the publication, you will still benefit from having your name in the directory. 

    • ·         SPOTS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY

    • ·         YOU MUST BE AN HBA MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING ON MARCH 6 TO  ENTER A HOUSE, PURCHASE AN AD, or HAVE A LISTING IN THE MAGAZINE DIRECTORY OF HBA MEMBERS.
    • ·         THERE WILL BE MUCH MORE INFORMATION COMING.  IN THE MEAN TIME, contact Mark Weizenecker at :  (864) 706-8441 or mark@wizehome.com    or   Mark Autorino at (864)809-4042 or autorino2010@live.com
    • ·         SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AS WELL AS MAGAZINE INSIDE COVER ADS
  • Wed, November 20, 2013 9:40 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    The Spartanburg Herald Journal reported on Sunday, November 17 that Spartanburg County is experiencing a second year of growth in the residential home building industry.  As of early November, the county had issued almost 100 more residential building permits than were issued in 2013.  This is great news for home builders.  Our very own Manning Lynch was interviewed for the article.  Read the entire artical at the link below.

     

    http://www.goupstate.com/article/20131116/ARTICLES/131119751/0/search

  • Tue, October 22, 2013 8:39 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)
    To compliment out November Sporting Clays event, we are having a Shotgun Raffle sponsored by Century Concrete and Sammy Sanders.  A STOEGER 3000 Camouflage Semi-Automatic Shotgun awaits the winnner.  Raffle tickets are just $20 and can be purchased from an HBA Board Member or by contacting the office.  You do not need to be present to win!
  • Tue, October 15, 2013 4:43 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    Get all the info you need on the Sporting Clays Event !

     

    2013 October Newsletter.pdf

  • Sun, October 06, 2013 9:19 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    Buddy Bush, the Director of Inspections for the City is offering classes for the 2013 Code.  If you would like to get his perspective , see the attached pdf and call Buddy if you have questions.

     

     

     

    Code 2012 Class for City.pdf


 

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