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Week of August 18, 2003

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President's Message

* Building for Tomorrow Starts With Accommodative Housing Policies

Housing Forum

* Building 'Green' Starts With Tree Preservation

Housing Politics

* NAFTA Panel Rejects 19% Duties on Canadian Lumber

Housing and Economics

* Second-Quarter Home Resale Prices Show Record Gains
* Spotlight on: Tucson
* Eye on the Economy

State and Local

* Construction Defect Laws Scoring Success in a Growing Number of States
* Grim Fiscal Picture of States and Localities Being Assessed
* Local Governments Spending Less and Taxing More

Business Management

* Warning: Be Alert to Glitches That Can Ruin Your Business

Codes and Standards

* Residential Ventilation Standard Appealed by NAHB


* NAHB Welcomes Opportunity to Work With EPA Nominee

Sales and Marketing

* King-Size Ideas for Small Spaces

Legal Issues

* Ask the Lawyer — About Subdivision Covenants

Small Builders and Remodelers

* Get Out From Under the Information Overload

Seniors Housing

* Six Steps Will Improve Your Occupancy

Building Systems

* New Council Formed for Systems-Built Housing


* Field Superintendent Training Draws Crowds in Orlando

Women's Council

* Women Expanding Ownership of U.S. Private Businesses

Building Products

* Acrylic Block Windows Provide Privacy and Fresh Air

Building News Coast To Coast

Association News & Events

* Survey Aimed at Improving Arbitration Services
* Boost Your Marketing Through These Awards Programs
* Calendar of Events

NBN Back Issues


Boost Your Marketing Through These Awards Programs

Proud of your work? Show it off and give your marketing efforts a boost by entering one of these award programs:

  • The Remodelor™ of the Year Award. Sponsored by NAHB's Remodelors™ Council, this award is a special category of the Council Awards For Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence (CADRE) program. The Remodelor™ of the Year award recognizes exemplary NAHB involvement at any level, superior business management and an outstanding contribution to the remodeling industry. State and local Remodelors™ councils are invited to nominate individual remodelers (but the nominee must write his or her own entry essay).

    Click here for the CADRE/Remodelor of the Year application.  All completed applications must be received by Sept. 2.

The winners will be announced at the Remodelors™ Council Gala during the 2003 Remodeler’s Show in Baltimore (Oct. 23-25). For information, e-mail Barbara Drobins or call her at 800-368-5242 x8217.

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  • 2003 Excellence in Marketing and Model Home Design Awards. NAHB's Building Systems Councils has opened this awards program to any NAHB builder member using systems-built materials. Award winners will be recognized on the floor of SHOWCASE 2003, the BSC’s annual trade show, education conference and networking event. The deadline for entry submissions is Sept. 12.

For entry forms, guidelines and a complete category list, click here; or e-mail Eric Fulton or call him at 800-368-5242 x8577.

  • 2003 National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) Awards. “The Nationals” pays tribute to superior new home sales and marketing achievements by individual sales and marketing professionals, home builders and associates and is sponsored by the National Sales and Marketing Council. Entries, including fees and exhibits, are due by Oct 3.

To download entry materials, click here.  “The Nationals” will be presented at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas during the International Builders’ Show on Jan. 19, 2004. For more information,  call 800-658-2751 or 909-987-2758.

To sponsor the awards, click here, or e-mail Steve Bunce or call him at 800-368-5242 x8690.

  • 2004 Best of Seniors Housing Design Awards. Sponsored by NAHB’s Seniors Housing Council, the annual Best of Seniors Housing Design Awards program honors architectural and interior designs that bring quality, innovation and spirit to the 55+ seniors housing industry. Owners, builders, developers, remodelers, operators, architects, land planners, interior designers and marketing/advertising firms are eligible to enter the competition. The deadline for entries is Oct. 10.

Click here for details about the awards and to review the call for entries. For more information, e-mail Jeff Jenkins or call him at 800-368-5242 x8292.

  • 2004 Pillars of the Industry Awards. NAHB’s Multifamily Council invites applications and nominations for its 2004 Pillars of the Industry Awards. Considered the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Pillars awards recognize excellence in multifamily design, development, finance, management and marketing, and showcase future trends and innovation. Applications will be accepted through November.

For an official call for entries application form, click here, or call the Multifamily Council at 800-368-5242 x8215.

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