November 12, 2018
Together We Thrive   
Rachel Bardis 2018 Chairwoman 
"You get out what you put in. If you want more, give more" - Jeanette Jenkins
We have all heard a version of these words before and they ring true in every area of life.  When we join the North State BIA, we are saying that we want something out of it.  We want connections, representation in local governments, education, celebrations and so much more - but the association only thrives if we are involved. 
We are all busy. Sometimes it feels like there are not enough hours in the day to get done what needs to get done, but we have to do more.  Go above and beyond because we are all fiercely committed to seeing us grow as companies and as an industry. 
There are so many benefits that the BIA offers to us, but none of them would be possible without the councils and committees, which include, Associates Council, Builder/Developer Councils, Membership Council, Sales and Marketing Council, Trade Builder Alliance Council and HomeAid Sacramento - most of which are ultimately represented on the Board of Directors.  
In addition to joining a council or committee, sponsorships help put your brand in front of your peers. Being a Chairman's Circle sponsor or sponsoring events will help expose your brand to potential clients.  The more you sponsor the more attendees will recognize your company and be able to identify you.  
Lastly, in 2019 the BIA is bringing back the BUILD program.  This year-long program helps develop young professionals within our industry into the leaders of tomorrow.  Previous participants in this program have gone on to sit on our Board of Directors, be named part of 40 Under 40, and become division presidents. This is a great opportunity for you to nominate a stand out employee. 
As I approach the end of my year as Chair of the Board of Directors, I want to encourage each of you to become more active in the BIA.  Serving in this capacity allows you to be in the room, so you can offer up your insights and input as we work together, as an industry, to confront the challenges we face and to proactively create new initiatives that will drive our industry forward. 
Get involved in the BIA and see what happens.  The BIA facilitates the events and programs that allow us to make connections and develop professionally, but you cannot stand out unless you get involved. The energy you put into your BIA membership, you will get back tenfold. 
Rachel Bardis     

Help Victims of the Camp Fire 
The building industry is always there to help those in need. That is part of what makes our industry great, we band together in times of distress.  Right now, we need to band together to help the victims of the Camp Fire, which continues to grow.  

As of Monday morning, the Camp Fire has burned more than 110,000 acres and is only 25% contained.  With several more smaller fires burning across Northern California, resources are spread thin. 

We are asking that our members help victims of these fires by donating or getting involved with the  American Red Cross Gold Country Region, who are doing so much to help the families who have lost family members, homes and have suffered from these fires. In addition to the donations our members make, the BIA will also be making a direct donation to the American Red Cross. 

In addition to the BIA's donation, HomeAid Sacramento has donated $2,500 from HomeAid CARES for emergency relief funds, as well as donating 100 HomeAid CARE kits to victims of the fire.  

Numerous BIA Backed Candidates Prevail on Election Night 
Midterm elections have passed, and with that comes a changing of the guard in many local races. Many BIA PAC supported candidates were voted into city council positions in Folsom, Elk Grove, Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Auburn, and West Sacramento. Please see the full list of election results here

City of Folsom Seeks New Planning Commissioners
The Folsom City Council is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Planning Commission. There are five seats available, and terms can last either two or four years depending on how the new commissioners are appointed. Applicants must be residents and registered voters of the City of Folsom. Applications are due November 26
th, 2018. More information can be found  here.

Sac County DWR Enters SCIP
The Sac County Water Agency officially obtained board approval this week to enter the SCIP program. This resulted from efforts over the last year of the BIA's working group with the county. For additional information, please contact Herman Williams, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, with the Department of Water Resources (916) 874-3190.

Rocklin Land Use and RHNA Ad Hoc Committee
Rocklin's City Council formed the Land Use and Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Ad Hoc Committee in August of 2018 to provide the City Council with recommendations pertaining to land use balance, guidelines for evaluation of specific types of rezones, updates to the RHNA available sites inventory, and development standards for mixed use zones. They met recently and focused on several items such as land use balance assessment, clarification of standards in mixed-use zones, and developing guidelines regarding rezoning non-residential property to residential. Minutes can be found  here.
Rocklin Ranked Best Place to Raise A Family in Placer County
The City of Rocklin was recently named the Best Place to Raise a Family in Placer County based on research by, a website that ranks cities, neighborhoods and schools in various categories. The Best Places to Raise a Family ranking takes into account factors including safety, access to family amenities, affordability and schools, with much of the data sourced from the U.S. census or Niche's own research. The full listing can be found  here.
BIA Builder/Developer Council Meetings Upcoming in November
The Sacramento BDC will take place on November 14 and host Councilmember Pat Hume from the City of Elk Grove. 

