It’s already April! Time for Spring and the opening of the baseball season and it looks like both baseball teams will have a good year. I hope everyone is having a good start to the Spring building season!
We have a few events quickly approaching that I would like to remind you all to try and attend. The first one is the SSHBA Kentucky Derby Raffle Party at Harrah’s in Joliet on Friday, April 15th. Tickets are only $75 per person and includes admission, two hours open bar, food and a chance to win the grand prize of $2,500! Ladies wear your best Derby hat and get into the hat contest! There will be games, smaller prize drawings throughout the evening, and guaranteed fun for everyone! This is a great night of fun for friends, work colleagues, spouses and just about anyone. You don’t want to miss one of the best networking parties of the year! Call the office to purchase your tickets before we sell out! Don’t forget that there is a prize for the member who sells the most tickets. I challenge everyone to try and outsell yours truly. Ed Kubiak and Henry Coyle, are you listening?
Another huge event coming up is the HBAI Lobby Day in Springfield on Tuesday, May 3rd. This is a chance to meet some of our state representatives and senators, ask for their support on certain bills that your HBA supports, or sometimes we ask for their help on defeating some bills that might hurt our industry. If you have never been to Lobby Day, it is an opportunity to meet your local politicians and get some one on one time. They don’t always agree with our positions, but at least we have our voice heard, plus, the larger the group, the larger the voice. We always put a group together and take the Amtrak down to Springfield, which is a fun way to relax and watch beautiful Illinois go by. Ok, the scenery is just ok, but it’s fun!
We are also preparing for our membership drive in May. Now is the perfect time to reach out to past members and new customers to tell them about the SSHBA. The membership committee is working on a prospect list to help with the membership drive. Please contact Shannon or Kate at the office if you know of anyone that you work with that is not a member as we would like the opportunity to tell them about the SSHBA. I am calling on the members to help us with the membership drive by recruiting one new member which will only make the SSHBA even stronger.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Annual Golf Outing on June 22nd at Silver Lakes Country Club in Orland Park. Whether you golf full time, or a couple times a year like myself, it is always a fun time. This is another very popular event and foursomes fill up quickly.
I would like to thank our Season Ticket Holder Sponsor, Southwest Fireplace Supply Company and our VIP Sponsors Design Tek Engineering & Surveying, Inc., Parksite, and Nicor Gas. We appreciate your continued Support!
I look forward to seeing you all at the Kentucky Derby Raffle on Friday, April 15th!
Thanks for being a member and go Sox!