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Blair/Bedford Builders Association

Biweekly e letter February 18, 2018


Here's the biweekly report of local, state and national items of interest that affect your business, the building industry and our association.

Dave DeBiase
Executive Officer
Blair/ Bedford Builders Association

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Other websites to visit that contain valuable information as well as discounts and rebate programs with various vendors & suppliers:

Pennsylvania Builders Association:

National Association of Home Builders:

Headlines & Announcements:

~~~Home & Garden Show March 2nd, 3rd & 4th~~~

Last Call - only several booth spaces are left.
You can reserve a booth by contacting Stacy at the Chamber Office: 814.943.8151. Or email her:

Mark your Calendars - March 6th is our next general membership meeting - Jeff Long is going to make a power-point presentation on his current project of the transformation of the old UPMC Bon Secours Hospital into his luxurious Graystone Grande Palazzo located at 2500 7th Avenue in Altoona. Registration begins at 6:00p and buffet to start at 6:30p Buffet dinner cost is $25.00 p/p

Attention Veterans

The number of Pennsylvania veterans who have added a veterans designation to their driver's license or ID card has topped more than half a million and has grown every day since the program began in 2014. The designation - an American flag with the word VETERAN beneath it - is a patriotic way for veterans to show their pride and convey to others that they served in the United States military.
If you or someone you know served in the United States military and is interested in adding this designation, please click here for more information.

Who's That Calling You?

To help consumers fight back against fraud, the House will take up legislation soon to increase penalties for those found guilty of caller identification spoofing.

Spoofing occurs when individuals use technology to make it appear that a call is coming from a number or business other than that of the actual caller. Spoofing can be used to defraud, harass or induce call recipients into divulging sensitive or confidential information, especially senior citizens.

House Bill 979, which was recently passed out of the House Judiciary Committee, would make it a misdemeanor for any person to cause false caller identification information to be displayed on a recipient's telephone, with the intent to harass or defraud the call recipient.

Fax your PA ONE CALL Invoices
To the BBBA office at: 814.693.9712 for payment. DO NOT pay direct. We will verify your membership status and forward to the PBA Office for payment. If you pay your invoice direct to the PA ONE CALL address - we will not be able to get reimbursement for you.

Member Benefits:

~~~New information and websites for the different rebate programs available to builder members~~~


1) National Purchasing Partners (NPP) Program - Look what's been added - Read the List Below
The NPP serves over 130,000 member organizations and is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the nation. Receive discounts from: Verizon wireless, Fastenal; Staples; Office Depot; YRC Freight; Best Buy; Sherwin-Williams; Airgas; Impac; Expedia; Legal Zoom; 1-800-flowers; LifeLock
Registration is free and easy, simply visit: and navigate their website to see what the program is all about.

2) You can also participate in another rebate program when you make purchases through companies such as: ThermaTru Doors, ClosetMaid, Fypon, Jacuzzi, Heatilator, TimberTech, Honeywell, Velux, Bilco, Clopay and many other manufacturers. This is a member benefit that doesn't get much easier. To learn more about the program, visit the website: (Please note this is a new website, much easier to navigate and more information.)

3) A large part of your membership is the vast amount of benefits and discounts available at each level within the federation. Be sure to take a look at all of the different opportunities offered through the NAHB Member Advantage Program - you won't find deals this good anywhere else.

NAHB Member Advantage adds 2 new savings opportunities
Two exciting member saving discount programs have joined the NAHB Member Advantage lineup. An Amazon Business account gains you access to the NAHB Amazon store which offers recommended products and unlocks additional business savings. The new Capital One Spark Business Card -With the Spark® Cash credit card earns members unlimited 2 percent cash back on every purchase. In addition, there's no annual fee to use your card. Click here.


Thanks to the following Companies who have renewed their membership in the BBBA:
Beauchamp Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Cordell Construction, LLC; Evergreen Insurance, LLC; Your Building Centers; Solarshield Remodelers; John Degenhardt Construction; Lawruk Builders, Inc.



For more than a decade, the Pennsylvania Builders Association has offered workers compensation insurance to its
members through a competitive group program.
This program is underwritten by Eastern Alliance Insurance Group and offers our members the following great benefits:

* Competitive Rates
* Stable Pricing
* Superior Claims Handling
* Possible Dividends
* Parallel Pay - Pay as you go billing.
* No charge for subcontractors who carry at least $300,000 in General Liability Coverage in
For more info, please contact our Program Administrator - McConkey Insurance & Benefits - Erica Grimm at
(717) 505-3144, or look at their website at

Also, as a member of the Blair/Bedford Builders Association you have access to the Pennsylvania Builders Association Health Care Insurance Program

For more information on the Health Care Program visit:


EVENTS & DATES: (Reservations are required for all events.)

~~~February - March - April Calendar of Events~~~

February 27th: Board Meeting, 5:30p at Marzoni's on Patchway Road
March 2nd, 3rd, 4th: Home & Garden Show at the Jaffa Shrine.
March 6th: General Membership Meeting, Registration 6:00p at the U S Hotel; Presentation by Jeff Long
on his Graystone Grande Palazzo project at 2500 7th Avenue, Altoona.
March 27th: Board Meeting, 5:30p at Marzoni's on Patchway Road
April 3: General Membership Meeting; Registration 6:00p at the US Hotel
April 24th: Board Meeting; 5:30p at Marzoni's on Patchway Road

**Reservations are a must - four convenient ways to register:
1. Phone (814) 693-9710
2. Fax (814) 693-9712
3. Email:
4. Online at

Remember, if you make a reservation for an event and do not cancel it 48-hours prior to the event, you will be billed.

Famous Quotes: "Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
Ronald Reagan

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