Join COBA

Why join?  First and foremost COBA exists to support The Building Industry & assure economic stability for the community. Joining COBA utilizes resources that you wouldn’t normally have on your own. We promote & support policies that directly affect the industry which could help keep cost down for the builders/subs and in turn keep home prices down for the community.  Take advantage of our many money savings benefits and utilize us for advertising! In many instances, members will save the cost of membership within the first few months! We want to help save you money, educate, support and assure that our industry is stable for the entire community. If you live, work or build in Central Oregon you should be a COBA Member!

Your Membership Includes:

Representation for your company and the building industry before government and in the community

  • Promote & support policies that make housing/building a local, state and national priority
  • Monitor proposed legislation, fees, regulations and code requirements that affect the industry
  • Support affordability, balance, and choice in home ownership options
  • The “Voice of and for Housing” in the local media
  • Political Action (Voluntary)
    • Central Oregon Small Business Political Action Committee

Industry Information and Education

  • Online Continuing Education is FREE for members (except state mandated courses)
  • Weekly E-Newsletter includes regular Safety & Wellness topics; local, state and business announcements

Full Plan/ Print Center & Online Bid System

  • Submit & respond to bids in one place – w/24 hour access
  • Full set printing starting at $1.00 – *discounted member pricing for prints
  • Weekly permit updates
  • Download and print your City of Bend ePlans

 Quality networking opportunities to promote yourself and your company in the industry

  • Monthly Member Network Events
  • Membership/PR Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee
  • Education/Safety Committee
  • Building Green Council

Participate in COBA Signature Events

  • Tour of Homes – Showcasing homes, products and services throughout Central Oregon to over 100,000 consumers plus unlimited audience in the online presence through coba.org
  • The Spring Home and Garden Show™ – exhibit products and services in one location for the entire Central Oregon audience
  • AmeriTitle’s Chef’s on Tour – scattered site one night Home Tour with gourmet hors d’oeuvres & beverages

 Money savings discounts*

  • Fuel discounts
  • Group Health Insurance discounts
  • Verizon Wireless discount
  • SAIF Workers Comp discounts
  • Discounted pricing on printing & scans
  • And many more!
 Advertising: Promoting your business to the entire community – Sponsorship opportunities throughout the year
  • Advertise & sponsor some of our most popular events to YOUR target market to help promote your business!
  • Our website: coba.org
    • The online resource for consumers and industry professionals
    • The online plan & bid center for builders, designers, architects, subcontractors and suppliers
    • Reader Board advertising, with click-through links to Tour of Homes and other events
  • Weekly E-Newsletter – recurring opportunity for member publicity and sponsorship promotions
  • Be listed & advertise in our Annual Preferred Contractors Buyers Guide that goes out to 65,000 people!
  • Sponsorship Packages tailored to fit your business needs

 *Membership does not guarantee qualification for discount