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Chairman’s Message

Will Engel, Chairman of the Board The Cornerstone Club members are a highly visible and an elite group of contributors to the building industry. They are responsible for sustaining a number of Wichita Area Builders Association events and activities over … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message

The Fall Parade of Homes… one of our Associations signature events is fast approaching. All last-minute steps are being taken to assure the Parade will get the type of advertising and promotional support necessary to make it another huge success … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – Iconic Figures Few and Far Between…

Once in a lifetime, if one is lucky, an opportunity presents itself for one to become a part of something bigger than themselves. Such was the case a few years back when the Association began taking steps to work with … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – April/May 2019

New Homes Website (ahouseahead.com) A Benefit to Everyone… As members, you will recall that a Press Release was sent to all media outlets in the greater area, the week of February 25th, announcing that a new homes website (ahouseahead.com) had … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – March 2019

Exceptional Member Events Benefit All… During the first quarter of this year, there have been two major exceptional annual events that yield huge benefits for WABA Members. The events were the National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show (IBS) … Continue reading

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Pledging My Best …

As I write this, my first message to you the members of our Association, I want you to know that I am humbled, honored, and a bit uncertain as to how I will be judged when I have completed my … Continue reading

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 2018 A Busy & Successful Year…

As I end my term as your 2018 Chairman of the Board, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all members of the Association for electing, supporting, and most important trusting me to provide the type of leadership you … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – December 2018

Annual Home Show Coming Soon… As members of the Association, you are well aware of the benefit of participating in our annual WABA Home Show, for the benefit of the public, as well as all of us as members. The … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – November 2018

International Builders Show (IBS) a Benefit to Everyone… With the 2019 IBS Show fast approaching, I want to take the opportunity to remind all members about the Show and benefits of attending it. Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the show is … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – September 2018

Fall Parade of Homes Beneficial to Home Buyers and Builders…. This year Fall Parade of Homes is an eye-opener, and we are encouraging everyone interested in buying a home to Experience New Home “Aha! Moments.” The Fall Parade of Homes … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – June 2018

Homeownership Is Primary Driver of U.S. Household Wealth Abraham Lincoln is remembered for stating in one of his speeches that, “The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.”  And with specific regard to housing, it should … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – May 2018

Membership Matters If there was ever any doubt as to whether the size and make-up of the membership of such associations as WABA matters – I can tell you, without hesitation, that it does and in ways one might not … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – April 2018

Association Involvement in Workforce Development Important… No matter what business a person is involved in today – important, ongoing consideration must be being given to what steps can, and must, be taken to assure the potential for long-term business success. … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Message – March 2018

Parade of Homes Initiatives Contribute to Success of all Members… In this edition of our WABA Digest I felt it would be beneficial to highlight a couple of our Associations initiatives that benefit Association members across the board and support … Continue reading

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Chairmans Message – February 2018

2018 Home Show Very Successful… Sometimes, when an event or activity is conducted on a continuous basis, people begin to take for granted the benefits of having such an event available that they can participate in meaningful ways to them. … Continue reading

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2017 Chairman’s Final Message

Thankful for the Season, the Opportunity, and You… It seems like only yesterday I was elected to serve as your Chairman of the Board assuming the awesome responsibility carried by those who have served in this position before me, to … Continue reading

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