E-BID |  FEBRUARY 1, 2016
OF COURSE WE DO! Since 1978, our members have provided nearly $1 million in scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Join this year's generous sponsors and get your tickets to our Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser on Friday, February 12 to support the Marin Builders Association Scholarship Fund! Get your event tickets now and while you're at it buy a raffle ticket or two for a chance to Win 5 days in Cancun, Mexico!
 
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Rick Wells
Chief Executive Officer
Marin Builders Association

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Please join us for our
ANNUAL CRAB FEED
FUNDRAISER
to support the Marin Builders 
Association  Scholarship Fund
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
6:30 PM to 11 PM

@ San Rafael Community Center 618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901  
NEW LIVE AUCTION & RAFFLE ITEMS JUST ADDED


Courtside Warriors Tickets & VIP Parking
Donated by Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

Aerial Tour of the Golden Gate Bridge & Lunch in Half Moon Bay
Donated by Ken Wayne, KTVU

Hot Laps for 2 at Sonoma Raceway
Donated by Sonoma Raceway

Bocce Ball & Italian Dinner Feast for 8
Donated by Dave Garbarino

JUST ADDED!
3 Day Tahoe Escape
Donated by Bob Kunst Painting

DON'T MISS OUR GOLDEN TICKET RAFFLE!
$100 buys you a chance to win a 5 DAY STAY IN CANCUN, MEXICO!

Thank you to all of our Event Sponsors, In-kind Sponsors, and 
WANT TO LEND A HAND? WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
TO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME OR DONATE AN ITEM TO BE AUCTIONED, PLEASE CONTACT CARY DACY AT cary@marinbuilders.org
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PROJECT OF THE WEEK
East Bay Municipal Utility District is seeking sealed 
proposals of bids for    
Chabot Dam Seismic Upgrade
BID DUE DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2016 @ 1:30PM
2016 CORNERSTONE SPOTLIGHT 
A limited number of Cornerstone Partner spaces are still available for 2016. For more information contact Rick Wells at rick@marinbuilders.org or 415.462.1220 x116
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Marin Builders Events, Seminars & Workshops
SAN FRANCISCO EXCAVATION SAFETY COURSE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016

FREE 90 minute California Excavation Law and Safety Course presented by USA North 811.
 
DON'T GET SUED: 10 WORKSHOPS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS
presented by Marin Builders member Larry Levy
STARTING FEBRUARY 9, 2016

Learn to limit risk and keep your business running smoothly.
 
PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH DIGITAL MARKETING 
presented by Marin Builders member Marin Independent Journal

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016

AdTaxi is the Marin IJ's digital agency with offices in Marin and Silicon Valley. This event is designed for contractors and service professionals with limited time. Learn industry insights that will help you generate high-quality leads so you can maximize revenue from each bid.
 
ORGANIZING FOR SUCCESS: 5 STEPS TO IMPLEMENT STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES
presented by North Bay NARI in partnership with Marin Builders Association

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
In this breakthrough presentation, you will gain: 
* Understanding of why "branding" is critical for your business 
* Ability to differentiate your place in the market 
* Know-how to identify your target audience
 
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SAVE THE DATE! 
Marin Builders St. Paddy's Day Quarterly Connection
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016

Details to come.
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55 Professional Center Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903

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Presented by Marin Builders member Henley Photography

About the image: Marin Builders 2015 Crab Feed photobooth. Have you RSVP'd for 2016? Don't miss out on the party! Click Here to Reserve Your Spot Today >>> 

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