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In This Issue:

Front Page
NAHB, Administration in Sync on Housing Legislation Need
Builders: Today’s Rate Cut Is Tomorrow’s Sale
Avoid the Lines, Register Online for IBS by Friday, Jan. 25
NAHB Branding Online Survey Coming Soon
Coast to Coast
Falling Timbers: Good News for Builders, Buyers as Lumber Prices Hit Two-Year Low
Building Products
Lutron System Remotely Controls Home Lighting
Lubrizol Offers Versatile Water Distribution Manifold System
Sage Software Improves Visibility of Critical Business Data
Dow Structural Insulated Sheathing Faster to Install
Bose Entertainment System Integrates Seamlessly Into Home
Lennox Products Keep Indoor Air Clean and Comfortable
PERC Booth Shows Advantages of Propane Lifestyle
HGTVPro.com Interviews the Experts, Holds Panel on Color
Politics & Government
Green Mandate an Obstacle to HOPE VI Support
States Taking the Lead to Limit Home Foreclosures
Permit Process Remains Top Industry Concern Even in Downturn
Illegal Worker Crackdown a Threat to Businesses, Report Finds
Economics & Finance
Builders Cut Housing Starts Further in December
Builder Confidence Virtually Unchanged in January
NAHB Members Urged to Complete Economic Data Census Form
Useful Links to Monitor Economic and Housing Trends
Get Top-Level Survival Tips at ‘Executive Edge’ at IBS
Builders' Tip: Reduce Cleanup With This Paintbrush Garage
Business Management
Computer Labs at IBS Showcase Builder Technology
50Plus Housing
Madison’s Troy Gardens Builds a Sense of Community
Learn About Multifamily Forecast, Marketing at IBS
NAHB Averts End to Census Bureau Remodeling Data
Things You Can Do If the Slowdown Slowed You Down
Do You Know a Remodeler Who Deserves Recognition?
Building Systems
Quality, Not Speed, Important to Modular Home Buyers
Courses Provide Training on Proper Roof Installation
Light Commercial Offers Challenges, Opportunities
Education Calendar
Green Building
Green Building Standard Comments Due Feb. 4
Green Building Award Entries Deadline Soon
Best in American Living Awards Fete Set for Feb. 12
Rapanos Guidance Fails to End Wetlands Permit Confusion
Construction Safety
Safety Award Finalists Named, Ceremony Tickets Available
Industry Leaders to Recognize Job Corps Graduates
HGTV Giving Away $2 Million Dream Home in Florida Keys
NAHB-Produced Programs on DIY, Fine Living and HGTV
Charitable Contributions to Be Honored at Builders’ Show
Association News
Bob Moomey, Spokesperson Trainer for NAHB, Dies at 71
NAHB Board Meeting Set for Feb. 15 in Orlando
Introducing the Hertz Green Collection. Reserve and Conserve.
Dell to Give Double Discounts in February
UPS Offers Up to 30% Discount to NAHB Members on Shipping
Calendar of Events
NAHB Career Center

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NAHB Board Meeting Set for Feb. 15 in Orlando

Introducing the Hertz Green Collection. Reserve and Conserve.

Dell to Give Double Discounts in February

UPS Offers Up to 30% Discount to NAHB Members on Shipping

Calendar of Events

Bob Moomey, Spokesperson Trainer for NAHB, Dies at 71



Bob Moomey

Bob Moomey, principal of Bob Moomey Communications and a consultant for NAHB’s Spokesperson Training program for more than 30 years, died in his Westlake Village, Calif. home on Jan. 10. He was 71.

In 1973 Moomey, along with a team of journalism professionals and Northwestern University professors, developed media training as it is practiced in the modern business world. He specialized in message development, presentation skills, media communication and crisis management skills. Moomey trained executives from more than 200 of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and more than 100 countries during his career.

Moomey was part of a group that put together NAHB’s first media spokesperson training program. He became a regular trainer for NAHB in 1974 during a housing crisis. Since then, he has coached more than 15,000 NAHB builder and associate members, helping them become more effective in media interviews, speeches and other communications.

“When I took on a leadership position with NAHB, I knew it would come with the responsibility of becoming a spokesperson for the association,” said Bob Jones, NAHB vice president and secretary of NAHB. “Bob was instrumental in helping to develop my public speaking skills, for which I am grateful. I first met Bob as a trainer for NAHB and over the years I was fortunate enough to be able to call him a friend. He will be greatly missed.”

Articles about Moomey have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Successful Meetings Magazine, Investors Daily, Backstage and The New York Times. 

Before his work as a consultant, Moomey was a manager with the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. From 1980 to 1984 he hosted On The Homefront, a Mutual Network radio program heard on more than 300 stations nationwide, where he discussed all aspects of real estate sales and housing issues in general with industry leaders.           

Moomey is survived by his daughter, Kirsten and his grandson, Jonathon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally.


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