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Updated: 6/22/2017

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Promoting Careers in Construction to Central Ohio Students


More than 89,000 central Ohio students have learned about the construction industry through the BX Outreach Program since it began in 1993. The program is presented by BX members – professionals in careers ranging from architecture, to construction management, to skilled trades; and our goal is to interest young people, boys and girls, in construction-related jobs they may never have previously considered.

The Exchange is always seeking volunteers willing to serve as Outreach speakers. This opportunity will allow you to share the responsibility of educating tomorrow’s workforce and is a great way for members, especially young managers, to get involved and make a difference.

It’s as easy as you make it. Presentations occur during the school year and you volunteer when it fits your schedule – whether it’s once a year or several times a month. In teams of two, speakers present the structured 35-minute program which includes a video and team building exercise.

Isn’t it time you became a BX Outreach volunteer? A small portion of your time can make a huge impact on the industry’s future. For more information or to become involved with the program, contact Pam Austin.

Add to Your Bidder’s Invitation List!


Hundreds of BX members are utilizing the BX/Dodge PlanRoom to locate projects in and around Columbus.

General contractors, owners and developers are encouraged to add to their bidder’s invitation list in order to expand the PlanRoom to make it more valuable to all BX members. Once an invitation is received, the project will be placed in the BX/Dodge PlanRoom so that all of BX members can view the project. Non-BX members can also submit plans and specs.

If you are a BX member and have not yet set up your complimentary PlanRoom account, contact Lisa Graham today!

Meet Pat Simpson

Superintendent, Jess Howard Electric Co.
Years in the industry: 28

“I’m glad my employer provided me the opportunity to participate in the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series. I learned new communication skills in a fun and informative environment.”

The BX Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex) is a five-month, eight-session program designed to transform top field force managers into high-impact leaders. The Class of 2017 is the third year for the program, with 32 field leaders from BX member firms.

Applications for the BXFlex Class of 2018 are now online. For more information about the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series, contact Deb Murphy.

Meet Dan Tyburski

Project Manager, Turner Construction Co.
Years in the industry: 10

“I hope to gain an expanded knowledge and perception of the construction industry in central Ohio through the Rising Leaders Program. This program will also help me increase my professional network and establish life-long relationships with the future leaders of our area."

The Rising Leaders Institute (RLI), is an intensive, 12-session program focused on building management skills and business knowledge of high potential individuals, and preparing them to serve as the future leaders of the construction industry. The class of 2017 is the Institute’s 11th year as a prestigious leadership program with a curriculum developed for the BX by The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, or to be part of the Class of 2018, contact Jenna Wojdacz.

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Have You Tried the BX Job Board?

Are you looking for an estimator, someone to work in the warehouse or maybe a safety supervisor?  

Take advantage of our summer special and let the BX Job Board help you fill those job openings. All you have to do is post your job opening on the BX Job Board,, now through July 31 and you will automatically receive two additional weeks FREE!

Contact Sanda Elkins with any questions.

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Register Now for the BXYP Golf Outing!


BXYP Golf Outing
Thursday, Sept. 21 (9:30 a.m. Shotgun Start)


Foursome - $500; Individual - $125
Foursome/Hole Sponsor Combo - $600
To receive a refund, cancellation requests must be received by Sept. 7.

Don’t miss the annual BX Young Professionals Golf Outing at the Golf Club of Dublin. Register early and make sure to take advantage of the many sponsorship opportunities available.

For more information on this event or the sponsorship opportunities, contact Kayleigh Gustafson.