Thursday and Friday, March 12-13, 2020

The Morris Inn at The University of Notre Dame
1399 Notre Dame Ave; Notre Dame (South Bend), IN 46617

Be sure to join your fellow dealers, suppliers, and other associates of MBSA as we gather for networking, socializing, and education / professional development, all in the surroundings of one of the most famous universities in the country.  Located right ion the heart of this iconic campus, the elegant Morris Inn brings the finest hospitality, where you’ll get to enjoy the company and camaraderie of the great members of the building materials industry in Indiana and Michigan.

Here’s a brief overview of the Summit:


5:00 PM – Opening Welcome and Keynote Address right in the world-famous Notre Dame Stadium (Stadium VIP Suite) – “THE NEW (and improved) CORPORATE CULTURE” with Mike Dykstra, President of Zeeland Lumber & Supply

Our building industry has an amazing purpose that we can tap into as motivation to our teams and organizations!  Come hear how one company has been striving towards weaving a higher purpose into the fabric of their culture.  Mike Dykstra will discuss how to build a company on purpose, vision, and values.

6:00 PM – Product Knowledge Demonstrations – Think of this as “speed dating” with our supplier, manufacturer, and distributor members.  Each will get 3 minutes or so to feature a new or improved product or service their company offers in a fun and interactive environment. Click here to sign up for your 3-minute slot!

6:30 PM – Networking and Opening Reception – enjoy getting to know your fellow members at an elegant reception with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres in the elegance of the VIP Stadium Suite.


“Deep Dive” Sessions – These 45-minute sessions are critical issues that keep your business protected from liability and helps ensure compliance with government regulations, or promote best practices in various aspects of our businesses. They’re called “deep dive” sessions because in a short period of time, these important issues are fully explored, equipping you to run your business with new knowledge, and the confidence that comes with it.

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM – “Deep Dive” Session 1
The Gathering Storm: Five Challenges to Your Business in 2020 and Beyond” with Craig Webb of Webb Analytics

Just as the weather seems to be getting more and more unsettled, so it is for dealers. Changes in technology, customer preferences, the economy, and more all will challenge lumberyard operators this year through 2025. What can you expect? Craig Webb, president of Webb Analytics, has spotted five trends on the horizon that dealers should monitor and prepare for. His forecast will give you time to plan … and profit. 

Breakfast and Annual Meeting of the Association

The charter of MBSA requires the members to gather at least annually to receive reports that are important to the members; to elect/affirm the Board of Directors, and to set the date and location of the 2021 annual meeting.  Please join us to personally assist in shaping the future of MBSA!

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM – “Deep Dive” Session 2
“MARKET UPDATE – WHERE ARE WE HEADED IN 2020?” with Jim Robisch, The Farnsworth Group

This deep dive session will look at where we are as an industry and what challenges and opportunities might present themseleves in 2020.
Topics covered will include:

  • Future forecast for home building
  • Future forecast for remodeling and home improvement
  • Key factors impacting building supply dealers
  • Potential disruptors
  • And more

The session will be presented by Jim Robisch of The Farnsworth Group, a building supply industry focused market research and consulting firm.

Information will be drawn from current market data and The Farnsworth Group’s work with building supply dealers.

11:45 AM – Member Summit Ends – Safe Travels Home!

Registration fee is $150.00 per attendee, and includes Keynote presentation on Thursday, opening reception, Friday breakfast, Deep Dive sessions, and breaks/snacks.

Registration and Sponsorship Form

Credit Card Payment


Thank you for considering sponsorship of the Member Summit and Annual Meeting. Your support allows us to keep fees low, while showing your fellow members that you value your industry and its events.

Please indicate what aspects of the event you wish to sponsor. All sponsorships include registration fee for one representative of your company. Additional attendees from your company are $99.00.

  • Annual Meeting Breakfast on Friday, March 13 – $ 400.00
  • “Deep Dive” session – $ 300.00 (2 available)
  • Opening Reception in Stadium – $ 500.00
  • Break / Refreshment service – $ 350.00

Sponsors also receive the following recognition:

  • Signage in the room/area where your sponsored event occurs;
  • Listing on master sponsor sign at registration area and opening reception;
  • Name badge ribbon indicating your status as a sponsor;
  • Introduction at the Opening Reception

Registration and Sponsorship Form

Credit Card Payment

To reserve an overnight room at the Morris Inn at Notre Dame

Online Reservations

Or if you prefer to reserve by phone:  574-631-2000

Be sure to mention MBSA Annual Meeting to receive the group rate of $ 124.00 per night.  If that reference doesn’t come up with the reservation person, please reference the Block ID #26065518.

Overnight MBSA guests will receive a reduced valet parking rate of $ 20.00 per day.  There is also complimentary self-parking.