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additional tools when prospecting for new members. We only have to ask, and many people will say yes because of all we have to offer.

I will finish with another benefit: The OK Building Summit & Expo September 5 & 6, 2018. This annual event is held in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center. Registration can be done on the website (OSHBA.org).This 2-day event offers courses in 3 tracks: Construction/Science, Management & Operations, and Sales & Marketing/Legal. Event breakout session speakers include:

• Ted Jones, Stewart Title Chief Economist

• Jason Vandever, Speer Energy Efficiency

• Sean Reiger, Business Law

• Alex Cary, Fortified Construction

• JD Upton, Onyx Theaters

• Earl Burden, SIPS 2

• Dennis Stejskal, Cloud Technology

• Gord Cooke, Building Science

• Special gifted speakers Scott Sedam, Dennis Dixon, David Asker, and Pat McGaughey

Credit hours for CPB and other local association Professional Builder programs can be obtained in their entirety through participation in the breakout sessions. Associate members can benefit from many of the trade show exhibits as well as many of the sessions. Check them out on the website.

There is also ample opportunity to cruise the Trade Show Floor, participate in Happy Hours, and enter a Raffle for great prizes. A Silent Auction, to benefit OSHBA scholarship fund for students majoring in construction management and project supervision, will be available near the front of the trade show floor by the OSHBA tent.

This event gets bigger and better every year, and this year should again break all previous records. I encourage you to be a part of it and hope to see you there.

Dave Sanders is Chair of the OSHBA Associates Council. He can be contacted at Sanders Engineering, Inc., email rdsand1@sbcglobal.net;cell phone (918) 261-9991. ¦