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2013 State Award Winners Announced

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Tuesday December 17th, 2013 members from around the state gathered for a day of celebration. The Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner was held in concert with a BUILDPAC and BAM-PAC fundraiser. Thank to all who attended, sponsored and made the day a… Read More...

The Gifts of Membership

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The holidays are a time to count your blessings and give thanks. Membership with the Builders Association of Minnesota is the gift that keeps on giving. Remember to “open” these gifts and take them out for a spin! Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Protection The biggest benefit… Read More...

A Word From Our President

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I hope this message finds you so busy with work you barely have time to read it! Everyday you make business decisions, often prefaced with the question “why is this good for my company?”  It’s important to know the “why” regarding your business decisions and one of those… Read More...

Rockstar Board Member Ben Edwards Raises $3K For Legal Action Fund

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BAM staff attended Northern Minnesota Builders Association (NMBA)’s general membership meeting earlier this year and learned that one of its rockstar members had taken it upon himself to personally fundraise for the BAM Legal Action Fund (LAC). Ben Edwards, Edwards LaPlant Construction,… Read More...

Generation Y Not?

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Rochester Area Builders has been doing a bang up job of recruiting members from the upcoming generations. We asked, and John Eischen, RAB’s Executive Officer, was kind enough to tell us how they’re doing it. Check it out! Guest blog by John Eischen, Executive Officer of Rochester Area… Read More...

Membership Retention Tips from Award Winning Builders Association: CMBA

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Minnesota’s State Rep to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Kathe Ostrom,  has been traveling the state and talking with members. One theme she’s heard discussed is membership retention. Central Minnesota Builders Association (CMBA) was recently awarded by NAHB for… Read More...

2012 BAM Award Winners Announced

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The outstanding accomplishments of four members of the residential construction industry were recognized by the Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at the annual BAM Awards ceremony in Minneapolis, MN. Congratulations to the 2012 Award Winners! (Click on… Read More...

84 Metros Listed As Improving Housing Markets in July

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The list of U.S. housing markets showing measurable and sustained improvement rose by four to include 84 metros in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released today.  This number includes representatives from 32 states… Read More...

New BAM Election Fund Donors

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THANK YOU to Pillar Homes and Amcon Block for being the latest companies to donate to BAM’s Building MN Homes – Building MN Jobs 2012 Election Fund. BAM is seeking 50 members to step up and lead the effort by committing $500 from their business to support this effort. Now is the time… Read More...

Thank You To BAM's 2012 Election Fund Donors

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The Builders Association of Minnesota has created a 2012 independent expenditure fund, Building MN Homes - Building MN Jobs, as a way to work together to ensure we elect candidates this fall that support our industry. The dollars will be used to purchase flyers, advertisements and radio… Read More...

MN Business Report: Your Help Needed by June 26

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Twin Cities Business Magazine is conducting their Third Quarter 2012 Economic Indicator Survey and they want to hear from you by June 26th! Complete the survey and provide your email address and you’ll be eligible to win one of three $100 gift certificates to the Lake Elmo Inn. The survey… Read More...

BAM Announces New Statewide Insurance Benefit

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BAM is proud to announce it has endorsed a new members-only general liability insurance solution that offers not only good insurance, but the right insurance for each builder in addition to a special risk management program designed for broader coverage with the side benefit of very… Read More...

Improved Employment Outlook for Minnesota Construction

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Finance & Commerce published a story June 12, 2012 reporting on the employment outlook for construction in Minnesota in light of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook survey. For all employment sectors, the article states more employers plan to hire than fire in the third quarter of… Read More...

BAM Provides Support To Minneapolis Tornado Victims

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In an effort to help victims of the recent tornado destruction in North Minneapolis rebuild and repair their homes without worry of falling prey to construction by unlicensed contractors, the Builders Association of Minnesota, together with four partner associations, has created a… Read More...

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