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Welcome New BX Members

 

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Meet Our Leadership Program Participants

 

Luke Gyetvai (Valley Interior Systems, Inc.) headshot Luke Gyetvai, estimator/project manager
Years in the Industry: 5
Valley Interior Systems, Inc.

Rising Leaders

Mark Hasan (Gilbane Building Company) headshot Mark Hasan, project manager
Years in the Industry: 12
Gilbane Building Company

Rising Leaders

Michael Hilty (Converse Electric) headshot Michael Hilty, project manager
Years in the Industry: 2
Converse Electric

Rising Leaders


The Rising Leaders Institute has become one of most sought-after professional development programs in our community. Developed in partnership with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, this is the 14th year for the program, with a class of 30 future industry leaders.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, contact Caroline Whitaker.

BX Directory: The Perfect ‘Social Distancing’ Resource to Reach Your Market

 

Advertising in the BX Membership Directory is more than just visibility – it’s about being connected to the local construction industry.

Concentrate your advertising efforts on the key people who will see your ad and respond to it – that’s the solution for successful, affordable marketing. And that’s where the BX Membership Directory is the source to keep your company visible in central Ohio.

Why do construction professionals choose to advertise in the BX Directory? It’s the BX connection according to one BX member:

“We’re proud to be affiliated with the BX. While there are many opportunities to market our company here in Columbus, none are as targeted as the BX Directory. Our ad hits our industry and is delivered to the markets most relevant to our line of business.”

Make sure your company can be found in the 2021 BX Membership Directory. For information on the advertising opportunities that will work best for your company or to get copy of your Company Information Form, contact Sanda Elkins.

Deadline to return your Company Information Form is June 30.

 

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It’s Time to Reevaluate Your Most Expensive Benefit

 

BX Health Care Program (MEWA)
June 9 | 9 - 10 a.m.

Online (Log-in details will be emailed to registered participants)

REGISTER NOW

Free for employees of BX member firms, but registration is required.


 

Health insurance for employers is one of the most expensive benefits, but it can be pivotal in retaining current employees and recruiting new hires.

Tune in to hear how other BX member companies with 2 – 50 employees are saving money and enhancing their programs by joining a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA).

Join Kelly Newsom and Vince Sowell (Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield) and Dean Stitz (McGohan Brabender) as they address:

  • The basic benefits of the MEWA
  • Choice of plans, from industry-leading consumer-driven health plans to PPO plans
  • The major discounts obtained by ‘stacking’ benefits
  • Administrative benefits of working with one carrier
  • How to receive the most accurate quote

For more information about the BX health care programs, either the MEWA or the Alliance Saver Program for companies with 50+ employees, contact Stacy Sleeper.

BX Young Professionals Virtual Trivia

 

June BXYP: Virtual Trivia
June 11 | 4 - 5 p.m.

Online (Log-in details will be emailed to registered participants)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

$15 per employee of BX member firms
$20 per employee of non-member firms


Join the BXYPs for an exciting hour of virtual trivia! Test your knowledge and compete to win one of three gift cards. Categories will range from fun Columbus facts to pop culture anecdotes.

For more information about this event, contact Caroline Whitaker.

Mastering Virtual Communication Skills

 

Mastering Virtual Meetings & Presentations
June 24 | 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Online (Log-in details will be emailed to registered participants)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

$199 per employee of BX member firms OR $499 per project team
$299 per employee of non-member firms


Communicating virtually will continue to be the new “normal” for construction teams as they manage projects and interview with owners for new work. Don’t let a webcam and the inability to effectively present online derail your success.

Anthony Huey (Reputation Management, LLC) headshotConstruction firms have trusted Anthony Huey (Reputation Management, LLC) to help them prepare for in-person presentations for years. Now, let him help your team prepare for their next virtual presentation or meeting with tips for mastering the online technology and becoming a more effective virtual presenter.

Whether you’re using Zoom, Teams, Skype, Google Hangouts or a multitude of other platforms, this highly-engaging session will make sure you look and sound your best.

Attendees will leave the session with tips on:

  • Avoiding distractions
  • Engaging a virtual audience
  • Team transitions
  • Visual aides
  • Lighting
  • Audio
  • Backgrounds
  • Camera angles
  • and more!

Participants may register individually or take advantage of special project team pricing. Included with your registration, Anthony will provide access to his online skills library for the next three months!

For more information about this course, Contact Deb Murphy.

Post A Job, Get THREE Weeks FREE!

 

 

Take advantage of our summer special and let the BX Job Board help you fill your open positions.

Post your job opening on the BX Job Board, bxjobs.com, now through July 31 and you’ll receive three additional weeks FREE!

Contact Sanda Elkins with any questions.

BX Field Leadership Program Entering 7th Year


BXFlex instructor Mark Breslin (Breslin Strategies) provides the Class of 2020 with tips for coaching and motivating their teams.

2021 APPLICATION

 

This fall, a select group of industry foremen and superintendents will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex). Applications are currently being accepted for the Class of 2021.

