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 We had a blast at last summer's BIAWC annual charity golf tournament "Building Fore Tomorrow"

If you didn't get a chance to participate this year, make sure to get in touch with us  and join in on Whatcom County's most fun tournament of the season --
AUGUST 22, 2014!






                    HELP US HELP YOU!


                   The ABCs of Claims Management 

                                                  April 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. @ BIAWC

    Sign up now for this FREE, very well received class on how to manage claims to reduce your costs!

     BIAWC members who are "new” to the ROII program (anyone who was not enrolled last year), are required to take this FREE class.  Learn how to get claims closed quicker at lower costs!  A proactive approach to claims management can improve your bottom line.  This information-packed, interactive 3-hour class will teach you effective ways to close claims quickly and prevent workplace injuries.
     • The warning signs of a bogus claim.
     • How to prevent a claim from spinning out of control.

     • How a return-to-work program works, and how to get reimbursement for half the payroll costs of employees on modified duty work.
     • How better hiring practices can reduce injuries and save you time, money and aggravation.
     • Your role and responsibilities in the claim process.
Talk to the BIAW Claim Representative at the class, ask questions & get answers.  Learn what BIAW does to help you.
This class is FREE; no-shows/same day cancellations will be charged $15.
Please bring a sack lunch. 
TO REGISTER:  Contact BIAW’s Jessica Matriotti at (800) 228-4229 or



                                           Sign up for the April 30 Membership Dinner by clicking here!



                BIAWC is awarding scholarships

this spring for post-secondary

training or education!

The deadline to apply has been extended to

APRIL 30, 2014. 

Click here for information!



 "Green Genius” 

Real Estate Professional Educational Series 

     Built Green® is cooperating with Sustainable Connections on a series for real estate professionals and appraisers.  The  are scheduled, each providing 3.5 CEUs at a cost of $19. Now is the time to enroll, at www.pnwgreengenius.com.
     We now have 61 certified Built Green® houses in Whatcom County, and more than 1,100 homes in this region have undergone a home energy audit and have received an Energy Performance Score –  numbers that continue to grow. When listed for sale, these homeowners will undoubtedly be searching for real estate professionals who are knowledgeable and adept at marketing energy efficient and green built homes.
     Sustainable Connections, the Building Performance Center, and Built Green® are presenting the Green Genius Program to show how energy efficiency and green building trends have impacted the market, and how to take advantage of this market segment. Marketing benefits will be provided by the Community Energy Challenge to all attendees at no additional cost.


COST: $59 for the series | $19/class pre-register | $29/class at the door

     April 29: Green Building – the Marketing Advantage
          2-5:30 p.m. at Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St.
          3.5 CEUs – C8519
     May 20: Getting the Most Out of a Green Appraisal
          2-5:30 p.m. at Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St.
          3.5 CEUs – AP3062 & C8520

For more information contact Mark Peterson at mark@sconnect.org.