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Updated: 10/13/2017

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Three BX Board Candidates Presented for Approval at the 125th BX Annual Meeting

 

BX Annual Meeting
Nov. 16 (5 - 8 p.m.)
The Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N. High St.)

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The Builders Exchange Board Nominating Committee will introduce three approved candidates for open positions on the board at the 2017 BX Annual Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16. Their terms will be for two years, from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2019. The three candidates represent a wealth of service to the Builders Exchange, the industry and the community. They are:


Chris Converse (Converse Electric)Chris Converse   |   Converse Electric

Chris Converse is president of Converse Electric, a position he’s held since 2010. A third-generation owner of the firm, Chris started his career in the commercial construction industry nearly 20 years ago as a helper in the field. Seeking his first term on the BX Board, he is a graduate of both the BX Rising Leaders Institute and the BX Executive Leadership Experience. He has served as a BX Scholarship trustee, a BX Craftsmanship judge and been a Champion for the Rising Leaders Institute. Chris is also involved in the industry through the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. and is a member of the Conway Center for Family Business. In the community, Chris volunteers at the Ronald McDonald house and for the Boy Scouts of America


Jay Jacobsmeyer (Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC)Jay Jacobsmeyer   |   Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC

Seeking his second term on the BX board, Jay is Chief Operation Officer for Pepper Construction Co. of Ohio. The St. Louis native has been working in construction for nearly 30 years, having earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri. Jay was a member of the inaugural class of the BX Executive Leadership Experience. He has been a BX “Idea Exchange” group member, and a speaker in local schools for the Exchange’s Student Outreach Program promoting construction careers. In the community, Jay serves as a senior vice president on the executive committee of the Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is a cub master and has also volunteered for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement and the American Cancer Society.


Greg Schmitt (Lincoln Construction, Inc.)Greg Schmitt   |   Lincoln Construction, Inc.

Greg Schmitt is president of Lincoln Construction, Inc. and has been in the commercial construction industry for more than a decade. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Vanderbilt University. Seeking his fourth term on the BX Board, Greg was a board member of the Builders Exchange Foundation from 2010 to 2012. He served on the planning committees for both the BX Rising Leaders Institute and the BX Executive Leadership Experience. He also served as a BX Craftsmanship judge and BX Safety award board liaison. Greg is also involved in the industry as a board member of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and is a member of the Conway Center for Family Business.

 


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Managers or Leaders: Which Do You Consider Your Field Force?


Leadership on the Jobsite
Nov. 7. 9, 14 & 15 (4 - 6 p.m.)

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$360 for BX member firms
$460 for non-members
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Today's field force (superintendents, foreman, project managers) are expected to be leaders. The BX course Leadership on the Jobsite will help them understand what it means to be a leader and how to apply leadership in the field. 

Attendees will gain knowledge of  the essentials of leadership and the challenges that come with holding a leadership position from local industry experts, Dwight McCabe (The McCabe Companies), Jim Negron (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.) and Randy Sleeper (Bruner Corp.).

Course topics include:

  • Leadership and motivation
  • Managing diversity
  • Leading vs. Managing
  • Challenges of leadership
  • Leadership styles

For more information about this course, contact Jenna Wojdacz.

 

Course Instructors

Dwight McCabe (The McCabe Companies)Dwight McCabe
The McCabe Companies

Dwight is currently president of The McCabe Companies, a real estate development firm he began in 2007. He has more than 35 years of experience in the architectural, construction and development industries.

 

Jim Negron (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.)Jim Negron
Corna Kokosing Construction Co.

Jim is currently executive vice president of Corna Kokosing Construction Co. He has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, holding various positions including carpenter, foreman, superintendent, operations manager and division manager.

 

Randy Sleeper (Bruner Corp.)Randy Sleeper
Bruner Corp.

Randy is currently the CEO of Bruner Corp. and has more than 35 years of experience working in the construction industry.

November BX LEED: Energy Audits


Nov. LEED: Energy Audits
Nov. 10 (8 – 9 a.m.)

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$15 for BX member firms
$30 for non-members
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Join us for a presentation by Justin Kale, CEM (Energility, LLC) and learn how energy audits can benefit owners, whether they are deployed in the pre-build stage or for a long-existing structure.

Buildings, like energy audits, come in many shapes and sizes. Green buildings are always the right size. Whether performing a new design or reviewing existing building operations, an energy audit can help commercial building owners understand the performance of their buildings and lower their cost of operations. That is a one-size-fits-all outcome.

This meeting is pending approval for 1 CE hour from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and 1 LU credit from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). For more information about this meeting, contact Jenna Wojdacz.

Trust the BX for the BWC Required DFSP Training You Need

 

DFSP Employee Education
Nov. 9 (8 - 9 a.m.)

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$40 BX member firms
$60 non-members

DFSP Supervisor Training
Nov. 9 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

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$60 BX member firms
$80 non-members

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With drug abuse on the rise, especially in Ohio, it has never been more important to make sure your staff knows and understands your company’s expectations when it comes to a drug-free work environment.

Once your employees and supervisors attend a DFSP training class and review your company’s specific policy, there will be no question where your company stands when it comes to drug and substance abuse. Both the employee and supervisor classes meet the annual training requirements of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP).

In addition to the Nov. 9 classes, BX instructors are available to train your company at your facility (or ours) on a day that is convenient for you, and at special pricing. This is a great way to get all of your training done in one shot and save your company time and money.  

For more information about DFSP training, contact Lisa Graham.

Are You Looking for Employees?

 

Job openings posted on the BX Job Board during September were seen by more than 2,300 visitors. Was your job opening there?

It’s easy to post a job opening:

  • Go to www.bxjobs.com
  • Complete the fill-in-the-blank form
  • Click “submit to BX”
That’s it – your next employee may be just a click away! Contact Sanda Elkins with any questions.

The Needs of Your Millennial Workforce

 

Choosing the Right Benefits for Your Millennial Workforce
Oct. 24 (8 – 10 a.m.)

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$39 for BX members
$50 for non-members
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Up to 80% of millennials are participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans, and participation is likely to rise, making now the time to examine your plan and ensure all employees have the right solutions.

The newest generation of workers has distinct attitudes and behaviors that employers and their advisors should consider when designing retirement plans, building investment menus and developing an education strategy.

Join Brian Hanna (Everhart Advisors) for the program Choosing the Right Benefits for Your Millennial Workforce. You’ll learn how to successfully attract, engage and educate your workforce as it relates to saving for retirement.

For more information about this program, contact Deb Murphy.

   About the Presenter:

Brian Hanna headshotBrian Hanna is vice president and senior retirement plan consultant for Everhart Advisors. He leads a team of plan consultants and relationship managers in serving the unique needs of retirement plan sponsors. Hanna is the co-author of the recently released book “The 401(k) Owner’s Manual—A Blueprint for Building and Maintaining an Elite 401(k) Plan for Your Employees.”

First Aid Training for Construction Teams


Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Nov. 7 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

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$45 for BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$65 for BX member firms
$95 for non-members
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OSHA requires that employers respond to an emergency situation within a “reasonable” amount of time, which is interpreted to mean between 3 to 4 minutes. With the average EMS response time of 9 to 11 minutes, simply calling 9-1-1 isn’t going to cut it.

Prepare your employees to respond to emergencies they could face on the jobsite with this Standard First Aid/CPR/AED course. Upon completion, participants will be ready to bridge the response time gap.

For more information or to schedule a company-specific class, contact Shane Van Bibber.