August 19, 2019
MAME 44 - A Night Like No Other 
Michael Strech, President and CEO    
September is the month North State BIA members look forward to all year.  It is the month that brings MAME, a showcase of all of the hard work that we put in throughout the last twelve months. As an industry, we are extremely busy, and it is easy to let our hard work pass us by. MAME gives us the opportunity to step back and appreciate all of the collaboration and hard work that has gone into this past year. 
The Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence (MAME) gala is one of the best attended events and brings together the building community as a whole for "A Night Like No Other". With more than 200 Product, Marketing and People entries and nearly 100 Sales Achievement awards, MAME 44 will once again prove that there is no industry like ours! 
None of this would be possible without the Sales and Marketing Council and their diligence and preparation.  An extreme amount of planning and coordination goes into such a large event, and the SMC ensures that each year is better than the last.   
MAME is a very important evening for our industry, but it should also be a time for friends and laughter. This year our emcee will be Cambi Brown with Good Day Sacramento - who will surely keep the room laughing - and we will finish the night off with the unforgettable after party with a DJ and dancing, hosted by NEXT New Homes Group and Caliber Home Loans.  
Don't miss your opportunity to sponsor this great event and click here for the list of finalists! We look forward to seeing you on September 13 th

Michael Strech 
President and CEO, North State BIA      

MAME Forty Four will recognize the industry's most outstanding builders, trades, and design professionals who have distinguished themselves by delivering their best every day. With more than 500 building industry professionals expected to attend, this years event is sure to be A Night Like No Other! 

Staying overnight at the Hyatt?
To make your reservations, please click here
Group rate is valid til August 23rd.  
If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.
Regional Builder/Developer Council Receives Update on PCCP
The Regional BDC hosted PCCP Administrator Gregg McKenzie and representatives from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Mike Thomas and Eric Tattersall.  They gave positive status updates on the Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP). The PCCP and EIR/S were both published in the Federal Register by USFWS, and the program is currently undergoing 60-day public review which is set to close on tomorrow, August 20th. McKenzie hopes that the PCCP will go to County supervisors by the end of the year and be ready for implementation in Spring 2020. The North State BIA was called upon to support the PCCP at public adoption hearings if needed. To submit comments, please email no later than 5p.m. on August 20th.
Rancho Cordova Councilmember Speaks at Sacramento Builder/Developer Council
Last week, Councilmember Donald Terry spoke to the Sacramento BDC with updates from Rancho Cordova. Some important items that came out of the meeting were 
  • Acknowledging Rancho Cordova's lopsided jobs/housing ration 
  • Positive movement of growth 
  • 8 developments currently underway
  • Lack of multi-family housing 
  • and updated RHNA numbers could pressure City Council to approve more housing. 

City of Sacramento Invites Community to Participate in 2040 General Plan Update
As part of the Sacramento 2040 General Plan Update, the City of Sacramento is hosting workshops in each of the City's 10 Community Plan Areas to hear from residents about local issues and priorities. They are encouraging community feedback to accurately reflect goals and communities of residents. The final workshop is scheduled for the Pocket Area tonight from 5:30-7:30pm at Kobasic's Candies. For more detailed information, click  here.
Placer County Community Workshops for County Sustainability Plan
Placer County is inviting community members to attend two upcoming workshops to learn more about and provide input on the proposed Placer County Sustainability Plan. The plan's greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy includes an inventory of current emissions and measures for reducing future emissions. Placer County has prepared the plan to mitigate and avoid greenhouse gas emissions associated with county operations and community activities in unincorporated areas of the county. The plan addresses emissions from buildings, land use, transportation, water consumption and waste generation. Workshops are in Kings Beach today and in North Auburn tomorrow, August 20th. For more information, click  here

Breakfast Blend Fall 2019: Leadership and the Brain   
Are You Ready to Lead Differently?
Presenter Art May, Harvest Business & Leadership, will give you a new perspective on how human behavior plays such a huge part in how we work with one another. With this unique insight, we can have a greater awareness of how we can approach, interact and be more productive in being a solution to each other's concerns.

Join us as  we provide insight to help you understand how to increase collaboration, allowing you and your team to work better, smarter & faster, and to better understand your client and buyer's needs, allowing you to accelerate new business growth. To Register, CLICK HERE

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Interns Needed for New Program  
BIF is currently recruiting interns throughout the Sacramento region for the Harbor Freight Fellows Initiative. This initiative is available to high school seniors for whom the trades are already their chosen career path. Apprenticing experiences are 120 hours with professional trades persons at their businesses. For all successful properly documented completers we will provide:
  • A $1,000 scholarship to the youth
  • A $500 stipend to the professional trades mentor
If you know a senior who may be interested in participating, or you would be interested in being a mentor, contact Amanda.

The Foundation is Hiring
We are looking for a Program Coordinator.  If you know someone who might be interested, please refer them to our job board:
Upcoming HomeAid Fundraisers 
Eighty four teams are signed up to compete during our sold out 16th Annual  HomeAid Trap Shoot this coming Friday.  Our Trap Shoot Committee would like to give a special thank you to our event sponsors.  And a sincere appreciation from HomeAid to Bryce Robicheau, our Committee Chair and the committee, John Chanda, Burke Bair, Mark Eglington, Michele Booth, Mary Carson,  Kenton Russell, Colin Roe, Chris Kang, Leilani Serrecchia and Lisa Meylor. Amalia Griego and Michelle Gibson have been working to keep the back office ahead of the game. The funds we raise to support projects a new 40 bed shelter for women and children in Folsom and our BUILDS & CARES program. 
There is still plenty of time to sign up and ride in the the Cycling for a Better Tomorrow event taking place on Saturday, September 21st held at Hillenbrand Brewery in New Castle.  The link for the event is

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