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Women in Construction Week: Brunch & Beyond 3/6 HR

Women in Construction Week: Brunch & Beyond 3/6 HR

WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK: BRUNCH & BEYOND
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | 10:30AM – 12:30PM
This year’s Women in Construction (WIC) Week theme, ‘Keys to the Future’, celebrates the strength and knowledge of women and the vital role they play in shaping the future of the construction industry. To celebrate, ABC-VA’s Inclusion Diversity & Merit committee, along with NAWIC’s Greater Tidewater Chapter, are hosting a brunch filled with networking, guest speakers, and a special appearance by the City of Norfolk Mayor’s office to announce the city’s formal proclamation of this year’s Women in Construction Week! This event is open to the public—any gender, any age, any profession, students, members & non-members of NAWIC or ABC, etc. are welcome to attend.

SPEAKERS
Noteworthy speakers TBA soon!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Event Sponsor $250 – includes one (1) comped registration, signage at event, logo/name on marketing materials
Select during registration or email Rachel Fronius to sponsor!

SPONSORS – THANK YOU!  
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LOCATION
Town Point Club
101 W Main St Suite 300, Norfolk, VA 23510

COST
ABC-VA & NAWIC Members: $35
Non-members: $45
Includes plated brunch

CANCELLATIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS POLICY
Cancellations must be made within 48 hours for a full refund. Substitutions are welcome at any time if the originally registered individual(s) can no longer attend.

Questions?
Please contact Rachel Fronius

Construction Inclusion Week: The Basics of Advancing Diversity in the Construction Industry 10/18 HR **SOLD OUT!**

CONSTRUCTION INCLUSION WEEK: THE BASICS OF ADVANCING DIVERSITY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
**SOLD OUT!!**
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 4:00PM – 6:00PM  |  DOWNLOAD FLYER

The ABC-VA Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee invites you to a fun and educational networking event during Construction Inclusion Week at The Hive in Virginia Beach on October 18. Topics of discussion include:

  • Q&A with Bryan Jones, President of Construction and Partner with Hourigan, focusing on how his firm began their efforts to implement their Diversity & Inclusion program and how you can replicate
  • Learn why supplier diversity is critical to the growth and success of the construction industry. Representatives from Virginia’s SBSD will join us
  • How you may already be advancing diversity and inclusion and new strategies to cultivate a more inclusive culture

SPEAKER
Bryan Jones, President of Construction and Partner with Hourigan
Bryan joined the firm in 2016 with an impressive record of national leadership positions, including the role of president for a supply chain logistics firm and an e-commerce retail business. During his tenure, Bryan led strategic planning efforts, oversaw enhancements to the workplace culture, and helped each company successfully transition to the next stage of growth.

A decorated veteran, Bryan previously served in logistics management as a Supply Corps Officer after his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in mechanical engineering. He received his master’s degree in management from the Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to his appointment as President, Bryan served as Chief Administrative Officer at Hourigan. Under his leadership, the firm has received numerous awards including ENR’s 2021 Mid-Atlantic Contractor of the Year, a 2022 Top 400 National Contractor and Fortune’s 2022 Best Workplaces in Construction™.

Bryan’s people-first approach also extends into the community where he has served on the board of the Virginia Council of CEOs and as chair of the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Currently, he serves on the Regional Leadership Circle for Greater Richmond Partnership and as a board member for First Tee of Greater Richmond. His active community involvement is indicative of his strong desire to make a difference. Bryan is also a volunteer baseball, basketball, and softball coach. Both on and off the field, he excels in personnel management, logistics, and strategic planning. He’s also actively involved in the lives of his children, Peyton and Ryleigh, and his wife of over 25 years, Stephanie.

LOCATION
The Hive
140 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

COST
No cost for members

CANCELLATIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS POLICY
Cancellations must be made within 48 hours for a full refund. Substitutions are welcome at any time if the originally registered individual(s) can no longer attend.

Questions?
Please contact Rachel Fronius

Embracing Equity: Celebrating Women in Construction Week 3/8 HR

Embracing Equity: Celebrating Women in Construction Week 3/8 HR

EMBRACING EQUITY: CELEBRATING WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK 2023
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 5:00PM – 7:30PM
Join us for networking and discussion on topics like understanding what the “equity” in Inclusion, Diversity & Equity means in the construction industry, and its role within the industry.

SPEAKERS
Keynote – Irma Wehmeyer, Division Manager, hth companies, inc. (ABC Heart of America Diversity Committee member, Women’s Diversity Resource Group Leader)
Q&A Host – Jamie Vanek, President, Etolin Strait Development Group (Bestselling author, Buried in Business)

LOCATION
The Westin Town Center
4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

COST
ABC-VA & NAWIC Members: $25
Includes appetizers and two (2) drink tickets

CANCELLATIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS POLICY
Cancellations must be made within 48 hours for a full refund. Substitutions are welcome at any time if the originally registered individual(s) can no longer attend.

Questions?
Please contact Jamie Carrow