2016 Annual Convention

Over 100 MIA+BSI members participated, and together,
raised over $38,500 in Auction proceeds.
PLUS, Delaware Quarries has pledged a separate
$25,000 donation to the event cause.


Next year we head back to Florida!


3 night beach front stay for 2 in Hilton Head, SC  – Eurostone Machine USA
24 ton load of Lueders stock limestoneContinental Cut Stone
200 cubic feet Texas Cordova Cream blocksContinental Cut Stone
24 ton load single or mixed color Flagstone ¾” – 1 ¼” – Northern Stone Supply
Two night Sun Valley, ID spring holiday packageNorthern Stone Supply
24 tons single or mixed Mountain Valley Blond SandstoneDelta Stone Products
One pallet Bluestone gauged tileTompkins Bluestone
4 tickets in the Founders’ Club to a Dallas Cowboys game w/VIP ParkingTexaStone Quarries
Up to 80 sq. ft. counter tops templated & fabricated to bidder spec – Dee Brown Inc.
Apple Watch Sport (Black) – Diatool Machines, LLC
2 tickets Cleveland Browns home football game Cleveland Marble Mosaic
4 LA Dodgers tickets w/parking and Stadium Club Entrance – Miracle Sealants Company
1 pallet bull-nose sandstone coping (Buff or Grey) 2″ x 12″ x 120 lin. ft – Cleveland Quarries
24 ton load Pocono Cobbles (wire baskets) Rolling Rock Building Stone
21″ x 42″ Stone Mural-Frank Lloyd Wright licensed design More Creative Edge Master Shop
3 Piece 2# Carbide Tool Set w/13″ fiberglass handles & leather wrap – Trow & Holden
Stone Fabricating tools – blades, bits, cup wheels, pads – Husqvarna Diamant Boart
4 gallons each Aqua Mix Sealer’s Choice Gold & Enrich ‘n Seal Custom Building Products
Latapoxy Stone & Tile Adhesive and Sealer Products Package – Laticrete
36″ x 54″ canvas Giclee print of “The Three Sisters” mountains – Rundle Rock Building Stone
2 tickets NY Mets home baseball game – Ontra Stone Concepts

Apache Stone; Northern Stone Supply;  Diamond Stone Technology; Diatool Machine; Breton USA; Laticrete; Delaware Quarries; Miles Supply; Husqvarna Diamant Boart; Lyons Sandstone; Halbert Mill Company; Coldspring; Michels Stone; Eden Stone/Valders Stone; US Stone Industries

More about our 2016 event:

Scottsdale, Arizona
February 28 – March 2, 2016
Firesky Resort and Spa

The first official event of the Joint Venture between MIA+BSI!
Come witness what we can accomplish TOGETHER!

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Event Highlights:
4 nights at Firesky Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, AZ
BSI Board Meeting with Board Elections – all are welcome!
Member Reception and Banquet
LIVE Auction with auctioneer!
Educational Seminars (see details below)

Tour of Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and current Architecture School
Visit to Apache Stone  in Phoenix – a division of Halquist Stone Company
Plus a fun, southwest-inspired desert tour – you choose jeep or horseback to get to our Cowboy Cookout Wednesday evening. Expect some element of competition in this outing!  Corn hole, Horseshoes or RIDE THE MECHANICAL BULL!
Golf Outing at MacGregor Links (optional and additional fees apply – choose with clubs $185 or without club rentals $110)

Educational Offerings:
Orientation of Consolidated Benefits of the MIA+BSI organization
Advocacy Group Breakouts: Quarry, Fabricator and Distributor/Supplier sector groups
Optimizing Social Media Marketing for your stone business
Why NSC 373 is Important to the Stone Industry
Breakout Sessions: Family Business Forum and the University of Online Education.

The Firesky Resort and Spa is walking distance to Old Town and Scottsdale Fashion Square (over 250 retail shops, eateries and more!)

Plenty of down time will be included to personally explore or relax among the intimate courtyard and pool setting.  The Firesky Resort and Spa is located on the Indian Bend Wash shared use trail system and offers bike rentals to their guests.  For more horsepower, visit OCTANE Raceway – an indoor/outdoor go cart park.  Or practice your golf swing at TopGolf – an indoor golf complex sure to entertain.  Our guests will find plenty of nearby golf courses and easy access to hiking in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Cancellation Policy: 
Cancellations made prior to January 29th will be fully refunded.  Refunds less a 15% administrative fee will be given for cancellations made after January 29th but BEFORE February 12th.  Sorry, no refunds after February 12th.

See Registration Flyer for more event information.


Single $2095 (includes 4 nights lodging plus all advertised meals, tours and activities transportation, and Wednesday desert tour)
Second in Same Room $995
Non-Lodging $995 (full program access without lodging or Firesky Resort breakfasts)