The Connection
June 19, 2018
Association News

Board Orientation Taking Place This Week

The 2018 - 2019 Board of Director’s Orientation will take place this week in Fort Worth. NAWIC headquarters staff will be out of the office, in attendance to the board orientation and strategic planning, Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22.

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 opportunity 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, NAWIC tablecloths for your meetings and much more!

For pricing, to order, and more information click here call or contact Lori Wagner at 800-552-3506 or

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Annual Conference

Get Your Annual Conference Hotel Rooms Before It's Too Late

The 2018 Annual Conference Hotel, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, is filling up fast. The original room block is sold out; however, we have added rooms at the special rate. If you would like to stay at the Hilton, reserve your room today!

Room Rates: $145 (for up to 4 people)
Room subject to availability

Click here to reserve your room on-line, or call the hotel directly at 800-782-4414 and say you're with NAWIC. The hotel cutoff date is July 25, 2018. Room rates may increase after July 25.

The hotel is 15 miles from the Orlando International Airport. For transportation details, click here

Regular Registration Rate for the NAWIC Annual Conference, August 15-18, 2018, will end on June 30.

The price for the Annual Conference registration goes up $100 on July 1, so save money and register now. This year, we have changed up the program, adding panels, a closing brunch, two keynote speakers, NEF certificate boot camp and exam, and created the Neighborhood with pop up education, snacks and vendor tables. Register today!

Planning to post a congratulatory note in the Annual Conference Daily Bulletin? If you wait until you are on-site, it will be too late. Annual Conference Advertising is Due July 2. Send ads to Rae Buchanan at

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. Ads are 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.

Education / Training

Lorman Education Services Course Update for NAWIC Members

NAWIC has partnered with Lorman Education Services to allow NAWIC members a 15% discount on all programs. We invite you to take advantage of this discount in order to stay up to date on all aspects of our industry. Below is a list of upcoming courses for the next two weeks.

This week’s topic spotlight:

06.18.18 – CPA - New and Enhanced FBAR and FATCA Reporting Requirements – ID: 402871
06.18.18 – MGT - Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors – ID: 402901
06.19.18 – ST - Top Federal Tax Issues for 2018 – ID: 402880
06.19.18 – PUR - Negotiation Strategies: Dealing with Vendors and Suppliers – ID: 404358
06.19.18 – EST - Dynasty Trust Estate Planning Fundamentals – ID: 401405
06.20.18 – CN - Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods; in Light of Fraud and Collusion – ID: 402930
06.20.18 – LB - FCRA Compliance Update for Employers – ID: 402896
06.20.18 – ST - IRS Form 1099 Reporting Update – ID: 40287806.21.18 – LB - Best Practices for FMLA Record-Keeping – ID: 402892
06.22.18 – BUS - Utilizing Microsoft® Word™ Features and Functions – ID: 402870

 Next week’s topic spotlight:

06.25.18 – MGT - Managing Negative Chatter in the Workplace – ID: 404355
06.26.18 – LB - Updating Your Employee Handbook to Comply With New Laws in 2018 – ID: 402890
06.26.18 – CPA - Opportunity Zones Under Tax Reform – ID: 402936
06.27.18 – BUS - PDF Tips and Tricks for Business Professionals – ID: 402867
06.27.18 – PR - Using Payroll Audits to Detect Errors and Fraud – ID: 402905
06.28.18 – CN - The AIA Owner Contractor Agreement – ID: 402856
06.28.18 – LIT - Legal Ethical Issues – ID: 403618
06.29.18 – MR - Medicare Changes for 2018 – ID: 403619 To access the trainings, use the following information:

Call: 866-352-9539

Priority #: 16093 Discount #: R5878094

 For more information, click here.

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. 

Each member must register for their own account number at the link below. You can then process your shipments online with your account number and drop the package off at any UPS shipping facility or schedule a UPS pickup.

For questions, contact Crissy Ingram at 800-552-3506 or

Industry Update
Forty-two states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between May 2017 and May 2018, while 28 states added construction jobs between April and May, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released recently.
Imposing a 25 percent tariff on imports of steel and a 10 percent tariff on imports of aluminum, even if excludes those imports from Canada and Mexico, will raise the price of newly constructed home.
With disputes in the industry averaging a value of $21 million, using BIM to retrospectively verify that the scope of work completed matches what the contract required could save millions.