BIA News



Submit Your Nomination for BIA Annual Awards and Hall of Fame

Recognize a deserving member for the Irving E. Schottenstein Builder of the Year, the Associate of the Year, the Remodeler of the Year, the Citizen of the Year, the Washburn Schofield Memorial Award, the Rising Star Award or the BIA Hall of Fame.

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Building Insider July/August Issue Online

The July/August issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring Odd Jobs, America's Floor Source, and Citizens Bank is now online.

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2017 Parade of Homes Trade Partners

Attention Associate members: Are you working in a 2017 Parade of Homes House? Click here to make sure you get listed correctly in the event marketing. We need this information before June 30, 2017.

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Donate Your Building Materials to a Good Cause

Turning Point - Delaware County Domestic Violence Shelter

The BIA of Central Ohio’s Professional Women in Building Council has committed to helping the local Delaware County Domestic Violence Shelter become a safe place for so many of our local residents. We are looking for donation items to help this project be a huge success!

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30th Annual MAME Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all of the winners from the 30th annual Marketing And Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards. The event, held May 12 at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference center, attracted over 350 BIA members who cheered on the best of the industry. The event program and the winners book can be downloaded from the Publications page of the BIA website.

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Chillin' & Grillin' with the SMC

presented by the BIA of Central Ohio Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) Hosted by Coppertree Homes.

All BIA members, SMC members & Guests are invited to this free SMC Networking Event. Enjoy an afternoon of food and fun sponsored by Cambria, Great American Title and Independent Bank.

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Register For Your 2017 Best Of Ohio Homes Categories

The Best of Ohio Homes Awards is in its second year and the program is presented by the Ohio Home Builders Association. The goal is to recognize builder and remodeler members for completing the BEST projects in the state. It also gives members a unique marketing opportunity - to present themselves to potential clients as one of the “Best of Ohio Homes” award winners.

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Building the Parade

Preparations are already underway for our next Parade of Homes, slated to take place in September -- and on March 10, BIA staff and Parade planners visited the Cheshire Woods site to fine-tune plans.

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Krissy Vargo Joins the BIA

You’ll be seeing much more about the BIA on social media, thanks to our newest staff member, Krissy Vargo. Krissy joined the BIA in March 2017 as our communications manager.

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Spotlight Your Business with a MAME Award

Is your company ready for its star turn? Winning a Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Award will put your business in the limelight.

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2017 BIA PARTNERS: Join the Club

Sponsorship opportunities are designed to enhance your ability to communicate your products and services to other members and engaged consumers. Your participation as a sponsor is a great win-win opportunity: you gain exposure to your key markets, and the BIA is able to continue offering high quality educational programs and events to our members, outreach to the community, and advocacy to create a strong industry.

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Join the BIA's 401K Plan and Reap the Benefits

The BIA is now offering a 401 (k) Retirement Plan that offers valuable benefits for our members. This 401 (k) Profit Sharing Plan and Trust is a retirement plan put together by the BIA and constructed specifically for our members.

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Mechanics' Lien Law Seminar Scheduled

The BIA of Central Ohio has scheduled Nuts & Bolts of Mechanics' Lien Law for Wednesday, April 26 from 9:00am - 12:00pm.

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Put Some Heart in Housing: Help Build the BIA Habitat Home

Join us this February as we finish the BIA Habitat home. We are working on interior finishes and punch out items.

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BIA Shines Honored BIA Members

Congratulations to all of the winners and Hall of Fame inductees who were honored at the BIA Shines & 74th Annual Inaugural Celebration on January 26, 2017.

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2017 Joint Industry Forecast

BIA members got a glimpse into the future at the 2017 Joint Industry Forecast on January 26. Dr. Ted C. Jones, PhD, Senior Vice President, Chief Economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company, discussed the impact of the election, our current economy and real estate megatrends.

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2017 BIA Parade of Homes dates, builders and location announced

The BIA of Central Ohio announced today that the 2017 BIA Parade of Homes will take place Sept. 2-17 at Cheshire Woods, a brand-new residential neighborhood in Berkshire Township in Delaware County.

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