News for CommunityTuesday, 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: Community, Builders Corner, Advocacy and Legislation, COVID-19 Resources, Business TipsMonday, October 04, 2021Objective: To provide an overview of lockout/tagout, including why it is important, the basic roles, and the energy sources needing to be controlled. Employers must create a lockout/tagout program if employees work with machinery, and employees must learn and follow the program to keep themselves and others safe.The Importance of Lockout/Tagout Lockout/tagout procedures prevent the unexpected ...read moreCategories: Safety, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsSolarCraft Completes Solar Power Installation at Vineburg Wine & Self Storage - Sonoma Storage Facility is Now Powered by the Sun, Cuts Utility FeesMonday, October 04, 2021Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, recently completed the installation of a 113.2 kW solar power addition at Vineburg Storage in Vineburg, a community in Sonoma County, CA. The newly built facility will cut utility costs from the power grid while utilizing clean, renewable solar power to run their operation. The solar photovoltaic system is built to produce 163,813 kWh of sustainable ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Community, Member NewsThursday, 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: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, CommunityWednesday, September 29, 2021Immediate Opening for: FALL SEMESTER 2021VOCATIONAL CONSTRUCTION INSTRUCTORS - NoncreditCollege of Marin seeks dynamic, motivated, and equity-centered instructors to teach one or both of the following Vocational Construction classes during the Fall 2021 semester. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population are encouraged to apply. Final ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Press Release, Event Related, CommunityTuesday, 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 NewsTuesday, September 28, 2021Objective: To reinforce proper fire prevention practices applicable to welding and hot work. Hot work produces flames or sparks that present a fire ignition hazard to the surrounding environment and personnel.Fire hazard assessment: Before any hot work is permitted, perform a thorough assessment and document potential hazards associated with each task, including: All activities required for ...read moreCategories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders CornerWednesday, September 22, 2021The newest member of the Buchholz Landscaping Company team is AJ De Lopez. She is an awesome person with a ton of knowledge and passion. Buchholz feels very fortunate to have her join the team. A.J brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and an ability to nurture and care for any garden and landscape. She currently sits on the CLCA North Coast Chapter Board and is next up for President ...read moreCategories: Member News, Community, Press ReleaseMonday, September 13, 2021We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2021:Rob Walker, UpCycle Builders, Inc. who referred Contractor Staffing Source (Special thanks to Rob for donating his bonus to our Scholarship and Workforce Development Fund),Kerri Schultze, Ray Morgan Company who referred K2 PromotionsChristian Mello, George Petersen Insurance Services who referred Osvin Reyes, Red ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association 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, CommunityMonday, August 30, 2021The 2021 Marin Builders Association 45th Annual Golf Classic - Luau on the Links! hosted over 150 golfers, guests, and volunteers at Indian Valley Golf Club on Friday August 27th in a beautiful outdoor setting. Participants were greeted with a day of golf, sportsmanship, new connections, and delicious food & refreshments. A portion of the proceeds of this sold out event will go to the Marin ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Cornerstone Partner News, Event Related, ScholarshipWednesday, August 18, 2021Fire Safe Marin is announcing Wildfire Watch TV - a new kind of show!A sneak peek is linked here. The first episode streams on-demand on September 16. We'll bring resources, tips, and tools to help Marin residents adapt to living with wildfire. Produced by Fire Safe Marin and funded by Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority.Learn more at www.firesafemarin.orgCategories: Community, Safety, Builders CornerThursday, 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 - SustainabilityTuesday, August 10, 2021NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL August 2, 2021 Lorez Bailey, who for five years has overseen a Sonoma County nonprofit working with teens and whose career includes local media advertising and operations, has been named publisher of the North Bay Business Journal. Bailey currently is executive director for Chop's Teen Club in Santa Rosa. On Sept. 8, she will take over the publisher role of the ...read moreCategories: Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release, Community, Member NewsTuesday, August 10, 2021Company Release - 8/9/2021 8:00 AM ET NOVATO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bank of Marin Bancorp, “BMRC” (Nasdaq: BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin, “the Bank,” today announced the completion of its acquisition of American River Bankshares, “AMRB” (Nasdaq: AMRB), parent company of American River Bank, effective August 6, 2021. BMRC and AMRB held special meetings of shareholders on July 28, 2021 ...read moreCategories: Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release, Community, Member NewsFriday, July 23, 2021Inspiration. Expertise. Professionals. + More than 560 Local Building Resources. We are honored to share with you the new release of our premier publication the Marin Builders Association, our “hot off the press” 2021-2022 Marin Home Resource Guide. It is your continued membership support that enables us to publish this beneficial community resource. On behalf of our entire organization, Thank ...read moreCategories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Home Resource Guide, 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: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Member NewsMonday, 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: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Member NewsThursday, June 24, 2021For Immediate Release June 24, 2021 Marin Builders Association Honors John Pope of Old Town Glass in Novato with Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award The Marin Builders Association has selected John Pope as the recipient of the 2021 Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual for excellence in industry leadership and community ...read moreCategories: Marin Home Resource Guide, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner NewsWednesday, June 02, 2021With our gratitude, we celebrate our 2021-2022 member ad partners as listed below (in alpha order). It is because of their generosity and support, that this edition of our annual Marin Home Resource Guide is our best to date! Thank you all – we appreciate you! Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal Adam's HardscapesArd Mac Electric, Inc.ARS Roofing, Gutters & SolarBob Kunst Painting, Inc.Bravo ...read moreCategories: Community, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Member NewsTuesday, April 20, 2021North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares young adults for internship positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle. Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the program helps ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Scholarship, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Event Related, Member News, SafetyWednesday, 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 NewsThursday, October 01, 2020Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & TrainingMonday, August 10, 2020With the way that the economy has changed throughout the past 10-15 years, it’s not surprising that people are rethinking about how they consider starting a career. Getting a college degree used to be a popular option that would secure a good job. Now, not so much. Instead, you might be thinking about learning a trade that offers you a lot of upward mobility. But how soon can you start? Here’s ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Safety, Marin Builders Association NewsMonday, November 11, 2019Marin Builders Association, Town of Tiburon and Marin Economic Forum Collaborate to Measure and Improve the Permit Customer Experience The Town of Tiburon has announced a new partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for the permit customers. The Customer Satisfaction Assessment is a program designed to measure and ultimately improve ...read moreCategories: Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, Community, Marin Builders Association NewsStudents Get Connected to Construction Jobs with Help from Marin Builders, College of Marin, Canal Alliance and Career Point MarinSunday, June 16, 2019Construction Training Program Tackles Shortage in Building Industry In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association has partnered with College of Marin and Canal Alliance to bring construction training and job opportunities to students Marin. The Education to Career (e2c) construction training program targets entry-level ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Community, Member News, Safety, Marin Builders Association NewsClick here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.Reviewed and Updated March 2021Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Community, Tax Liens and CompletionsClick here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Board member Dan McLennon.Reviewed and Updated March 2021Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Tax Liens and Completions
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