Remodelers Council Leaders Discover Additional Member Benefits

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When April Bettinger, Luke Dobbins and Bradley Hall first got involved with their local home builders associations (HBAs), they didn’t realize their membership benefits extended far beyond city and state limits. As leaders of their respective local remodelers councils, they were able to take advantage of an opportunity at the national level when they applied for and received NAHB Remodelers Leadership Scholarships. The scholarship opens the door to more educational opportunities for remodelers council leaders by enabling them to attend an upcoming NAHB leadership event. Bettinger, Dobbins and Hall were each awarded a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2019 NAHB Spring Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C., where they were mentored by NAHB Remodelers national leadership. They learned about the latest remodeling industry issues and took home best practices for running a successful local council. “It was a real treat going to the [NAHB Spring Leadership] meetings and seeing how local leaders, like myself, are able to participate at a higher level, and how decisions made at a national level are filtered down to the local level,” Bettinger said. “The experience lit a fire within me to be more involved outside of my local HBA to make a difference within our industry.” Hall learned a few tips that he was immediately able to take home to his local council at the Greater Atlanta HBA. “I learned several tips about how to better cultivate sponsorship opportunities, and got a lot of great ideas for speaker topics and fundraising events for the council,” Hall said. Interested in applying for the 2020 NAHB Remodelers Leadership Scholarship? Contact Chantel Bartlett if you have any questions.  

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