The weekend of October 23, 2015 was a good one for Asheville, North Carolina. They had the dubious honor of hosting the HBA of SC Convention. Never has there been a group of professionals that knows how to pair business and pleasure to the point that one is not sure which it is. Mark Nix, Matt Niehaus, Kim Atchley, and Nic Nicholson did an outstanding job planning and executing this event.
Most members arrived early Friday morning to attend classes in the morning and again in the afternoon. Members attending from Spartanburg were: Slavik Cholak, Adrian B. Homes. Tim Snow, Avery Construction. Buddy Womick, B.E. Womick, G.C. Ben Womick, B.E. Womick, B.C. Calvin Snow, CVS Construction. Wes Kyzer, First Rate Construction. Mary Speed Lynch, HBA of Spartanburg. Len Reed, Len Reed Construction. Alex Hudson, Hudson Construction Services. Manning Lynch, Manning Lynch, Inc. & Mark Weizenecker, Weizenecker Homes. Craig Doehner, Norbord. Needless to say, Spartanburg was well represented! Another class was offered on Saturday morning. These classes are not only important to professional development but also fulfill requirements for Master Builder Continuing Education and HBA of Spartanburg Certification (to be implemented in 2016).
Spartanburg members had a pleasant surprise. Correction - It's not a surprise when the Snow brothers win Pinnacle awards. Calvin Snow, CVS Construction and Tim Snow, Avery Construction both won prestigious Pinnacle Awards. Huge congratulations to both of these great members.
A couple of other HBA members also come home as winners. Len Reed and Manning Lynch won the state Pitch for PAC tournament sponsored by Norbord. These two won the local tournament in June and competed for the state championship with other local winners. Who knew we had such talent among us.
If you missed the convention this year, please talk to some of the people listed above before next year. They will tell you how valuable this experience really is.