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We Love Hearing About You!

Do you have member news to share? We want to hear about all the things going on in your life and business. The news you submit will be printed in the "Member News" section of our next issue of the Builders' Digest. Please send us pictures too!

We want to know about:

  • Awards/honors received  
  • New employee announcements   
  • Company expansions   
  • New showrooms   
  • Condolences   
  • Weddings/engagements   
  • Birth announcements, etc.

If you have anything you would like to contribute, please email Wendy Danks at or call 651-697-7565 by February 21st for the April-June, 2012 issue.

P.S. We can't print sales pitches for your company or products, but you can run an ad. Rates and contact infomation are online here. If you are interested in advertising, you may also contact Kori Meewes at or 612-801-9874.

Send us your pictures too! If you have a picture that relates to your member news, please send it along, we will do our best to include it. Send photos to Wendy Danks at

We will also be adding more pictures from BATC Education and Social be sure to check the next issue, we may have your snap-shot. 

The Builders' Digest is printed quarterly and distributed to the entire Builders Association of the Twin Cities membership and you will also get an e-magazine delivered to your inbox. 


BATC Holiday Mixer Leads to Weight Gain

THE HOLIDAY MONTHS DON’T ALWAYS SIT WELL WITH OUR STOMACHS. We have an appetite for shopping, but our spending can feel like a punch in the gut.  The stress of hosting dinner can leave us spread thin and why is it that Uncle Dave’s jokes always hit below the belt? And then there’s the food. We’ve indulged in Turkey, loosened our drawstrings and OD’ed on tryptophan, and that’s just the warm up. Bring on the cookies – gingerbread, shortbread, candied fruit bread (did I mention plain old bread?) – all in an effort to carb load before the inevitable resolution to lose all the weight we’ve pounded on! 


While this list may sound familiar to some, it’s especially true for the attendees at our very own BATC Holiday Mixer.  For Mixer goers, however, it only took one night to really pack on the pounds – 372 of them to be exact! 

That’s right, this year’s Holiday Member Mixer has led to an incredible weight gain of 372 pounds, but not all was gained in lb’s. That’s because members truly tipped the scales by donating over 220 canned goods and 346 boxed goods to Second Harvest Heartland, weighing in just under 400 lbs.

Donations were delivered on Tuesday to Second Harvest Heartland, the upper-midwest's largest hunger relief organization and member of nationwide food distributer Feeding America, which encompasses more than 200 food banks nationwide. According to Feeding America’s website, approximately one in six Americans does not have access to enough food. 

In the land of plenty, and during a season of indulgence, the simple act of donating canned goods to someone in need can make all the difference between celebrating the Holiday season with a spirit of mirth and celebrating with a belly full of girth.

Thank you again to every member who donated at our Holiday Mixer. You really stepped up to the scale!

To learn more about hunger in North America take this survey from Feeding America. 



E-Magazine Ready for Viewing

Happy Friday! View the July-September issue of the Builders' Digest e-magazine today.

Look at what's in this issue, sponsored by Warners' Stellian.

  • Home Appliances Feature 
  • 10 pages of photos
  • Warner Family Story: Family Owned, Family Run, Family Service
  • Bob Michels Construction Wins 2011 Remodeler of the Year Award!
  • ROMA Award Winners and Photo Recap (also see the winning slideshows right here on this blog)
  • Meet MN Green Path
  • Team Two is on it's way to Haiti
  • Introducing Jason McCarty, our new Public Policy Chair
  • Call for Entries for the Awards of Excellence (Enter the Awards right here on this blog. Look to your right)

View your e-magazine here >>

Thank you Warners' Stellian!