Join BIA Los Angeles Ventura Chapter

JOIN BIA LOS ANGELES/VENTURA CHAPTER

MEMBERSHIP

BIA-LAV is the leading advocate for the building industry, as well as the best place to network with fellow developers, builders, consultants, government officials, lenders and contractors. Membership has its privileges, and BIA-LAV can help you get more involved with the industry and other professionals; be at the forefront of the issues impacting your business; and take part in valuable programs and services. Getting involved with the BIA not only supports the industry, but also provides you with opportunities to develop new business relationships, new skills, and increase your understanding of the issues facing our industry.

Membership has its privileges, and BIA-LAV can help you get more involved with the industry and other professionals; be at the forefront of the issues impacting your business; and take part in valuable programs and services.

REASONS TO JOIN

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Government Advocacy

BIA-LAV helps protect our industry and jobs by advocating for new construction and the sector across Los Angeles and Ventura counties. In addition, we constantly stay on top of new regulations and legislation that affects our industry.

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Savings

Affinity partners can help you reduce your overhead costs with member-exclusive savings on everything from workers comp insurance to wireless calling plans, and FedEx services to GM vehicles. We’re always negotiating new deals for BIA members, so check back often to see the latest offers from new partners.

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Networking

Members have access to the movers and shakers in the industry — including elected officials and key agency staff.

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Access

It’s important to build relationships in this industry. Members have access to more than 1,000 member companies, as well as member companies from other chapters and BIASC.

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Education & Development

Membership gives you access to member-only training and events that will help you stay up-to-date with industry developments and changes.

regional accessREGIONAL ACCESS / COUNCILS

As a member of BIA-LAV, you automatically become a member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California and have access to our chapters in Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino — allowing you to share similar projects/interests across the region.

Your membership also means additional networking opportunities via our regional councils:

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55+ Housing Council

Providing education and networking for those building for and serving the senior market, the council is a collective voice for decision-makers involved in the development and approval of senior housing and senior-oriented businesses

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Home Builders Council (HBC)

Focused on providing students interested in a construction-oriented career with scholarships and financial support, and advancing educational programs at high schools, community colleges, and universities

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Customer Service Builders Council (CSBC)

A forum where customer service professionals can network and share ideas on new technologies and innovation, improvements in quality and service, and educational resources

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Greater Sales & Marketing Council (GSMC)

Delivers greater reward, benefits, and return to members by providing a forum for Membership, Education, Networking, Recognition, Sponsorship, and Mentoring

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Remodelers & Custom Builders Council (RCBC)

Professional network to help remodelers identify ways to establish and maintain credibility with customers, exchange ideas, and develop new services

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Union Contractors Council (UCC)

Comprised of union general contractors and subcontractors to advance union construction and address critical industry issues

partnership programBIA MEMBER RESOURCES

One Association = One Membership

Your BIA Membership is now all inclusive! When you join the LA-Ventura chapter, you automatically become a member of the other chapters in the Southern California region (Orange County, Riverside, and Baldy View), as well as the other tiers of our organization at no additional charge.

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Networking

Get to know your future business partners at a variety of networking events, from the annual golf tournament to regular dinner meetings.

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Government Affairs & Advocacy

BIA-LAV is your resource on emerging governmental issues that will affect your business. The Chapter operates Government Affairs Advisory Boards to track and influence governmental policy related to housing and land use.

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Education

The Chapter regularly hosts educational events to help you stay on top of issues and trends shaping the building industry. From multi-day certification classes to seminars to panel discussions, these sessions keep our members informed.

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Affinity Programs

BIA-LAV offers a variety of affinity programs that provide exclusive member discounts and advantages.

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GET INVOLVED

Getting involved with the BIA not only supports the industry, but also provides you with opportunities to develop new business relationships, new skills, and increase your understanding of the issues facing our industry.

Stay abreast of what’s happening with BIA-LAV by following us on Twitter or taking part in the discussion in our group on LinkedIn.

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General Membership Meetings

Membership Meetings are every other month, typically on Thursday evenings. Events range from social gatherings to important programs on items such as the economic outlook.

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Committees

Committees help plan and support several key aspects of the chapter’s work. They are also an ideal way to introduce you to people from a wide range of companies involved in the building industry.

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PAC

The Chapter’s Political Action Committee makes contributions to candidates who understand the need for housing in our region and who are working to meet demand.

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Special Events

There are several key annual events that are great networking opportunities, such as the Golf Tournament each summer and the Installation and Awards event in November.

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Government Affairs

This committee tracks and influences the policies of city and county governments related to home building. The BIA-LAV Government Affairs Committee is focused on the cities of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

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Partnership Program

The BIA-LAV Partnership Program provides exposure for a company member seeking to align itself with the Chapter. A portion of the sponsorship is dedicated to your attendance at Chapter events.

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EDUCATION

BIA-LAV is committed to developing educational opportunities for our members to better prepare them for what will impact their business in the coming months and years.

NAHB Education

NAHB Education provides members with many collaborative, dynamic, professional development opportunities. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or gain additional knowledge about a particular topic, NAHB Education offers a wide range of learning options. Along with sponsor Lowe’s ProServices, NAHB is committed to providing the best residential building knowledge to foster success in the industry.