BBB To Offer Social Media Seminars on September 9th

BBB To Offer Social Media Seminars on September 9th

Whether you are just starting to figure out social media, or you are looking to improve your current strategy, we have just what you need! Join us for a day of social media seminars, or pick and choose just the sessions you would like to attend. From social media basics and strategy to understanding content and blogging, Carol Morgan and Mitch Levinson, managing partners at mRELEVANCE, LLC, will provide you with the expertise and tools you need to get your business noticed in today’s social media world.

On September 9th there will be three seminar opportunities:

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Social Media Lab
Social Media Lab is a hands-on workshop designed to train professionals on how to effectively use social media to enhance their online reputation, reach existing customers and build relationships with target audiences. This lab covers the “how to basics” of Facebook, Twitter and blogging. Get started with the right sites and strategy with tips and insight.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
He Said, She Said.
Get the answers to the most commonly asked questions related to online marketing from two different perspectives in He Said, She Said. Mitch answers questions from the perspective of how to improve your search engine optimization, while Carol focuses on how to create great content that attracts and engages readers on your blog and social media sites.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
10 Tips to Rev Up Your Social Media Program
Learn how these valuable, actionable tips will help accelerate your social media program by taking it to the next level. Whether you just launched a social media program or already have one and are looking for ways to improve it, this fun, interactive session will give you the horsepower you need to kick your program into high gear.

HBA members can pick the sessions they would like to attend for $30 each ($40 for the luncheon seminar), or attend all three for $100.

To register, visit or call 864-242-6905.

About the Presenters

Mitch Levinson and Carol Morgan

Carol Morgan and Mitch Levinson are partners in mRelevance, LLC, a real estate marketing firm with offices in Chicago and Atlanta.

Carol Morgan focuses on marketing strategy and integrating public relations, social media, content and creative to tell engaging stories for clients that garner measurable traffic. Carol is the author of Social Media 3.0, published by, and creator of the nationally-ranked and award-winning, Atlanta’s popular real estate blog. She is the 2014 Chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building Council and a member of NAHB’s Public Affairs committee.

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales.” An Internet marketing expert with proficiency in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services, Mitch works to make all things digital more
effective for clients. He is chair of the National Association of Home Builders Institute of Residential Marketing and a Director of the National Sales and Marketing Council.

OSHA Training Opportunity

The Home Builders Association of Charleston will host a two-day OSHA training course on September 9-10 at the Charleston Area Convention Center.

Attending members will learn to:

  • Write and maintain an effective safety program
  • Understand the effect of job site safety on insurance premiums
  • Anticipate what to expect from an OSHA inspection, including your rights
  • Comply with OSHA standards for fall protection, electrical, PPE, and more
  • Save money by avoiding fines
  • Earn a course completion card from Federal OSHA

Participants will become Fall Protection Certified and will have the opportunity to reduce their premiums with Builders Mutual Insurance Company.

To register, visit or call 843-572-1414.  The course fee is $35. The deadline to register is September 5.

Flood Insurance Seminar is January 13

Flood Insurance Seminar is January 13

Your Home Builders Association has partnered with the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors to offer a seminar on the recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.  

  • When: Monday, January 13, 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Where: GGAR Conference Center, 50 Airpark Court, Greenville
  • Cost: No charge to HBA of Greenville members

The purpose of the seminar is to update HBA and GGAR members on the changes resulting from the legislation that renewed the National Flood Insurance Program for another five years.  Those changes have resulted in dramatic increases in flood insurance premiums for some homeowners and in some cases have threatened potential real estate transactions.  It is important for Home Builders to understand how the new rules will impact owners of homes built in flood-prone areas.  In addition, Remodelers who are familiar with the new rules may be able to leverage that knowledge to secure new business.

This is not just a Coastal Issue. Property owners and transactions are being impacted all over the Upstate.

Speakers include:

  • Lisa S. Jones, CFM, ANFI, CPM, Principla, Carolina Flood Solutions
  • Robert Hall, PE, CFM, Flood Plain Administrator, Greenville County
  • Jacqueline Chelbezan, PE, PH, CFM, Assistant City Engineer-Environmental, City of Greenville

The agenda will include a comprehensive briefing of the changes in the law regarding flood insurance by Lisa Jones, and briefings from Robert Hall and Jacqueline Chelbezan on local flood management ordinances and resources for evaluating the flooding risk of property in the Greenville area.

The seminar is free to HBA of Greenville members. To register at, click here.

Education Forum: Zoning, Look Before You Leap

Your HBA of Greenville is pleased to announce that HBA of Greenville members are invited to participate in an upcoming education course at the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors:

  • Zoning: Look Before You Leap
  • Friday, September 6
  • 10 a.m. until 12 noon
  • GGAR Office, 50 Airpark Court

The course is presented by Kelli McCormick of Greenville County.  The class will focus on zoning and why it is important to use GIS, the zoning ordinance, and other resources at Greenville County before buying, selling, leasing, developing, and listing real property.  McCormick will teach members about some little known tricks of the GIS system and ways to speed up your due diligence process.

To register, click here.

Your HBA staff thanks the GGAR members and staff for making this opportunity available to HBA members.

Education Forum: Targeting zip codes for upcoming Remodeling/Building

You’ve heard the weather man say, “get alerts for bad weather in your area as accurate as your ZIP CODE!”  On Wednesday, August 8, you can do the same thing…..only with remodeling and builder jobs in a specific ZIP CODE.  

The Greenville News will bring the location of potential future jobs to you!  Whether you are a builder, remodeler, specialty contractor, or one of the many businesses that support those businesses, you can learn exactly where your marketing dollars should be spent and learn the location of the hot spots for remodeling and new construction, right down to the zip code. 

This is really something you do not want to miss out on.  In fact, whether you are a contractor, banker, retailer, or any other business, this information is incredibly valuable, and available to you as a benefit of membership in the Home Builders Association of Greenville.

  • When: August 8, 2012, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  • Where: Hubbell Lighting Headquarters
  • Sponsored by GBS Building Supply and Progress Lighting