TEXO Onsite Newsletter
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Its important for our design and construction community to have a voice and be heard during the 87th State Legislative session which started Jan. 12. Why is this important? The outcome of this session will affect your businesses operations, impact future new business opportunities in health and education, as well as redrawing the state’s political maps. However, only a handful of the Bills introduced make it to Governor Abbott’s desk for signature. This discussion is to be engaging and interactive, to give you an overview of what has happened to-date, what is to come, and we want this to be a call to action for you, our AIA and TEXO members, so that together we have a voice in the outcome of the legislative session.
 
Please join us as Becky Walker and Jack Baxley lead the conversation around what AIA and TEXO have been following. We are glad to welcome back Joe Oyler, Managing Director of Public Policy at the Dallas Regional Chamber to facilitate the discussion and provide the perspective of our North Texas region.
  
Acuity announced that it is offering a free legal webinar designed for contractors and insurance agents who write construction business.
 
The webinar features a panel of three experienced attorneys who specialize in construction law. Their insight focuses on best practices for contractors around recordkeeping, certificate management, when to hire an attorney, contractor-insurance agent relationships, and other important topics. Through the exploration of real-world scenarios, the panelists help viewers better understand legal issues faced by contractors and how problems can be avoided.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
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What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
*Rescheduled Due to Winter Storm*
Kick off 2021 with a fun AEC Trivia Night with our friends at the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)! Have fun networking with others in the DFW AEC community. Show off your smarts in this online trivia showdown to win great prizes.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 18 | 4:30-6 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
Online meetings have become an integral part of daily business. Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of our video brand. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. And in business today our most important job is to put our best effort forward each and every time we are conducting online business as company internal and external ambassadors. This program helps individuals become aware of their video brand and learn the skills necessary to communicate and connect effectively as a presenter, facilitator and participant. This webinar will provide tips and tricks that will enhance others’ perception of you and develop your own professional online brand.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 7 | 9-11 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
  • A "No Handshake" policy will be in effect at all events. This includes fist bumps, elbow bumps and other greetings that go against the 6-foot social distancing practices.
  • Social distancing practices will be put in place in all common areas.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration table and in front of all meal stations.
  • Common areas will be wiped down consistently throughout the course of the event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after any eating, blowing of the nose, coughing, sneezing and using the bathroom.
  • Attendees who have any symptoms related to COVID-19 are discouraged from attending any events. Attendees who have a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or vomiting within the previous two weeks of the event should not attend.
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
It's a new year and a new chance for glory as the year-long contest for the coveted trophy begins again. The 2021 TEXO Challenge Cup Series, presented by Milwaukee Tool, is now open for Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorships. To learn more about these strategic investment opportunities and the benefits included with each sponsorship level, please click here. Sponsorships close THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 19.
 
Available Sponsorships:
Gold Sponsor – 6 left
Silver Sponsor – 2 left
Bronze Sponsor – 1 left
Early Registration ends April 12, so register now to save $50 per team! Sponsorships are also available, so secure your company's today. 
 
WHEN: Monday, May 10 | 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(To alleviate crowds, all teams will be given a tee time)
WHERE: Gleneagles Country Club
4501 W. Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
COST: TEXO Members Only | Foursome: $700 | Twosome: $350
 
Available Sponsorships:
• Player Gift Sponsor
• Meal Sponsor
• Registration Bloody Mary Sponsor
• Longest Drive Sponsor
• Closest to the Pin Sponsor
• Drink Cart Sponsor
• Hole Sponsor
• Prize Sponsor
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program underwritten by Texas Mutual for building construction contractors that are members of the AGC. They offer expert claim oversight, specialized loss prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz @ 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.
Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service.
   
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