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January 2016

Happy New Year 2016!



Fantastic board meeting with Hardy Smith, Non-Profit Consultant on January 8, 2016



NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Jake Hickson was born and raised in a construction family so he feels right at home as the 2016 president of the Volusia Building Industry Association.

“I look forward to being bold and challenging people,” said Hickson, vice president of Hickson Construction in New Smyrna Beach. “If your life depends on a healthy construction trade, then how can you not be contributing to the association?”


Volusia’s building industry is a critical part of the county’s economy. But does the industry get the respect it deserves?

Hardy Smith showed VBIA’s leadership how to elevate the organization’s community profile and increase appreciation for our member companies.

Hardy is a consultant and speaker who maximizes performance of nonprofits and associations. His results-oriented approach is based on a career of more than 30 years in the high performance world of NASCAR racing.  

Tech Talk 

Consumer Information Is King

Are you ready for the informed home buyer? If not, notes Sam Rashking, you'd better start getting ready because a new era's upon us.

Think about buying a car today compared with a decade ago. In particular, think of all the information you have before you visit a car dealer.

Think about what you know about Performance. You know each car’s efficiency in terms of its Miles-Per-Gallon rating, how fast it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph, turning radius, handling, and how well it performs in crash and safety tests.

How to Market Your Business on Instagram

Instagram has taken the world by storm, and its recent acquisition by Facebook only confirms its entry and place in the big leagues. While it is every bit the social network that Facebook and Twitter are, there are a few differences in marketing with Instagram that you need to understand if you intend to try marketing there.

Instagram Selfies

Ways to effectively market on Instagram

Here are 5 tips for marketing your business on Instagram.

  1. Use Video On Instagram – This newish feature in Instagram is similar to Vine, but their videos are a whopping 15 seconds as opposed to 6. Way more canvas to paint on.
  2. Use lots of hashtags – While engagement drops significantly on Twitter if you use more than 2 hashtags, the opposite seems to be the norm for Instagram. Load them up!
  3. Don’t post incessantly – Unlike many other social networks less can be more here. You don’t want to fill up your follower’s feeds and be less special. Shoot for a few times a week and post great content.

Spike Report

New Members

It's Here! The updated Spike Roster (11/30/15) is now available! 

Click the link below to view: 

Click Here for Spike Report

What is a Spike?

Recruiting new members to your local association is an activity recognized and rewarded through the Spike Club. Those who participate are called Spikes. 

For more information on Spikes visit: 

NAHB Spike

FHBA Membership Benefits

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NAHB Membership Benefits

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Do Business With A Member

 “Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged.  No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”

--Theodore Roosevelt

Save the Date!

January 20, General Membership Meeting with
Glenn Storch, Attorney 
"Volusia County has a LOT going on"

January 26, Board of Directors Meeting
February 8 - 10, FHBA Legislative Conference, Tallahassee

March 12-20 VBIA Parade of Homes
*Visit our site for more information.

Member: Mark Bowling
Phone: (407) 322-8700

Member: Colby Beckman
Phone: (386) 274-4500

Membership Renewals

Adams Cameron & Co. Realtors
John Adams

AM Wright Construction
Arthur Wright

D R Horton Inc
Jonathan Byrom

Daytona Beach News Journal
Cindy Weinberg

JMLC Development LLC
Joe Richart

JMS Building Corp
Jeff Robinson

Keller Williams
Frank Bruno

Professional Site and Transport Inc.
Chris Linsley

Stoll Construction Inc
Herman Stoll

Vintage Estate Homes
Craig Schmauss

Vintage Estate Homes
Sue Girard

Vintage Estate Homes
Keith Buescher

Vintage Estate Homes
Scott Buescher

Everything You Ever Wanted to 

Know About Using Your 

VBIA Membership

Join us for the President's Reception 

For All New VBIA members (4th quarter 2015)

Right before the GMM 1/20/16, 4.30 p.m.

at the LPGA Clubhouse

1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach

followed by the 

General Membership Meeting at 5.30 p.m.




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