Whether local, state or national, we’re tapped into the latest news to keep our members at the forefront. Check here periodically for updates that impact our Industry and your business.

January 2017 Newsletter

It may seem counter-intuitive to say that the way you keep your competitive advantage is to collaborate with competitors. And yet, I’ve encountered many active SWMBIA members who find this to be true. While you always hope to outdo the competition, one of the best ways to maintain that competitive advantage is to show up and participate in SWMBIA activities. … Read More

2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Families

Families move often and for various reasons. In fact, the average American can expect to move an estimated 11.7 times during his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Moving can be a sign of opportunity — perhaps a new job or long-term wealth accumulation — or of instability such as foreclosure or job loss. The key in either … Read More

July Newsletter

The month of August typically involves summer vacations, barbecues and pool parties. This year, it‘s also when registration opens for the NAHB International Builders‘ Show. I can‘t encourage everyone enough to sign-up and attend the IBS. You will learn so much that applies specifically to your business—and also have a great time! Incredible savings are available to NAHB members who … Read More

New Resources to Help You Find Skilled Labor

When you become a SWMBIA member you not only get a membership to our Southwest Montana organization, but you also obtain a membership to the State and Nation Builders Associations. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is partnering with educators, members and state and local HBAs to address the housing industry’s labor shortages and to develop a skilled workforce … Read More