2014 PWB Chair

I am excited and proud to announce that I was inducted as the 2014 Chair of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council during the International Builder’s Show.

PWB, for those of you who may not be familiar with it, is the voice of women in the building industry. The group is dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting our members at the local, state and national levels by offering networking and educational opportunities, legislative awareness and outreach, and professional and personal development.

Being named Chair is one of my proudest achievements to date. Since joining PWB several years ago, my membership has presented me with opportunities Continue reading “2014 PWB Chair”

Quirky Things That Business Owners Do To Keep Employees Happy

rewarding employeesWant to make your employees LOVE you? Recently I asked members of Professional Building Women LinkedIn group for the Quirkiest Things that Business owners do to keep employees happy. I received some fabulous responses and thought it would only be fair to share! (If you are a member of the PWB LinkedIn group, you can click through on these links to learn more about the people who are featured. If you are not a member, please join us!)

    Todd Lincoln • I grill lunch or an early dinner for everyone on our job-sites, and make ice cream when it is really, really hot.

    Linda Hebert • One of my sales agents was complaining that the stress of the market was taking a toll on her appearance and she couldn’t afford to do anything about it. I Really needed one of our models to sell at a price at the high end of a very tough market. Incentive? Botox. Outcome? Success! ….. And a very happy, motivated and younger looking, agent.

    Terri Everhart • Take a ‘lunch’ break at the local driving range – – everyone gets a bucket of golf balls to swing out some aggressions. Doesn’t take much to organize this event; just pick up and go. And it’s fun for every level of golfer.

    Katie Middleton • Once a quarter, we host Bingo Day with a potluck. The Bingo cards are themed around season or a holiday and our well experienced receptionist calls the “spots” through our phone system. Winners are given Continue reading “Quirky Things That Business Owners Do To Keep Employees Happy”

    Looking Forward To Seeing Everyone at 21 Century Building Show

    PWB FlyerThe North Carolina Professional Women in Building will be hosting a hospitality suite on Thursday, September 16 during the 21 Century Building Show and Expo. It is a great time to come out and find out more about PWB membership, and get some tasty snacks.

    Additionally, PWB is presenting two seminars geared toward women during the show. Come join us, it should be a lot of fun.  First, I will present Social Media for Home Builders at 10 a.m., then Tammie Smoot and I will present Sell To Women Through the Social Media Grapevine at 2 p.m.

    Let us know what you’d like to learn during Social Media for Home Builders! I am more than happy to cater the class to your requests and suggestions!

    Don’t forget to register for the show at www.21BuildingExpo.com.

    Sell to Women Through the Social Media Grapevine

    Too Much LaundryDid you know that the average household does 10 to 12 loads of laundry each week? What if you could use this information to Sell to Women more homes to women using the Social Media Grapevine?

    Women influence 91% of homebuying decisions, and at the International Builders Show (IBS) Karen Dry, Dina Gundersen, Tammie Smoot and I will show you how to engage them through social media. Find out how social networking sites can help you spread your messages virally through the social media grapevine, build advocacy, create top of mind awareness, listen and engage.

    Sell to Women through the Social Media Grapevine is sponsored by Professional Women in Building. Join us on Tuesday, January 19 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center South 221.