We the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (MSBIA) and our fishing tournament Sarasota Slam, has been implicated by association with a now infamous video of 3 young men dragging a shark by boat. The video tape footage revealed one of the men in the video was wearing one of our fishing shirts, they are not a member of the MSBIA. We are making this statement because our association has been under attack via social media, emails and phone calls from the public and from media outlets, both local and beyond. We want the public to know that the MSBIA does not stand for nor condones this type of behavior and has been swift in its actions in banning these young men from participating in the Sarasota Slam. We are providing information to the Florida State Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), and cooperating with their investigation. We will be not providing any names, or any other information, except to the appropriate authorities. We take pride that our tournament is safe and family friendly, donates a portion of proceeds to charity, and follows all NOAA and Billfish Foundation rules and regulations. We expect all anglers in the tournament to also comply with FWC Commission rules and regulations.


Benefits of Membership

Three-for-One Membership
When you join the Manatee-Sarasota BIA, you receive the benefits of three memberships. You automatically become a member of

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that’s three memberships for the price of one!

Critical News & Information
Knowledge is your best defense in this rapidly changing industry and association membership is the single, most authoritative source of industry information. Your membership ensures that you’ll be in-the-know.

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Manatee-Sarasota BIA Members receive discounts through NAHB’s Member Advantage Program , FHBAVendor Choice Program . The programs range from GM Preferred Supplier Pricing to Verizon Wireless, Staples and more…membership can save hundreds of dollars!Be sure to sign up for the National Purchasing Partners for more great discounts. Contact Leslie@ms-bia.org if you would like to offer a Member to Member Discount.

Invaluable Networking Opportunities
As an alliance of over 300 local members; 10,000 State members and 215,000+ national members from all areas of the industry, association membership is a one-stop networking shop! From local networking at monthly dinner meetings to state and national conventions, committees and special events there are hundreds of ways for you to meet and build relationships with fellow professionals, customers, and suppliers.

Good Times!
All work and no play makes for a dull association. Manatee-Sarasota BIA offers a variety of social events such as our annual Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament, Golf Tournaments, Installation of Officers Event, Spike Club Events and Member Mixers.  All are a great way to have fun and get to know your fellow members. 

Powerful Advocacy
Everyday, NAHB, FHBA, and MSBIA fight to defeat excessive regulations that drive up the cost of housing. This puts money and time back in your pocket! On a local level, we keep you informed promptly and provide opportunities for you to make a difference.

Exposure to the Latest Building Products & Services
As a Manatee-Sarasota BIA member, you can attend FHBA and NAHB trade shows and expositions at a low member price and get a first hand look at all the latest products and services.



Opportunities to Market your Business
Sponsorships, Advertising, Parade of Homes, Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament, Associate Appreciation Trade Show...There is something to fit your marketing needs and budget.

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No one likes to leave money on the table. So, what would you think if you could get a rebate for your loyalty to many of the nation's leading Manufacturers? Well, now you can! The Member Rebate Program is a free member benefit available to all active Builder & Remodeler members that increases your bottom line. For the minimal effort of informing us about the products you use and when you complete a residential address, you'll be putting money back in your pocket. Both Builder & Remodeler companies, no matter how large or small, qualify for the program.

Do Something Good For Your Community
Make a difference by participating in Manatee-Sarasota BIA’s community outreach, including the Future Builders of America program. Manatee-Sarasota BIA works with local high schools and tech centers educating students about the building industry through the Future Builders of America Program and provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to local high school seniors annually.

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