August 20 , 2018
We'll See You At MAME 43  
Rachel Bardis
Every day the building industry works hard to build fantastic homes.  We get busy, and we don't always get a chance to step back and appreciate our work. But there is one event each year that makes us reflect on the wonderful job we do in building communities, and that's MAME. 
September 14 will be the 43rd annual MAME Awards. The Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence gala brings together the whole building community to celebrate the accomplishments made over the past year. With almost 150 Product, Marketing & People entries and more than 100 Sales Achievement awards, MAME 43 will once again prove that there is no industry like ours.    
The Sales and Marketing Council has been working diligently to make MAME a night we will all remember.  A lot of planning and coordination goes into such a large event, and the SMC always ensures a good time!  
While MAME is an important tradition for the building community, the evening is also a night of friends and laughs - our emcee, Cambi Brown from Good Day Sacramento will definitely bring laughs, topped off with an always unforgettable afterparty hosted by NEXT New Homes Group and Caliber Home Loans. So, let's get dressed up in our black and white formals, have a few drinks, and celebrate each other! 
I look forward to seeing you all at the event, so make sure to get your tickets by August 31. 

  Rachel Bardis 
2018 BIA Chair

MAME is ready to celebrate it's 43rd year with you and your team!
This event is the "academy awards" of the home building industry for our region.
Celebrate with your fellow home building professionals to honor marketing, design and the people that make things happen.

Please register for MAME by August 31 to secure your seat to this fabulous event! 
Dress Attire:  Black & White, Cocktail/Formal

New Roseville City Manager Provides Insight on City Budget
The new City Manager of Roseville, Dominick Casey, has indicated that though Roseville's fiscal position has improved since the recession, the City is not immune from slowing revenue growth and increasing expenses faced by cities throughout California. Their 2018-19 budget has a specific focus on 4 areas: maintaining emergency response, evaluating the fire staffing response model, maintaining streets and public facilities, and strengthening the economy and increasing jobs. A more detailed look at the full report can be found  here.
City of Roseville Seeks Various Commissioners
The City of Roseville is now accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the Board of Appeals, Economic Development Advisory Committee, and Grants Advisory Commission. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, September 14. More information about the vacancies can be found  here.
South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP) Update
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors considered adoption of the SSHCP on August 8 th , and ultimately continued the item to their September 11 th  meeting. The Board instructed staff to report back on Governance, General Plan Policy AG-5, and Plan Boundary. The SSHCP aims to streamline federal and state permitting processes development projects while protecting habitat, open space and ag lands.

Upcoming Builder/Developer Council Events 
The Builder/Developer Council(s) serve the Sacramento region's submarkets by focusing policy development, decision making, and advocacy discussions on regulations that impact NSBIA members within the structure.

September 5th - Amarjeet Benipal, District 3 Director, Caltrans 
September 12th - Donald Terry, Rancho Cordova 
September 19th - Todd Leopold, Placer County CEO 

For more information about BDC events, click here

Employees vs Independent Contractors Seminar  
The question of whether an individual worker should be classified as an employee or independent contractors has considerable significance now.   Contractors utilizing subcontractors should confer with their legal counsel to review the relationship under the new "ABC Test" to determine if those subcontractors and independent contractors should be reclassified.

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

The En Blanc mixer was a great success and it would not have been possible without all of the sponsors who helped make it possible, as well as the committee who put so much hard work into planning this successful mixer. See the event photos here! 

Photo Booth Sponsor
InterWest Insurance Services
VIP Booth Sponsor
KB Home
Bar Sponsors
Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
NEXT New Homes Group, Inc. 
Welcome Sponsors
Chase Home Lending 
Liberty Bell Smart Home 
Pacific Sunbelt Mortgage 
Bar/Yum Sponsor 
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group
Signage Sponsor
RICK Engineering Company 

Thank you to our committee: Adrianne Pozzi (Committee Chair), Christopher Brown and Ashley Huegi 

