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Don’t leave money on the table.

BASCO Discounts & NAHB Member Discounts. Yours for the taking.basco discounts

Your Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma membership automatically makes you a member of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. Make sure you take advantage of all the ways to save with NAHB member discounts.

You may not know, but you can get discounts on fuel for your vehicles withAssociated Petroleum Products (APP), flowers from FTD, and orders from Omaha Steaks. Members also benefit from substantial discounts on products and services that directly impact your business.

For example, TransFirst, provides credit card processing and complete electronic payment solutions for our members. They have saved the average member approximately $1,300 per year. Lowe’s ProServices, is offering members 2% off their monthly bill, plus free shipping to the job site on purchases made with your Lowe’s Accounts Receivable when you enroll online. You can also save on your UPS services, office supplies from Office Depot, up to 30% discounts on computers and electronic equipment fromDell or Hewlett Packard and many more.

General Motors, has a $500 private offer exclusively to NAHB members on its trucks, vans, and cars.

Get all the details at www.nahb.org/ma.

Additional BASCO Benefits:
Membership Roster: Your company will be listed in our printed and on-line membership directory at no charge.
Weekly Email with upcoming events.
Labels-receive mailing labels with all BASCO members’ name and address free of charge.
Daily referrals-BASCO gives daily referrals via the phone and website to the general public.
Insurance: Discounted group rate through HUB/CFR Insurance.
Builders provided with access to free contracts.
Telehealth-24/7 access to U.S. Board-certified doctors & pediatricians for .95/month for your entire family.

Don’t leave the savings on the table.

Any questions? Give us a call at 405-360-4161 or contact us atdana@basco-ok.com.

Festival Groundbreaking

Please join BASCO and the Norman Chamber of Commerce to celebrate breaking

Last Year's groundbreaking!

Last Year’s groundbreaking!

ground on our 2016 Festival of Homes, Show Homes. We will have two fantastic show homes on the festival tour next year.

Please join us November 10th:
10 am – Highland Village, 3208 Terrace Park Trail, will be built by Stonewall Homes
11 am – St. James Park, 2506 Birmingham Dr, this home from 1st Oklahoma Homes

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Reminder to builder members:

Lein Law’s lunch and learn will be ​at BASCO ​after the groundbreakings. ​11:30 am-1:45 pm. Sean Rieger will provide a class on Lein Law and an overview of the new OSHBA state contracts. CPB’s will receive 3 hours ethics credit

$25 members, $35 non-members, or bring a potential new member for free. Please RSVP for the Lein law class to jami@basco-ok.com.

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While I have your attention for a moment, please save the following dates:
November 17th, 11:30 am-1 pm, General Membership Meeting, Belmar Golf Club
December 18th, 6:30p-9:30 pm BASCO/MHB “Casino Night” Christmas Party, Belmar Golf Club. We will bring the fun and gaming to you!
More details on both events soon!

Lunch & Learn Tuesday!

Lunch and Learn Sign A teal sign with the word Lunch and Learn on a brick wallJoin us this fall for our Tuesday “Lunch & Learn” classes! You gotta eat, right?  Why not learn something too!

Thanks to our Lunch & Learn Sponsor!!

Do you have a topic you would like to see as a class? Want to sponsor a lunch & learn?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 11:30a-2p, BASCO
210 36th Ave SW, Suite 1H
36th & Main (Park on Main office complex)

New marketing class

If you went to his first classes, this is new information!
What are the top marketing initiatives that are the least expensive and yield the highest ROI?

Stephen Koranda, with Norman-based Back To You Marketing, has identified seven. In this live seminar, he’ll provide 4 or 5 tips to maximize each initiative and yield your business the highest ROI. Walk away with 30 best practices and 5 helpful tools to help you save time and optimize your marketing.
If you have attended Stephen’s social media and/or email marketing seminar, you’ll want to also attend this seminar as he covers even more marketing initiatives that will help you grow your business.

The top least expensive marketing initiatives that yield the highest ROI. 

Branding
Website
SEO search
Social media
Email marketing and re-targeting!!
This is brand new class that you don’t want to miss!!  You need to know this stuff to stay up to date on these ever changing marketing fields!

About the speaker: Stephen Koranda is the Principal, Sr. Consultant at Back To You Marketing a firm assisting small business with their marketing and business development. He speaks regionally on social media, email marketing, sales and customer service.

Stephen has “great interaction with participants.” Past attendees appreciate his knowledge and “lack of salesmanship (as an) instructor.” (L Broyles)
(Stephen ) gave me a better idea about possibilities to reach customers with better content. (C Draper)
(Stephen is) casual. (He) allow(ed) everyone to join in. (The seminars are) very user friendly. D Marcum
Cost:
Members: $25
Non-members: $35
CPB ‘s receive 3 hour credit
Register by email  jami@basco-ok.com, or call 360-4161

Please notate the class in your subject line
Bring a potential member and your class is free!

