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Conference in Charlotte for Builders and Remodelers

21cbec_logo_5cNationally-recognized speakers will come from across the United States to share knowledge of the home building industry. The 21st Century Building Expo & Conference is to be held September 15 – 17 in Charlotte, NC. This conference will offer an exceptional line-up of courses and seminars for everyone in the home building industry.

Courses were carefully selected to help builders and associates succeed and prosper in business after months of facing a difficult recession and housing sprawl. Several seminars will offer builders new marketing and sales techniques, such as The Art of Rediscovering Value, Sales Solutions for Builders on the Comeback, Advertising New Construction, Marketing Self-Help for Builders, Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Economy and Regaining Your Leadership in the Market.

Business-related courses will help your business and its bottom line: Project Management, QuickBooks Made Easy for Contractors, Reading Economic Keys to Score Big, Business Management for Building Professionals and Maximizing Profits are just a few.

Green building is one of the most new and outstanding trends in housing. Courses include The Ins & Outs of Energy Efficiency Programs for New Construction in NC, Cost Effective Wall Systems that Meet NC Energy Code Requirements, Green Building for Business Professionals and Building Energy Codes.

This conference will be beneficial for all builders and remodelers. Mark your calendar for the 21 Century Building Show & Expo, it could be life changing!

Experience the magic of Venice at the 2010 STARS Awards Gala

Stars awardsBe a star at the 2010 STARS Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The STARS Awards are a centerpiece of the 21st Century Building Expo and Conference—the premiere building expo and conference in the Southeast. Each year, the gala salutes the outstanding professional performance of HBA members throughout the region by honoring the achievements of builders, associates, Realtors, media and advertising professionals, and many others who make major contributions to the residential home building industry. Local home builders associations are also honored for their outstanding achievements. With 47 categories to choose from, there is something for everyone!

Do you have a great project that deserves recognition? Do you need a creative way to make your product and company stand out above the competition? If so, enter the STARS Awards! To be eligible for consideration in the 2010 awards program, you must be a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Projects must have been completed between January 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010. Entrants can choose between two entry deadlines this year:

1) Early Bird deadline: All entries (fee and entry materials) must be received no later than July 12, 2010. Fee: $100 per entry

2) Regular deadline: All entries (fee and entry materials) must be received no later than July 21, 2010. Fee: $150 per entry

The official Call for Entries can be accessed at the following link: http://www.21buildingexpo.com/star_award.cfm

If you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please contact Kathryn Atkinson at 919-676-9090 or katkinson@nchba.org to make a request.

Sell to Women Through the Social Media Grapevine

social media grapevineFellow MIRMs Tammie Smoot and Carol Flammer will present Sell to Women Through the Social Media Grapevine at the 21st Century Building Show and Expo on Thursday, September 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  Presented by Professional Women in Building, you are sure to leave with at least one tip for how to target this influential group of buyers.

Targeting and engaging women through social media is a new method for builders and developers to reach these powerful decision makers interactively.  Find out how social networking sites can help you spread your messages virally through the social media grapevine. You tell one contact and she tells a friend and so on.

Social media marketing is the perfect way to target female buyers – after all women influence 91% of homebuying decisions. Spread your brand and messages with online tools including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. See a return on your investment with increased sales.
Learning Outcomes:
•    Better understanding of available social media tools and how to utilize them for a competitive advantage
•    How to target female homebuyers through effective use of social media.
•    Steps to launch an effective social media program and/or ways to improve an existing one.

Registration is now open for 21st Century Building Expo & Conference

21st C Building ShowRegistration for the Southeast’s premier home building tradeshow, the 21st Century Building Expo & Conference, is now open.  Builders, remodelers, subcontractors, realtors and other industry professionals are invited to attend the 21CBEC in Charlotte, N.C. September 15-17.

The 21CBEC is your chance to see a large array of the products and services available from the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers. In addition, a three-day educational conference includes a line-up of more than 50 general session seminars, North Carolina Builder Institute courses and NAHB Education classes.

There are three types of registration:

– Expo floor only—FREE ($25 value). Simply register before Sept. 14, and you can visit the exhibit hall filled with more than 200 exhibits showcasing products and services. The Expo floor will be open September 16 and 17.

– Full Delegate—$75. Register as a full delegate and attend an unlimited number of our carefully selected general session seminars. Learn about trends in home building, how to keep your business successful, new marketing techniques, and much more during these insightful seminars taught by nationally-recognized speakers. The $75 fee also includes conference lunches on Thursday and Friday and Expo floor access. Fee increases to $100 after Sept. 14.

– NCBI/NAHB Course—Fee varies depending on course. If you are working on an NAHB or NCBI designation, the 21CBEC offers three days of courses to help get you well on your way. Course fee includes course materials, unlimited general session seminars, conference lunches on Thursday and Friday, and the Expo floor.

Online registration is easy.  Go to www.21buildingexpo.com and click on Attendees.

Interested in exhibiting at 21CBEC? Get your product in front of more than 5,000 industry professionals. Contact Tracie Garrett at tgarrett@nchba.org or 800.662.7129 to sign up now!

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Coming Soon: 21st Century Building Expo and Conference

21cbec_logo_5cOne stop shopping, that’s the kind of thing I love. Take me to a place where I can cross off every item on my to-do list and you’ve got me smiling ear to ear. Well, for any builder, remodeler, realtor, subcontractor or anyone else involved in the Carolina building industry, the 21st Century Building Expo and Conference is your one stop shop.

This exciting event takes place in Charlotte September 16-18. You can attend the Expo floor for free if you register before September 15. So there is no need to rush, but make sure you don’t forget to sign up! Continue reading