E-BID |  JANUARY 18, 2016
Build Together. Whether it's with our Members, the Building Industry, or our Community, the strength of Marin Builders has always been based on partnerships. Today, we're excited to share with you a New and Unprecedented partnership with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, North Bay (NARI).  Scroll down and discover what else we've got in store for 2016. 
 
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Rick Wells
Chief Executive Officer
Marin Builders Association

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MARIN BUILDERS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REMODELERS
The Marin Builders Association is pleased to announce a new and unprecedented partnership with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, North Bay (NARI).  
 
Marin Builders members will receive opportunities to obtain NARI remodeler certification to distinguish their businesses from the competition, while NARI members will receive broader networking exposure through connections with Marin Builders members, leadership and the new Marin Builder's Toolkit.  
 
NARI's first chapter meeting will be held at the association on 
Tuesday, February 2nd from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
, dinner will be included. 

Learn More

Please join us for our
ANNUAL CRAB FEED
FUNDRAISER
to support the Marin Builders 
Association  Scholarship Fund
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
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PROJECT OF THE WEEK
City of Napa Public Works Department is seeking sealed 
proposals of bids for    
Downtown Pedestrian Program Phase V
BID DUE DATE: JANUARY 27, 2016 @ 3PM
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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PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW 2016 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Earlier this week the Marin Builders Association officially welcomed a new slate of Officers and Directors for 2016. Stepping into leadership roles are...
 
SOLARCRAFT BECOMES 100% EMPLOYEE OWNED
Marin Builders member, SolarCraft, a 32 year old North Bay solar energy contractor has announced that it has transitioned to a fully Employee Owned Company, (ESOP).
 
SOLARCRAFT COMPLETES SOLAR ENERGY INSTALLATION FOR SONOMA ACADEMY
Sonoma Academy has switched-on a 208 kW solar power project on the north edge of its campus.  The electricity produced from this system is projected to save...
 
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Visitors may be unaware of the hazards and required processes specific to your organization, they may...
 
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Marin Builders Events, Seminars & Workshops
Mark-It-Ing - How to Make Your Mark and Brand Your Business -  Presented by North Bay NARI

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 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
 
Promoting your Business Through Digital Marketing - Presented by 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.
 
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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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Member Resources
HEY MARIN BUILDERS MEMBERS: YOUR STORY MATTERS!
 
We need YOUR story!  Your stories matter and we may use them in our marketing/PR channels including:
  • Social media
  • E-BID, the official Marin Builders Weekly Newsletter
  • Marin Home Magazine, Marin Builders premier Quarterly publication
  • Work with you on media relations

And the best part? IT'S ALL FREE FOR YOU!

Send your story or event to publications@marinbuilders.org or by logging into the Member Information Center.


LOG IN: MARIN BUILDERS EMPOWERS YOU TO MANAGE YOUR ONLINE PROFILE
Marin Builders Association members now have access to the NEW online members-only information center. You can make changes to your company listing or contacts, pay bills online and will soon have access to exclusive members-only discounts via the Marin Builders Toolkit program. 
 
It's fast and easy to login thru the Marin Builders website using your social media. Once you login, there are a few short video tutorials to help you get the most out of the Members-only information center.
ADD THE MARIN BUILDERS MEMBER LOGO TO YOUR MARKETING MIX
Promote your affiliation and build your business with Marin Builders Association. Take advantage of using the Member Logo on your website, promotional materials, and more. Need a sticker for your truck? We've got those too!
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