I attended the April 8th membership meeting of the Suburban Northwest Builders Association, and left with a sense of renewed optimism. Over the last few months the SNBA hit a “speed bump” when the housing market slowed. However, if this meeting is any indication of the near future, there will be many positive things happening from the SNBA to promote building, remodeling, and real estate in Sherburne and Wright Counties.
Over 60 members in attendance at the Elk River Country Club listened to SNBA President Gene Eckstein from Eagle Builders outline the SNBA’s strategic plan for 2008. Included in the plan was a detail of the SNBA’s goals and activities. Eckstein shared plans for a Fall New Home and Remodeling Tour, a Spring 2009 Home Tour and Home and Remodeling Show, and a renewed emphasis on member events that will make the most of member’s time and networking advantages.
Eckstein said that SNBA membership meetings would focus on education and builder issues, and also introduced the following new board members:
Dan Scherer – Bakken Building
Jason Heinen – Heinen Homes
Brad Kadlec – Kadlec Construction
Ken Geroux – Ken Geroux Construction Corporation
Chris Butala – Legend Homes
Brad Fitch – Monarch Homes
The next membership meeting for the SNBA is scheduled for May 27th.
Chris Mitchell is the President and Founder of 25-8 Marketing, Inc, a full service advertising agency in Elk River, Minnesota. He plans and implements marketing programs for small to medium-sized businesses. Mitchell is a consultant, speaker and author and has worked with hundreds of companies. He has over 20 years of real-world advertising experience, and understands the marketing challenges of the small business owner.