The Connection
January 23, 2019
Association News

The Greater Des Moines chapter has created a NAWIC and WIC Week online store that is now open and ready for shopping!

The store will close on Feb. 1. So don’t delay in your ordering and sharing with your regions, chapter members, etc. if you are interested. 

You can order items directly online AND they will be shipped directly to your door! 

There are Women in Construction Week- (WIC Week) themed items in the store! Be sure to check them out. Wear the apparel to the many events that we hope will be going on that week across the nation (same with just the regular NAWIC logoed apparel). WIC Week items are something that your company may want to look into purchasing for employees to celebrate WIC Week as a company. 

You need to create an account to use the site. It doesn’t cost anything, just the way their software works. 

Link to online store - 

If you have problems with the store, here are the contacts to reach out to:

Jennifer Farrell by phone at (515) 657-5501 or toll-free (800) 332-5245 or by email at 

Jeff Starr by phone at (515) 657-5502 or toll-free (800) 332-5245 or by email at

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NAWIC at the United Rentals Show

Recently, NAWIC President Dove Sifers-Putnam, CIT, and NAWIC
Midwest Region Director Jodi Wiemerslage represented NAWIC at the
United Rentals show held January 5 & 6 a the convention center in Minneapolis, MN. United Rentals is one of our top sponsors, and we
exhibit at this show every year. It's a great way to promote NAWIC to show attendees and for United Rentals to share our partnership as well. They
even found time for a little trivia to engage those who stopped by the booth. Let's see if you can answer, no cheating!

Question: "What is the oldest manufactured building material still in use?"

  1. Stone
  2. Bricks
  3. Gold
  4. Plywood

Answer: Bricks

It looks like they had a great time and were quite busy getting the word out about NAWIC to all that attended the show. It's another way we're showing the industry how "NAWIC Builds."


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WIC Week Facebook Frame Now Available

Let’s ‘paint’ Facebook with WIC Week from now until after WIC Week is over! Consider sharing this with your region’s chapter WIC Week Chairs and Chapter Presidents. Urge them to send the same message out to their members to change their profile pictures. Go ahead, get all of your Facebook friends to change their frame to show their support too!

Here’s the link -

If the link doesn’t work for you, you can also add it by clicking on your profile picture to ‘Update,’ then choose ‘Add Frame,’ then you can search for "Women in Construction Week 2019." 

A big THANKS to Tania Bowman of Dean Snyder Construction for helping get the word out with this cool new frame option on the Facebook platform. See her picture above. She even changed the photo to one of her on a job site so that it was a little more fun.


Here’s a feature just for all of you dedicated CHAPTER SECRETARIES!! The latest Chapter Secretary Handbook is now available on the NAWIC Website. Find and download the newest version online.
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Advanced Records Retention

Regular Price: $219.00
Special Offer: $175.20

Length: 77 minutes

Is your organization equipped to handle and organize the plethora of data it receives each day? Learn the most recent record retention laws. As the amount of data and records increases exponentially, organizations are struggling to manage the data not only to stay compliant but also to avoid huge litigation costs and possible sanctions for the disposition or disclosure of personally identifiable data. This topic will teach you how to create a legally defensible records retention program as the first line of defense in the event of an audit, litigation or other inquiries. You will also receive a retention schedule template for Human Resources and Tax records.

Faculty: John J. Isaza, Esq., FAI, Rimon, P.C. 

Agenda: Foundational Blocks of a Sound Records Retention Program

Discussion of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles
Building Blocks Needed for a Sound Records and Information Management Program
The Landscape of Data That Needs to Be Governed With a Records Retention Program
The Regulatory Requirements Applicable to a Retention Program
Steps Necessary to Build a Records Retention Schedule (RRS)

Explanation of the Role of the RRS
Key Considerations in Developing the RRS
Steps Needed to Take the RRS to Final
How to Apply the RRS to Electronic Data

Discussion of Key Metrics Driving the Need to Manage the Data
Introduction to the Information Lifecycle Model (ILM)
Best Practices for Marrying the ILM With the RRS

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Industry Update
Stephen Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, announced a new association program aimed at recruiting a more diverse pool of workers into the construction industry through vocational training that targets women and minority high school students in New York City and around the U.S.
To better attract the next up-and-comers, a number of organizations are turning their focus to a newly defined group of young people: Generation Z. They were born between about 1995 and 2010 (ages 9 to 24), and while the research is early-stage, it looks like the financially prudent, entrepreneurial and hands-on aspects of construction will appeal more to these individuals than their millennial predecessors.


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The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities.