'How to Thrive in Changing Market' at Custom Builder Symposium
Advanced registration for the 2006 Custom Builder Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort in Nevada on Oct. 27-29 is closed. Onsite registration at the hotel is available beginning Thursday, Oct. 26.
Industry veterans who have been there will discuss how to thrive in a changing market at the 2006 Custom Builder Symposium Oct. 27-29 in the Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, Nev.
Onsite Registration Is Available Beginning Oct. 26
Advanced registration is closed. Onsite registration is available beginning 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the North Lobby of Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort.
Custom builders Tom Stephani, Mike Holmes and Paul Montelongo will lead the interactive discussion during a luncheon session on Saturday, Oct. 28, continuing it during roundtables later that day.
The symposium features 17 world-class education sessions; a practical take-home workbook packed with tips on marketing, management and customer service; and plenty of networking opportunities.
NAHB Custom Builder of the Year to Be Named
This year, NAHB's first Custom Home Builder of the Year will be named during a dinner and awards ceremony at the symposium.
“This award is the first of its kind,” said Mary Schroeder, chair of the symposium subcommittee. “What makes the award so special is that it will be presented to an outstanding custom home builder by his or her peers.”
The celebration will showcase the winner's achievements in constructing one-of-a-kind homes as well as recognize the recipient's leadership in the profession, industry and his community.
To register for the dinner, e-mail Marcia Childs at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8388.
The symposium will include an impressive lineup of top-notch presenters on topics that matter now, including:
- Business and Succession Planning
- Ten Can’t-Miss Tips for Improving Your Business
- Eliminating the Most Common Pitfalls in Trade Relationships
- Building for and Selling to Multicultural Customers
- Boosting Your Profits Through Upselling
- Proven Ways to Gain an Edge Over Your Competition
- Cost-Plus vs. Fixed-Price Contracts
- Financial Management Made Simple
- Construction Defects and Mold
- Business Exit Strategies
- Must-Have Technology for New Homes
- Six Steps to Service Success
- Copyright Law and Building Plans
Symposium accomodations at the Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort are sold out. Additional hotel accomodations are available at the MonteLago Village Resort, which is less than three minutes away from the Hyatt Regency, and also along the shores of Lake Las Vegas.
A free shuttle bus will be available between the MonteLago and symposium activities.
To reserve a room at the $189 a night conference rate, call the hotel at 866-787-1945 and reference NAHB or Code 1034WA.
To learn more about the Custom Builder Symposium, go to www.nahb.org/custom.
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Survive Changing Markets
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NAHB Technology Solutions Directory Now Online
NAHB’s Technology Solutions Directory — an easy-to-use directory that enables builders, remodelers, contractors and other industry professionals to find information on software and IT solutions and services for their businesses — is now online. The directory is sponsored by the Business Management & Information Technology Committee.
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For more information, e-mail Wil Heslop at NAHB.
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