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Biweekly e letter July 7, 2019


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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Headlines and Announcements:

Virtual reality helps recruit teens into construction, mentorship motivates them to stay
For the job-hungry young adult, there aren't that many requirements for suitable after-school employment, so long as the job works in conjunction with their current school schedule, doesn't require extensive training or education, is not a long-term commitment and pays a decent amount of money. An afternoon shift as a grocery store clerk checks all of these boxes. So does a summer stint as a lifeguard at the neighborhood pool, or even the bi-weekly babysitting venture for a relative or family friend. READ MORE

Beat the labor shortage by building skills with technology training
While the likelihood of a major infrastructure spending bill this year has dimmed dramatically - and the prospects for a big boost in related construction activity along with it - construction companies still face a shortage of both workers and the skills needed to effectively complete projects. The struggle to fill workforce needs would worsen substantially should Congress actually move forward with a major funding package. READ MORE


Advertising Opportunities Now Available on BBBA Website
We are pleased to announce that we now have our "Rolling Banner Advertising" set up on our website. This is a very inexpensive way to showcase your place of business. Visit our website: and see how the system works. The registration forms are included on the website for you to fill out. Please call the office with any questions.

Upcoming Events: (Reservations are Required)

~~~Join the BBBA for a Summer of Fun~~~

Tuesday, July 9th @ The Swiss Club. Registration begins @ 5:30p, Cost is $30.00p/p. As usual, we will be having those Charcoal Grilled Steaks by Bill Campbell and his Hoss's Team. Note: This year all drinks will be via a cash bar.
We currently have 8 reservations remaining; available on a first come first serve basis. CALL THE OFFICE to check on remaining reservation space.

Meet ‘n Greet:
Tuesday, August 6th @ Park Home. Registration begins @ 5:30p, Cost is $10.00 p/p. The Muccitelli Family will be having live cooking demos by their appliance vendors...always great food. Reservation Deadline is: Thursday, August 1st.

Casino Bus Trip:
Saturday August 17th we are planning another bus trip to Pittsburgh. We've had numerous requests to expand the trip as follows: We will depart from Hollidaysburg Plaza at 9:30a and return around 8:30p. Earlier departure time is to allow ample time for those that wish to attend the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game at PNC Park. You will need to purchase your own tickets for that game. First pitch is 1:30p.
Cost for the bus trip is $50 p/p and includes the beverages and snacks that we've had on the previous trips. The Casino will give you a voucher for $10.00 in slot play. Seating is limited to 45 people and is on a first-come first-served basis. Reservation Deadline is: Friday, July 19th. Payment is due at time of signup.

Curve Night:
Tuesday, August 20th. Tickets will be provided free of charge by your fellow members. Reservation deadline is: Thursday, August 15th.

Member Benefits:

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.

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:
J. R. Brown Construction, Inc.; Frederick Lock & Key, Inc.; George Beckett & Sons General Contractor, LLC

Join us and welcome our newest member: P. Joseph Lehman Consulting Engineers - welcome to the BBBA. Contact is Ken Szala and membership was recruited by Eugene Horomanski

New Member Application: We have received an application from The Altoona Curve; contact is Derek Martin and the membership was recruited by Eugene Horomanski



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.)

~~~Please See Above for Summer Activities~~~

**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: "Life is not measured by how many breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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