It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2018! Builders and the Wisconsin Builders Association are hard at work, and here are some key developments at the state level you should know about:

Another Successful Legislative Session

The Wisconsin Builders Association has continued its streak of successful legislative sessions! With the wrap-up of the most recent legislative session, there is a lot to celebrate as we continue to keep housing affordable for Wisconsin families. You can read more about our 7 new affordable housing triumphs on page 6.

Remodeled Website Launch

In late March, the WBA launched an entirely remodeled website dedicated to generating leads and providing a better user experience. Learn more about the site’s features on page 11.

NAHB Leadership Training in October

One of my goals for the year was to restore NAHB leadership training for both local association executive officers and other local leaders (e.g. HBA presidents), and I am happy to report that the WBA will be hosting a NAHB Leadership Training Seminar on Thursday, October 25th at SentryWorld in Stevens Point! This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about best practices for association management as well as expected duties and responsibilities.

The tentative itinerary for the day (see page 5 for more details) beginas with a light breakfast at 8:30 AM, followed by a team planning session that explores goal setting and leadership management styles. Following lunch, there will be a split session—one covering membership & generational preferences, the other WBA and NAHB benefits. The final session of the day will identify strategies to run effective meetings, and the seminar will wrap up around 4:30 PM. Registration details will be available mid to late summer. Mark your calendars now!

Rolling Out New Association Health Plan

To continue bringing value to our members, the WBA is excited to roll out a new association health plan with effective dates beginning July 1st. This plan puts into practice recent health insurance law changes, and allows small and large employers alike to take takes advantage of strength in numbers. This exclusive member benefit is offered to WBA builders, associates, and affiliates. By the time you receive this edition of the Badger Builder in the mail, you will have received more information about this plan via email, and a webpage detailing the health plan’s benefits will be available online at wisbuild.org and a webpage detailing the health plan's benefits is available on the members-only side of our website--go to wisbuild.org/health-insurance.