Education/Designation: The designation committee plans the designation courses which keep you current on industry trends and innovations in your particular field. The education committee also selects scholarship winners to promote higher education in building related fields.
Home Expo: This is the biggest event of the year for SAHBA. Members set-up booths to show/demonstrate their products. The Expo reaches about 4,000 consumers each year and is continuing to grow.
Golf: This committee gets to plan the Annual SAHBA Golf Outing. Our members look forward to this event all year. Get creative and help us plan fun course games and great prize giveaways.
Governmental Affairs: This committee works to keep an eye on what is happening in the political arena. They deal with local, state and national issues to keep everyone aware of what is coming up. They lobby in the best interest of the building community in Central Illinois, while keeping all sides talking about the issues. The dedication of this committee provides for the good of our industry.
Membership: Membership is the most important aspect of this association and we are working on ideas to strengthen our membership. Recruitment and retention are vital and this committee strives to build our membership.
PR/Marketing: Marketing can have a tremendous impact on the success of an event, and therefore, the association. PR/Marketing works with local media to promote the association and its events. This committee also works to track activity and keep the website updated and user-friendly for the 8,000+ monthly visits.
Sport Clay Shoot: The Sport Clay Shoot is a fundraiser for the Robert E. von Behren Scholarship Program. The committee has established levels of sponsorship and are actively working on new games to provide fun for all.
Quality Assurance: The QA Committee works to promote the image of the industry. They plan Builder/Remodeler only meetings, which offer valuable information and networking. The association also offers the Illinois Quality Assurance Standards.
Tour of Homes: This committee works to plan the Tour of Homes event. This is a showcase of local newly constructed homes. They work to recruit builders, gain sponsorships and collect prizes.
Social: This committee plans various social events, such as General Membership Meetings, the Installation Banquet and Illinois Professional Women in Building events and meetings.
PAC: The Political Action Committee works directly with elected officials to further the home building industry.
To get involved with a committee call the SAHBA office at (217) 698-4941 or email Lee-Ann at LeeAnn@springfieldareahba.com.