We had a wonderful meeting on October 7th learning about Insurance Law 101 for Roofers from Ben Baker of Red Dirt Legal. Thank you all for coming and a big Thank You to our annual sponsor Red Dirt Legal for our delicious lunch. We are excited about The Build My Future event on October 26th, introducing the trades to high school students.
Name and title: Maria Alcala - NWiR Chair for Southern California Council Business Name: SRS-JB Wholesale - Azusa California What do I embrace and love most about my culture? I embrace my Hispanic culture by learning about how every town in Mexico has its own story. How it began, who named it. And what traditional dance, songs, and food sets them apart from each other. What do I want others to know about my Heritage? I [...]
Name and Title: Julissa Chavez - Latino Marketing & Sales Program Manager Business Name, City and State: SRS Distribution 7440 State Highway 121 McKinney, TX 75070 What do you embrace and love most about your culture? There are so many things that I enjoy from our culture. Most of these revolve around food, and music, coupled with the love of family. I love the nuclear family values expressed in Latino culture, but emphasis on the extended [...]
Save the date! And don't forget to register for the 14th Annual JD Hasselbach Charity Golf Classic benefiting JDRF. Held at beautiful Hunters Green Country Club on November 15th, check-in starts at 10 am. You can find more details and the link for registration here This Tournament will support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in our hope of one day finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Spotlight on Mollie Neil: The CEO Empowering Contractors to Succeed in Storm Restoration Chief Executive Officer of Elite Claim Solutions, Mollie Neil, has been in the storm exterior industry for 12+ years and knows a thing or two about empowering women in roofing as well as supplementing and growing roofing companies. Mollie recently decided that helping contractors with their supplementing efforts simply isn’t enough. She plans to lean on her experience of growing offices to further [...]
Last month, the roofing industry played catch-up on in-person events. With IIBEC, Best of Success, RoofCon and the Western States Conference in Las Vegas where National Women in Roofing held our Networking and Mentorship reception around Workplace Conflict De-Escalation. Francine Campos from National Roofing Company and Matt Hollar from Owens Corning gave us their time and expertise to go over real-world scenarios and techniques to use in the workplace. Due to the pandemic, this was the [...]
Why Family-Friendly Policies Are Important to Employees & Employers While government mandates are lagging, companies in the U.S. are finally catching up with the importance of offering family-friendly benefits. Other than rare exceptions, like the need to keep factories operating with Rosie the Riveters during World War II, women didn’t really account for much of the workforce until the 1960s. By the 1970s, 40 to 50 percent of women worked outside of the home. Although working [...]
The Community Service Committee will have it’s final meeting of 2021 on November 3rd celebrating the many acts of kindness and service across the country that NWIR members and their companies have done! Despite the pandemic, good people found ways to help their communities! These are just a few of the many stories: • Beacon (Herndon, VA) employees joined forces with the Herndon Police and She Believes In Me to create goodie bags for vulnerable kids [...]
A fun addition to our member benefits: our graphic designer has created backgrounds to be used with video calls and we are delighted to share them with you! NWiR members may download these backgrounds from the NWiR Member Benefits page.
From the NRCA: As contractors continue to struggle with labor shortages, an often-overlooked strategy is hiring refugees who come to the U.S. and need employment. This option especially can be helpful given the thousands of refugees who are in the process of being resettled in the U.S. from Afghanistan. There are various resources and opportunities roofing industry employers can explore to help address their workforce issues and provide refugees with rewarding careers in roofing. NRCA has released [...]