Guest Speaker: Jeff Dean - Northeast Residential SalesManager atLutron Electronics.Over the past 10years, Jeff has worked closely with all aspects of Lutron’s residential business in the Northeast. He has spent the majority of his time specifying Lutron’s residential system solutions through close support of Architects, Lighting Designers, Interior Designers, Builders, Developers, Electrical Engineers and others as well as all of Lutron’s residential channel partners and representatives. He currently manages Lutron’s overall residential business in the Northeast in conjunction with Lutron’s local representative agencies. Jeff regularly presents in front various industry associations and local offices in support of Lutron’s residential solutions.
Mostcommercial spaces are over-lit, leading to wasted energy usage. But over-lit spaces can also affect the productivity of employees. Too much daylight or electric light can make even the most fundamental tasks, such as computer work, uncomfortable and difficult to perform. By incorporating lighting based on task performance and providing personal control of lighting and shading, commercial spaces can realize measurable effects on employee productivity and motivation. In addition, employees typically dim the lights when given personal control, further increasing energy savings.
Please respond by September 11th, 2017
Location: Inn of the Hawk 74 SUnion St, Lambertville, NJ 08530Phone (609) 397-9555
On: Friday,September 15th, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm.Fee $35.00
04/07/2017 01:00pm to 04:00pm Inn of the Hawk, 74 S. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Forbes Magazine describes Succession Planning as “the practice ofidentifying and developing in-house candidates for top executive positions”, and states that it “is the most important job of corporate” Leadership. “without a strong succession-planning program, companies are not prepared for unexpected departures nor to meet demands for additional leaders resulting from growth”. However, in a different article on a related topic, Forbes give us some very grim statistics. Although “family businesses generate over 50% of the US GNP, less than one third (33.3%) of those family businesses survive the transition for first to second generation” and half that again to the third generation.
Our businesses are like our children to entrepreneurs, andno one want to think that thebusiness that we gave blood sweat and tears for, for allthose years, is just going to die a quick death once we turn over the reins.This is why Succession planning is SO important!Tom Garrity is themanaging partner of Compass Point Consulting, LLC, which he started in 2003. He is a family business strategist specializing in growth and transition strategies. Services include organizational development, strategic planning, succession planning, exit planning, and family business governance. Tom began his career with a family business that grew from $20,000,000 to well north of $200,000,000 during his 11 year tenure, where he was responsible for building out the east coast distribution network, and then latter as a territory sales manager. He moved on to become the president and CEO of two different privately held manufacturing companies, and has core competencies in start-up, business development, executive management, finance, strategic planning, succession planning, government contracting, and family business governance.
Business Description: Compass Point Consulting works with family businesses withrevenues between $5MM and $100MM. We help family business leadersbetteraccelerate growth, get everyone on the same page, develop and retaintalent to ensurethe legacy of the business, and prepare and execute ownershiptransition. Our servicesinclude organizational development, strategic planning, successionplanning, exit planning, and family business governance. Our clients are primarily in the industries of industrial manufacturing, food processing, construction, contracting, technology, and professional services.
In this Meeting,Tom will share some guidance to all of us about this much needed topic. The time is now to prepare for the future, because Succession planning benefits the business now, and YOU CAN’T PLAN FOR DISASTER. Don’t be a statistic. Come meet withTom, have a great lunch, and great some impactful, timely information, thatwill help you assure your businesssurvives and thrives through all your generations. See You There!
26th Annual Career Fair
Thursday, February 16, 2017
10:00 am - 1:30 pm, MAC Building - Main Campus
(optional shop tours between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm)DETAILS OF THE DAY:
7:45am – 9:30am: Set up – MAC Gym
8:00 – 9:30am: Continental Breakfast available in the MAC Building for exhibitors
10:00am – 1:45pm: Career Fair
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Shop Tours
Virtual Career Fair - for those companies who are unable to attend:
If you would like to participate, but are unable to attend on February 16th, let me know and we will add you to our VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Laurie Q. GroveDirector of Career Servicesgrove@stevenscollege.edu717-396-7188
NO PROJECT IS BUILTWITHOUT CHANGE ORDERS David I. Davis is a founding partner ofDavis Bucco.
February 10th, 2017
Change Order Management and Update on Changes to Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law
NO PROJECT IS BUILTWITHOUT CHANGE ORDERS David I. Davis is a founding partner ofDavis Bucco.
