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NRCA launches healthcare program

NRCA is offering the first and only health care program tailored specifically to the roofing industry. According to NRCA CEO Reid Ribble: “One of the biggest concerns NRCA members tell us they have is workforce issues—it’s really difficult to attract and retain good employees. As an industry, we must take care of our employees. One important way we can do that is by offering quality benefits such as health insurance.” The NRCA Health Care Program enables [...]

2020-11-18T14:45:02-07:00By |

Advocacy Update

As I've mentioned in previous newsletters, NWiR participates in a couple of different coalitions that are keeping tabs on how the pandemic is affecting roofing. The formal Back to Work on America's Roofs meets every other week and is comprised of staff members from all the roofing related professional and trade associations. We compare notes on what we know about the status of various federal stimulus packages, discuss state and local stay at home/safer at home [...]

2020-11-13T11:37:48-07:00By |

The Giving Box

The community service committee and the Oregon Council is excited to share a fundraising opportunity with you. Please see attached flyer for additional information. 30 Days of Gratitude Giving Box has the objective to collect food boxes that you share with your choice or worthy non-profit local organizations and distribute the week before Thanksgiving. Not only is this a simple, attainable outreach project but is also a great opportunity to involve yourself, coworkers and family members [...]

2020-10-23T13:33:56-06:00By |

NWiR Tampa Council Member Spotlight: Jessica Stahl

Jessica Stahl knew from the age of 7 that she wanted to pursue a career in workplace activism. Jessica has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Clemson University and focused her research on workplace inclusion.  Jessica’s company, Ignite Results, has clients across the country and she looks forward to growing her business in Florida. She is passionate about amplifying the voices of women in the industry and dealing with deeper issues like racism. Jessica’s goal is [...]

2020-10-20T09:56:41-06:00By |

Back to Work on America’s Roofs

Dear NWiR Members, Shortly after states started issuing “Stay at Home” orders in mid-March, my colleagues and I who run our industry’s associations jumped into action. Many of us have significant government relations experience and we could see that proactive monitoring and engagement would be needed if we wanted to keep the roofing industry working. We had our first call in mid-March with the chief staff executives and government relations staff of the alphabet soup of [...]

2020-05-06T21:28:39-06:00By |

NWiR signs letter to White House requesting that roofing be recognized as an “essential business” during COVID crisis

Recent orders by state and local officials closing “non-essential” businesses have created confusion as to the impacts on the construction industry and manufacturers. In order to address this confusion, NWiR supported the NRCA and other roofing industry associations in sending the attached letter to the White House asking for the Federal government to provide clear guidance in order to avoid the negative business and economic impacts associated with closing the roofing industry.  Read the letter to [...]

2020-03-20T16:29:07-06:00By |

N.E.W.S. (Network of Educating Women Scholarship) Conference Attendee Program

Based on the association goals of mentoring, education, networking and recruitment, National Women in Roofing is pleased to offer a scholarship program for attendance at NWIR Day and the International Roofing Expo at the 2020 IRE and NRCA Convention in Dallas, Texas. This program is designed to encourage first time attendees who work for a roofing contractor to experience the benefits of professional development in the roofing industry. Attendance at these events can influence one’s career trajectory and [...]

2019-11-04T14:40:32-07:00By |

Updates and Additions to Member Services

Over the past year, we have added many additional features and programs to the association's website. In addition to the already existing member only benefits of the member directory, the mentor/mentee matching program, committee participation, council leadership, and event discounts; we are now adding the mentoring blog, webinar archives, and the content resource library to this members only benefit list. All NWiR members should have received an email on Friday, October 25th with the passwords for [...]

2019-10-28T14:42:30-06:00By |