The Placer BDC has changed dates this month to accommodate for Thanksgiving, and will take place on Tuesday, November 20th, where BIA staff will provide an election wrap up.

BUILD Nominations Due Friday  
Nominations to the 2019 BUILD program are due by November 16th.  BUILD is a year long leadership development program that exposes future industry leaders to all components of the building industry from dirt to sales.  The BUILD candidates go through an arduous referral, interview and selection process.  To learn more about this program click here.   For the nomination application, please click here

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Nov 13:       Coffee with the CEO
Dec 13:       Member Appreciation Holiday Lunch 
Jan 18:        Installation of Officers  

Click here  to view more 2018 and 2019 BIA events.

Thank you to our Breakfast Blend Sponsors! 
Exhibitor Sponsors
B.E.E. Pest Services
Blue Mountain Construction Services
HomeAid Sacramento
loanDepot LLC
North State Building Industry Foundation
The Management Trust
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Villara Building Systems
Placemat Sponsors
Entrussed, LLC
Huguenin Kahn LLP

Banner Sponsors
RICK Engineering Company
Wood Rodgers, Inc
See photos from the 2018 Breakfast Blend here

Thank you to our Regional Housing Forecast Sponsors! 
Champion Sponsor 
Chase Home Lending 

Exhibitor Sponsors 
KB Home 
loanDepot LLC 
Riggs Distributing, Inc. Sub-Zero, Wolf and Asko Products
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Villara Building Systems 
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 
Patron Sponsors
New Home Professionals
The Management Trust 

Supporter Sponsors 
Lund Construction Co. 
Paramount Partners Group 

Advocate Sponsor
See photos from the 2019 Regional Housing Forecast here

Support Our Health and Hygiene Drive
It's that time of the year again - time for the Foundation's Annual Health and Hygiene Drive!
This year our goal is to put together 60 kits. Many of the recipients are the young adults from our Out of School Youth (OSY) program that serves unemployed youth, ages 18-24, with little to no work experience. OSY staff provide participants with work and life skills coaching and create individual service plans for each youth to ensure that they are on a path to self-sufficiency. Many of these plans include a career in the trades.
Some clients need assistance meeting basic needs to get work-ready and the health and hygiene kits provide that extra help.
To donate products or to make a monetary donation, please contact  Amanda Reynaud.
NSBIF staff with Out of School Youth participants at the Sacramento Regional Business Exchange Trades Day Fair on 10.25.18


Post Your Jobs on 5k in 5! 
Need construction or administrative employees?  Post your jobs on the 5K in 5 job board.   Want to offer an internship or an afterschool module? Contact Amanda . You are missing the opportunity to reach candidates that we already know are interested in the building industry and are eager to work. We encourage all of our members to get involved. This program is designed to help resolve one of the biggest problems in our industry, let's work together to solve it! 

HomeAid's Spread the Warmth Blanket Drive 
HomeAid Sacramento is launching our annual Spread The Warmth Blanket Drive for Homelessness Awareness Month.  Did you know that over 3.5 million Americans will experience homelessness this year; more than 1 million of those are children and nearly 7 million people are at imminent risk of becoming homeless?  Please click on this link and spread the warmth
Please join our sponsors in giving back to the community by bringing your donation of a NEW blanket to  HomeAid Sacramento Office located at 1536 Eureka Road, Roseville, CA, 95661, through   the month of November.
For more information visit:  or contact vangelina.
Julianne Jacino, with Bank of Commerce Sacramento, delivered 
beautifully handmade blankets to HomeAid's office.

Open Enrollment is happening the entire month of November with a December 1, 2018 effective date for all NSBIA members.  If you are currently enrolled in our Association medical plans and you would like to upgrade to a more comprehensive medical plan or change to a plan that has a lower monthly premium, this is the time to do so.   
If you are a NSBIA member who does not currently have medical coverage, if you are paying too much for your Cobra Coverage, or if you want to replace your current Covered CA individual plan we can help you do that.    
For employers, the group participation requirements are less stringent than going direct to the insurance carrier since you can offer multiple medical plans to your employees regardless of your group size or participation. Enrollment is as easy as picking a plan, filling out an enrollment form and writing a check.  There are no Group Contracts to complete or underwriting to go through to obtain medical coverage.  This is your opportunity to explore how you can enhance your current employee benefit program for the sake of retention of your staff or to limit your financial exposure if you are currently without medical coverage.  
Please contact Reggie Conley at (916) 486-2900, or  for rates and plan information.

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