Change Order Management and Update on Changes to Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law
February 10th, 2017 14:00 -
NO PROJECT IS BUILTWITHOUT CHANGE ORDERSDavid I. Davis is a founding partner ofDavis Bucco. With more than 30 years of experience in construction and labor
law, Dave represents a wide range of clients, including general contractors and
construction managers, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and heavy highway
contractors, and all specialty trades. Dave represents his clients in
litigation; alternative dispute resolution; contract negotiation, review and preparation;
and before state and federal administrative and regulatory agencies. He
provides counseling and gives advice on all aspects of his clients’ businesses,
with the exception of tax matters.
Learn how to:
· Find and manage change orders
· Get change orders approved
· Avoid disputes and make more money
In addition to Change Order Management,Dave will spend a few minutes talking about the recent changes to the
Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law, which provides for the creation of a
construction notices directory.
This is our largest event and features over 400 studentscompeting in 55 contests of skill, ability, and creativity. For many of our students, this is the firstopportunity to work alongside industry representatives. These representatives are area businessleaders who facilitate and judge the competitions. This event is also the first time thatstudents are able to showcase their skills to the larger community, applying
what they have learned in the classroom to what is demanded in the workplace.
Ashley Goodin is the Technical Services Manager for the Architectural Woodwork Institute, having hel...
November 11th, 2016
AWI Quality Standards
Ashley Goodin is the Technical Services Manager for the Architectural Woodwork Institute, having held that position sinc...
Ashley Goodin is the Technical Services Manager for the Architectural Woodwork Institute, having held that position since January 2013. Prior to coming to AWI, Ashley was the Inspections Manager for the AWI Quality Certification Program after having started with QCP as an inspector for the Southeastern US in early 2009. In his years of working in close relation to the standards compliance and standards development, Ashley has had the opportunity to visit many manufacturers and their projects and see the practical application of industry standards and how to best leverage their use in business. Ashley is a member of the American Society for Association Executives and earned his designation as a Certified Association Executive in May of 2016. He is also a member of the Georgia Society of Association Executives and completed the GSAE Leadership Academy in September of 2016. Ashley began his woodworking career in his dad’s hobby shop behind their childhood home. His passion for building led him to spending the summers during his high school years contracting with the high school where he attended refurbishing playground equipment, building bathroom stalls, and renovating the concession stands at the various venues around campus. After a brief stint studying business management at Georgia Southwestern State University, Ashley opened a small construction and remodeling company focusing on the many historic homes and churches in the area. He soon supplemented the construction business with a 7000 square foot millwork shop, which later became the core of his business until site construction waned during the economic downturn, and he closed his shop after operating for 11 years.Ashley currently resides in Americus, Georgia with his wife, Meg, who is a clinical nutrition manager and the foodservice director for the local hospital, and their two sons, Hudson who is 5, and Hayes who is 3. He has been a volunteer firefighter since 2001, serves on the board of directors for the local community theater, and heads the Men’s Club in its community outreach and fellowship efforts for Calvary Episcopal Church.
JonManchester a 12 year specialist in small business pretax benefits withPaychex Inc. (the nation’s largest provider of 401(k) and Section 125
administration) Jonathan has traveled throughout the United States in his role
as corporate trainer and now resides in Norristown, PA as the District Sales
Manager assisting the proper explanation and set up of benefit plans. He is has
been ARPC (Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant) Certified for over 4 years
and also is a member of SPARK (The Society ofProfessional Asset-Managers and Record-keepers). Jon will be providing abrief overview of the options available to small to medium sized business
as well as tax saving initiatives available. The benefits of starting
retirement program, Individual and business tax savings and attracting
EdwardKomito is the founder and President of ElkCapital Advisors, LLC and independent Registered Investment Advisor located in
Allentown, PA. Ed has extensive
experience in both the financial services sector and the construction industry
having worked in both Fortune 100 companies as well as owning his own
businesses. Ed attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he obtained a duel
major in both Finance & Economics. After graduating Fairleigh Dickinson, Ed
went to work for American International Group in the Financial Services area as
a Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability Underwriter. He later moved to Swett & Crawford (then
a subsidiary of Continental Insurance) where he continued his underwriting
career, rising to the position of Senior Underwriter. Ed’s practice focuses primarily on small
businesses and high net worth individuals, especially in construction and
allied fields. Ed is planning on speaking about futuretrends. This will cover in a general
sense technological tipping points and their impact on society. He will also briefly discuss interest rates
and energy.At: Lambertville Inn of the Hawke: 74S. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530(609) 397-9555
On: September 16/2016 Friday12:00 noon - 3:00pm. PleaseRSVP by 09/14/2016 Fee $35.00
To registerfor this event please visit www.njawi.org and click September 16thevent under News & Events tab.
Alternativelyyou can fill this form and email to: DSmith@amcmillwork.com or fax it to: (610)965-0043
Sabastien DesMarais has aunique ability to make Financial Management interesting, informative and understood by all levels of business Management. A not to be missed diary date, for any one that wants to understand and manage their business better.
