Awards Dinner, Nov 1, 2022
Held at the Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey
The HBANM Annual Awards dinner was on November 1 at the Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey. About 50 members and guests attended. The presenters were Dawn Crandall, Executive Vice President for Government Relations at the HBA of Michigan and Janet Chambers with Build for the Future, a building trades workforce development initiative in Northern Michigan. Crandall reviewed her activities with state elected officials in either blocking or getting passed key legislation affecting the building industry. In addition, she announced that the non-profit Skilled to Build will receive a $2 million grant from the state to purchase a book on building trades careers that will be given to every high school student in the state.
Chambers described the launch of the website www.Build4theFuture.com which is a portal of information on building trades careers in Northern Michigan. She talked about her efforts, along with the help of many HBANM members, to reach high school students and 20 to 35-year-olds, about the value of long-term careers in construction and building-related industries. The HBANM is a partner with the Build for the Future program.
Jeff Grantham, a board member of the HBANM, also talked about his involvement with the National Association of Home Builders and the HBA of Michigan where he holds several volunteer positions.
Award recipients: Builder of the Year, McBride Remodeling (Jay Sackrider); Affiliate of the Year, Northwest Habitat for Humanity (Sarah Ulrich); Presidents Award, Birchwood Construction (Tom Adams); Associate of the Year, Boyne Country Propane (Allen Wells), Dick Crawford Award, Emmet County Inspector Martie van Berlo; Clyde Whaley Award, Jeff Grantham, Grantham Building and Remodeling, LLC.
Photos below from the 2022 Awards Dinner.