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A round of applause for Working Gear

When you come across a company that is working hard to make a difference you have to share it. Working Gear is a non-profit that provides clothing and gear free of charge to low-income or unemployed individuals in search of employment around Vancouver. They are outfitted with anything from construction clothing and steel-toed boots to business casual attire and suits. They even offer a barber service in-house.

Working gear was also featured on CTV’s Holmes Family Effect. Professional contractor Mike Holmes, alongside his son and daughter, surprise deserving people by transforming their spaces. Holmes and his family created an updated and functional space for the folks at Working Gear. Plus they were able to get 800 pairs of work boots donated to the cause.

The majority of business casual donations come from individuals and local businesses. Most of the construction gear comes from partnerships and organizations in the construction sector. If you would like to learn more about this amazing non-profit or if you want to donate to their cause you can find that information at https://workinggear.ca/ or https://www.facebook.com/workinggearsociety/.

Updates and Changes

Dear OnRivet Friends,

After listening to your feedback and working to make OnRivet better for you, we have some exciting new changes to announce. We have made some major upgrades to how our purchase orders and bills work.

Going forward a purchase order and a bill will now be two separate entities. When you create a purchase order it’s only a purchase order. When you create a bill it’s only a bill. There is no longer a status of “pending” or “approved” for either purchase orders or bills.

OnRivet will continue to support Quickbooks syncing for bills but purchase orders do not have the option for Quickbooks syncing.

The link below will take you to a document that will walk you through everything that has changed and get you up to speed. All of these updates and changes will be coming soon to all of our OnRivet customers.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eXqYxVE6RED-HS_cvcDgYId-UZVaQ_Unj5w7B6h8ULE/edit?usp=sharing

The House That SHE Built



The Utah Chapter of the NAHB Professional Women in Building and the Utah Home Builders Association in a joint effort is designing and constructing the first all-women-built home that will be showcased in the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

The House That SHE Built is located in the Wander community in Saratoga Springs. The home is approximately 3,200 square feet of living space including a finished basement that was designed and built for family functionality, from a women’s perspective. All stages of this project will highlight and utilize skilled tradeswomen, women professionals, and women-owned companies.

Proceeds from the sale of the home will go to scholarships, women-focused charities, and future projects like this one. If you want to find out more about this amazing project, how to donate, and see fun pictures of the progress being made check out their website at https://www.utahpwb.com/the-house-that-she-built/.

Women In Construction Week 2021


Women in Construction Week was founded by the National Association of Women in Construction. NAWIC was created in 1953 by a group of women to create a support network for other women in the industry. There are 120 chapters and over 4,000 members of the organization. The focus of Women in Construction Week is to promote women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC provides us the chance to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in construction. We will be celebrating some of the amazing women making strides in the construction industry so stayed tuned next week as we highlight some of their projects. If you want to find the chapter near you for events next week you can check out their website or Facebook links below.

https://www.facebook.com/NAWICWICWeek/

https://www.nawic.org/nawic/default.asp

Interior Design Remodeling Trends for 2021

This last year has had many of us spending more time at home and has piqued our interest in remodeling our homes. Since more of our time is being spent in our kitchen, living room, bathrooms and bedrooms it’s worth it to invest in our dream home.  We have the top trends of 2021 to inspire you.

The Pantone core classic colors for spring and summer 2021 are earth tones with compliments of metal pieces like hammered metal sinks and pendant lights. We’re slowing down and taking the time to really appreciate nature and the environment around us.

 

Larger kitchen and dining spaces are trending in 2021. Families are spending more time at home for breakfast, lunch and dinner so more remodels include a kitchen island with dining space attached. Quartz is a popular trend in countertops and is a form of engineered stone, made from ground-up particles of stone bound together with plastic resins. It’s one of the hardest minerals on earth making it extremely durable and typically a more affordable option.

 

Indoor-outdoor living is a trend that is gaining popularity because of the many benefits. Creating a space to bring nature and the outdoors to your home without leaving is key to most homeowners. These areas add space, function, value, and beauty to your home. The options are limitless and it will bring you together as a family.

