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    Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    You know it could be coming, and it might even happen within the week. When whole states are shutting down construction projects to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, it may not take long before your contracting business is affected. There are times throughout your career that you will need to suspend work on an ongoing project due to weather problems or even a contract dispute. If you have to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Member Announcements, Papers/Research
    Thursday, July 30, 2020
      Ghilotti Bros., Inc. is proud to announce the 65 Year Work-Anniversary of Frank Palagi, on May 1, 2020. 65 years ago, May 1, 1955 to be exact, a fearless, young, Italian man started what was to become a lifetime of dedication and endless successes.  In 1955, recognizing exceptional talent, Dino Ghilotti hired Frank to work for Ghilotti Bros.  How did Dino know at the time Frank would become ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Member Announcements, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    In order to run a successful business, you have to keep an eye on your money. This is particularly true in the first few years, if you have to do your own accounting. There are lots of reasons to hire a professional to handle your bills and income, but it’s still wise to keep your own tabs on it. Here are a few money management tips to make your business run more smoothly.Watch Your Cash ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Member Announcements, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    The Urban Farmer Store of Mill Valley is partnering with Marin Municipal Water District to offer two free webinar workshops to learn about the design, installation, and maintenance of a residential laundry-to-landscape graywater system. Eligible workshop participants get a $100 discount off the purchase of a graywater kit (retail cost about $175) and a loaner tool kit with the tools necessary ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Safety and Training, Green Building - Sustainability, Member Announcements, Builders Corner, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, July 23, 2020
    Free COVID -19 Testing for Construction Workers and Landscapers Drop-in Event  Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7am -12 pm & 1pm-4pm 1177 E Francisco Blvd. San Rafael Testing appointments are also available if you are unable to attend this drop-in event. Please visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123 to make an appointment. Multilingual staff are available to assist with ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Event Related, Human Interest
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    CONTACT: Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer                                                                          415.462.1220 rick@marinbuilders.com   Marin Builders Association, City of Novato and Marin Economic Forum Finish the Customer Experience Measurement and Improvement Program (CEMIP) In 2019 the City of Novato commissioned the Marin Builders Association in partnership with the ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research, Advocacy and Legislation, Community
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    San Rafael, CA – The Marin Builders Association is proud to announce the conclusion of the 2020 North Bay Construction Corps – Class of Marin (NBCC). This is the second year of the program in Marin.   Sponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the NBCC program initially started with 27 Marin County high school seniors as part of a free 15-week intensive construction trades education ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    Novato, Calif. and Alameda, Calif. - July 20, 2020 - CP Lab Safety, a leading provider of workplace safety products, and Emery Pharma, a full-service contract research laboratory, announced today the launch of REVEAL, an onsite COVID-19 testing service for businesses, conducted in partnership with DiaCarta. The REVEAL service offers businesses COVID-19 RT PCR tests and antibody testing four times ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Community, Economic, Builders Corner, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Member Announcements
    Monday, July 20, 2020
    Don’t take your ability to hear for granted.  If you are not careful, you can lose your hearing. If you are exposed to very loud noise or moderately loud noise for an extended period, you must take some form of hearing protection precautions.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish Safety & Training Shorts provided ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Cornerstone Partner News, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Community
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Since COVID-19 is changing lots of industries, it may be an ideal time to rethink your processes. You’ll be spending more time on certain aspects of your workflow, while others may have to go out the window entirely. But you don’t want to go back to a pattern of overpromising and under-delivering, even if that’s common in the industry. Here are a few inefficiencies you should consider, so that ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Member Announcements, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Objective: To assure that employees are familiar with the basic guidelines and phases of a comprehensive incident investigation. When an incident occurs, it is the organization’s responsibility to uncover its true cause and take steps to prevent a similar incident from occurring in the future.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Monday, July 13, 2020
    Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, a leading North Bay clean energy provider for over 35 years, recently completed the installation of a 38.4 kW DC solar electric system at Tomales Fire Station in the remote West Marin town of Tomales, CA.  The solar power system was designed and installed by SolarCraft, lowering their carbon footprint and utility costs by almost $14,000 per year.  The solar ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability
    Thursday, July 09, 2020
    AUTHOR Kim Slowey @kimslowey PUBLISHED July 9, 2020 Construction Dive Newsletter While any face covering will help contain the usual droplets that come from coughing, sneezing and even speaking, there are things to look for in a face covering to maximize jobsite safety from the coronavirus.  Researchers at Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science, using flow ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Thursday, July 09, 2020
    George Petersen Insurance Agency announced today that it has been named 2020’s Best Insurance Company by Spirited Magazine readers. Now more than ever, the importance of an exceptional insurance agency is top of mind. Today’s environment demands not only resiliency, but hard work and a positive attitude to overcome the social and economic blows we’ve been dealt. Having someone to help navigate the ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Cornerstone Partner News, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, July 09, 2020
    Construction amid coronavirus: Marin County builder group offers guidelines - Initially Published on July 6 by North Bay Business Journal As changing public health orders continue to redefine what can and cannot be done during the pandemic resurgence, the Marin Builders Association (MBA) has created a complete online COVID-19 Construction Industry Resource designed to help builders cope with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2020:Seth Shorett, Heritage Bank of Commerce who referred Christopher's Construction, Inc.(Special thanks to Seth for again, pledging his bonus to our Scholarship and Workforce Development Fund!)Trevor Henley, Desire to Inspire Studios, who referred Applied Financial ServicesSeth Shorett, Heritage Bank of Commerce, who ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, July 06, 2020
    The California Department of Insurance has approved special rules proposed by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) to provide some relief to employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules will allow employers to temporarily reassign the payroll of qualified employees to 8810 Clerical and exclude the payroll for employees who are on paid leave during the Shelter In Place ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Economic, Human Interest, Cornerstone Partner News
    Monday, July 06, 2020
    North Bay Spirit Award winner Letitia Hanke helps minority youth find path to success Letitia Hanke has a lot of stories to tell. Some bring a broad smile to her face or end in an eruption of laughter that may include a happy squeal. But she doesn’t hold back on the stories that are painful to share, even if she has to pause in the middle when memories cause her throat to tighten. As a female ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    As the economy begins to reopen and we return to our buildings, what role do building ventilation systems play in reducing our risks of infection?  Infection via inhalation or contact with droplets is well understood at this point. Another potential exposure route being discussed is exposure via microdroplets, also called aerosols. The evidence for transmission via aerosols is currently ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    The 2020 annual scholarship awards will be presented to sixteen college bound high school seniors on Thursday, June 18th. Scholarship winners were selected after an initial screening of applicants and virtual interviews by an independent selection committee. The committee includes Ken Lippi, Assistant Superintendent, Marin County Office of Education; Cynthia Murray, President and CEO of the North ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Community, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Shape your future and be counted!All members of our community are urged to fill out the U.S. Census 2020! Forms are available online at:2020census.gov Census takers are still needed!  Please apply at:2020census.gov/jobs The pay is $25/hour plus mileage.  
    Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Economic, Community
    Wednesday, January 01, 2020
    North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program places over 20 well trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.  Cohorts begin in January and conclude in June with a 2 week boot camp. Students will then ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, November 11, 2019
     Marin 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 more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, General News Article, Press Release
    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Construction 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 again partnered with College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and CareerPoint Marin to bring construction training and job opportunities to students Marin.    The Education to Career (e2c) construction training program ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Click 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.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Tax Liens and Completions
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Tax Liens and Completions, General News Article
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