Financial Management Seminar Sections
Section 1: Introduction to the Numbers
Section 2: Interpreting Financial Statements
Section 3: Anticipating Tomorrow
Section 4: Anticipating Cash Flow
Section 5: Generating a Profit
Section 6: Funding Operations
Section 7: Operational Finance
Prior Participants Take-A-Ways;What They Said, & Liked Most:Very unique andthorough presentation of management process just tailored to our specialty ® New/better ways of looking at financials, real-world orientation of thepresenters® Funding gap described to perfection! Growth and sustainable growth rate ® Theexplanation and encouragement to forecast and better understand how to manage
by financials ® Materials were excellent, I know the instructors are still workingon the "live" templates ®This is byfar one of the best seminars I have gone to.
Presenter Sebastien DesMarais is the President at Hollywood Woodwork, anemployee-owned architectural millwork company based in Hollywood, Florida. After the University of Florida (with majors in Computer Engineering & Finance), Sebastien joined General Electric where he travelled globally as he gained experience in Information Technology (3 years) and Corporate Finance (3 years). He joined Hollywood Woodwork in 2010 as CFO, with responsibilities in Finance, Accounting, Risk Management, Human Resources, and Information Technology. In 2015, Sebastien became the Company’s 4th President. Sebastien became an active member of AWI in 2010, joining both the Marketing & Finance Committees. In 2011, he developed and chaired AWI’s Financial Management Team, with responsibilities of managing the annual AWI Cost of Doing Business Survey (CoDBS), and delivering Financial Management Seminars to the AWI community. Since its creation, the Financial Management Team has delivered over 10 seminars to AWI Chapters, AWI National Convention, IWF and AWFS. In 2015, Sebastien was elected into AWI’s Board of Directors, and in 2016 became an Officer ofAWI & QCC, serving as both Director and Treasurer for both organizations.
Sebastien loves to speak to and help AWI members in any way possible, believing that empowered members will create a stronger association and a stronger industry. Although his seminars typically focus on financial management, he often delves into the benefits of open-book management, employee ownership, linking finance and operations, and technology.
Cost: AWI NJ Chapter Member: $200: AWI National Member Only: $200: Non AWIMember: $325Payment Information: All registration payments must bereceived by June 7th in order to participate. Please note that hotelaccommodations are not included with event registration.
Topay by credit card go to payment page complete CC form and fax it to number noted on the form .
Payingby check please make payment out to Architectural Woodwork Institute NewJersey Chapter and mail to: AWI New Jersey Chapter C/O George Reitz President 840 Broad St Emmaus PA 18049
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Our SpeakerThomas (Tom) Paterson is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) who received a B.A. in Safety Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He joined IUP in 2016 serving as a safety and health consultant for the PA / OSHA Consultation Program. Before coming to IUP, Mr. Paterson offered his expertise in Safety & Health, Industrial Hygiene and training experience with various safety & health consulting firms.Mr. Paterson served as a health and safety professional for Bechtel Power as a construction specialist during the construction of the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station and in a corporate position and in a field position with Pennsylvania Electric Company dealing with electric generating plants and the transmission & distribution of electricity. His hands-on experience in welding, pipefitting, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, shipbuilding, heavy construction, airline operations, and extensive electrical utility experience has allowed Mr. Paterson to apply his knowledge and experience to provide workable solutions to safety & health issues. Mr. Paterson is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, National Fire Protection Association,and various local safety & health organizations.Mr. Paterson has 34 years of corporate, management, and field experience associated with a variety of assignments for large and small businesses located throughout the United States. RSVP: by April25, 2016Location: Inn of the Hawk 74S Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530 Phone (609) 397-9555 On:Friday,April 29th, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Fee $35.00 To register please click Register Button or download and fill out PDF form and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.orgOr fax it to: (610) 965-0043
Michael P. Davis
Michael P. Davis has B.A. and M.Ed., University of Massachusetts and a J.D., Emory University. Michael is a shareholder of the large national law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka, where he maintains a construction law practice and represents a wide variety of trade contractors, prime contractors, manufacturers, owners/developers and design professionals. His practice focuses primarily on construction contract disputes in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations throughout the United States...
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Contract language can be unfathomable. If you don’t understand the hidden details, you could commit to an unprofitable project. Protect your rights, preserve your profits! Learn how to negotiate contract terms that protect your interests while satisfying those of Contractors and Owners. You need not lose a project by standing up for your rights...
At: Inn of the Hawk 74 S Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (609) 397-9555
On: Friday, November 13th, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00pm. Please RSVP by 11/6/2015 Fee $35.00