OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
SEE WHAT’S COMING UP
UPCOMING EVENTS
October 14
  • Registration Packet, Insurance, Deposit for 2016 Home Show Vendors Due
October  19
  • Exec & Finance Meeting

October 21

  • State Board Meeting
  • Home Show Registration Open to HBA Membership
October 25
  • Board of Directors Meeting
October 31

  • Home Show Registration Open to Public

        Contact the HBA office for details
FROM THE EO
Hello Members!
I have appreciated meeting so many of you over the course of the past month, you have all provided me with a warm welcome to the NWA HBA. Brenda has done such amazing work here at the NWA HBA and I am excited to follow in her footsteps. My first event experience was the 22nd Annual Golf Classic, what a great opportunity to learn about some amazing members and amazing golfers. We are now gearing up for the 27th Annual Home and Garden Show, this year’s Show has a new location and new dates! I can’t wait to have such a large group of members under one roof.  I hope to meet each of you in the coming year. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me. 
Enjoy your October!


Marissa Fahrig
  
Executive Officer  
DID YOU KNOW?

 
HOW DOES THE NEW OVERTIME SALARY LAW AFFECT YOU?

NWA BUILDING PERMITS DOWN 41.2% IN JULY, UP MORE THAN 22% YEAR-TO-DATE
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule regarding overtime eligibility and specifically, the exemption for employees serving in executive administrative and professional capacities, also known as the “white collar” exemption. Employers must comply with the new rule by 
December 1, 2016.
 
  
SHARING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Sharing your about your membership is a large part of how we grow our membership and voice. NAHB has released talking points that will aid you in sharing what the NWA HBA and NAHB is about with media, organizations, consumers and potential members. The talking points lay out the theme and values of our organizations. Click here to view these Talking Points. 

 
ADWS OPEN HOUSE AND EMPLOYER INFO SESSION
The partners of the Arkansas Workforce Center at Fayetteville invite you to attend an Open House and employer inofmration session to learn about the free services that are available to help you find the skilled employees for which you are looking. 
Some of the services you will hear about at the open house are: Job Fairs and Hiring Events, Certification Programs and Seminars.
The open house will be October 13, 2016 from 11:00 to 1:00. To find out more or register click the button below.
 
BUSINESS GROUPS SUE TO BLOCK OVERTIME RULE
NAHB and a coalition of more than 55 Texas and national business groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor seeking to halt its federal overtime rule set to take effect December 1.
 
Total new construction permits values in Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville and Rogers were $55,103 million in July, down 41.2% from the $93,862 million reported in the year-ago period.

There were 160 permits issued among the four cities for new single family residential construction totaling $34,779 million. Residential construction grew 16% in values compared to 137 new units valued at $32,979 million a year ago. It was a spotty commercial sector that kept total permit values down in July. 
  

SAFETY AND HEALTH ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM (SHARP)
SHARP is designed to provide incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve effective safety and health programs at their worksites. SHARP provides recognition for employers who demonstrate exemplary achievements in workplace safety and health. These companies are exempt from a general scheduled Federal OSHA inspection for one to two years.
 
 
NAHB TO ENDORSE CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS
For the first time in its 74-year history, NAHB is officially endorsing candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in the upcoming Nov. 8 elections. 
“As housing goes, so goes the economy,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady. “This election could determine if the housing and economic recovery stays on track or veers off course.
 

 
HAVE NEWS TO SHARE?
We would love to share any news that you have with other HBA members. If you have something you would like featured in the newsletter or on social media let us know!

Renewed Members
 
 
 

 

 
 
 


Horton Homes
 

 

Decker Quality Construction 
 
 
ADVERTISING & SOCIAL MEDIA

HOW’S YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA?
Are you present on Social Media? If not here are some tips on getting started:
1. Identify Goals, Persona & Audience
2. Identify the best Social Media 
Outlet to use
3. Chose a Social Media Management Tool
4. Monitor and Measure

GIVE YOURSELF SOME CREDIT!
Do you like knowing you are dealing with a reputable company? So do your customers! Let them know that you know us by branding yourself as an HBA member. Need some stickers or logos to hang? Let us know and we will send
you what you need.