the WCBA's Electronic Newsletter
September 2014
Please take a few moments to review our monthly newsletter which includes information about association events, board meetings and other local industry information.

Next WCBA Board of Director's Meeting
* Board Meeting, October 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM at MJ Stevens Pub 'N' Restaurant
Next WCBA Dinner Meeting
October 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM at MJ Stevens Pub 'N' Restaurant


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In This Issue
Updates & Dates to Remember
Membership Committee Update
Dinner Meeting Update
Education Event Update
A Message from the WCBA President
Quick Update & Dates To Remember
by Becky Miller, Newsletter Editor


Dates to Remember
Dates have been set for several upcoming events.  Please mark your calendars and watch your email for registration information.  Also, if you are interested in volunteering to help or in being an event sponsor, please contact the chairperson for that event.


2015 Home Builders Expo

February 6th - 8th, 2015

Exhibitor application available online at wcba-wi.org.

Membership Update!
by  Dave Spooner
Membership Committee Chair

As the seasons change, so will the future membership articles. I will be interviewing a "feature member" each month in order to have them highlight their business and create another avenue for networking with fellow members. The first member selected is Habitat for Humanity.


Habitat for Humanity is non-profit organization providing housing and home repair for low income individuals in Washington and Dodge counties.  Ninety five percent of the homes are built by volunteers. To date, Habitat for Humanity has built 28 homes with three more under construction. The homes are financed at 0% with Habitat providing the funding. I personally helped on a project in West Bend which was very rewarding and I would recommend volunteering both for the experience as well as adding it to your resume.  


There are three Restores accepting donations: West Bend, Beaver Dam, and a newly opened location in Germantown. Donations are always needed and greatly appreciated.


Well done Habitat for Humanity!


If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Habitat for Humanity main office in West Bend at (262) 338-0690. 
October Dinner Meeting
by Matt McCabe, Committee Chair



You are cordially invited to join your fellow WCBA members at the upcoming WCBA Dinner Meeting, taking place on Thursday, October 9th at MJ Stevens Pub N' Restaurant in Hartford!


If you are interested in learning about a powerful marketing tool which can easily and effectively build and strengthen your business relationships, you won't want to miss this month's dinner meeting. 


As always, the board meeting will run from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Come to the meeting if you wish or simply arrive at 5:00 PM and enjoy complimentary cocktails at the 5 O'clock Meet-and-Greet networking hour. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm followed by our featured speaker.


The October 9th Dinner Meeting will feature John Montag, Relationship Marketing Manager at BeachBumNetwork Marketing. John will tell us about a unique marketing tool that can greatly improve your business relationships.


Enjoy a first-class dinner and cocktails, an opportunity to network with your peers and an informative presentation that can improve your business - all for STILL only $20!


Click here for more information or to register now!

Education Event
by Matt McCabe, Committee Chair

Inform, Educate, Network

The three fundamental goals of your builders association in Washington County are to "Inform, Educate and Network". In the interest of bringing the greater membership current, relevant and informative industry information, the Education Committee provides many opportunities throughout the year for members to come out and learn. Six times per year, a guest speaker is invited to present at the dinner meetings as a way of providing valuable information designed to improve your business. All members are invited to attend these social evenings as a way to network and gain valuable new insights. Topics have ranged from OSHA regulations and GREEN-building initiatives to marketing methods and administrative business tools.


In addition to the dinner meetings, the Education Committee also schedules two major Education Events per year. This past spring, for example, over 25 members attended a Lead-Safe Renovators Refresher Class at Cabela's in Richfield. This class was offered as a way for members who are lead-safe certified to maintain their certification through participating in this required continuing education course. As fall approaches, the Education Committee would like to schedule another event.

This time, however, we'd like YOUR OPINION! So we ASK YOU, the members of the Washington County Builders Association, what would YOU like to see in the way of further education topics? Please contact me, Matt McCabe, with your ideas. You may call me at (262) 794-1655 or simply send me an email at
[email protected].

Please weigh in on this important issue. Keep in mind that the topic should be one that can be tied to CEU credits for dwelling contractors.

The Education Committee looks forward to your input!

Thanks and best regards,

Matt McCabe, Education Committee Chairman  

Presidential_Message A Message from the WCBA
President, Dirk Wildt


We need your input!


At the last board meeting we had a discussion about bringing to you additional networking opportunities throughout the year. A suggestion was presented to follow a familiar format of meeting at a members business where they would provide appetizer(s) and beverages for the attendees and in turn learn about the host business and network with fellow members.


Inform, educate and network coinciding with financial responsibility is the focus of your board as well as providing new opportunities and ideas to the membership. To make sure we on track with this and other events, look for a short survey to be sent out in the next couple of weeks seeking your opinion.  Please take the time to fill out the survey so we can get your comments and as a result provide opportunities that you want to participate in.  

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A Message from
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President, Dirk Wildt
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"...look for a short survey to be sent out in the next couple of weeks seeking your opinion."

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