The Idea District 
Space and Place Event 
What is a space? And what makes it a place? 
The Idea District will be asking the questions that will make you think about space and how we alter it.  Be a part of innovative conversations by inserting your thoughts or just listening and observing.  All while enjoying some good food and drinks and interesting and fun people.  The Idea District is a safe place to voice opinions and perspectives.
The venue itself, The ONS LaunchPad, is an ongoing place making experiment meant to evolve as artists and placemakers collaborate with different community sectors to realize their combined vision.  
The conversation will be facilitated by Tristan Osborn, Cobblestone Placemaking and will feature: 
  • Ed Chandler, Loftgardens Landscape Architecture 
  • James Roberts, TAYNER Tiny House Architecture 
The Idea District is for everyone - young professionals, experienced professionals, students, and all those in between.  We value input and perspectives from all! So, join us for the next Idea District for some thought provoking conversation and to just have a good time. 
Many thanks to our generous Annual Sponsors who make the Idea District possible.
  • Blue Mountain Construction Services 
  • Cresleigh Homes 
  • Jeffrey DeMure + Associates Architects Planners
  • KB Home 
Beer Sponsor
E3 California, will be featuring King Cong Brew served by the Lucky Duckling (gotta come and check out what that all means)
BITES Sponsors - 3 opportunities left!
the Advantage Group

Be a Bites Sponsor, $250, and your company name will go on the meal tickets for our on-site food truck, Kado's Asian Grill!!

Reserve Space for a Company Profile Now! 
Don't miss the chance to have your company featured in the 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book.  Company profile opportunities are available but limited:
  • 1 page - $1,000, limited to 4 
    Actual rendering of the 75th anniversary book
  • 1/2 page - $750, limited to 4 
  • 1/4 page - $500, limited to 8 
Deadline for submitting materials needed for company profile pages is September 1. 

The Commemorative Book will be a hard bound, keepsake coffee table book highlighting 75 historic events, insights and accomplishments throughout the past 75 years of the home building industry, recognizing the Diamond Anniversary of the North State BIA. 
More information can be found here or by emailing Angela.  

The book will be available in November for $50 each, just in time for holiday gift-giving.   Great for lobby reading and display. 

Event Winner
Our First 75th Anniversary event winner was Danelle Sherman with KB Home.  We surprised Danelle at her office with 75th anniversary cookies last Friday. 

If you want a chance to be an Event Winner, all you have to do is attend a BIA event during the Spirit of 75 year.  We will select a winner at random, and surprise them with a visit from our awesome BIA Staff! 

We Want to Hear From You  
North State BIA is keeping the Spirit of 75 alive throughout the next year.  We want to share your BIA experiences.  If you have an anecdote about the BIA or some photos you want shared, please email  Morgan

Elizabeth Matulonis, NEXT New Homes Group, Inc. (Left) & Tori Barker D.R. Horton (Right) are keeping the spirit of 75 Alive! 
Patrick Saumure, The New Home Company (Left) & Amber Norwood, K. Hovnanian, are having fun at the SMC meeting. 

Out-of-School Youth Program Needs Speakers and Mentors
The Foundation is recruiting for the 18-19 program year! Twenty seven youth spots are available for the Out-of-School Youth Program, which provides up to 250 hours of work experience, work readiness training, resume' and references, assistance with high school diploma or GED, and full-time employment or job placement assistance.  

We are also seeking workshop speakers and mentors to assist youth as they become productive and hard-working individuals. 
If interested, contact LaVonnia De Loach-Hagerty at, (916) 212-1290

Saying Hello to New Foundation Staff 
The Foundation has welcomed two more to our staff! Amanda Reynaud will assume the new Assistant Director position, beginning August 21 - we look forward to having her on the team! 

Extern Coordinator, Inez Reyes has been with us since the beginning of August, and has been an incredible asset, heading up our Los Rios Recruitment efforts and assisting with the Foundation's internship program.

HomeAid Sacramento - My Sister's House Remodel Dedication
My Sister's House in Sacramento is the latest remodel project completed by HomeAid Sacramento, and was dedicated on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  The remodel of the organization's staff offices and training facility was led by HomeAid Builder Captains, Hallmark Building and Development and Kenton Russell Architect. Read more


Cycling for a Better Tomorrow still needs riders! 
Cycling for a Better Tomorrow is coming up on September 29th.  This event helps raise money for HomeAid Sacramento, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. 

Cycling for a Better Tomorrow starts at McBean park in Lincoln, CA. There are three courses which allow riders of all skill levels to participate. Come support a great cause and have fun riding your bike through the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills.  To register and pick your course click  here
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