The Official Newsletter of the
Building Industry Association of Philadelphia
Vol. 3 / No. 6 Nov./Dec. 2006
It was great to see so
many of you at the 2006
Housing Conference. As
always, the Conference
delivered good informa-
tion about the home
Philadelphia. Issues like
inside story) and housing for themiddle class
and workforce continue to affect all of us.
The recent slowdown in the housing
market affects all of us too. Which is why
the BIA of Philadelphia is more relevant
than ever. Whether you take advantage of
networking opportunities like our Happy
Hours or educational events like the
Management, membership in the BIA is
an important tool in order to keep your
business at the top of its game.
On a related note, congratulations to all the
winners of the 2006 William Penn Awards of
Excellence. We had a record number of
entrants this year but our expectations are
that the program will only continue to grow.
Winning a ‘Penny’ is another great way to
market your product.
And finally, in this newsletter you’ll find
a membership questionnaire. Please take a
few minutes to complete it and send it in.
We want to know what we can do to make
the BIA an even better resource.
Message from the President
Bill Reddish, III
The September 20th Housing Conference, “The Big Squeeze,” attracted 175 attendees from
a variety of industries. Keynote speaker Stephen Mullin of Econsult provided the context
and content for the recently published Tax Abatement Analysis (see following story). The
early panel took on the subject of building for middle class buyers while the second panel
provided a timely analysis of the market from the front lines. The presentation of the
William Penn Awards of Excellence concluded the program – with 27 awards presented,
the largest field of entries and winners ever.
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5th Annual Housing
Conference Draws 175
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