May 13, 2019
PCBC is Right Around the Corner    
Michael Strech, President and CEO  
In two weeks building professionals from all over the country will meet in San Francisco for one of the most influential events for home building on the west coast. The Pacific Coast Builder's Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco brings the latest in art, science and the business of building homes.  The conference takes place May 30 th and 31 stat the Moscone Center.  
This year's lineup of speakers includes business forerunners and trend spotters across varying business enterprises, including leading brands like NASA, Fannie Mae, VOX Media, JMP Securities and Zappos. Among these are the key note speakers, Sekou Andrews, has worked with some of the most influential brands in the world by using poetry and the arts to find a company's voice and ultimately their brand and, Alison Levine, who captained the first ever American Women's Everest Expedition and believes in leading using the same principles that helped her complete that mission.    
In 2019, PCBC will focus on emerging trends in an all-new Technology & Energy Forum. The conference offering includes tech panels on topics like connection and 5G, augmented reality and visualization, cloud-based mobility, robotics, AI and the smart home. The forum also includes a Technology Trend Report that will showcase five macro trends on display at PCBC, and a self-guided technology product tour that will highlight smart home exhibitors on the exhibits floor in coordination with the Technology Trend Report. This content is specifically designed to allow attendees to step inside the future of home technology trends and to help the industry stay in front of the trends and technology coming to market. 
In addition to the outstanding education and informative exhibition floor, PCBC is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with industry centric professionals both near and far.  There is no other event like this in our industry. 
We'll see you in San Francisco! 

Michael Strech
President and CEO, North State BIA      

PCBC Registration Now Open - More information can be found on their webpage.

Join BIA Leaders at Folsom Builders and Brews on June 13th!
The North State BIA Political Action Committee is hosting a fundraiser with numerous Folsom and Sacramento County elected officials. Join us for a lively evening. Please see the flyer for details on registration.
Sacramento Deputy County Executive to Sacramento Builder/Developer Council
Last week, Sacramento Deputy County Executive Mike Penrose spoke to the Sacramento Area BDC regarding updates and upcoming topics for Sacramento County. The county is considering reforms to CPACs including their overall function, administration, voting, appeals & outreach, and trainings, and expects CPACs as a whole to be more streamlined by the end of the year. Penrose also gave an update regarding BOLD program implementation in Sacramento County, stating that the program is under County Finance review. He concluded by giving positive updates on County planning improvements, the infrastructure financing group, and building permits.
North State BIA Hosts Regional Utility Meeting
Builders, developers, and utility representatives from PG&E, SMUD, Roseville Electric, and various telecommunications companies met recently at the BIA. Bob Raymer, CBIA's Technical Director, gave a legislative update and attendees were able to openly discuss updates and concerns. The group will continue to meet to address ongoing utility concerns, including the 2020 solar mandate, new utility programs, and code changes.
City of Roseville to Change City Council Meeting Time in June
Beginning June 5, the Roseville City Council will move their regular, twice-monthly meetings to 6p.m. from 7p.m. The move is being made as an effort to increase public participation by making it easier for residents to attend the meetings.  At this time, the other City commission and committee meeting times remain unchanged.  The City Council's regular scheduled meetings are on the first and third Wednesday each month in City Council Chambers 311 Vernon Street in Downtown Roseville. 

Poker Tournament Pre-Registration Open Now! 
Support the North State Building Industry Foundation at their first fundraising event - "The Gambler" Poker Tournament and Saloon.  We need more workers in the trades and supporting the Foundation will help our industry have a better tomorrow. Click here to register now and ensure your spot at the table! 

Friday, July 19, 2019 check-in at 5:00pm at Whitney Oaks Country Club 
$75 Poker Tournament Entry 
$50 Saloon Table Games and General Access
Play for prizes in the poker tournament and saloon 

Welcome to Our New Members - April 
Creative Marketing
Excellent Construction, Inc. 
Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP
Province West
Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Thank you to our Connection Mixer Sponsors 
Blue Mountain Construction Services
Fiber Care Baths, Inc. 
Gallelli Real Estate
KB Home 
Mass Mutual Northern Nevada
SAFE Credit Union 

A Huge Success!  
Big Day of Giving was a great success for HomeAid and that would not have been possible without our generous donations from BIA members, the public and BlackPine Communities giving spirit.

BlackPine Communities held a fun event at their Farmhouse at Willow Creek development on May 2nd. High Hand Nursery offered samples of wildflower honey and unique flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegars. Their display of flowers and plants was beautiful and attendees were able to build their own bouquets. As a result of the evening, BlackPine Communities made a generous donation to HomeAid Sacramento for Big Day of Giving. 

Introducing: Project My Own Bed 
The Out of School Youth (OSY) Program has a new community service project and we're excited to share it with you - Project My Own Bed. The project's goal is to provide beds to 20 families in the Sacramento region. 
Nineteen percent of Sacramento's population lives below the poverty line and for children who fall into this category, their reality often includes sleeping without a bed. They sleep on couches and even floors and this can affect their health and happiness.
On Friday, May 3rd, we ran out pilot of this project.  The OSY transported, delivered and assembled nine beds in one home.  These beds went to two moms and children ranging from 3 to 14, two of whom had never slept in a bed.  The apartment was without any furniture in the bedrooms.  This project allowes the OSY young adults to develop their construction motor skills and customer service skills while serving the community to meet the needs of local children.
The wonderful smiles on the faces of the children and their mothers, once the bunk beds were assembled, the mattresses in place, and the colorful bedding with new pillows fitted to the beds, were priceless!  We delivered HOPE to these families which far exceeded their wildest expectations!
This practice run was financed in part by SRBX, who awarded us the Construction in the Community Grant at its annual Industry Lunch. Thank you, SRBX!
If you'd like more information on Project My Own Bed or to make a donation, visit theOSY website page.

May is Open Enrollment for BIA Members
May is open enrollment for NSBIA members for Kaiser through Ames Grenz Insurance Services. Contact Ames Grenz for more information at 916-486-2900. 

NAHB Member Benefits
All North State BIA members automatically become NAHB members. As a benefit of being a member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies.
NAHB members can access each program using the co-branded links below, or  download an overview of all discounts including phone numbers and program codes.
North State BIA