ACEC OKLAHOMA UPDATE
August 5, 2020
In This Update:

  • PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs Newly Released by SBA/Treasury August 4th

  • ACEC OKLAHOMA Board to Meet Thursday, August 27th

  • Congratulation Tricia Hatley!!!!

  • ACEC OKLAHOMA Engineering Excellence Awards Entry Info Now Available

  • Consulting Engineers PAC Summer Sweepstakes

  • ACEC to Host Finance, Human Resources & Information Technology Forums

  • ACEC Coalitions Announce Online Education Summer Series

  • The Future of Engineering Roundtable Series Available On Demand
PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs
Newly Released by SBA/Treasury August 4th
SBA and Treasury released the attached FAQs on PPP loan forgiveness. The document provides answers to questions such as calculation of payroll and non-payroll expenses, and how to determine the amount of owner compensation that is eligible for loan forgiveness.

Katharine Mottley
Vice President, Tax and Regulatory Affairs
ACEC OKLAHOMA Board To Meet August 27th
Virtual Meeting Open To All Members
The ACEC OKLAHOMA Board of Directors regularly scheduled meeting will be held "virtually" on Thursday, August 27th at 9:00am. Normally, this meeting would also include our quarterly General Membership Meeting, but due to COVID restrictions, an in-person meeting is not possible.

With that, all ACEC OKLAHOMA members are invited to "sit in" on the Board meeting to get an update on what's been going on the past couple of months, including our Year-End Financial Report, a report regarding the search for a new President/CEO, and initial plans to begin implementing the new ACEC OKLAHOMA Strategic Plan.

If you would like to participate, send a direct email us at jsullins@acecok.org.
(NOTE - Please do not "Reply" to this....but rather, email us directly. We're found that a "Reply" gets caught in our ISP's spam filter. So please, direct email responses are requested.)

We hope you will join the Board on August 27th at 9:00am.
Congratulations Tricia Hatley,
Freese and Nichols, Oklahoma City,
the new President of the
National Society of Professional Engineers!
ACEC OKLAHOMA
Engineering Excellence Awards Entries Now Open
ACEC OKLAHOMA is now accepting entries for the 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

Entries are due no later than Friday, November 6, 2020. Judging will take place shortly after the entry deadline, after which firms will be notified if their entry is eligible for submission to the ACEC National competition. Deadline for submission to the national competition is Friday, January 8, 2021.

If all goes as planned, winners of the ACEC OKLAHOMA competition will be announced and presented on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the General Membership Meeting and EEA Awards Dinner.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your firm's outstanding projects as well as recognize your clients and the services you provide to them.

We encourage your firm to enter. Click here to download the "Call For Entries" information.
ACEC to Host Finance, Human Resources & Information Technology Forums
ACEC is hosting multiple forums scheduled for September 14-15, 2020 at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. The Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology Forums are all two-day workshops and each forum carries 10 PDHs. The programs go from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on September 14 and from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on September 15. Click on the links below for more details on each forum and to register.

ACEC Finance Forum: Register now for the ACEC Finance Forum - Two days of peer-to-peer learning, open discussion, problem-solving, and networking with your fellow finance professionals. Act fast - Early bird registration ends 7/31: REGISTER.

ACEC Human Resources Forum: Register now for the ACEC HR Forum - Two days of open discussion, problem-solving, and networking with your fellow HR professionals. Act fast - Early bird registration ends 7/31: REGISTER.

ACEC Information Technology Forum: Register now for the ACEC IT Forum - Two days of peer-to-peer information sharing, open discussion, problem-solving, and networking with your fellow IT professionals. Act fast - Early bird registration ends 7/31: REGISTER.
Consulting Engineers PAC Summer Sweepstakes
With the 2020 elections just around the corner, your PAC Trustees have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming elections, and we wanted to give you a quick update on upcoming events.

First, there will be a “Voting Members” meeting of Consulting Engineers PAC on Friday, August 21st, at which time we will be discussing races in the 2020 General Election in which the PAC might or should be involved. Please mark your calendar now for Friday, August 21st at 11:30am. While we hope this will be an “in person” meeting, it may have to be a “Zoom” meeting. 

Second, since we have not been able to hold any “in person” ACEC OKLAHOMA meetings since March, we’ve missed several PAC fundraising opportunities. So, the Trustees have decided to hold a “Summer Sweepstakes” (click here or image above) offering a Grand Prize of $500, with Second and Third place prizes of $300 and $100 respectively. One entry per each $50.00 contributed; 6 entries for $250.00

To contribute with your PERSONAL credit card, click here. Or, send your PERSONAL check to Consulting Engineers PAC, c/o ACEC OKLAHOMA, 220 N.E. 28th St. Suite 135, Oklahoma City, OK , 73105
ACEC Coalitions Announce Online Education Summer Series
The ACEC Coalitions will host a series of online sessions of a variety of top-of-mind issues on August 6-7, 2020.

ACEC’s advocacy team will provide a Capitol Hill update.

Virtual roundtables will address project delivery, digital signature, 3D design, and more.

Industry experts will lead breakout session on risk management, BIM 360 usage, and contract language.

The sessions will run from 1:00 to 3:30 pm ET on August 6 and from 11:00 am to 2:15 pm ET on August 7.

To register for the program, click here. Registration is free for Coalition members.

For more information, contact Heather Talbert at 202.682.4377 or htalbert@acec.org.
The Future of Engineering Roundtable Series On Demand
The ACEC Research Institute developed a series of roundtable discussions to explore solutions to tackle major financial obstacles, seek proactive approaches to predict uncertain future, and pursue strategies to remove barriers to create that future. For a replay of each session, click on the links below.

Roundtable Sessions Available On Demand:

James F. Sullins, CAE
President & CEO
220 N.E. 28th Street, Suite 135
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 525-7696
Cell: (405) 826-6481
Fax: (405) 557-1820
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