IBS Has Exciting Opportunities for Young Professionals

The NAHB’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) is coming to Las Vegas in January, so buy your tickets today! If you are a Young Professional who is unsure of what benefit IBS will have for you, read on to see the opportunities at this year’s show.

As the number of young professionals attending the Builders’ Show continues to grow, so does the education and events specially tailored to give up-and-coming industry professionals the tools they need to refine their skills, make new connections and have some fun!

Innovative Education
Explore cutting-edge innovations in technology, building materials, products and even financing through an exciting contemporary learning format in the NEW Innovation Hub. Attendees will also become the innovative resource behind developing topics being discussed in some “crowdsourced” sessions. Several sessions on various topics will be held inside the Innovation Hub during the three days of the show.

Residential Construction Management Competition
This competition is one of the highlights of the Builders’ Show and gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom via the completion of a management project/proposal to a real construction company.
Proposals are submitted to a group of construction company executives who act as judges and students will defend their proposals to the judges in front of an audience. This is a great opportunity to watch students display their knowledge and skills. The competition takes place Monday and Tuesday, with the awards ceremony from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan 20.
Under-40 Panel Discussion & Mixer
Professional Builder magazine editors will lead a sure-to-be-lively panel discussion featuring some of the industry’s under-40 rising stars. During this session, the panel will reveal some of their challenges and accomplishments, as well as their thoughts about how the industry can attract more young people. Grab a beer and listen to the panel on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 3:45-5 p.m.
Young Professionals After-Hours Party
One of the best ways to grow professionally is by meeting and networking with other industry professionals. The under-40 crowd will come together to enjoy incredible entertainment, an open bar and late night munchies, at the Foxtail Nightclub in SLS Las Vegas – one of the hottest new hotels on the strip — from 8-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Get complete descriptions and see additional young professional opportunities at IBS.

HBA of Greenville forms Young Professionals Group

HBA of Greenville forms Young Professionals Group

Your HBA of Greenville has formed a Young Professionals Group.  The purpose of the group is to connect young professionals involved in the home building industry with one another, as well as with seasoned professionals, to discuss topics related to the housing industry and our Upstate community.
HBAYP welcomes young professionals age 40 and under to join us for our first meeting:
  • February 1, 2012
  • 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
  • The Great Oyster Bay House, 109 East Poinsett Street, Greer

Plan to spend time in a relaxed environment with a group of your peers and encourage your common professional growth.  “This event is an outlet for networking with individuals who share in similar challenges and business practices so that we may foster discussions towards defining the current needs facing this generation of future leaders,” Matt Vaughn, Chairman of HBAYP and Sales Manager of Homeowners Mortgage, said.

As an added plus, the member company that has the most employees attend will win a complimentary block ad  for a month on www.HBAofGreenville.com.  Thank you for being a member of the Home Builders Association of Greenville.