April 30, 2018
One of the biggest honors someone in our industry can achieve is to be named to the California Homebuilding Hall of Fame. This year, I'm especially pleased that one of the honorees is one of North State's own -- Larry D. Kelley with LDK Ventures.

Larry D. Kelley
Larry as most of you know has been involved in real estate for more than 45 years. Among his biggest projects were developing Rocklin's Stanford Ranch and more recently developing the successful adaptive reuse plan for McClellan Park, which converted the old Air Force base into a successful development that includes more than 8.5 million square feet of commercial space.

He and his team also own and are developing the Railyards in downtown Sacramento, a 200-acre project that will include 6,000 infill homes and apartments and 5 million square feet of office and commercial space, including a new Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.

I hope you will join me at the 34th annual Hall of Fame Dinner to salute Larry and the other honorees -- David Carlson, F. Scott Jackson, Michael P. Neal, and Anthony F. Souza. The event, sponsored by the California Homebuilding Foundation, will be held in conjunction with PCBC on Tuesday, June 26, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

To register or for more information, click here.


Rachel Bardis
2018 BIA Chair

Contribute to HomeAid Sacramento, Building Industry Foundation 
For the sixth straight year, Sacramento-area residents will be asked to contribute to an area non-profit on the Big Day of Giving, which this year will be May 3. Organized by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, more than 600 organizations will be participating -- including our very own affiliated charities, HomeAid Sacramento and the Building Industry Foundation.

HomeAid builds new lives for the region's homeless families and individuals through housing development, advocacy, and community outreach. To give to HomeAid, click here

For 11 years, NSBIF has provided struggling young people with training, support, and jobs --  preferably in the construction industry. Help us help youth and young adults become tax payers instead of tax takers. To donate to the Foundation, click here.

Last year, 35,000 donations totaling $7.2 million were given on the Big Day of Giving, and organizers expect an even bigger participation this year. If you would like to give to charities in addition to HomeAid and the Foundation, doing so is easy. Just visit the Big Day of Giving website  to find a charity or charities you would like to contribute to. And if you don't want to wait until Thursday, you can make your contribution in advance.

Thank you  for your continued support of HomeAid and the Building Industry Foundation!
Important Officials Scheduled for Upcoming BDC Meetings
The guest speakers at BIA's next BDC events should be of interest to many builders and developers in the area. James Corless, chief executive o fficer of SACOG, will be the featured speaker at our Regional BDC event this Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Then on May 9th, Patrick Kennedy, vice chair of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, will be the featured speaker at our Sacramento County BDC event, which also takes place at 8:30 a.m. You can review the complete roster of BDC meetings here.
I-80/Hwy. 65 Interchange Construction Starts Today
Construction is expected to start today at the I-80/Highway 65 interchange. The first phase of the project will add a third lane on northbound Highway 65 from Interstate 80 to Pleasant Grove Boulevard and include improvements to the Galleria Boulevard/Stanford Ranch Road interchange. 

This is a major milestone in the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency's efforts to improve traffic congestion. More information is available here.

Rocklin City Manager Ricky Horst to Take New Job in Arizona
Rocklin City Manager Ricky Horst has announced that he will be leaving to become the city manager of Maricopa, Ariz, effective June 25. The BIA has worked well with Horst for many years and he will be missed. We with him the best of luck. 

Sales and Marketing Council Hosts Events
Russell Breton with Vision Launchers shared tips with SMC members at the recent Videos That Convert marketing workshop.

SMC Secretary Amber Norwood with K. Hovnanian Homes enjoys coffee at SMC Board meeting at Scavolini Showroom.

A Warm Welcome to Our New BIA Members
Thank you and welcome to the businesses that joined the BIA in April. Thank you for your support of the homebuilding industry! The BIA is only as strong as our members, and by growing our membership we increase our effectiveness to advocate for our industry. You can view the entire list here.

Great Turnout for This Month's Idea District Event
About 80 of our members and college students/young professionals made connections and learned more about each other at this month's Idea District event. The highlight was hearing from the following building industry professionals about how they got their start: Burke Bair, BSB Design;  Brian Durham, MacKay & Somps;  Kerrie Kelly, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab;  Brandon Koons, Liberty Bell Smart Home;  Elizabeth Matulonis, NEXT New Homes Group;  Catherine Silvester, HELIX Environmental Planning; and  Libby Wickland, Province West.  You can view event pictures on Facebook.
Thank you to John Zona and the TID committee for pulling everything together for some great conversation, food and libations.

Coffee With the CEO
Thank you to BIA Chair Rachel Bardis for sitting in at this month's Coffee with the CEO and providing her insight into today's market. There was some great conversation and connections around the table. The next Coffee with the CEO will be on Tuesday, August 21, at 8:30 a.m.

Sponsors Needed for Upcoming BIA Events
The BIA is looking for a few more sponsors for two important upcoming events.

Looking for exposure and a ton of fun?  Sponsor a Tee Box at our "HappyTinShack" Spring Golf Tournament on May 21 at the Rancho Murieta Country Club.   Register today!   Can't make it out? Take a look at our other sponsorship levels here  !

Your company can also be a part of the big BIA 75th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, July 20, at the California Railroad Museum. You will not want to miss this very special party.  Sponsorships will ensure a grand night, so if you are interested in being a big part of this event, please contact  Angela Tsukiji .

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Click here  to view all 2018 BIA events.

Adult, High School Hiring Events a Success
Some of the high school students who found jobs at the NSBIF job fair.
The 4th annual Skilled Trades Job Fair, hosted by the North State Building Industry Foundation on April 21st was a great success. High-quality job seekers came face-to-face with 32 employers and training organizations to discuss the great opportunities our industry has to offer.

As a bonus to the adult job fair, NSBIF hosted 17 employers looking to hire graduating high school seniors into entry-level trades positions. Sixty students participated, including 13 seniors who participated in trades internships as juniors last summer. In all, 57 students walked away with jobs that afternoon and the other three are pending offers!

Thank you to all of the exhibitors and BIA members who helped make the event a great day for hiring, and thank you to our event sponsors, the Sacramento Area Sewer District and Fletcher Plumbing.

PCBC Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for PCBC, the largest homebuilding trade show on the West Coast. This year's event will be held on June 27-28 in San Francisco. Through high-level educational conferences, exclusive networking venues, a curated exhibit floor, and unique programs designed to connect buyers and sellers, PCBC provides a forum for members of the homebuilding industry and their manufacturing partners to productively engage.
More information can be found  on their webpage.

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