SAFE START WASHINGTON
Attend BIAW's Town Hall Webinar to Prepare for Phase 2
Please note the revised time**
In SOME counties throughout our state, Phase 2 of Governor Inslee's Safe Start Washington plan has been implimented.

None of our six services counties fall into the phase 2 category yet. But -- We want YOU to be prepared for when that happens!
View current county variance within the state here. And visit our website for the most up-to-date resources to help keep your business operating. BIAW is helping us keep our resources up to date, including:

  • jobsite safety plan
  • links to the governor’s memo & guidance
  • as well as necessary signage and
  • new Job Hazard Analysis for work under 6’ or in confined spaces
Other Small Business Resources for Phase 2 Planning

Washington Retail Assoc. – Safe Re-opening Tips and Best Practices
For retailers who are about to enter Phase 2 (Limited In-Store), learn tips and best practices from safety experts and gain insights into making the Retail COVID Safety Operational Plan real and to build employee and customer confidence: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >>

The Washington State Department of Commerce created resources for planning
during this time.  READ MORE HERE >>

Business.WA.gov issues small business guidance
A series of local, state, and federal resources are listed here. Don't be caught flat-footed when Phase 2 kicks in for your county. Use resources available to prepare as best you can. VIEW LIST OF RESOURCES >>

The Washington Small Business Development Center is running FREE resiliency webinars through the COVID-19 pandemic. VIEW WEBINAR SERIES >>
To name a few...
  • Business Growth
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Keeping the Lights On: a Business Resiliency
  • Marketing Basics
  • Business Survival Strategies - Cash Flow
  • Recovery Readiness - Taking your Business Online
MEMBER UPDATES
Valued Members -- We Want to Hear From YOU!
In an efforts to compile the best ways we support our members and ways we might improve our supports, CWHBA is collecting testimonials for our website, ads, and various publications. 

If you are willing to share a little more about your recent experiences with us, please take a moment to follow the link here and answer any or all of the questions . We would LOVE any feedback you could offer and may reach out to you to use your feedback in our publications.
If you have any questions, please email Lindsay at lbrown@cwhba.org or call us at 506-454-4006.
2020 CWHBA S cholarship Applications Are Open!
The Central Washington Home Builders Association is proud of its commitment to workforce development and education . Each year we award scholarships to local students furthering their education in the building industry or its related fields based on academic factors, applicant performance and career goals.
 
The Association is an enthusiastic supporter of students preparing for the future work force in the Building Industry. The Cliff Tanassae and CWHBA scholarship are awarded annually and must be postmarked by June 19th, 2020. 

Please share with students who may be eligible!
Excellence In Remodeling (EIR) Awards Coming Up

2020 EIR Awards, presented by the Building Industry Association of Washington, reopen the Call for Entries July 1-Aug. 31. The awards are judged by industry peers who validate your project and ensure it meets strict criteria...

Read more
www.eirawards.com
Claim Today & Receive The Rebate $$ You Deserve!
Q1’20 Claim Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2020
Through agreements with more than 20 national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
2018 Energy Code Update Webinar

July 21, 8:30 AM
Online Webinar Training
The effective date of the 2018 Washington State Energy Code was recently postponed to November 1, 2020. CWHBA and Washington State University is hosting a two-hour live online new code requirement update for CWHBA members.

This training is designed for building department staff, builders, sub-contractors, architects, homeowners, and other building industry professionals. The training will include a question and answer session.
Michael Lubliner leads the Washington State Energy Code-Residential technical assistance program and also supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program.
Teams are filling up!

This CHWBA member-exclusive event is one of the most anticipated opportunities for members to connect and have fun, while helping support the work and efforts of the CWHBA membership association.

The 2020 CWHBA Golf Classic will be held at the Apple Tree Resort in Yakima, WA.
If you would like more information about potential sponsorship opportuinties or have any questions, please reach out to Lindsay Brown at lbrown@cwhba.org or 509-454-4006.
2020 CWHBA Golf Classic
July 30, 2020
Apple Tree Resort
Thank you to our event sponsors!
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Affordable Housing Council
of Central WA

Next Meeting
TOMORROW, May 27
3:00 PM
Each month, the Government Affairs Committee and the Affordable Housing Council of Central Washington meet to discuss the policy and political priorities of the association. Consider attending to stay informed of the current climate, contribute to the efforts of the group, and help us best represent the interests of builders in Central Washington.
Consider Giving Just 10% of your R.O.I.I. Return
to the Affordable Housing Council of Central WA
The efforts contributed by BIAW and CWHBA to keep permitting offices open and getting residents construction back to work could have accomplished so much more had the right elected officials been in power.

Think of advocacy as a process. Step one is to elect the right people and step two is to educate or lobby them. It is much easier to lobby an official you helped elect than to deal with the ones that others elected.

This year’s elections will be critical for our industry. Help contribute to electing politicians who are pro-building and pro-business by committing to giving 10% of your ROII Return to the AHCCW.
You can also give...
  • With a check by mail: Pay to the Order of AHCCW, send to 3301 W Nob Hill Blvd Yakima, WA 98902
  • With a card over the phone: (509) 454-4006
  • With a card online at cwhba.org/AHCCW 
How else can you get invovled with the AHCCW? Reach out to Jake Mayson, Government Affairs Director at jmayson@cwhba.org or 509-454-4006. AHCCW meetings are scheduled the fourth Wed. of each month at 3pm.
CONTACT INFO
Chelsea Snodgrass , Executive Officer

Jake Mayson , Government Affairs Director

Emily Jameson , Member Services Director, South Central

Cheryl Nelson , Member Services Director, North Central
CWHBA Yakima | 3301 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902
CWHBA Wenatchee | 25 N. Wenatchee Ave., Suite 207-B, Wenatchee, WA 98801
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