February 4, 2019
Find Your Hires at the Skilled Trade Jobs Fair 
Michael Strech, President and CEO 
Every day the North State Building Industry Foundation combats the labor shortage our industry has faced for years.  These hardworking individuals prepare at-risk youth to enter the workforce, coordinate high school interns and work with community colleges to provide construction management options with hands-on training. Each year there is one event that helps bring all of this hard work to fruition. 

The Skilled Trades Job Fair is a yearly event held by the Foundation at the Citrus Heights Community Center.  This Job Fair's purpose is to connect companies with workers who are eager to work in the building and construction industry. Whether exhibitors are looking to hire on the spot or gain potential future candidates, this event brings forth industry driven people. 

Amanda Reynaud, the Foundation's assistant director, has made the event her own this year. Working with Rick Larkey, she has identified the needs of the hiring companies and expanded the job seekers to include both entry-level and career advancement candidates.  Additionally, the Foundation is seeking out bilingual attendees interested in the construction field to be among the job candidates. 

The Foundation has set a goal of 40 hiring companies to be present at this event. In previous years up to 400 job seekers have attended to meet the exhibitors. The Foundation and I expect that with the improvements being made this year we should have no problem breaking records with attendance this year.  

I encourage all BIA members to look at their upcoming hiring needs for 2019 and be a part of the 2019 Skilled Trades Job Fair. As we are always in need of good employees, it just makes sense to seek out those that have a passion for our Industry. 

Michael Strech 
President and CEO, North State BIA       

Fifth Annual Skilled Trades Job Fair 
The Skilled Trades Job Fair connects job seekers and employers from all over the Sacramento Region in industries like HVAC, Plumbing, Framing, Landscape, Concrete, and more. The job fair features not only skilled trades positions, but support and professional positions as well - from scheduling and office support to project management.
This year, in addition to inviting candidates who are focused on finding a job, we're also reaching out to those who are working and may be looking to take the next step in their career, anticipating more than 400 job seekers. Due to employer feedback, we will also be promoting this event in the Spanish speaking community.

April 13, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Citrus Heights Community Center
Contact  Amanda Reynaud to register.

Los Rios Colleges Foundation  
The Los Rios Colleges Foundation would like to invite a BIA member to serve on their Board of Directors in 2019. The BIA has had a long partnership with Los Rios that goes far beyond the association's endowment. The previous financial contributions, participation of scholarship applications and the linkage to our own Foundation are all examples of the healthy working relationship between our industry and Los Rios. 
We believe that the Foundation would greatly benefit from the participation of a BIA member on their Board of Directors.  If you are interested in this position, please email Mike Strech

For the Los Rios Board of Directors Job Description, please  click here.  For the meeting calendar, please  click here.  

Sacramento County Approves Homeless Housing Development Applications
On Jan. 29, the Board of Supervisors approved two State applications for the Sunrise Pointe and Capitol Park Hotel No Place Like Home (NPLH) developments to address homelessness in the region. These developments will result in 180 units of permanent housing for persons experiencing homelessness, of which 87 will be NPLH units reserved for people experiencing homelessness with serious mental illness.
City of Roseville to Appoint Mayor and New Councilmember
On Wednesday, February 6th, the City of Roseville is set to appoint a new mayor. Past Mayor Bonnie Gore has moved on to the Placer County Board of Supervisors, which has left her seat open. As such, the City is planning on appointing a new City Councilmember as well, to fill the vacancy. Read the full agenda  here.
Town of Loomis Approves Large Mixed-Use Development Project
The Loomis Town Council has approved a large mixed-use development adjacent to I-80, east of the town's commercial center. It includes 251 single-family homes, 117 apartment units, over 18 acres of active parks and open space, and over 44,000 square feet of commercial and mixed-use space. 
BIA Builder/Developer Council Meeting Updates
The Regional Builder/Developer Council will take place on February 6th, where the BIA will be hosting Shelly Lynch from the US Army Corps of Engineers. On February 13th, the Sacramento BDC will host Mayor Steve Ly from Elk Grove.

CBIA Winter Governance Meeting
The CBIA Governance Meetings are held for membership and leadership to discuss the top issues affecting the Building industry and set the direction and goals for the organization over the course of the year. The Winter Governance Meetings will be held February 26th and 27th at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento.  If you are interested in this event, please click here to register

The Nationals are Right Around the Corner 
The International Builder Show and The Nationals are almost here! On February 19th Builders from across the country will be present for a formal night of fun and awards.  Our very own Sales and Marketing Council is a finalist for Best SMC of the Year! If you will be at The Nationals, please contact Stephenie, so we can arrange to sit together as a BIA.  We can't wait to see you all in Las Vegas! 

Scott Moak and the Studio40 Live Show 
We are so appreciative of Scott Moak for being the emcee at the Installation of Officers on January 18th.  In addition to being an awesome emcee, Scott hosts Studio40 Live show on Fox40 every Wednesday at 11:00am.  Have a showroom or a cool location or product you want featured? This would be a great place to get some amazing local exposure, with a great person to get that information out there. If you are interested in being featured on Scott's show, email him here

Preparing for our 100th Project  
HomeAid's Building Team is gearing up for the finishing touches on the plans for the construction of our 100 th  project. Thanks to  Studio 81 International,  our team will have a complete set of the architectural drawings and plans for a two-bedroom addition for our nonprofit partner, The Taylor House in Roseville. They serve young women who are no longer in the foster care system.  John Caulfield with  Landmark Builders  is the Builder Captain. And  Production Framing  has already stepped up to  donate 100% of the cost of framing the project.  HomeAid says thank you to our homebuilding partners for making this project a reality. Watch for more details about the groundbreaking and progress on construction!
Groundbreakers Q & A 
California Groundbreakers is a nonprofit dedicated to the innovative and pioneering ideas happening around California.  They have created a regular gathering places through some of Sacramento's most lively and interesting places, with unique new conversations happening. 
Next week, North State BIA member Katherine Bardis and Bay Miry talk about their current construction projects and what Sacramento should/could look like in the future. 

For more information contact Vanessa
Ruhstallers Basement 
Free admission - you buy the beers
February 7, 2019; 6:30 - 7:30pm 

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