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Friday, May 14, 2010

Michigan builder Bob Jones elected association chairman

Michigan builder Bob Jones elected association chairman
Bob Jones, a home builder and developer from Bloomfield Hills, was elected as the 2010 chairman of the board of the National Association of Home Builders.
As president of Robert R. Jones Homes, he specializes in land development and the design and construction of single-family luxury homes throughout Metropolitan Detroit. During Jones’ 35-year career, he has earned a reputation for excellence and established a continuing commitment to the home building industry at the local, state and national levels.
“This has been an extraordinarily difficult time for builders across the country,” Jones said. “I believe it is my responsibility to serve members as we work to get the housing industry back on its feet. I want to see residential construction regain its place as the nation’s engine of job growth.”
Key issues on the association’s agenda include the availability of financing for acquisition, development and construction, as well as concerns about housing appraisals that often compare new homes to foreclosed or distressed properties. The association also is working with federal policy makers as they consider an overhaul of the nation’s home mortgage finance system. Jones has been a member of the National Association of Home Builders board of directors since 1979.


Bloom Ink expands services

Bloom Ink marked its first anniversary recently and is expanding beyond “Writing for Business” to include more editorial and publication services. The company also noted its affiliation with Group [eX], a Royal Oak-based marketing and advertising consortium.
Bloom Ink founder and principal Barbara Bloom said the addition of editing, editorial consultation, copywriting, ghost writing, book proposals, book layout and design, self-publishing and agenting, was a logical extension of its customized writing program.
“ ‘Writing for Business’ continues to be our main offering, but we have been providing these editorial and publication services all along. We wanted our clients and prospective clients to know they don’t have to look elsewhere,” said Bloom. Bloom Ink has collaborated with Group [eX] since 2008. For more information, visit www.bloomwriting.com.


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