 

Working from home has become essential for many people so there is no better time to create a work-from-home space. Having a designated workspace in your home will help you separate the time for work and home life and help you to be focused, efficient, and more productive. Home office remodels are flexible and can be done with a lower budget. By taking advantage of these trending design ideas you will be making your life easier and investing in a home you love and want to live in.

Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity to share the stories of Black Americans who have helped shape the world and have also made an impact in the construction industry. Black Americans have contributed to the foundation of how we work, live, and play but sometimes their stories go unnoticed. We would like to share a few stories about these impactful individuals.

Paul Revere Williams was licensed as an architect in California and in 1923 he became the first Black member of the American Institute of Architects. He became known as “Hollywood’s architect”, designing homes for Carey Grant, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra. He also designed civic and commercial buildings throughout the city including the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Williams was awarded the AIG Gold Medal in 2017, making him the first Black American to receive the award.

Alexander Miles was an inventor and a businessman. He is best known for dramatically improving passenger safety with his patented innovation of a mechanism to automatically open and close elevator doors in 1887.

Alice Parker graduated from Howard University with honors. She is known for inventing a furnace powered by gas. Her goal was to offer a central heating system that was more efficient than wood or coal. It allowed people to customize temperatures in different rooms using a heat exchanger and a series of burners and ducts.

If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate Black History month click on the link below. The Smithsonian has virtual performances, events, lectures, and family activities all month long.

https://www.si.edu/events/heritagemonth

Construction Dive

Construction Dive, a leading industry publication, is looking for nominations of women doing an amazing job leading the construction industry. They need your help to find these women and highlight them. You can nominate yourself or a colleague to be considered. The categories are rising stars, mentors, top executives, and others.

Women selected will be mentioned in the Construction Dive newsletter and on their website during Women in Construction Week which is March 7th-13th, 2021. All you need to do is fill out the survey from the link below and tell them about the accomplishments and talents of the strong females you know in the construction industry. The nominations end on February 10, 2021.

https://www.constructiondive.com/news/call-for-nominations-constructions-top-female-leaders/592843/

Need to Make a Quick Sale? We got you covered!

OnRivet allows you to make Point of Sale transactions fast and easy. Include previous customers that you’ve worked with, or don’t include one at all. Just add the material items that you are taking out of your inventory and go! You can even adjust the margins right then and there. Print or email the receipt for your customer and for your own records. You can make returns quickly as well.

OnRivet takes the complications out of running a business and makes things simple. Plus, it’s easy to use!

Check back for more tips on how OnRivet can help make your business run smoother!

 

OnRivet Makes Scheduling Quick And Easy!

OnRivet allows you to make scheduling all the various tasks of your business fast and efficient. Creating an event is as simple as selecting the day and time that you want your event and then fill out a description and you’re done! You also can filter your schedule by estimates, jobs, tasks, custom events, and vacation times.

Need to move a job back another day? Simply drag and drop to the day that you want! OnRivet’s calendar allows you to customize your schedule the way that works best for your business. You can add employees to jobs, find contact info, and even change the color of the event!

OnRivet wants to make your business run smooth so that you can find success in your trade.

Check Out Our Updated Job Page!

Welcome to OnRivet
As we return from The International Surfaces Event, we have been able to meet some amazing new people and have had some amazing new experiences. We have been excited this past week to see the continual growth to the OnRivet family. For those of you who have recently joined us we would like to say Thank You and welcome! We wish you nothing but success as we go through this new journey together.
Features and Highlights

We are excited to announce some big changes that we believe will make your experience usingOnRivet even better. Our main goal is to make your jobs and lives easier. We have made some updates to the visual User Interface in the Job Dashboard. These changes will make it easier to navigate through your jobs. We will be releasing these changes by the end of the day today. Below we have some images that will give you an idea of what the design will look like.

As you look at these images you will notice that each item in the progress bar can now be clicked and will take you right to the page you need! We also wanted to update the tabs in each section (Job Information, Job Financial, etc.). You may notice that the tabs that were in each of those sections are now available from the Job Dashboard. Making it easier for you to go to the exact page you need.

We hope that you will join us in this exciting time as we continue to progress forward and take the ideas you have given us to improve and apply them to our software. We look forward to your continued feedback and can’t wait to hear how we can make things better!

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