Atlanta Building News - June 2008 - (Page 4)

BUILDING NEWS June 2008 Volume 9, Number 5 10 Builder Licensing Update By Penelope Round, Government Affairs Executive FEATURES Answers to your frequently asked questions 16 Trends in Lighting By Sheryl S. Jackson Stylish and environmentally-friendly lighting fixtures offer bright ideas to help homes stand out DEPARTMENTS 18 21 22 24 LEGAL CORNER Discipline by the State Licensing Board 25 26 BOOKSTORE Licensing Exam Materials Available 29 30 MEMBER SERVICES Capitalize on Your Membership THE HOUSING INSTITUTE CPHBs–More Than Licensed Builders HOMEAID ATLANTA New Program Offers Hands-On Volunteering ATLANTA 50+ HOUSING COUNCIL Maximizing Light Helps Seniors Thrive EARTHCRAFT HOUSE EcoLumina: a Model for Building Green 27 MEMBER NEWS Spring General Membership Meeting and Golf Tournaments Highlights 31 EDUCATION Licensing Exam Prep Classes SALES AND MARKETING COUNCIL New Fundraising Events EVERY ISSUE 6 From the President By Steve Palmer 8 Classes and Events Calendar 32 New Members 33 Index to Advertisers ATLANTA BUILDING NEWS SPONSOR Atlanta Greater Association Home Builders Dues payments to the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA) are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. However, dues may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to exclusions for lobbying activity. Contributions to a political action committee are not tax deductible. Because a portion of your dues for 2008 is used for lobbying by the National Association of Home Builders ($18) and the Home Builders Association of Georgia ($27), these amounts are not deductible for income tax purposes. You are advised to consult a professional tax advisor regarding the deduction of your dues payments to the HBA. Atlanta Greater Association P.O. Box 450749 Atlanta, GA 31145 (770) 938-9900 (770) 934-8363 FAX Home Builders Atlanta Building News encourages members to submit articles for publication. Articles should relate to our members and to the homebuilding industry. If you have questions or want to send a letter to the editor, please call Nancy Meeks at (770) 938-9900. 4 JUNE 2008 | ATLANTA BUILDING NEWS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Atlanta Building News - June 2008

Atlanta Building News - June 2008
From the President
Classes and Events Calendar
Builder Licensing Update
Trends in Lighting
Legal Corner
The Housing Institute
Earthcraft House
Homeaid Atlanta
Member News
Member Services
Atlanta 50+ Housing Council
Sales and Marketing Council
New Members
Index to Advertisers

Atlanta Building News - June 2008