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Happy Spring from your SFBA NARI office.  We wanted to let you know we'll be sending out shorter, mini-newsletters every couple of weeks so that you stay informed - in bite sized pieces!

In addition, it has been brought to our attention that some members do not realize who Brenda and Courtney are (i.e. that the Chapter has paid staff).  So here is a brief introduction:

Brenda Kress, Executive Director
Brenda's company, Just Imagine, provides management and leadership services to the Chapter. She has been involved in NARI for close to twenty-five years and has served as Executive Director of the NARI of Greater Sacramento Chapter and is a current member of the NARI National Growth & Support Team.  Brenda joined SFBA NARI in January 2014.

Courtney Montecino, Member Services Director
Courtney has not only been providing administrative support services to the Chapter since June 2016, she serves as the smiling face greeting all members at our monthly Chapter Meetings. If you have any questions about your membership, or need to make any changes, give Courtney a call!

We both look forward to seeing you (or meeting you!) at an upcoming event and appreciate that we have the opportunity to serve the members of SFBA NARI. 

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Membership News

Renewal Time is Here! It's that time of year again where you invest in your company by renewing your NARI dues.  As the only voice specifically designed to represent the remodeling industry, San Francisco Bay Area NARI makes good business sense.

Our Membership Team is here to address your questions and find out what your needs are.  Please look for them at Chapter Meetings and say, “Tell me more about why you belong to NARI!”

Beth Froelicher                            David Freer
Team Leader                               Team Co-Leader
System Pavers                            Collier-Warehouse, Inc.



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Bay Area Remodeling Awards

The Remmies are here! Join with fellow remodeling professionals from the San Francisco Bay Area, Diablo Valley, and North Bay Chapters of NARI in celebrating excellence in remodeling! 


Awards Ceremony
Delicious food prepared by Chef Cynthia - The Culinary Concierge

Event Schedule
6:00 PM             Registration begins
6:00-7:30 PM     Open Wine Bar
6:00-6:30 PM     Passed hors d’oeuvres
6:30-7:30 PM     Buffet dinner (dessert & coffee also available)
7:30-8:15 PM     Awards Presentation
8:30 PM              Guest departure

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Upcoming Events

Thu, April 26, 2018
Gaggenau Cocktail Mixer Event | San Francisco
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Monark Premium Appliance Co.
1701 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Join your Monark team, fellow ASID members and Gaggenau experts for a mixer event featuring delightful bites and libations at the San Francisco showroom. Learn all about how to specify the Gaggenau appliances for your clients.   RSVP Today!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Getting to Know You! Getting to Know All About...NARI!
6:00pm - 7:30pm
California Closets / Berkeley
Bring a guest and introduce them to NARI! Networking, food and a tiny bit of fun in the East Bay.

June 13th - 11:30am-1:00pm
Getting to Know You! Getting to Know All About...NARI!
Zephyr / San Francisco
Bring a guest and introduce them to NARI!  Networking, food and a tiny bit of fun in San Francisco.

You can also check our CALENDAR for current events.

NOTE: We are happy to include announcements for member events in our bi-weekly updates at no cost. If you would like to have an email that only contains your announcement (not included in ours) contact the SFBA NARI office for pricing (this is considered an advertisement vs announcement).

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Legal Corner

How the CSLB Works (Again)
This column discusses issues with the Contractor’s State License Board (CSLB) with some frequency.  But then it is surprising the number of times the CSLB pops up in our practices.  READ HERE FOR COMPLETE STORY

Presented for NARI members by:

Bryant H. Byrnes, Esq. practices construction law in the San Francisco Bay Area and is counsel to the San Francisco NARI Board of Directors and Brian J. Trowbridge, Esq. of Trowbridge Law Office practices construction law, business law, succession and estate planning, and employment law in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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