OU Student chapter members-Free


Tuesday, November 10th, 11:30a-2p, BASCO
210 36th Ave SW, Suite 1H
36th & Main (Park on Main office complex)

Lein Law – OSHBA Builder contract review;  Sean Rieger

Members: $25
Non-members: $35
CPB ‘s receive 3 hours ethics credit

Register by email jami@basco-ok.com, or call 360-4161
Please notate the class in your subject line

Bring a potential member and your class is free! OU Student chapter members-Free

Tuesday, November 17th, 11:30a-1p, Belmar Golf Club
Indian Hills & Sooner Rd
General Membership Meeting
New Member orientation, Insurance update, BASCO benefit review!
Bring a potential new member for free!
Membership vote on 2016 Board of Directors Slate
Proposed by-law amendment vote
Cost: Member of record, free
Affiliate & or guests: $15
CPB ‘s receive  1 hour credit
OU Student chapter members-Free

Register by email jami@basco-ok.com, or call 360-4161


Save the date

BASCO/MHB “Casino Night” Christmas Party
Belmar Golf Club
6:30p-9:30p
Tickets: $45
More details and registration coming next week!

    BASCO is proud to help sponsor the Oklahoma Wine Walk! Shop Norman…..Shop local!


Dear BASCO Members, We look forward to you joining us as we uncork a bottle of Oklahoma wine at the 3rd Annual OKLAHOMA WINE WALK SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015 – Brookhaven Village – Norman, OK from 11 a.m.6 p.m.

ENJOY made-in-Oklahoma gifts and products. LISTEN to live music from Oklahoma entertainers. TASTE delicious samplings from Oklahoma wineries. STROLL outdoor booths with genuine wine collectables

As an event sponsor, BASCO members receive $5 off your admission thru October 29, 2015. To receive the discount, present your membership card at our office. Frontier Country Mktg. Assoc., 309 W. Main Street; Norman. Office Hours:  9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Visit our website at oklahomawinewalk.com for more details and admission levels or call 405.232.6552.

Recognized by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association as the “Outstanding New Event for 2013.”
Hosted by:  Frontier Country Marketing Association / oktourism.com

October is TRIPLE SPIKE month!!

 

Attention Builders: Recruit 1 new member and receive credit for 3 with NAHB! Plus, you will receive $100 recruiting bonus for each Builder and Associate member you recruit in October!!!

Are you a member of the 1 for 1 Club?

Recruit a new member in 2015 and you will be! Our President, Tony Foust has challenged each of you to bring in a new member this year. Recruit a new member, receive a BASCO polo shirt, membership in the 1 for 1 Club, and you will be registered to win $500 from our 1 for 1 club sponsor  
You will receive additional entries for each Builder or Associate member you recruit in 2015. The $500 drawing will be held at our January, 2016 General Membership meeting.

 

September Lunch & Learns

Join us this fall for our Tuesday “Lunch & Learn” classes! basco-group-lunch
You gotta eat, right? Why not learn something too!
Join Lowe’s for their Pro-Appreciation Event!
September 14th – October 2nd
Pro- Appreciation lunch will be served on September 30th, from 11AM-2PM.
Many Vendors will be here to speak to our Pros about their products
Forest Building Products
Cedar Creek
Quikrete
Sherwin Williams
James Hardie
Atrium
Ferguson Buick GMC
We look forward to seeing you there!
Stop by the BASCO booth September 30th, 11AM-2PM!

Tuesday, September 15th, 11:30a -2p, BASCO
Rev Up Your Marketing with Social Media and Email Marketing Campaigns

Social media and Email marketing are two of the least expensive marketing initiatives that yield high ROI that a brand can undertake. In a very informative 2.5 hour session, you will come away with more than a dozen tips to maximizing your social media and email marketing retaining existing customers, attracting new customers and generating referral business.

Koranda Head ShotAbout the speaker: Stephen Koranda is the Principal, Sr. Consultant at Back To You Marketing a firm assisting small business with their marketing and business development. He speaks regionally on social media, email marketing, sales and customer service.
Cost:
Members: $25
Non-members: $35
CPB ‘s receive 2 hour credit

Register by email jami@basco-ok.com, or call 360-4161
Please notate the class in your subject line

Tuesday, September 29th, 11:30a -1p, BASCO

STOPPING THE WATER! Hosted by Rick Byrd, Byrd Building
An open discussion about foundation, masonry, windows, doors and roofing construction methods to minimize chances of water infiltration. The discussion will include short presentations by local experts in various waterproofing systems.
Cost:
Members: $25
Non-members: $3 5
CPB ‘s receive 1 hour credit

Register by email jami@basco-ok.com, or call 360-4161
Please notate the class in your subject line
Would you like to sponsor a lunch & learn? email me: dana@basco-ok.com