OMB's Chalk Talk  I  April 27, 2021  I  e-newsletter
Priced Out Of The Market in Thurston County!
Check out this new video created by BIAW.
In the Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey area, the median price of a home is $406,318, requiring a minimum income of $89,062 just to qualify for a mortgage. At that price point, 77,326 households—or 66% of the households in the area -- are already priced out of the market.
Give BIG Washington to support the OMB Education Foundation!
Please support the OMB Education Foundation this year for the Give BIG Washington fundraiser on May 4-5! 
You can set up your own fundraising goal pledge
to help us out at
May is National Pet Month!
Send us pictures of you with your fur-babies and we will post them to social media throughout the month of May to bring awareness to one of our favorite charities, Concern For Animals!!  Submit pictures to Jill at and include your name and the name of your pet!

Pictured here is OMB Executive Officer, Angela White with her German Shepard mix, Olive!
We will also be hosting a Pet Supply Drive through the month of May for Concern For Animals! Donations can be delivered to the OMB office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 1:00pm between May 3rd and May 31st!
Pet Food Bank Supply List - Please help needy families feed and keep their pets at home.
  • Dog/Puppy Food & Treats
  • Cat/Kitten Food & Treats
  • All Domestic Bird Food
  • Cat Litter - non-clumping
  • Dog & Cat Toys
  • Dog Houses
  • Leashes & Collars
  • Pet Carriers & Crates
  • Rabbit or Guinea Pig Food
Upcoming April OMB Committee Meetings
All members are invited to attend any of the following meetings! Visit the calendar for more details.
  • TAHC Committee - April 26th at 4:00pm
  • Tour of Homes Committee - April 28th at 3:30pm
  • Golf Committee Meeting - April 29th at 12:00 noon
PWB Lunch and Learn Webinar - 
emPOWERing Words in the Workplace 
Thursday, May 13th at 12:00 noon

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. 
The words we choose have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.

Join us for this empowering webinar, with OMB's Jill Williams where we will explore 5 words that give us power in the workplace and 5 words that can take that power away. Please invite your friends! All are invited to attend!
Join Zoom Here
OMB Estate Planning Seminar
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00am
at Building Industry Association of Washington

An Estate plan is vital for any individual, couple or family that owns a home and has assets. Ensure that your Estate Planning is in good order by reviewing the various methods families are using to avoid the delays and legal fees of Probate Court. Learn various methods and Best Practices to protect your family from unnecessary legal fees and wasted time in Probate.
Register Here
“Navigating Today’s COVID in the Workplace”
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:30am
Indian Summer Golf & Country Club
Register Here
Developers: Yelm City Newly Approved Prelim Plat 22 Level MTN View Home Sites
Mtn Meadows Plat map, pemit fees, assessor map.pdf (Download)
  • Average size 6437 SF
  • Water/sewer at 2 prop corners
  • No effect gopher study & soils study complete
  • Includes $81,725 prepaid sewer capacity permit fees
  • 4.4 acres (6 units/ acre)
  • 6 stall stable for job shack
  • Buyer to verify all info
  • Funds verification or Bank Approval required with P/S agreement
  • Title/Escrow-Ticor Puyallup
  • $1,500,000

Contact owner/agent: Henrietta Morey or 253-377-8400  
Better Properties Valley Assoc

Only space left for 5 more teams! Register today!
June 4, 2021 - Capitol City Golf Course
Register Now
Registration for Returning Vendors Opening THIS WEEK! 
Be on the lookout for an email from

New Vendors: Registration opens Tuesday, May 18th

Contact Jenn at if:

  • You are a new vendor with questions about a booth.
  • You are interested in sponsoring the event.

Contact Brianna at if:

  • You are a returning vendor with questions about your booth.
  • You have general questions about the event.
We are looking for one more main event sponsor for this event! Please contact to sign up before it's gone!

ROII deadline for registration is May 14th!
Reward #11: Utilize Safety to Help You Lower Your L&I Premiums. 

Reward #11 gives you training and tips for keeping your people and business safer. And you can bet there’s more. No wonder ROII is Washington State’s largest workers’ comp safety program.
Get Started at If you have any other questions, contact Jenn Wasson for more information.

The OMB Education Foundation
has joined
Amazon Smile!!! 

Click here for information on how 
YOU can help raise money for Scholarships! 
BIAW Hosted Education Classes
On-Demand Class Offerings Through BIAW! 

BIAW has recently partnered with three organizations to offer members a variety of classes that can be done online and many of them at your own pace. These courses are available to members for free, or at a discounted price. Check out what they have at

Thank you to our OMB advertisers! 
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