The Governmental Affairs Committee is our most important on-going activity, working for responsible legislation and fighting against rules and laws that unreasonably increase the price of building products for our community and make it more difficult to survive and prosper in business.
BIAWC strives to be a positive partner and influence in Whatcom County, and continuously seeks new ways to improve the quality of life within our community.
Through our affiliation with BIAW (Building Industry Association of Washington) and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), the BIAWC offers its members frequent training meetings and workshops about safety, business management, construction management, new technology, regulatory updates, employee relations, lien law and construction contracts, among others.
BIAWC is committed to making our members' companies more competitive in the marketplace, whether by cost-saving construction practices or by actual money-saving insurance programs like the Return on Industrial Insurance and BIAW Health Insurance programs.
Networking and Social Events:
BIAWC provides many opportunities for our members to interact with each other, creating networking and business expansion opportunities every month. This is achieved by organizing special programs and functions that promote the credo of our organization, "Do Business With A Member."
BIAWC members are listed in an annual Membership Directory by company name and in the Buyer's Guide by product or specialty. Each year, the Buyer's Guide is distributed to thousands of individuals and companies looking for building industry professionals to hire. We also have sponsorship opportunities for our frequent special events as well as advertising opportunities within our monthly newsletter, the Whatcom County Builder.
An NAHB Designation Says A
Lot About You
Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career, and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth. For customers, professional designations convey superior training, practical experience, and in-depth knowledge. These are key when contracts are being awarded or you are being hired for a new position in your career.
The BIAWC is committed to keeping you at the top of your field by offering the best, most extensive continuing education programs available through BIAW, NAHB and our local community. Business management, sales and marketing, property management - whatever your specialization, we have the most targeted curriculum, accomplished teachers and widely respected education opportunities in the business.