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Three times a year (March, May & October), NCBIA members and guests get together to network and catch up on what’s been going on with the association at a General Membership Meeting. General Membership meetings offer members the chance to promote their new products and services through tabletop displays. The October GM meeting that also serves as the Election Night for new Board Members. General Membership Meetings occasionally are preceded by a Builders ONLY Forum where NCBIA builder members get the chance to talk about a current issue or program.
NCBIA offers two Industry Events each year that are open to the general public: The Parade of Homes® and the annual Home & Remodeling Expo.
The Virtual Parade of Homes®
The Virtual Parade of Homes is an electronic tour of homes that is open 24/7 on our website. Builders showcase new and remodeled homes and present information on developments that are currently under construction or have new homes for sale. CLICK HERE to be directed.
NCBIA Members enjoy several membership events throughout the year that offer the opportunity to network and make business contacts.
Elected Officials Reception
This annual event held in April is produced in conjunction with the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, Lorain County Association of Realtors, Lorain County Community Alliance, and Lake Erie Landlords Association. Elected Officials from all over Lorain County are invited to mix and mingle with members from local host organizations. This is an opportunity for our members to meet & share their views with their elected officials.
The NCBIA’s annual golf outing held each August at Sweetbriar Golf Course is host to over 200 members, clients and guests each year.
The NCBIA’s annual clambake event held each October, where NCBIA members and guests have a chance to network with colleagues, listen to great music, enjoy fabulous clambake fare and win great prizes.
The NCBIA’s annual banquet where the new Board of Directors and Officers are sworn in. This event is also host to the North Coast BIA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies where our own members are inducted into our association’s hall of fame. This gala event is held in December each year and gives members a chance to have social time with business associates as well as a chance to thank those who have done so much to support this association and the industry.
Committee and Council Events
Sales & Marketing Committee Meetings
The NCBIA Sales & Marketing Committee holds several networking mixers each year that are scheduled as the calendar permits. They also hold at least 2 educational courses open to all NCBIA members. Courses are both construction-related and business related and are scheduled as the calendar permits.
Young Professionals Committee
The all new Young Professionals Committee will be holding new events and mixers starting in 2017 beginning with a Beer Tasting Event. These mixers and networking events are meant to bring those younger members together to networking help each other.