MARCH 8, 2021
GBCA Member Spotlight
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Women in Construction Week, March 7-13, 2021
This week, we are spotlighting some of the women who own and operate construction businesses in the Philadelphia region. Follow our social media daily spotlights this week, check out our full list WBE GBCA member companies, and keep reading today's newsletter to learn more about how women are impacting the construction industry.
Lauren Hanan Provides Perspective on Women in Construction
GBCA's Director of Marketing & Communications, Lauren Hanan, shares with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia how the construction industry can ensure women's roles in the workforce today and in the future.
Spring Micro Membership Dinners
April 15, April 29, May 10, May 20
GBCA will host four Spring Micro Membership Dinners. Members are invited to dinner and cocktails in an outdoor setting, featuring remarks from GBCA Board Members.

Each dinner is limited to 30 attendees. Members may only register for one dinner and a maximum of two attendees, to ensure social distancing and proper COVID-19 safety protocols.

When you register, you'll be asked to select one of the dates listed below.
Thursday, April 15: Radnor Valley Country Club
  • Remarks by Emily Bittenbender, Managing Partner, Bittenbender Construction, LP

Thursday, April 29: Pomme Radnor
  • Remarks by Michael K. Armento, Senior Vice President, Torcon, Inc.

Monday, May 10: Flourtown Country Club
  • Remarks by Joseph P. Clearkin, Vice President, James J. Clearkin, Inc.

Thursday, May 20: Normandy Farm
  • Remarks by Craig Melograno, President, PDM Constructors
Thank You Spring Micro Membership Dinners Sponsors!
For sponsorship opportunities, please click on the registration button above, or contact Anne Liberto at
COVID-19 Tip of the Week
Keep up the efforts to mitigate the viruses, such as wearing masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene. Because of these efforts and increased vaccinations, new COVID-19 cases are declining. Because of these, Pennsylvania's COVID-19 restrictions have been revised, notably increases to occupancy for venues and elimination of out-of-state travel restrictions.
COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar: What You Need to Know Now
April 6, 10am - 11am, ONLINE
Join us for a webinar about COVID-19 vaccination policies and protocols, proof of vaccination, employee exemptions or refusals, incentivizing vaccines, and additional tips surrounding the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines.
Stay up-to-date with news and resources about COVID-19 at GBCA's COVID-19 Updates webpage.
CLC Coffee Chat: Mack Stulb, LF Driscoll
March 25, 9am - 10am, ONLINE
Mack Stulb, President of LF Driscoll will join us for an informal coffee chat for emerging construction professionals. Find out how this construction leader got to where he is today!
Drexel University Graduate Virtual Open House
March 13, 11am - 1:30pm, ONLINE
Learn more about Drexel University’s graduate programs, including its Master’s Degree in Construction Management, at its Graduate Virtual Open House.
NEXT WEEK: OSHA 30 Training Course
March 15-18, 7:30am - 4:00m, Med-Tex Services
The OSHA 30 Training Course provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry.
More Upcoming GBCA Events
Women in Construction Week: The Band is Back
March 9, 9am - 10am, ONLINE
Last year, a group of female business leaders came together for Women in Construction Week, hosted by Skanska. Now, the “band is back” to discuss what has changed, implications of COVID-19 on the female workforce, advice for women in male-dominated fields, and much more.
GBCA Safety Resources
March is National Ladder Safety Month. Click below for a toolbox talk about choosing and using the correct ladder for the job.
GBCA is supporting OSHA's Focus Four Campaign, OSHA's training efforts to stop fatalities on jobsites.
In March, we will be featuring resources about Electrocution Hazards.
Working with Electricity and Power Tools
GBCA & OSHA Electrocution Hazards Toolbox Talks
Med-Tex Services Offers Competent Person For Safety at Heights Training
March 25 & 26, Med-Tex Services
Med-Tex Services, Inc. is offering a Competent Person for Safety at Heights course in March 2021.
National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents in Construction
CPWR and the NORA Construction Sector Council will be leading the second annual Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents in Construction on April 26, 2021.
AGC Accepting Workforce Development Scholarship Applications
The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction.
EAS Carpenters Assistant EST Michael Hand Retires
GBCA wishes Michael Hand, Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, a happy retirement! It has been a pleasure and honor to work with Mr. Hand over the years.
Patricia Zugibe Becomes Holt Construction’s First Female CEO
Holt Construction Corp. has named Patricia Zugibe as CEO. She is the first woman to lead the firm in its over 100 year history.
The Quest for Quality: A Certified Solution
Drexel University’s Construction Management Program and the Architectural Glass Institute produced a new documentary film, focusing on the glazing industry and the North American Contractor Certification Program.
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