News for Business TipsTuesday, October 19, 2021The Marin Economic Forum is partnering with the County of Marin to produce the “Marin County Economic Vitality Strategic Plan.” A key task of the plan is to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the local business community and to create programs that will support business recovery. To ensure our analysis captures the actual situation our local businesses face, we would greatly appreciate if you took ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Advocacy and Legislation, Business TipsThursday, September 30, 2021Although the pandemic seems poised for another surge, it’s a good idea to start thinking about the future of construction after it ends. COVID-19 has taken its toll on the construction industry, but there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Here are a few things to think about, if you are considering a career in construction.Surging Demand Back in 2019, experts were predicting ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Member NewsTuesday, September 28, 2021Jacob W. Scott Partner Alexander GorelikAssociate Consistent with the September 9, 2021 Executive Order (EO), which promised to order federal contractors and subcontractors to take additional measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, on Friday, September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force responsible for establishing those necessary measures released extensive Guidance on the ...read moreCategories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, Safety, Builders Corner, Community, Member NewsWednesday, September 08, 2021JEFF QUACKENBUSH THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL September 7, 2021 Following up on California Building Code updates that required photovoltaic systems be installed on new single-family homes as of last year, the California Energy Commission recently approved recommended updates such as solar installations on commerical buildings and standards to promote electric cars at home, all to meet goals ...read moreCategories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, CommunityTuesday, August 31, 2021Long term debt rating attributed to strong capital, earnings and loan quality SACRAMENTO, CA – River City Bank, Sacramento’s premier business bank and consistently one of the region’s fastest growing companies, has announced that S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has assigned it an investment grade long-term rating of BBB-. This rating reflects the bank’s strong credit performance in recent years, ...read moreCategories: Member News, Business Tips, Press ReleaseThursday, August 12, 2021A state agency voted to require many new commercial structures, along with high-rise residential projects, to have solar power and battery storage. By Ivan Penn Aug. 11, 2021 The New York Times LOS ANGELES — California regulators voted Wednesday to require builders to include solar power and battery storage in many new commercial structures as well as high-rise residential projects. It is the ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Community, Press Release, Business Tips, Green Building - SustainabilityOffer Rebates for Energy Efficiency Projects and Signing Bonus for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses with BayREN Home+Thursday, July 29, 2021The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a collaboration of the nine county governments that make up the Bay Area that works to promote healthy and energy efficient buildings. The BayREN Home+ program provides rebates and no-cost technical support to single family homeowners that make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Rebates can reach up to $5,000 and eligible measures ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability, Member News, Press ReleaseMonday, July 19, 2021You probably know at least a few people who hired a friend or relative to do some work for them instead of hiring a licensed contractor. That might seem like an easy way for people to get what they want, but it’s full of problems. In fact, unlicensed contractors can make life a lot harder for reliable, honest contractors like the one you hope to be. Here are five reasons you’ll be glad you ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, CommunityMonday, July 19, 2021You may have heard that California has a lot in the pipeline for construction over the next decade. It’s definitely a great reason to get invested in the industry as soon as possible. Transportation may be a very big part of that growth, especially as various governments and companies try to find ways to better connect the state. Here are a few things you should know about the state of ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, CommunityTuesday, January 26, 2021AUTHOR Kim Slowey @kimslowey PUBLISHED Jan. 26, 2021 Certain situations like illegality or coercion can invalidate a contract in whole or in part.This feature is a part of "The Dotted Line" series, which takes an in-depth look at the complex legal landscape of the construction industry. To view the entire series, click here. Most contractors are well aware that they must abide by the ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Builders CornerWednesday, December 23, 2020• 775+ sq. ft. located in Terra Linda • 3 Private Offices with Windows • Private Entrance and Restroom • Coat Closet and Storage area • Includes Alarm System, Utilities, and Available High Speed Wi-Fi • Annual or Month-to-Month • Large Meeting Rooms and Other Amenities Available Call or email Rick for more info. FULL FLYERCategories: Builders Corner, Community, Member News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News, Press ReleaseWednesday, October 28, 2020Lower credit card processing fees with level 2 and level 3 processing The cost of accepting credit cards is one of the biggest expenses a business faces. It is an unavoidable cost of doing business in a society that rarely carries cash anymore. For any business processing more than $100,000 a month in credit card transactions, the cost to process cards can approach $4,000 in fees alone. If your ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News
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