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    Thursday, January 26, 2023
    A SLEW OF new laws and regulations that affect California businesses are taking effect for 2023. Last year was a busy one, with ground-breaking new laws on employee pay disclosures, a law prohibiting discrimination against cannabis-using employees and another expanding the circumstances when employees can take leave to care for a loved one. The following are the top 10 laws and regulations that ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Builders Corner, Member News
    Monday, January 23, 2023
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2022:Nikki Zavala, Marin County Ford, who referred Ryan Wechsler, North Bay Rat and Rodent (Special thanks to Nikki for donating her bonus to our Scholarship and Workforce Development Fund!)Glen Barras, Realtor, Compass who referred Kevin Lane, KB Lane Construction (Special thanks to Glen for donating his bonus to our ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News
    Wednesday, January 18, 2023
    Now Accepting Applications! Turner Construction is pleased to launch the Spring 2023 Turner School of Construction (TSCM) training program! Apply Today, or encourage a colleague to participate in this free, in-person 7-week program, uniquely designed for firms to improve their economic viability by enhancing their managerial, technical and administrative skills.Program Schedule Kicking off on ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Member News, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training
    Monday, January 16, 2023
    Marin SBDC and the larger SBDC network have received funding from Wells Fargo to support Black and African American Entrepreneurs. They have brought on new team members to support these entrepreneurs and will be rolling out training programs as well as providing additional advising support.  Below are some upcoming events:Jan 17th, 4:00-6:00 pm: How to Start a Business for Black & African ...read more
    Categories: Community, Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, January 11, 2023
    Time Out for Time Off  At a recent dinner with colleagues, one asked, “Who here can really take a vacation?” One brave soul offered that she was done with bringing drawings on the beach with her. The others didn’t answer. What’s your answer? Society and your Saboteurs perpetuate the big lie that vacation is indulgent, selfish or even dangerous. The competition will surpass you. You’ll lose ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Member News, Community
    Sunday, January 01, 2023
    From Lifespan to Healthspan By Cara Rosenbloom, RDOur lifespan is defined as the number of years we’re alive. In the U.S., the average is about 77 years. But living for longer is not the only goal you should focus on. It’s also vital to think about your healthspan as the period of life spent in good health.That means we don’t just live long; we live well. Of course, the term health is subjective, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Business Tips, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 27, 2022
    24-year-old Greenbrae metal artist and fabricator makes everyday items beautiful By COLLEEN BIDWILL | cbidwill@marinij.com | Marin Independent Journal December 24, 2022 When Greenbrae craftsman Val Stachowski meets with architects, designers and other clients, he’s used to drawing double takes. He’s not who they expect to show up. Welding his own path, the 24-year-old metal artist and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, Member News
    Thursday, December 08, 2022
    North 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 Sausalito, and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Event Related, Press Release, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News
    Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    A new law will require almost all contractors in California to carry workers’ compensation coverage, regardless of if they have employees or not. According to the author of the bill, State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) the new law was necessary due to the tendency of many small contractors to claim they have no employees, when in fact they regularly hire day laborers or undocumented workers. Since a ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News
    Friday, December 02, 2022
    Inflation. Lay offs. Viruses. This is all “bad,” right? Well…that depends on which part of your brain is running the show. Humans are wired for a negativity bias as a matter of survival. That voice is loud and fearful. We also have a quieter, positive voice that knows any outcome or situation can be turned into a gift or opportunity. In design and construction, you may be hearing about or even ...read more
    Categories: Community, Business Tips, Member News
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    In accordance with the association Bylaws, the Board of Directors recently approved a slate of five individuals for election as officers of the Marin Builders Association beginning in January 2023.  The Board of Directors unanimously approved this slate at the Board meeting on November 9, 2022.   The following individuals are nominated for Board Officers in 2023:   Name Position Member ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Thursday, January 20, 2022
    Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Gabriela Shea ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Permits
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