October 26, 2018
BIAW Board Meeting Date & Location Change
Due to a recent fire at The Lodge at Suncadia in Cle Elem, BIAW has been forced to reschedule its Fall Board Meeting. We are now holding it at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Tuesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 15.

To reserve your room, contact the Hilton Vancouver Washington directly at 360-993-4500 to receive the $145 room rate (when you say you're with BIAW) or reserve online »

If you have questions, please contact Jan Rohila at 360-352-7800 ext. 101.
WAHC Endorsements for Nov. 6 Election
BIAW’s political action committee, the Washington Affordable Housing Council (WAHC), endorsed 89 candidates for the November 6 general election during the BIAW summer board meeting in Pasco and at the WAHC meeting last month in Seatac.
The endorsements, as always, are focused on candidates who understand the needs of Washington small businesses and home builders. WAHC is proud to support and encourage your support of endorsed candidates for office.
Expect delivery of your ballot no later than October 25. With the newly paid postage ballots, it’s even easier to vote in the November 6 election!
Communications Manager Position Open at BIAW
BIAW is searching for a Communications Manager to join our team. If you know of someone who would be perfect for BIAW, share the job description and how to apply here »
Deadline to apply is Friday, November 2!
Employment Security Wants Your Feedback
The Employment Security Department (ESD) wants to know how they can improve and meet the needs of their customers.

Please take a moment to participate in their Unemployment Tax & Wage Employer survey »
NAHB Green Professional Designee of the Year
Ted Clifton, BIAW and Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association member and owner and founder of Clifton View Homes and Zero-Energy Plans, was recently selected as the 2018 Green Professional Designee of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Clifton will be honored at IBS in Las Vegas on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Clifton was recognized for his long-standing commitment to, and experience with, sustainable building and remodeling. Clifton has won many local and national awards for green building and is a BIAW instructor.
A.C.T. Builders Selected for Vet Smart Home Project
BIAW member and BIA of Clark County President Aaron Marvin from A.C.T. Builders, LLC was selected by the Gary Sinise Foundation to build a home for injured vet Rico Roman in Brush Prairie, WA.

Organizers unveiled Roman's future mortgage-free, smart home on Wednesday morning. The foundation tries to build 10 houses every year for disabled veterans. Learn more »
WA Family and Medical Leave
For companies under 50 employees
If you haven't already, sign up for an upcoming WA Family and Medical Leave course before they fill up. BIAW is now offering different options to view or attend this course!

This course outlines the basic elements and discusses what employment security won't tell you about the important options for small businesses that could impact their ability to recruit and retain employees. 

Register Today!
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