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CHAIR'S MESSAGE

RON TU

BSIA CHAIRPERSON

BSIA Renewal in the
Next Decade

W

ith the second decade of this millennium now behind us, we look
forward to 2020. The BSIA and the building supply industry have
gone through numerous changes, adapting to new technologies
and communication mediums. The BSIA is developing into a venue that
educates and re-trains existing staff, as well as a promotional entity that
attracts new workers to the industry.
In 2019, with the assistance of government funding, the BSIA successfully
placed 75 percent of the BSWD graduates, an accelerated certification
program developed to train persons for entry-level positions within our
industry. We will continue to seek funding to develop BSWD certification
regionally, in particular for the Vancouver Island and Interior areas.
First aid and health and safety training will be offered at the BSIA's office
in Langley monthly this year. Additionally, we will soon be offering online
training courses through the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research
(NWI) to reach our BSIA members outside urban areas, thereby reducing
their travel costs to send staff.
With communication, the BSIA will be re-doing its website to make it more
informative, collaborative and user friendly. You will be able find information
on upcoming social and networking events, find an education course on
a course calendar, and search through a career section for jobs postings.
There will also be information about our newly streamlined BSIA bursary
program to attract more applicants.
The Mystery Shoppers (MS) program and reporting will continue for 2020
as many of our retail members have found the MS report a useful tool to help
improve their businesses. The Orion Awards will be announced early this
year and regional finalist tours will continue with added participation from
our growing list of affinity members.
Our association is embarking on its 82nd year, with many new changes
and exciting developments. We encourage individuals to help with upcoming
events and serve on our many planning committees.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Brad McCluskie of Coast
Distributors (Nanaimo) for his many years of service. Brad has served the
BSIA as the chairman of the board of directors and is now retiring as the
chair of the Vancouver Island committee. We wish Brad well and hope he
stays in touch with us.
I look forward to meeting everyone at the next BSIA event.

Ron Tu
BSIA Chair

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CHAIR’S MESSAGE
CHAIR’S MESSAGE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BSIA NEWS
BSIA EVENTS & EDUCATION
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
BSIA AFFINITY PARTNER PROGRAM
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
BSIA BURSARY RECIPIENTS
SELLING BUILDING MATERIALS ONLINE
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - Intro
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - cover1
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - 3
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - CHAIR’S MESSAGE
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - BSIA NEWS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - 7
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - BSIA EVENTS & EDUCATION
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - BSIA BURSARY RECIPIENTS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - 11
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - 12
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - SELLING BUILDING MATERIALS ONLINE
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - 15
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - 16
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - CHAIR’S MESSAGE
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2020 - INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
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