Designed to transform top field force managers into high-impact leaders, BXFlex takes place from October through February and features nationally recognized leadership experts. Topics include:

  • From Managing Projects to Leading People
  • Understanding Communication Styles
  • Presentation Skills
  • Business Writing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Time Management
  • Risk Management
  • Coaching and Motivation

It is anticipated these courses will be held in-person at the Builders Exchange, with virtual program alternatives available if needed to comply with the state’s mass gathering restrictions.

To reserve a seat in the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series, or for more information on other BX leadership development programs, contact Deb Murphy.

Meet Our Leadership Program Participants

 

Andrew (Drew) Holderman (Reitter Stucco & Supply Co., Inc.) headshot Andrew (Drew) Holderman, small projects specialist
Years in the Industry: 5
Reitter Stucco & Supply Co., Inc.

Rising Leaders

Madeline Houser (Marker, Inc.) headshot Madeline Houser, proposal & marketing coordinator
Years in the Industry: 1
Marker, Inc.

Rising Leaders

Ross Imwalle (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.) headshot Ross Imwalle, project manager
Years in the Industry: 14
Corna Kokosing Construction Co.

Rising Leaders


The Rising Leaders Institute has become one of most sought-after professional development programs in our community. Developed in partnership with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, this is the 14th year for the program, with a class of 30 future industry leaders.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, contact Caroline Whitaker.

Help Your Community; Franklinton Rising Needs Building Supplies

 

Do you have extra lumber supply from a recent project? Franklinton Rising is looking for building supplies for their current training property at 79 Chicago Ave. in Columbus as they continue to train disadvantaged youth to launch a career in the construction trades, with a grant from the BX Foundation. Currently, the greatest need is for dimensional lumber:

  • 140 – 2 x 8’ x 10’Franklinton Rising logo
  •   24 – 2 x 8’ x 16’
  • 350 – 2 x 4’ x 10’
  •   20 – 2 x 10’ x 10’
  •   40 – 7/16” OSB
  •   50 – ¾” tg OSB

These items are needed through June. Franklinton Rising has a truck for pick-up and can arrange for delivery. Contact Franklinton Rising President Tom Heffner at 614.581.4125 for more information.

The Builders Exchange Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded $165,000 to Franklinton Rising (FR), a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce poverty by changing the trajectory of young, at-risk adults, helping them to become productive citizens and to simultaneously remove blight in the neighborhood west of Columbus, including Franklinton.

The program’s participants are trained in the construction trades while working on new and renovated housing structures in the Franklinton area. At the same time, they’re provided training on life skills and leadership. At the program’s conclusion, the goal is to help participants gain employment in the construction industry, while providing quality housing to local residents.

BX/Best Courier Program: Helping Members Since 1995

There’s a pretty good chance you’re short staffed these days. Why not put your member benefits to use and call BX-endorsed business partner Best Courier to help you out?

Consider Best an extra ‘employee’ to help you deliver construction supplies, blueprints, or even file a permit for you. They will provide a driver and a vehicle to fit your needs for as long as you need them. Best can be your extra set of hands and wheels, and you’ll only pay one flat rate per hour.

Best offers:

  • Best Courier logo20% discount for BX members
  • Online order entry, tracking, reporting and email confirmation of deliveries
  • A variety of delivery options:
    • 60-90-minute
    • 3-hour
    • Scheduled/dedicated (all day driver and vehicle)
    • John Glenn Columbus International Airport
    • Out-of-town
  • A variety of vehicles to fit your need:
    • Cars to deliver blueprints
    • Vans to deliver construction supplies
    • Box trucks that can carry up to 10,000 pounds

Don’t see a service to fit your need? Best will customize their service to fit your specifications! For more information or to receive a quote, contact Marcus Gorman at Best, 614.475.8900.

Join the BXYPs Virtual Trivia Game!

 

June BXYP: Virtual Trivia
June 11 | 4 - 5 p.m.

Online (Log-in details will be emailed to registered participants)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

$15 per employee of BX member firms
$20 per employee of non-member firms


Test your knowledge with the BX Young Professionals during an exciting hour of virtual trivia! Compete to win one of three gift cards. Categories will include Columbus facts, pop culture news, science phenomenon and a special bonus category!

For more information about this event, contact Caroline Whitaker.

Safety Advisory Council – Virtual Q2 Meeting

 

Safety Advisory Council - Q2 Meeting
June 17 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.

Online (Log-in details will be emailed to registered participants)

REGISTER NOW

Free for employees of BX member firms; not available to non-member firms.


Network with your safety community virtually to discuss current construction safety trends and happenings, including how COVID-19 is impacting your jobsites. This quarterly meeting is an informal roundtable discussion, so bring your questions and be ready to talk!

For more information about this program or to submit a question, contact Rosie Leuby.

Local Project Leads

Courtesy of BX Business Services Partner Dodge Data & Analytics

 

Subscribers to the Dodge Global Network have full access to reporting details and plans (if available) for the projects listed. To learn more about accessing this detailed project information, contact Stacy Sleeper.

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