Do you prop yourself up with fancy titles and accomplishments? Bad idea, says Inc.com columnist Jeff Haden. Here are a few tips for starting a relationship on the right foot.
- Keep it short. Brief is always best. Provide the bar minimum the other person needs to know, and let the ensuing conversation reveal more details about yourself in a natural, unforced and much more memorable way.
- Focus on the other person. The person you’re meeting is the only one who matters. Ask questions – and actually listen to the answers. The best connections never come from speaking; they come from listening.
- Context is key. Unless you’re in a business setting, your job title is irrelevant. Meeting other parents at your daughter’s school is not the time to mention that you are, in fact, the CEO of WeKickSeriousButt Enterprises.
Who is new, who is pending, who has renewed and who is no longer a member? Always remember to Do Business with Members! Check out the latest membership activity below.
Welcome to our newest members of the AHBA! To educate and engage, new AHBA Members are required to attend a one hour New Member Orientation as a final step in becoming a member. The next New Member Orientation is on January 15, 2013 from 3:30 to 4:30pm at the AHBA Office.
Acopia Home Loans, Cameron Lewis
Bartlett Construction & Landscaping Co., Russell Bartlett
Leonard & Moore, PLLC, Stephen Moore
Lifestyles By Design, LLC, Jim Andrews
Seco Electric, LLC, Scott Slechter
Town and Mountain Realty, Robbie McLucas
US Cellular, Terri Wells
Thank you for renewing your membership with the AHBA!
84 Lumber, Rich Green
Acanthus Interiors, LLC, Heather Allen
Allard & Roberts Interior Design, Sharon Allard
Angel’s Stucco DBA, Jose Rodriguez
Bald Mountain Homes, John Senechal
Brand Vaughan Lumber of Asheville, Jason Hendrix
Brand Vaughan Lumber of Asheville, Derrick Meeks
Build It Naturally, Inc., Chase Thomas
Carlton DesignBuild, Inc., Rob Carlton
Carolina Blinds, Wayne Patterson
Carolina Colortones, Guy Campbell
Carolina Colortones, Clint Farish
Carolina Concrete Designs Inc, Pam Banks
Carolina Cornerstone Construction, Inc., Scott MacAlister
Carolina Creative Builders, Tim Penley
Carpet One Floor & Home, Hunter Ward
Champion Comfort Experts, LLC, Ritch Holt
Coldwell Banker, King-McKinney, Derek Weekley
Cox Industries, Jonathan Whitehead
D&H Construction, Albert Sullivan
David Burnette, Inc., David Burnette
Demos Builders, Inc., Jim Demos
DRA Living, Inc., David Rand
Final Touch Cleaning LLC, Tracy Rouch
First Restoration Services of Asheville, Chris Silliman
First Restoration Services of Asheville, Shawn Silliman
Flooring America of Asheville, Carla Meadows
GBS Building Supply, James Whiteside
Henson Building Materials, Tamara Stilwell
HomeTrust Bank, Christine Dozier
HomeTrust Bank, John Myers
JDC Roofing, Jim Dalton
K2 Irrigation Services, Inc., Kevin McRae
Keystone Kitchen & Bath, Christy Bradham
Kilby Builders, Inc., Daniel Kilby
K-Wall Poured Walls, LLC, Richard Kubica
Landmark Builders of WNC, LLC, John Frock
Leading Edge Builders, Inc, Ralph Gundrum
Lewis & Fish Construction, Inc., David Lewis
M & M Construction Co., Arthur McElrath
Mountain Steel Company, LLC, Phil Sorrells
Overhead Door of The High Country, Sam Arrowood
Patricia Tipton of Tipton Home Builders of Asheville, LLC, Patricia Tipton
Plaxico Architectural Illustrations, Lorraine Plaxico
ProBuild, David Avila
ProBuild, Scott Lewis
PSNC Energy, Tami Maybin
RCJ Building, Inc., Robert Jacobelly
Red Tree Builders, Inc., Brandon Bryant
Reuben Caldwell Drilling, Inc., Reuben Caldwell
Rob Robinson Builder, Rob Robinson
Roger Ezell Plumbing, Roger Ezell
Roger Lunsford Drywall, Roger Lunsford
Rub-R-Wall of the Carolinas, David Hyder
Rymers Ground Control Inc, Paige Morris
Salon Blue Ridge, Melissa DeLong
Stickels Service Co., Inc., Bradley Stickels
Sun Construction, William Maccurdy
SunDog Development, LLC, Joel Sowers
In compliance with our Bylaws and the policies which have been put in place by our Board of Directors and the Membership Committee, Association procedure is to have new member applications approved by the Board of Directors and by the General Membership. If you know of any compelling reason that any applicant should not be considered for membership, please contact any AHBA staff member at 828-299-7001 or email your comments to the AHBA at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information given to the AHBA is held strictly confidential.
Frank’s Painting & Drywall, Inc., Billy Eugene Franks
J.K. Electric, LLC, Joseph Kokoska
J.K. Electric, LLC, Jason Kokoska/Affiliate
J.K. Electric, LLC, Shawn Kokoska/Affiliate
Solid Surface Specialists, LLC, Renee Spicher/Affiliate
Sorry to See You Go
The AHBA is sorry to see the companies listed below drop their AHBA Membership. If you know these past members or do business with them, please give them a call and invite them back to re-join the AHBA.
AWD Services, Inc.
Building Environmental Solutions, Inc.
David Cooper Electric
Evaristo Garcia dba Custom Drywall
First Citizens Bank
Horizon Heating & Air Conditioning
Sankey Construction Co., Inc.
Wayside Landscape Services
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Article posted by Christi Stokes, Director of Member Services & Special Events.