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BIAW, local associations win Association Excellence awards

June 5, 2023

BIAW, Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties and MBA of Pierce County all won Association Excellence Awards. Presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the awards recognize excellent work in 2022, across a range of categories.

  • BIAW’s Cut the Costs Campaign received an Association Excellence Award for Best Public Relations Campaign Conducted by a state association in 2022.
  • MBAKS’ MasterBuilder earned recognition in the Best Publication category for home builders’ associations with more than 600 members.
  • MBA of Pierce County won Best Web 2.0 Program for HBAs with 600+ members for its “Building the Master Builders Meta Suite” program.

Association Excellence awards recognize outstanding work

Each year, the Association Excellence Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations and executive officers.

“I’m extremely proud of the work of our state and local staff,” said Greg Lane, BIAW Executive Vice President. “Their expertise, professionalism and dedication to providing excellent products and services for our members makes them well-deserving of this national recognition.”

The Executive Officers’ Council is comprised of the staff executives who direct over 590 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ associations. These associations represent more than 130,000 home builders in communities across the US.

“The AEA – HBA Award submissions from our Federation’s local and state associations always amaze me,” said Jay Iverson, EOC President and Executive Officer of the HBA of Iowa.  “The award entries help spark new ideas and fuel motivational energy for other HBAs.

“We have a superb professional network,” he said. “It’s awesome to witness when the award winners reach out and help our colleagues successfully duplicate their efforts. The volunteers and staff members representing the 2022 winners should be proud. Cheers to the award winners!”

NAHB received more than 120 applications for the 2022 awards.

Public relations, publications and social media

The Best Public Relations Program Conducted Award recognizes association projects, activities and efforts related to public education about the industry. Programs include new home-buyer training sessions, housing impact forums or marketing/promotional campaigns in conjunction with home shows.

The Best Publication (Print or Electronic) Award honors innovative and comprehensive print/electronic communications to association membership and/or the public. Examples include magazines, newsletters or newspapers, directories, special events publications or update publications.

The Best Web 2.0 Program Award spotlights innovative uses of social media to communicate with members and non-members. This includes things like event promotions, industry updates or membership recruitment or renewals. The initiative may be a stand-alone effort or part of a comprehensive communications or marketing strategy.

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