The Connection
May 22, 2018
Association News
Do you know a NAWIC member making a significant contribution to our industry at their local chapter or in their community? Nominate them for a 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.
The top three winners will be announced at the Annual Conference in Orlando!

Congratulations to NAWIC's 1,000th New Member of the Year!

Samantha Paul with Central Builders was NAWIC's 1,000th new member of the year! We are thrilled to have Samantha join NAWIC and the San Antonio Chapter #11. Samantha received an appreciation gift from NAWIC for being the lucky number 1,000! Welcome, Samantha!

Planning to Post a Congratulary Note in the Annual Conference Daily Bulletin? Annual Conference Advertising Due July 2

The former Daily Bulletin ads are being upgraded into the Annual Conference on-site program. 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. A total of 91 (!) attendees are currently signed up for the training, and we want to have a representative from every chapter present in August! 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 using 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 an updated chapter mentoring program. NAWIC local chapters can now offer a voluntary program for chapters to adopt. This mentoring program will 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 —  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. 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! Mark your calendar for NAWIC’s Annual Conference, August 15-18, in Orlando. This year, we have changed up the program, adding panels, a closing brunch, two keynote speakers, and a NEF certificate boot camp and exam. In addition, we created the Neighborhood with pop-up education, snacks and vendor tables. Register today!  

NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
Lorman provides discounted continuing education for NAWIC members in the construction industry and also provides concise, accurate and timely information that impacts your business and clients. The education offered will accommodate your needs by offering live webinars and on-demand products on regulations, laws and business changes. Below are a list of upcoming courses available for NAWIC members:

05.23.18 - ST - The Inside Scoop of Sales and Use Tax Audits - ID: 402121
05.24.18 - CN - Basic Principles of Construction Insurance - ID: 402032
05.30.18 - ST - Individual Itemized Deductions and Other Provisions - ID: 402185
05.30.18 - BEN - Health Savings Accounts (HSAs): Compliance Obligations Under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA - ID: 402064
05.31.18 - PR - The Department of Labor's PAID Program: What You Need to Know - ID: 403998
05.31.18 - BEN - ERISA Litigation Update: New Trends and Significant Changes - ID: 403999
06.01.18 - AA- Essential E-Discovery Skills for the Legal Practitioner - ID: 402865
Industry Update
As environmental considerations are increasingly factored into building design, contractors are looking for innovative ways to protect the environment while securing long-term cost savings. In response, some tech companies are offering data analysis services that monitor energy inefficiencies on the job site. SOURCE: CONSTRUCTION DIVE
New research shows the market for construction robots is poised for growth, with projections for a $166M market by 2023. Among the innovations are exoskeletons that augment human strength and drones to track job site progress.
This year's National Infrastructure Week, a non-for-profit event founded and led by a bipartisan team of business groups and labor unions, has come to a close. As the sixth annual event wrapped up Monday, stakeholders are expressing mixed reviews.