Each monthly Membership Meeting is preceded by a free educational opportunity called a "Builder Forum". These minii-seminars are intended to inform our member audience about a type of product, process or service that can be of value to them. This is not a promotion of an individual company, it is an overview of a type of product or service and the applications in the real world.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Roger Papineau Professional Development Center in the lower level of the Association Office hosts a variety of Educational Courses and opportunities. We encourage Corporate Sponsorships of these events to help reduce the cost of hosting the event. A sponsor would have their logo placed on all appropriate documents for their event, including the registration form. The sponsor may be allowed to make a brief presentation to the attendees or exclusively distribute their materials to the class.
Association meetings are held the first Monday of each month from September through May.
A "Table Top" is an opportunity for a member business to showcase their goods and services to the meeting attendees, resulting in a mini "Trade Show". A "Table Top" sponsorship provides a 6 foot table or space on the perimeter of the meeting floor for a nominal fee.
Each meeting may have a different theme or focus and the trade show may reflect that. Depending on time limitations, the Trade Show vendors may be given the opportunity to make a very brief introduction to the audience.
Your company can "Host" the "Social Hour" by sponsoring the time before the Association meeting begins. This is a valuable time for Networking and can be a great opportunity for your company to put their "Brand" on this event.
The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area publishes a weekly e-newsletter called the "Tuesday Toolbox".
Weekly and monthly sponsorships are available at the rate of $25 per week or $100 per month. The sponsor supplies a small graphic /logo that is posted in a visible location with a link to the sponsor's web site.
There are many opportunities for our member companies to advertise in various Association publications, including the Parade of Homes Plan Book, the Showcase of Remodeled Homes Guide and the Annual Membership Directory. Rates vary depending on publication, size, color and location of ad.
"I love the networking and variety that the new meeting format offers!"
Brown Lumber Company