Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January 2022

 President's Farewell Message

Happy New Year to all BANNJ members.   

It is hard to believe that my tenure as President of BANNJ is coming to an end. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the organization these past three years. To say that this has been an unprecedented period is an understatement. Who could have imagined that we would be faced with a health crisis that would impact the world?  My prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones. We especially remember several friends we have lost over the past three years, including Past Presidents Mauro Greco and Jeff Mathieu, and most recently, Premier Partner Don Westra from Wayne Tile.

I want to thank the Board of Directors and Membership for their friendship and support. A special thank you to Kathleen Kurpiel, our Executive Officer. Without her, it would have been impossible for me to have a successful Presidency. I look forward to my continued involvement as Chairman of the Board.

Over the last three years, we have experienced a pandemic, an overwhelmed health system and changes in the way we all live and work. Everyone was forced to adapt to a virtual lifestyle. What no one foresaw was the increased demand spurred by the lockdown. Families began to refocus on their homes, leading to a catastrophic shortage of building materials, household products, and labor. Part and parcel with this came substantial price increases and higher inflation.

Despite all of the negatives we have had to deal with, with the groundwork we have put in place, I am confident and optimistic for BANNJ and the building industry. The organization is in good hands with the incoming President, Thomas Petersen, and the Board of Directors. I wish them, and everyone, a safe and prosperous future.

Best Regards,


IMPORTANT UPDATE**  Due to the recent health & safety concerns expected in the next several weeks, the January Annual  Installation & Awards Dinner at The Graycliff has been moved to Thursday March 31, 2022.  Please mark your calendars!  Information on sponsorships, the ad journal and registration for the event can be found on our website at or here 

On Thursday, February 17th,  we have a very informative Virtual 2022 Economic & Housing Forecast with the National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist Dr. Robert Dietz.  Be sure to attend and invite your team and colleagues to stay ahead of your competitors and register to obtain this extremely valuable expert information for your business.  Special pricing of $20 per company so include as many attendees as you like. Register on our website today!


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Thursday, February 17th   2022 Economic and Housing Industry Forecast by NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, Ph.D.  Join us for this virtual event and stay ahead of your competitors with this valuable information for your business plan. All registrants will receive log-in information prior to the meeting.  4:00pm-5:00pm on RingCentral Meetings

Thursday March 31st  Annual Installation & Awards Dinner at The Graycliff 6:00PM.  Join us to celebrate the New Year as we honor our new President, Chairman of the Board and incoming leadership at this festive event including a wonderful dinner, open bar, live music and industry networking.  Premier sponsorships and ad placements in the commemorative journal are available. 

Thursday, April 28th   General Membership Meeting TBA

Monday, May 23rd  Annual Golf Outing & Scholarship Awards at White Beeches Golf & Country Club.  10:30AM Golfer Registration, Driving Range  11:30AM BBQ Lunch; 12:30 Shotgun; 5:30 Cocktail Reception/Dinner Registration.  High Visibility Sponsorships available to market your company to over 100 building industry professionals.  Early registration pricing on foursomes coming soon!

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