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  • rJuly 2014: Issue 6

    MADISON AREA BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

    Official Newsletter of The Madison Area Builders Association

    RIGHT ANGLE

    INSIDE The Power of Giving Back: Boosting Your Bottom Line

    Member Spotlight:Joanne BelangerSummit Credit Union

    Feature Stories:Valerie Johnson - Habitat for Humanity of Dane CountyJason Hafeman - Project Home, Inc.

    Corporate Citizenship

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    Contents

    4 Member Spotlight Joanne Belanger,

    Summit Credit Union

    6 Association Event Calendar and Government Activity Calendar

    7 Government Affairs Report

    8 The Power of Giving Back: Boosting Your Bottom Line

    10 Feature Stories Valerie Johnson;

    Habitat for Humanity of Dane County

    Jason Hafeman; Project Home, Inc. 13 Returning Vets Get Help

    Finding Homes

    16 Dane County Permit Data

    Association Leadership

    OfficersPresident Justin Temple President-Elect Don Tierney First Vice President Angie KietaTreasurer Ken KurszewskiSecretary Dan BealImmediate Past President Abe Degnan

    Directors Dan Duren Chuck Elliott Chris Hohlstein Harvey Kessel Monique Olson Greg Shaw James Taalbi Andy Voeltner

    Executive DirectorAmber Schroeder

    The Right Angle is the official newsletter of the Madison Area Builders Association. The Madison Area Builders Association is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting a positive business environment by uniting, serving, and representing all aspects of the building industry.

    The Right Angle is published 11 times per year. Notice of local, state, and national programs/events is a service to Association members. Such notices do not indicate Association endorsement or sponsorship unless specifically noted. The acceptance of advertising in The Right Angle does not indicate approval or endorsement of the advertiser or the advertisers product by Association. Madison Area Builders Association makes no warranties and assumes no responsibility or completeness of the information contained herein.

    Staff Writers: Amber Schroeder; Andrew Disch; Jane AlgiersPhone: 608-288-1133 Fax: 608-288-1087 www.maba.org

    Madison Area Builders Association 5936 Seminole Centre Court Madison WI 53711 (608) 288-1133

    Message from Amber Schroeder, Executive DirectorHard to believe it's already mid-July isn't it?? It's been a whirlwind of a year so far for the Madison Area Builders Association. From monthly social and educational events to the Dream Home Showcase, and now the Parade of Homes is wrapped up for the year!

    We're thrilled to report that nearly 2,000 tickets were sold for the 2014 Parade Preview Party held in Kilkenny Farms this year. The night was filled with networking, fun and viewing nine beautiful homes.

    There were over 27,700 consumer visits over the course of two and a half weeks to 27 homes located in six different neighborhoods in the Parade of Homes this year. Thank you to all of the builders, developers, subcontractors and vendors who made the Parade of Homes a huge success by all accounts!

    Looking forward into the second half of the year, we have a golf outing, installation dinner, Spike event, silent auction and the first annual State of Housing event featuring NAHB's Chief Economist David Crowe, who will share his outlook for housing on the local, state and national level as we head into 2015. Be sure to check out the events calendar on page six of this issue and mark your calendars appropriately.

    The Membership Drive is off to a great start. We have three teams competing with a goal of generating 50 new members by the end of October. Interested in participating? Contact any of us at the Association office and we'll fill you in on the details! The winning team will earn $500 toward a night out of their choosing as a team, and there are individual prizes that include a front page ad in the Wisconsin State Journal, back cover ad in the Right Angle and one year of free registration to all Association events.

    Finally, keep your eyes peeled for a brand new website for the Association later this month. The website will feature our new branding strategy to help connect consumers to Association members. A key feature for members is the ability to feature a YouTube video, ten pictures and contact information including e-mail and website address in their membership directory listing.

    As I hope you can see, both the Board of Directors and the Association staff are at work ensuring your membership investment dollars are put to work to create a better business environment on the local level and offering events, products and services to help you grow and maintain your business!

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    The credit union difference is about people helping people, and at Summit Credit Union, we want our community to experience that firsthand. Good corporate citizenship is a responsibility we embrace enthusiastically and without reservation.

    The following are some of the ways were helping our members and contributing to the health, vitality and success of our community.

    Reducing Environmental Impact

    MPower Champion for Sustainability - In 2013, Summit became an MPower Champion for sustainability, reducing energy consumption and non-biodegradable waste.

    Energy Efficiency Loans - In 2011, Summit was selected to partner with Milwaukee Energy Efficiency, dubbed Me2 and Milwaukee Shines to provide special loan programs for residents and Me2 businesses in Milwaukee who want to make their properties more energy efficient.

    Summit has provided over $2.2 million in these energy efficiency loans.

    Building Green - Were always looking for ways to incorporate sustainability and long-term payback into our construction projects. Some examples include energy-efficient lighting and heating/air conditioning controls, sustainable landscaping, reflective roofing projects and storm water containment systems.

    Fostering Community Health

    Community Partnerships - Summit strives to make a great impact through collaboration and community partnerships. We give monetary contributions, as well as time, talents, in-kind and volunteer support. Our major community partnerships include The American Heart Associations Go Red for Women and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

    These organizations share our strong commitment to womens health and wellbeing. Based on our members deposits to new money market accounts, in February, we donated $5,001 to the American Heart Association. Our 2014 employee-led supply drive for DAIS generated over $500 in needed supplies. Additional highlights. Summit:

    Provided over $20,000 in scholarships to area youth in 2014. Donated to support 198 area nonprofits in 2013. Generated 22,660 meals through last seasons Second Harvests Share Your Holiday campaign.

    Employee Volunteer Program - Summit encourages and supports employee involvement in volunteer community activities and charitable events, including offering employees eight hours of paid volunteer time each year. Employees often spend hours on United Way Days of Caring projects as well other community services. This year, employees volunteered over 80 hours for Junior Achievement Senior Development Day at Madison area high schools.

    Making Lives Richer

    Helping Members Improve Their Lives - At Summit, we believe anyone can be financially successful. So we are fiercely committed to sustainable financial education. We provide our members financial guidance every day to help them lead richer lives.

    MemberSpotlight

    Joanne BelangerSenior Vice President, MarketingSummit Credit Union

    Summit Credit Union: Your Resource to a Richer Life

    Community giving has been a priority for us since our founding in 1935. Our employees are amazingly generous and embrace the opportunity to volunteer and help others in need. Kim Sponem, President and CEO of Summit Credit Union

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    We also reach out to the community, because financially literate citizens add strength, stability and opportunity to families and communities. So far this year, weve reaching 2,270 people, including 1,442 students with financial education through 122 live, free financial educational programs. Other key community-based programs include:

    Project Money - In 2009, we kicked off Project Money, a reality-based challenge where four teams work with Summit financial coaches to help take control of their finances and improve