Northern Virginia Building Industry Association 2021 Industry Impact Report

MEET THE BUILDER IS BACK! NVBIA’S ALWAYS-POPULAR Annual Meet the Builder event was moved from its regular time-slot in March in 2021, taking place instead in August at the Tysons Corner Marriott.With more than 30 builders and a wide range of trade par tners, this “speed dating” event provided associate members with the oppor tunity to interact with a large group of builders—both custom and production—and introduce and talk about their homebuilding products. Beginning with an exclusive cocktail reception for the builders and sponsors, the par ty quickly moved into “speed dating” mode with two bars and a wide array of delicious foods to choose from at the buffet bar. In 2022, NVBIA will be back at its usual mid-March time slot to host Meet the Builder while enjoying the first day of March Madness. As always, many thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible! NVBIA Events Members turned out in force for NVBIA’s annual Crab Feast at Broad Run Farm. SAYING GOODBYE TO SUMMER WITH NVBIA’S ANNUAL CRAB FEAST NVBIA CAPPED OFF a fabulous summer of in-person events with our perennial favorite, the Crab Feast, at the Farm Brewery at Broad Run Farm.With an afternoon full of sunshine and fun, members and guests enjoyed crabs from the Crab Depot (along with hamburgers, hot dogs, and sides for those who don’t love crabs), congenial company, and the bluesy sounds of Anthony “Swampdog” Clark and his band under the big tent. Members also brought diapers and baby wipes as par t of a donation drive benefitting HomeAid Nor thern Virginia’s “Builders for Babies” campaign. The goal is to deliver 50,000 diapers and wipes to shelters serving women and babies experiencing homelessness throughout the region. (And, thanks to very dedicated HomeAid suppor ters, the goals were exceeded!) 12 | The Nor thern Virginia Building Industry Association 2021 Industry Impact Repor t