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Advocacy Day, Tuesday, March 5th • Supreme Court Upholds Federal Arbitration Act • B4 Conference Next Week in WI Dells - $50 Off for Members • Business Networking Tips for Construction Trades • Whirlpool’s All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Chicago Contest • WB Foundation Labor Shortage Resources • WBA Buyers Guide

Advocacy Day, Tuesday, March 5th

Republican Attorney General Association Has Schimel Up 3

The WBA is hitting the ground running in 2019! After our first Member Meeting Day of the year and the President's Installation Dinner this Friday, join us again in March for our Advocacy Day! The day's events will take place at the Park Hotel in Madison, with legislator meetings at the Capitol. Tickets are now on sale for $75/person. Learn more and purchase your tickets here.

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Arbitration Act

From Professional Warranty Service Corporation: Earlier this month, Justice Kavanaugh’s first Supreme Court opinion struck a blow at lawyers’ attempts to avoid arbitration.  In a decision that should seem astonishingly obvious in the builder community, the Supreme Court decided that when parties agree the arbitrator will decide what should and should not be arbitrated, they must stay out of court and let the arbitrator exercise the authority granted by contract.  Contrary to a string of hostile lower court decisions, this applies even if a party or court believes it would be “wholly groundless” for the arbitrator to decide in favor of arbitration….READ ON AT PWSC.

B4 Conference Next Week in WI Dells - $50 Off for Members

The B4 Conference kicks off next Wednesday at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells! Register today and get $50 off the using this exclusive promo code for members at checkout.

Business Networking Tips for the Construction Trades

When it comes to getting ahead in business, it helps to know the right people. Professional networking can unlock new opportunities for growth and allow you to build a presence in your community. Getting your name out there is especially useful in the construction trades, where attendees you meet at events or trade shows could turn into a potential customer, referral, or business partner. Here are a few business networking tips specifically for the construction trades to help you grow your business…READ ON.

Whirlpool's All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Chicago Contest

We are excited to launch an incentive program for membership recruitment in 2019! Presented by Furniture & ApplianceMart/Ashley Homestore and sponsored by Whirlpool, WBA members will have two opportunities to win an all-expenses-paid weekend in Chicago!

Two six-month contest periods will be held with winners selected for a weekend in Fall 2019 and early 2020. Learn more details here.

WB Foundation Labor Shortage Resources

The Wisconsin Builders Foundation has compiled an exclusive list of organizations and programs in Wisconsin working to address the labor shortage through apprenticeships, trades education, job center training, and more. Browse these resources here.

WBA Buyers Guide

WBA has again partnered with Overland Park, Kansas-based Strategic Value Media, a leading nationwide provider of print and digital media solutions for national, state, and local trade and membership associations to produce the WBA Buyers Guide. The Guide provides Wisconsin consumers, WBA members, and other industry professionals an efficient way to browse for goods and services.

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