The Connection
May 8, 2018
Association News

Chat with Current Candidates for the 2018-2019 NAWIC Board of Directors

The ballot for the 2018 – 2019 National Board elections has been finalized. Online voting will be held May 15 – 31, 2018.

Want to ask the candidates questions before the election ends, May 31? You can login to the NAWIC Member Center and visit the NAWIC Member Center’s Bulletin-Board Forum, located under the Toolbox drop-down tab and click on Q and A with National Officer and Region Director Candidates.  For more information about the Bulletin-Board Forum, login in to the NAWIC Member Center or call 800-552-3506.

Click here to view details for the 2018 – 2019 NAWIC Officer Candidates.

Do you know an NAWIC member making a significant contribution to our industry, at their local chapter or in their community? Nominate them for an NAWIC Award by June 1.

Lifetime Achievement, Member of the Year and Future Leader of the Year Award winners are recognized at the NAWIC Annual Conference during the Awards Gala.

Plan to post an ad in the Annual Conference Daily Bulletin? Annual Conference Advertising Due July 2

The Former Daily Bulletin ads are being upgraded into the onsite program and the NAWIC Annual Report. This is your chance to thank and recognize leaders of NAWIC. Please note, there will no longer be a Daily Bulletin at the Annual Conference. Any ads you wish to place, will be due on or before July 2. Ads will no longer be taken on-site at the Annual Conference. 

Click here to learn more about advertising options for the 2018 Annual Conference.

Becoming a NAWIC Chapter President?

Join us at the Annual Conference and sign up for the NAWIC Chapter Leadership Training. Stepping into the top chapter leadership role can be daunting. This session will help ensure that you understand your role and responsibilities. You'll hear from volunteer leaders, as well as NAWIC's attorney and CPA. Topics include mandatory legal and financial reports, budgeting, chapter deadlines, resources and tools from NAWIC, committees, strategic planning and more. This training is for incoming Chapter Presidents. Registration is required to reserve your place. You may register on the Annual Conference Registration form. 

For more information or to register, click here.

New Mentoring Program Being Offered to Local Chapters

The Emerging Professionals Committee is pleased to present the updated chapter mentoring program. NAWIC local chapters can now offer a voluntary program for chapters to adopt. This mentoring program is to provide a way for NAWIC members to connect and learn from each other. By connecting a mentor and a mentee in an organized manner, members can develop personal and career skills, and enhance the value of membership. Both the mentor and mentee will learn from each other as each person has skills and experience to share. The beauty of the program is that both will benefit as this is not a one way, learn from the mentor program. The program will give both individuals the oppoortunity to share, educate and inspire. 

For more information about the NAWIC Chapter Mentoring Program, click here to view the Mentoring Program Guidelines. 

New Items Coming to the NAWIC Store

The NAWIC store will have new items to offer in the coming months and at the 2018 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Be on the lookout for computer totes, cosmetic vanity bags, women's baseball caps, NAWIC blankets and much more!

New store items mean the old items must go. All current NAWIC store items are on clearance! For pricing and more information call or email Lori Wagner at 800-552-3506 or

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Education / Training

NAWIC Annual Conference
August 15 - 18, 2018

Registration is now open for Annual Conference: Mark your calendar for August 15-18 in Orlando for NAWIC’s Annual Conference. This year, we have changed up the program, adding panels, a closing brunch, two keynoters, NEF certificate boot camp and exam, and created the Neighborhood with pop up education, snacks and vendor tables. Register today!  

NAWIC Benefits Spotlight

UPS Partnership with NAWIC

  • UPS Capital/Kabbage - Small Business Financing: Kabbage and UPS Capital, a subsidiary of UPS that provides supply chain, financial, insurance and payment services, have partnered to allow more small-to-medium size businesses access to a small business loan through UPS. Click here for more information. 
  • UPS Shipping Discount: NAWIC members can save up to 26% off UPS Express air shipments by using code: COR386. Members can also get discounts on freight services with UPS. 
  • NAWIC receives a small proceed back from UPS as a partnership benefit for the association. 
Industry Update
Construction employment increased by 17,000 jobs in April and by 257,000 jobs over the past year while firms boosted pay to help recruit new workers, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the increases in pay appear to be attracting more former construction workers back into the job market, but cautioned that labor conditions remain extremely tight.
Adding technological advances to building projects in the pre-planning stage can help trim costs and future-proof a construction project.
May 7-11, 2018 is National Safety Stand Down Week. Every year in May, construction employers are encouraged to participate in this event and talk directly to their employees about safety. Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime May 7-11, 2018.
May 2018
Ballets will be sent by mail from Those that marked mail as their preference will be mailed a paper ballot from NAWIC Headquarters.
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