In an effort to beef up its membership numbers, the Remodelers Council of Greater Tulsa recently beamed up one of its most successful ideas yet: a Star Trek-inspired membership campaign.
At the beginning of last year, members divided into Star Trek-themed teams and were awarded points based upon their recruitment efforts. Not only was the campaign creative—helping the council win a Council Award for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence— it helped the council nearly double its membership numbers to 120 in less than a year.
This was just one of several success stories and best practices shared during the inaugural NAHB Remodelers Webcast. NAHB will continue to facilitate these webcasts each quarter for local remodelers council leaders across the country to meet and share ideas in real time about what’s working (or not working) for their councils as they strive to grow.
Other webcast participants shared ideas on door prizes and other recruitment techniques, as well as new incentive programs that help boost meeting attendance.
“By connecting leaders across the country via a convenient platform like these webcasts, we’re providing an opportunity for immediate, peer-to-peer exchanges of best practices and problem-solving strategies,” said 2017 NAHB Remodelers Chairman Dan Bawden. “We had a lot of positive feedback after our first quarterly webcast and we’re looking forward to another robust discussion sharing membership growth ideas during our next webcast in June.”
The show, to be held Jan. 9-11 in Orlando, Fla. is the largest annual light construction show in the world, drawing home builders, remodelers, developers and product manufacturers representing all facets of the housing industry.
Each year, NAHB selects nearly 300 speakers to present education sessions at IBS on an array of industry topics ranging from sales and marketing, to technology, design and remodeling. NAHB is looking for education session ideas that are original and full of innovative content geared primarily to audience members with more than 10 years of industry experience.
“The International Builders’ Show is the education and networking event of the year for our industry, and the sessions we offer are certainly among the biggest draws,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald.
“We are seeking educators and speakers who are experts in their field and want to share their knowledge in a lively, engaging fashion,” he said.
Because these speaking opportunities are highly competitive, NAHB has provided a guide to completing each proposal and a list of topics that audiences say they want to hear about most.
Both NAHB members and non-members may submit education session proposals. Submissions must be completed online by April 21.
Delaware Affordable Housing News and Events
March 14, 2017
Do you know aspiring builders or other students interested in careers in the home building industry? Make sure they don’t miss the opportunity to apply for several scholarships that are closing this Sunday, March 26.
Building upon the proud history of NAHB’s wide range of support for construction education, the National Housing Endowment, HBI, and state and local home builders associations continue to fund opportunities for students to pursue rewarding career opportunities in residential construction.
In addition to the student scholarships, the Endowment also offers the Homebuilding Education Leadership Program (HELP), which awards annual grants to leading colleges and universities to help them create, expand or enhance residential construction management programs. The deadline for institutions to apply for a HELP grant also is March 26.
More information about the student scholarships can be found on NationalHousingEndowment.org.
For more information about these scholarships, please contact NHE Scholarship Info at 202-266-8069 or Scholarships@nahb.org.