June 29, 2018
Greg Lane Named Next EVP of BIAW
BIAW is proud to announce that Greg Lane was approved as the next Executive Vice President (EVP) of the state association by a vote of the BIAW Board of Directors at their meeting last week in Pasco. Current EVP Art Castle has served BIAW since 2011 and is retiring from the association.

Greg has served as the state's deputy secretary of state for the past three years, and formerly worked for TVW as president and CEO, deputy chief of staff for Attorney General Rob McKenna, and as communications director in the state's House of Representatives. Greg will officially start his new role at BIAW on July 18.

Art has been part of the home building industry for 30 years as an Executive Officer of BIA of Whatcom County, Kitsap Building Association (formerly the HBA of Kitsap Co), and BIAW. He will continue with BIAW through the end of the year to assist in Greg’s transition. 

Please watch for more information from BIAW in the coming weeks. 
BIAW Summer Board Meeting Wrapped Up
It was a great BIAW summer board meeting at the Red Lion last week in Pasco!

Guest speaker Senator Sharon Brown of the 8th District spoke during the membership luncheon on Thursday, June 21 about current issues facing the industry.

The Association of Washington Cities also recognized BIAW during the luncheon for our partnership to help pass a fix for the Hirst decision.

See pictures of the meeting, including the first annual BIAW Belt Sander Races and the Spike Party, and tag and like all of the BIAW Summer Board Meeting photos on the BIAW Facebook page!
BIAW Closed for July 4th Holiday
BIAW offices will be closed after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3 and closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen for regular business hours on Thursday, July 5.

We wish you and your family a fun and safe holiday!
NEW BIAW Membership Brochure
The latest edition of the BIAW membership brochure has been released with new information and streamlined look for busy professionals. The new publication is available in print and an online mobile-friendly format.

Find out what benefits BIAW offers to members and the tools and resources that can help you save money and grow your business. 

See the new online BIAW membership brochure here »
Paid Family and Medical Leave Updates
Still have questions about Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave requirements?

The Employment Security Department, which is implementing the program, has outlined facts for employers, initial requirements, and much more. (Be sure to check out the new chart on how much to deduct from employee paychecks for state premiums beginning in 2019.) Click here to learn more »
BIAW's Certified Builder Launched!
BIAW is proud to announce the Certified Builder program, a new designation that breaks ground within the home building industry. This program creates a way to recognize and designate achievement to those in the industry whose work experience and business practices exceed state standards.

Please read our July Building Insight article about the Certified Builder program here. Also, be sure to visit the new easy-to-use Certified Builder website, which features information on the program, advantages of pursuing the designation, and a link to the Certified Builder application.
Want to Win a $200 Costco Gift Card?
Tell Us What You Think!
Everything BIAW does is on behalf of its members and the broader home building community. That includes our commitment to providing continuing education that is timely, topical, well-crafted, and expertly delivered.

We’re asking you to take our quick survey to help BIAW's efforts to expand professional development for our members and our industry. The first 100 participants who take the survey will be added to a drawing to win a $200 Costco gift card! The survey will be closed on July 3.

It's National Safety Month!
Protect Yourself from Insects
Many home builders are working outside this summer and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the results of a study showing a sharp increase in cases of infectious disease from mosquito, tick, and flea bites between 2004 and 2016.

It's peak Lyme season, May - July, so stay protected by taking precautions outlined in this article »
Fork-Lift Qualified Operator Training

Do your employees operate a Powered Industrial Truck, better known as a fork lift? We can help lift your firm to success by offering a Qualified level fork-lift operator course. Your employees will be trained on the following Classes of Powered Industrial Trucks: 1, 3, 4, 5 & 7. We will provide classroom training for these types of lifts and a practical evaluation tool to be used at your convenience. 

BIAW Announces Area 15 Leadership Conference

BIAW, along with the National Association of Home Builders, is proud to invite local association executive officers, staff, and leadership to attend the 2018 Area 15 Leadership Conference on September 27-28. This two-day conference, with an Effective Communications optional training day, offers leadership training skills designed to help participants improve, empower, and reach their individual development and association performance goals.

To register for the Leadership Conference, please click here »

If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Vanatta or Brenda Kwieciak at (360) 352-7800.
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