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The Inland Pacific ABC Weekly Merit Shop News Watch is published every Tuesday, bringing you the latest information not only on ABC Plan Center projects, but other important and timely information to give your company the competitive edge!

Dressing For Winter Work

During cold weather, it can have a chilling effect on the senses to see, smell, and feel. It is usually difficult to be productive when you are cold. Therefore, it is important to dress for the weather conditions found on the jobsite.

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Member Highlight - First in Proactive Dental Care!

Willamette Dental Group was originally established by Dr. Eugene Skourtes and Dr. Gerald Cogan in 1970 in Portland, Oregon. Early on, the partners began to foster a new approach to dental care that focused on preventive care and long-term oral health, instead of the traditional fee-for-service model.

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Five Ways to Cut Health Care Costs - Use Your Benefits Wisely to Save Money in 2014 and Beyond

The MBA Health Insurance Plans provide outstanding benefits—and when you know how to make the most of them, you can keep costs down for yourself and your family. Try these practical strategies to cut expenses this year: 

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How to Earn a Claims Free Discount!

“Medical-only” ClaimsBusinesses with no claims or “medical-only” claims in the experience period click here qualify for the Claim-Free Discount.

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Please welcome our NEWEST ABC Member! - Wells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo’s team takes a global approach to business banking.  Meaning not only providing a LOC or Equipment Financing but their ability to streamline A/R and A/P processes in a way that creates efficiencies inside of the organization that saves time and money while improving cash flow.

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OSHA Construction Prevention Tools - OSHA Video tools for construction hazards

Have you been looking for some quick videos to show to worker regarding hazards in
construction? OSHA has developed some great and quick videos to cover some of
the major causes of death and serious injury on the job site.

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Please Welcome the Newest Member to the Team

Affordable Northwest Roofing, Inc. is a family owned company that has been serving the Spokane area for over 20 years. They offer the highest quality products, professional installation, and outstanding customer service.

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Washington Ballots are Out – Here are ABC’s endorsements

Washington voters are receiving their ballots even as this is written.  Here are the races in which ABC has made endorsements or recommendations, please note that ABC has not taken a position on all candidates or races.  For more information contact ABC President Kate McCaslin, 509-534-0826

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ABC Expands Education Department - Hires Vice President of Workforce Development

ABC is committed to helping our members grow and prosper!  Clearly a significant barrier to their growth is a growing shortage of skilled workers, along with a diminishing number of new workers entering the construction industry.


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What is Happening with Workers' Compensation in WA?

The Association of Washington Business has distributed their 2015-2016 Legislative Agenda for Workers’ Compensation Reform. Washington State Fund insurance rates have increased by over 70 percent in the last ten years. 

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