The Connection
November 21, 2023
Association News
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Kristen joined the NAWIC National office in May of 2021. Her day to day can be pretty busy as she is in charge of packaging and mailing all store orders, depositing checks and book keeping for the National, Midwest and Northeast Regions. She is also responsible for paying chapter dues for any new and returning members. Her favorite part about working for NAWIC is her coworkers and having the opportunity to impower women in the construction industry.
Join us at this event and meet our National NAWIC President, Karen Hager, who will be the presiding national officer to install our newly elected officers and directors!
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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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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. The next date to join is November 29.
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Education / Training
NEF is pleased to announce that we have two (2) NAWIC Regions planning to conduct study groups and exams during their upcoming Forums. If you are a Midwest Region member, be on the lookout for your opportunity to take the Construction Bookkeeping Technician (CBT). The Southeast Region will be offering the Estimating and Scheduling Practitioner (ESP) course and exam. To keep momentum and interest growing, NEF is currently preparing an online course for the Construction Document Practitioner (CDP) that is slated to begin in March 2024.
“I didn't think of myself as a leader before the Leadership Academy.” 

We’ve heard this from many of our incredible participants – they didn't consider themselves leaders until they joined the NAWIC Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy helped them uncover and embrace their unique brand of leadership. 

Once you realize that you already have what it takes to be an impactful leader, things start to snowball. Join the NAWIC Leadership Academy and watch as you gain the recognition, influence, and opportunities you deserve.

Join us for an upcoming Info Session to hear real success stories from women who embraced their inner leadership skills through the NAWIC Leadership Academy.

As daylight diminishes during the month of November, prioritizing safety becomes crucial for construction sites.

-Equip yourself and your team with High-visibility vests, jackets, and hard hats.

-Consider using reflective tape on work gear and coats. 

-Illuminate work areas with powerful, well-placed lighting.

By enhancing visibility, you reduce the risk of accident and create a safer workplace. 
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NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
Investing in the right HR technology solutions can automate the most time-consuming tasks. Because tasks are automated, there is little to no room for human error, the work is not only faster but more accurate.  
NAWIC and Deltek ComputerEase have partnered together to create this free webinar series designed to guide contractors through the transformation from standard accounting methods to construction accounting methods. Led by John Meibers, Vice President & General Manager of Deltek ComputerEase and industry expert with over 30 years of experience, this series teaches:

-Different types of accounting and revenue recognition methods
-An overview of job costing and why it should function as the center of your business
-What key financial reports are critical to your financial success
-Tips to better manage cash flow and grow bottom-line profits
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
Construction Business Owner (CBO), the leading business magazine for contractors, is pleased to announce the eight finalists of its Outstanding Women in Construction (OWIC) 2023 honor.

(From Construction Business Owner Magazine)
The KC Current stadium has been making history as it breaks barriers for women’s soccer, and the team behind the building of the Berkely Riverfront stadium is doing the same. JE Dunn and Monarch Build, a woman-owned construction firm, are heading up the operation of the 11,500-fan stadium, and the construction team they assembled has been celebrated as one of the most diverse in the business.

(From CPKC Stadium News)
Spending in the manufacturing sector has ballooned since the CHIPS Act was signed into law in August 2022. Projects underway include everything from plants focused on chip fabrication and electric vehicle batteries to consumer goods and cars.

(From Construction Dive)
Caterpillar, Inc.