News for Press ReleaseMonday, April 12, 2021New Community Development Agency Director is One of County’s OwnTom Lai has served 29 years with the department San Rafael, CA - The next leader of the Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA) has been No. 2 on the team for the past 11 years. Assistant Director Tom Lai, who has spent his entire 29-year professional career with the County of Marin, is the choice to take over CDA following ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Builders CornerMonday, April 12, 2021Reprinted from The North Bay Business Journal Kathryn Reed April 8, 2021 Building material costs, with lumber alone up by 180%, may not drop to pre-pandemic levels soon, even when mills return to full staffing and overseas factories fully recover, according to some suppliers and contractors. “This price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by more than ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release, CommunitySaturday, April 03, 2021THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL STAFF April 2, 2021, 5:12PM Norma T. Kostecka, a longtime advertising director who in October 2020 became publisher of the North Bay Business Journal, died Wednesday of breast cancer at her home in Napa. She was 58. “My mom was a force of good and a force of compassion and a force of joy,” said daughter Megan Kostecka, 29. “She’s gone but she will be ever-present ...read moreCategories: Member News, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, CommunityWednesday, March 31, 2021Leading the way for eco-friendly roofing in Marin County CA, Wedge Roofing moves toward clean energy by adding Ford’s first Hybrid Truck to their fleet. The new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Truck is just the first step in the certified green roofing contractor’s plan to convert their entire fleet of 47 commercial vehicles to all-electric to meet California’s goal of 100% zero emissions by 2035. As a ...read moreCategories: Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, Tax Liens and Completions, Member News, Green Building - Sustainability, Builders CornerTuesday, March 30, 2021The Marin Builders Association supports efforts to address climate change. We believe the best way to solve this crisis is through innovation, investment, and partnerships. A ban on natural gas to residences will increase construction costs, decrease consumer choice, reduce energy availability for homeowners during Public Safety Power Shutdown periods, potentially cause unforeseen impacts to ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, CommunityWednesday, March 24, 2021We recognize the tremendous opportunity for trained professionals in the construction industry, now and in the future. All high school seniors pursuing a college, university, or trade school education are eligible to apply. More information can be found here: SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIASCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (DOWNLOAD and PRINT)FILLABLE PDF APPLICATION Applications, including ...read moreCategories: Community, Event Related, Press Release, Scholarship, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Marin Builders Association NewsWednesday, March 24, 2021The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Marin County BusinessesMarin Builders Joins Coalition Advocating for $2 million in Relief Grants for Local Businesses For Immediate Release:Executive Summary Marin County’s businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact will have lasting effects on our local economy. Leading Business Associations at Keep Marin Working launched a survey ...read moreCategories: Marin Builders Association News, Member News, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Press Release, Community, Advocacy and LegislationWednesday, March 24, 2021COVID- 19 Vaccine Have questions? We’ve got answers. WHO: Marin Health and Human ServicesWHAT: A 60-minute webinar where you can learn about the vaccines, getting vaccinated, and the truth about some myths and misinformation.WHEN: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. now through May 27th.HOW: Join our Zoom meeting 3 ways: 1. Use the link https://tinyurl.com/4z85kxf2 2. Scan the QR code ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, COVID-19 ResourcesSolarCraft Completes Solar Power Installation for Oakmont Village Association - Santa Rosa Community Saves with SolarThursday, March 18, 2021Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, recently completed the installation of three individual solar electric systems at Oakmont Village Association (OVA) in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA. Increasing the sustainability of their operations and reducing their power costs, installing these solar photovoltaic systems will save Oakmont hundreds of thousands in utility fees over the life of the solar ...read moreCategories: Member News, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, CommunityMonday, March 08, 2021The Marin Home Resource Guide is the only print and digital resource guide in the North Bay that devotes all content to our industry, trends, architecture, building, and our local community. Reach over 50,000 Readers ~ More than ever! High Quality Glossy Magazine with Brilliant Color. Direct Mail Distribution to Leading Building Industry Professionals throughout Marin County. Targeted Email ...read moreCategories: Marin Builders Association News, Marin Home Resource Guide, Member News, Press Release, CommunityMarin Builders Association Offers Vaccination Assistance to County for Essential Construction WorkersWednesday, March 03, 2021On behalf of the Marin Builders Association Board of Directors, the following letter was recently sent to Marin County Health Officials to offer our support with essential construction worker vaccination:(Link to letter pdf.)Dear Dr. Willis and Dr. Santora:First and foremost, we want to thank you and your team for your work during these ever-changing