The Connection
October 24, 2023
Association News
A reminder to all the members whose membership expired in September; you will no longer be a member in good standing, nor will you receive any member benefits. To renew you will need to login into your account online and/or contact Lori Wagner,
A reminder to all current members that membership renewals end on Oct. 30. For questions, please contact 

 How to renew your membership:

1. Log into your portal account.
2. Click the profile icon in the top-right of the screen, then click "My Profile." 
3. Click the header labeled “Membership.”
4. Click “Renew” button on your current Membership and follow the prompts to select your Membership Type and then complete the remaining steps through checkout.
The VF Foundation has made a grant that will create unique opportunities for NAWIC and women in the industry. Visit to learn more about their organization and click the link below to learn more about NFSF. 
Construction AP departments are faced with more fraud than ever before. In this webinar we are going to discuss different ways fraudsters are trying to access money from construction related organizations, things you can be on the lookout for and ways you can implement technology to help reduce the risk of fraud.  The CommercPayments team is looking forward to sharing statistics and ideas you can bring back to your organizations to help.
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In this 30-minute session, MindForge CEO Stokes McIntyre walks through the top five decisions that make the biggest impact on a construction jobsite. Small but mighty, these are decisions that, made poorly, can drive the largest drains on money, time, and materials. Made well, though, they can be your crew’s biggest sources of productivity, quality, and even safety.
Date: December 5th
Time: 12 PM ET 
Location: Virtual
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We are kicking off the NAWIC New Year with Cocktails with Karen Hager. This is a casual event where you can take the time to chat with your President and NAWIC sisters. Join NAWIC's National President on the last Wednesday of every month starting October 25.
Click the link to order your new WIC Week posters and pins, and check out more items at the NAWIC National store.
Join the WIC Week committee to begin the 2024 year. If you have any questions you can cantact 
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Education / Training
I recently spent a half day with a group of construction professionals who were in similar transitions.  They made the move from individual contributor or team member to first-time supervisor.  There were some common routes to being a supervisor.  Some had been working on field crews and wanted to go into management.  Some had recent degrees in construction management and a couple had made the switch from contractor to client.  They are smart, accomplished, and engaged but never had formal exposure to the training or support around supervision skills.
Electrical Equipment Maintenance & Electrical Safety in the Workplace: Integrating NFPA 70B & 70E Standards. If you see dust, you need to adjust: Emerging Issues in Control of Silica Dust Hazards. Contact Marjorie Del Toro, OSHA Alliance Chair for questions. 
How 92-Vehicle HVAC fleet is streamlining operations with a smarter fuel card
K-Dimensional Holdings Inc. / CoastPay®
Texas-based Gillette Air Conditioning struggled with inefficiencies caused by an old station-specific fuel card that was hard to manage and use. Switching to Coast fuel cards allowed them to streamline fleet ops and improve card security across a fleet of 90+ vehicles. Watch to find out how.

Industry Update
The third annual event to increase workforce diversity will draw participants from every state and Puerto Rico while expanding internationally as well.

(From Construction Dive)
New automated and AI-driven software solutions offer advanced mapping, management, reporting and real-time data collection tools.

(From Construction Dive)
It’s time to plan for the year to come. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for 2024.

(From Construction Dive)
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