The annual Home Builders Association of South Carolina’s Bird Supper is being held on Tuesday, March 28th. The Bird Supper will be the catalyst toward promoting a change to the business license fees, a S.C. Building Code, and many more issues for the housing industry, and the process to moving these issues forward has already begun. The annual Bird Supper provides the best chance to sit with our elected officials, as an industry, and drive home the need for these reforms. The more members that attend the deeper the impression is on the elected officials.
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will host its Upstate Political Leader Institute on November 9 and 10 from 5- 8 p.m. There will be different topics covered, ranging from “How I Did It” to Raising Money for a campaign. Home Builders Association of Greenville members can get complimentary admission, as we are the sponsor of the event. Please contact Michael Dey and he will get you registered.
Did you know that after a natural disaster, our local building officials and other governmental staff assist other communities to assess the damage so that they may qualify for emergency disaster assistance?
The cities of Greenville and Greer, and Greenville County, send staff certified in damage assessment to assist neighboring communities. After the October floods, which occurred one year ago this week, our local officials were in communities like Columbia and Greenwood helping them assess damage. And as Hurricane Matthew approaches, they are again preparing to travel across the state to assist.
We each should be proud of our local governments for the work that they do, and the way that they assist one another, and our fellow South Carolinians, in a time of crisis.