As a Housing First Minnesota member, you’re part of our family. With nearly 1,200 member firms, you’ll be in the company of virtually every residential builder and professional remodeler in the region, plus over 500 associate members that range from home product manufacturers and dealers to sub-contractors of all stripes, and a multitude of support service providers. These are the companies and people that are helping Twin Cities’ families realize the American Dream by creating safe, affordable, durable and beautiful homes all across the region.
Networking & Educational Events
It's easy to get involved by attending Housing First Minnesota member events, which range from educational to just plain fun. See below for an overview of our most popular member gatherings. Be sure to check out our Community Calendar for specific event and registration details.
Kickstart - Quarterly
Are you new to Housing First Minnesota or a current member looking to get the most from your membership? Join us for Kickstart, a quarterly member event where you can discover how to best use Housing First Minnesota's consumer marketing opportunities, learn about Housing First Minnesota communications, find out more about earning your CE credits, figure out the best ways to connect and network, learn how to get involved in serving your community and meet the Housing First Minnesota staff. View the calendar for details.
IBS Hospitality Suite - January
If you're attending the International Builders Show, be sure to register of Housing First Minnesota's IBS Hospitality Suite event. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking with other Minnesota attendees. View the calendar for details.
Launch Party & Board of Directors Induction - January
Each year in January, Housing First Minnesota welcomes in its new Housing First Minnesota and Housing First Minnesota Foundation Board of Directors. Blast off with fabulous food and beverage, recognize new leadership and learn about the state of the economy and building industry from a national economist. View the calendar for details.
Housing Day at the Capitol & Legislative Reception - February/March
The event that just keeps growing, Housing Day at the Capitol will be bigger and better than ever as we join forces with the area REALTOR associations. Plan to join in the fun and take some time to talk with your legislators. This is truly a can't-miss event! Housing Day at the Capitol is free and one of the best attended events by Housing First Minnesota's builder and remodeler members.
Builders & Remodelers Show - March/April
BRS is one of the largest builder shows in nation. Exhibitors love the online booth booking system with its interactive floor plan, as well as the 'New Reveal' – highlighting new products/services that exhibitors display. Next year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Make sure you visit BATCBRS.com to exhibit and to check out what’s happening at the show and for attendee information.
Housing First Minnesota Foundation Hearts in Housing Gala - April
The Hearts in Housing Gala is a fun evening to network while supporting your Housing First Minnesota Foundation. Enjoy fantastic entertainment, silent auction, delicious food and conversation at the Foundation's signature event.
Member Bash - June
We love our members! Come be our guest of honor at the Member Bash, our annual member appreciation party. We encourage all members, young, old, newbies and long timers to spend a few hours just enjoying the company of other Housing First Minnesota members at this relaxed get together. View the calendar for details.
Mid-Year Economic Forecast - July
Join us for breakfast for this mid-year event as we take a look at the building industry's economic outlook. View the calendar for details.
Housing First Minnesota Golf Open - August
A favorite event of members, our annual Housing First Minnesota Open features both a morning and afternoon tournament. Be sure to register early, reservations fill up quickly! View the calendar for details.
Housing Day at the State Fair - August
If you work in the housing industry, we invite you to join us for Housing Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues and represent your industry in front of thousands of fair-goers at the "Great Minnesota Get Together." We will have fun activities and a few surprises planned for you to add to your state fair experience as we partner with the local and state REALTORS®. View the calendar for details.
Housing First Minnesota Foundation Golf Open - September
Love golf? Use your passion to fund a great cause—helping Twin Cities families in need through our Housing First Minnesota Foundation. Our Golf Open event gives you the perfect place to network and treat your clients to a little business fun, all while making a difference. View the calendar for details.
Leadership Institute - September-June
Develop the next leader in your business. Housing First Minnesota's Leadership Institute will prepare your employee to take a stronger and confident leadership role in your company, and hopefully, active leadership in Housing First Minnesota committees and activities. Students will journey together for 10 months, meeting once per month (limited class size). Learn more about the Leadership Institute.
Clay Shoot - October
Our members enjoy hunting and Minnesota is the best place to do it! Sign up as an individual or bring a team of colleagues for an afternoon on the range. Networking continues with dinner and networking after the shoot. View the calendar for details.
The BIG Night - October
The Building Industry Gala (BIG) is the biggest night for Builders, Remodelers and Associates. This is where we come together to celebrate the industry, support the Housing First Minnesota Foundation and recognize the great work you do by presenting our Reggie, ROMA, Trillium and other Housing First Minnesota award winners.
Member Buck Auction - November/December
Throughout the year, we distribute Member Bucks to members for attending events, meetings and being involved in the Association. These bucks can be used at the end-of-year Member Buck Auction to bid on and win great prizes and cash drawings. Be sure to join us for this fun and exciting member appreciation event. View the calendar for details.
Contractor University - December-March
Contractor U is your best source for Builder, Remodeler and Real Estate continuing education credits. Gain knowledge that will enhance your skills with courses on building/energy codes and the latest building science featuring national and local experts. Plus, Contractor U offers a selection of legal and specialized courses that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others in your industry. Find more information at ContractorU.com.
Through your membership in Housing First Minnesota, we keep you informed about industry events and trends as well as connected with your peers. Our goal is to provide you with solid, actionable information that will help your business be more successful. Watch for these specific industry communications that bring members together to share ideas, knowledge and wisdom.
Housing First Minnesota Blog - Stay current with the latest Housing First Minnesota and Industry News
Housing First Minnesota Social Media - Connect with Housing First Minnesota on your favorite social media site to keep us in your feed
The Voice - The Voice weekly e-newsletter features timely news items affecting the housing industry as well as information on upcoming Housing First Minnesota events. At the beginning of every newsletter you'll notice the '3 Things You Need to Know', a quick overview of our most important news from the past and upcoming week.
The Digest - This four-color, high-quality magazine is provided to members both in hard copy and digitally. Read the Digest quarterly and you’ll see industry leaders and peers and learn their stories. This isn’t one of those magazines that you set aside to read later – the Housing First Minnesota Digest gets pulled out of the stack and read as soon as it arrives.
The Hot Sheet - This extremely popular monthly e-newsletter drills right down to the facts, statistics and the trends. We bring together information from a wide range of credible sources to give it to you straight. Hot Sheet readers gain the tools to create the future of their business.
Membership Directory - For our members, this is THE source to find members with which they want to conduct business. Full-color throughout, the guidebook contains an alphabetical listing of our membership divided into builders, remodelers and associates, plus a classified product and service section.
Get involved with Housing First Minnesota by volunteering for one of our Committees.
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