times. Specifically, we would like to commend ...read moreCategories: Marin Builders Association News, COVID-19 Resources, Press Release, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, SafetyWednesday, March 03, 2021UPDATE: Because of multiple letters on the item, the County pulled this item from the Board of Supervisors agenda to give additional time for consideration. We've reached out to the county to offer industry perspective going forward. Marin County Board of SupervisorsRE: Project Labor Agreement Policy GuidelinesVia email on March 1, 2021To BOS@marincounty.orgFull pdf. of letterDear ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Member NewsNBCC Construction Training is Recruiting for 2021 - Special Thanks - Mario Ghilotti Family FoundationMonday, March 01, 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 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: Scholarship, Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Event Related, Member News, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Community, SafetyTuesday, February 02, 2021The Houzz community has spoken and the results are in! We’re excited to let you know that Design Set Match has been voted as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2021 award in design and customer service. Our profile includes some of the most popular photos and glowing reviews on Houzz in 2020 and has earned a serious round of applause! The annual awards recognize home design and remodeling ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Member NewsWednesday, January 27, 2021For Immediate Release The Alternative Management Standard (AMS), which allows waste haulers to accept treated wood waste (TWW) from residential and commercial customers, expired on December 31, 2020 when Governor Newsome vetoed a bill to extend the statute (HSC 25150.7) and regulations (22 CCR 67386.1 et seq.). For this reason, beginning January 1, 2021, waste haulers in the County of Marin ...read moreCategories: Green Building - Sustainability, Member News, Builders Corner, Business Tips, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Community, Advocacy and LegislationThursday, December 31, 2020Curative testing sites remain free in Marin, but appointments must be scheduled in advance through the Curative website (available in English and Spanish). Appointment slots open about 3-4 days in advance of each scheduled testing day. The updated schedule of Marin County based Curative test sites includes:Bolinas: Mondays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Bolinas Fire Station (100 Mesa Road) Larkspur: ...read moreCategories: Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Press Release, Community, 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: Community, Press Release, Business Tips, Builders Corner, Member News, Marin Builders Association NewsWednesday, December 09, 2020Please familiarize yourself with the following new regulations/guidelines: Cal/OSHA has recently issued Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulations to Protect Workers from COVID-19, which are now in effect. There is a one-page fact sheetand FAQs which provide a summary of the regulations. Requirements include: A site-specific, written COVID-19 prevention (see model COVID-19 prevention program) to ...read moreCategories: Safety, Community, Press Release, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association NewsMonday, November 30, 2020AB 685 Creates Employer COVID-19 Notice Requirements and Expands Cal/OSHA Powers effective January 1, 2021 On November 20, 2020, the OSHA Board unanimously adopted proposed regulations that impose requirements on employers to promulgate written policies regarding COVID-19 Prevention Plans. The new regulations will go into effect December 1, if approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and ...read moreCategories: Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Business Tips, Event Related, Press Release, Advocacy and LegislationFriday, November 20, 2020NOVATO, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2020) - CP Lab Safety, a Woman Owned Small Business in Marin County, California, announced their new at-home saliva collection kit for COVID-19 Testing. This process uses (RT)-PCR technology (Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction) to diagnose active infections of the virus. The sample is gathered at home and shipped to a certified laboratory. Once it is received at the lab, ...read moreCategories: Safety, Community, Press Release, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Member NewsTuesday, October 20, 2020Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to Evaluate the Permit Customer Experience for County of Marin Take the Survey - San Rafael, CA - The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the County of Marin and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process for customers and decrease the amount of non-permitted ...read moreCategories: Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, CEMIP Permit Simplicity Program, Press Release, Advocacy and LegislationMonday, October 12, 2020Mahalo to our members and guests for making the 44th Annual Marin Builders Association Golf Classic - Luau on the Links a tremendous success. We welcomed more than 70 players at Indian Valley Golf Club on Friday, October 9th for a fabulous day of golf, camaraderie, sportsmanship, delicious food & refreshments. Players and supporters celebrated our commitment to education as a portion of the ...read moreCategories: Community, Event Related, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, ScholarshipMonday, 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: Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, 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 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 moreCategories: Community, Safety, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News
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