BAWN Blueprint - May 2015
 Aaron's Legislative Update!
Several pieces of key legislation continue through the legislative process.  One of those important items is SB 161, please see this analysis from our friends at Holland & Hart and show your support.  

The assembly will soon be reviewing the Governor's tax proposal.  We continue to analyze the options, impacts and potential outcomes for the industry.  Look for more info and a call to action in the coming weeks...


Thank you and Welcome new members for April:

Folcon Ltd. (Zephyr Cove), GenCon Corp (Reno), New Technology Specialists, (Sparks), Rapid Construction Inc. (Carson City), Zippy Home Solutions Inc. (Reno), Nevada Blue Ltd. (Reno), Paychex (Reno), Monument Construction (Las Vegas), Century Landscapes (Reno) and 
Artisan Wall Covering LLC. (Reno)

Workforce Development

The primary focus of our outreach efforts continues to be Workforce Development, and a crucial part of this comes from our members. We have been reaching out to find out what your future hiring needs might be. Please take the time to respond to our phone calls, emails and complete our survey questions. This information is vital for us as we work with state and local organizations and move forward with our efforts. For those of you who have already responded, THANK YOU!


We still have a couple of career days left on our schedule: Pine Middle School in Reno and Cold Springs Middle School in Cold Springs.  


We have been active with local Workforce Development groups such as the Northern Nevada Workforce Consortium and the Carson Valley Workforce Development Committee and we continue to work with groups like EDAWN and NNDA to anticipate and address our future workforce needs.


If you have any questions about our outreach/workforce development efforts or would like to accompany us at career days or job fairs, please contact: Pam Duxbury, Outreach Coordinator.



On Friday, April 24th BAWN and 160 of our members and friends braved the cold and took over the Coors Light Party Zone at the Reno Aces Ballpark to cheer on the Reno Aces vs. the Las Vegas 51s.  Everyone showed amazing team spirit and we are already looking forward to hosting more events like this...
Did you miss the fun? Check out pictures from the event here.

Benefits for you, benefits for them.      

Employee Benefits are key tools in attracting qualified applicants, as well as retaining and motivating your best talent.  Applied Business Solutions provides access to certain employee benefits programs such as Medical, Dental and Vision plans, 401(k) retirement plans and Flexible Spending Accounts at a cost much lower than if you provided them on your own.

 We are there for both you and your employees, helping both parties navigate the complicated maze of regulations, insurance companies and claims. Our services and products include: 

  • Administration of client sponsored benefit plan
  • Benefit plan compliance
  • COBRA or state continuation administration
  • Compliance to national medical support notifications
  • Convenient payroll deductions
  • Enrollment assistance to employees
  • Reconciliation of benefits invoices
  • Renewal assistance
  • Supplemental Benefit plans 


Your BAWN membership gives you the opportunity to team up with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). With The Applied Companies by your side, you can focus on making the right plays that grow your business.


Email 24/7 or call him at 775.398-5138 during standard office hours Monday - Friday.

ProGroup and the BAWNSIG
Workers' Comp that works for you... 


Membership in the BAWNSIG continues to grow, becoming the largest construction related self insured group in the state. In the past twelve months, new members joining the BAWNSIG have realized an average savings of 10%-25% on their work comp coverage.

Members of the BAWNSIG enjoy many value added services such as safety training, claims training, customized return to work programs and much more. Once you look at the alternatives, available for your business, we think you will agree that membership in the BAWNSIG is the best option in today's market.

Talk with a Pro Group specialists at (800) 859-3177 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by emailing us at   REQUEST a Free Cost Savings Analysis now and learn how to qualify for this exceptional workers compensation program. There is no obligation.  


Don't miss these upcoming BAWN events:

Look for The Builders Alliance at the Reno Rodeo- June 18th - June 27th and say hi!


and these industry events: 

BANN: May 20 - BANN BBQ Mixer

NAIOP NNV: June 12 - Golf Tournament

NAIOP SNV: May 6- The Evolving Workplace

SNHBA: May 15 - Spring Builders Golf Classic


Thank you to our sponsors!
GOLD Sponsors:
RCM Realty      

SILVER Sponsor:

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