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CHAIR'S MESSAGE

RON TU

BSIA CHAIRPERSON

Renewed Expectations
and Initiatives

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t's hard to believe that we are already into August and the first half
of the year has flown by. Although the year started a little slow, most
of our members are in full swing with the supply and distribution of
building materials to construction and project sites.
At the BSIA, we have successfully completed many of our organized
networking events: golf tournaments and dinners where members
solidified existing relationships and created new ones. Fun was had
by all as the weather even co-operated for all the golf tournaments
at Nanaimo Golf Club, Kelowna's Black Mountain Golf Club and
Morgan Creek Golf Course in South Surrey, as well as the ladies' golf
tournament at Surrey Golf Course.
The BSIA Orion Awards, based on the Mystery Shoppers Program,
were presented at the dinners following these regional golf
tournaments. We also recognized the many Orion Regional Finalist
member stores in attendance.
The BSIA Orion Awards for Suppliers were handed out at the
Morgan Creek dinner. These awards are significant because they are
based on votes by the dealer membership stores. We encourage
all dealers to submit ballots online, at upcoming BSIA events or by
contacting the BSIA office.
One of the BSIA's newer initiatives is to have board members visit
dealer members outside the major centres. Following our regional golf
tournaments, board members organized visits to our Orion Regional
Finalist locations where we presented Award Certificates and toured their
facilities. These visits are essential to developing relationships, promoting
benefits and voicing concerns. The last tour will be after the golf
tournament in Victoria in September.
The primary concern facing our building materials industry today is
with personnel, both in recruitment and retention. At the recent BMCC
meetings in Winnipeg where we shared the education and health care
benefits initiative, we heard that other building supply associations
across our country are facing similar concerns.
On the recruitment initiative, we have just graduated our first class of
Building Supply Warehouse and Distribution (BSWD) students. We are
excited to place them with members and offer them encouragement as
they embark onto new careers in the industry.
There will be two more BSWD classes of 15 students this year at our
Surrey location. We have also developed the program in Victoria and
will consider additional locations as well. If you have any employment
opportunities available, please contact the BSIA office.
We are excited about the BSIA and many opportunities within the
building materials supply industry. We hope to have you become more
involved within our organizing committees. See you at the next event!

Ron Tu
BSIA Chair

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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019

Chair’s Message
Board of Directors
BSIA News and Events
Building Supply Warehouse and Distribution Program Graduation
Orion Award Winners
The Five Step Approach to Boosting Business Growth
Top Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business
Finance Corner: How Proactive Are You Around Employee Benefits?
President’s Message: Last Word
Index to Advertisers
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - 3
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - Chair’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - BSIA News and Events
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - Building Supply Warehouse and Distribution Program Graduation
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - Orion Award Winners
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - 12
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - The Five Step Approach to Boosting Business Growth
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - Top Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - Finance Corner: How Proactive Are You Around Employee Benefits?
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - Index to Advertisers
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2019 - BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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