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November 2014
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Superintendent Certificate Program

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EDUCATION

11/7, 14, 21, Dec 5

 OSHA 30 HR 

8:00am - 4:30pm 

Concord, NH

Jay Fitzpatrick, Worksafe New England

 

 

11/12 & 19

OSHA 10 HR 

7:30am - 1:00pm 

Upper Valley

Brad Ferland, 

TMH Safety Consulting and Training

 

 

11/13

SUPER: Jobsite Leadership and Communication 

3:30pm - 6:00pm 

Concord, NH

Dan Stover, ABC NH/VT

Anna DeBattiste, Tango Training 

 

 
REGISTER

11/19 - begins

SERVE - Concord 

Four sessions 

7:30am - 10:00am 

Concord, NH

Candice Benson, Benson Consulting

 


 
Full 2014 Calendar

ABC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP



Click Here for upcoming
YPG Events

NEXT EVENT... 

 

 Bowling Tournament  

to benefit  

Building Dreams for Marines  


Thursday, November 13

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)


Merrimack Ten Pin 
698 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Click HERE for more information and to register!


 
ABC LEADERSHIP OFFERS PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
Are you Interested?

 

   

ABC's Board of Directors is comprised of equal representation of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and associate members. All Board members have an equal voice and work hard to share perspectives, establish consensus and lead ABC.  

 

Each year through the natural progression

of Officers and Directors, a couple of vacancies need to be filled. It is important the Nominations

Committee makes members aware of the nominations process and request any member who may be interested in serving on ABC's Board of Directors to contact the Chapter Office.  


We can provide further information with details about the process and the commitment and

responsibilities to interested members. If you would like information about participation as an ABC leader, please contact Mark Holden, mholden@abcnhvt.org, 603 226 4789. Your interest in leadership will be appreciated and is important to the continued success of ABC.

 

All past and present board members provide their unique perspective and valuable insight to the leadership process, and they have all received common benefits from their participation as industry leaders. For a summary of comments about their experience as ABC leaders Click HERE.

 


ABC ANNOUNCES NEW GROUP AUTO AND HOME INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES

  

We're pleased to announce the availability of the Group Met Life Auto and Home program, now available. The program is available for members and it allows their employees to take advantage of group discounts for personal auto coverage, homeowners insurance, boat, recreational vehicles and personal umbrella coverage. It is only available to ABC members and their employees. This is a voluntary employee benefit from the employer which can provide meaningful savings for employees. There is even a tenure discount which gives additional credits for an employee's length of employment. Watch your ABC communications for further details, including an 800 number and website for quotes.  

   

ANNUAL WAGE AND BENEFIT SURVEY DATA COLLECTED

 

The NH/VT ABC Chapter is now collecting data for its annual Wage & Benefit survey. The survey can be completed online this year; it is very user friendly and a quick easy process! Click HERE to complete survey and please help ABC help you by participating.  

 

If you are not the correct company contact to complete the survey, please forward the survey to the correct contact. This year the survey results will be more important than ever! Due to low survey response and insufficient data, last year survey results were not published.

 

This anonymous survey is the only one of its kind available in our area. The survey data is extremely important to members' efforts to understand current wage and benefit practices and to maintain competitive practices to attract and retain quality employees.  

 

In addition to ABC Members, the results are made available to owners who may be purchasing construction services and are subjected to union campaigns that include inaccurate statements about merit shop wage and benefit practices. The survey results provide factual data to counter the anecdotal references made by union representatives. The survey results are also used in the legislative arena and other public policy decision making forums to provide documented evidence of the wage and benefit practices of merit shop contractors.  

 

Survey questions have been changed to gather more specific information concerning health care benefits. The cost of health care and the impact of the Affordable Health Care Act is a major concern for all members and the survey results will provide valuable insight.   

WOODSTOCK INN, NOVEMBER 20 - UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NH DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY  

 

 

Join us  in the heart of NH's White Mountains!

 

Oktoberfest continues in November at the Woodstock Brewery...Join us for a great evening of networking and business development. Hear about upcoming construction projects scheduled for the Univeristy System of NH while sampling some of the Brewery's famous brews and enjoy bratwursts, soft-baked pretzels, and many other delicious offerings to satisfy your hunger!

Click HERE for more information

EXCELLENCE HONORED AT ANNUAL FALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EVENT

 



ABC members and other industry professionals gathered together at the 2014 Fall Business Development event, featuring the 15th Annual Excellence In Construction Awards ceremony, Thursday, October 23rd, at the Capitol Center for the Arts, in Concord NH. All attendees enjoyed a festive reception and great networking following the annual awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!! 

Click HERE for a list of winners!
Click HERE to view photos from event. (use abcexcellence for access code).

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THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS:

Platinum Sponsors:
ABC Self Insured Group Trust for WC
Meridian Construction Corporation
Sapphire Consulting, LLC

Gold Sponsors:
Caprioli Painting, Inc / CPI Floor Coatings
DECCO, Inc
Infantine/Cross Insurance Inc.
Interstate Electrical Services Corp.
Methuen Construction Co., Inc.
Nathan Wechsler & Co., CPA
North Branch Construction, Inc.
PROCON
Resource Options, Inc.
The Rowley Agency, Inc.
White Diamond Painting, LLC

Silver Sponsor:
Secondwind Water Systems, Inc.

Media Sponsor
New Hampshire Business Review

EIC Banner Sponsor:
Saymore Trophy Company

EIC Badge Sponsor:
WELCH SIGNAGE and Digital Graphics

Sign Sponsor:
Signarama of Concord

 

DISPLAY YOUR SUPPORT FOR FREEDOM IN THE WORKPLACE

FREE ABC logo stickers for your vehicles, job site, and hard-hats!


 

 

ABC members are again reminded that ABC logo stickers are available for FREE. The stickers are available for job site signs, vehicles, office and trailer windows, tool boxes, hard hats and other applications. ABC encourages all members to display the ABC logo and to show your support for merit shop construction.  

 

We want all purchasers of construction services to recognize the logo, understand what ABC stands for and to ask contractors "are you a member of ABC?" and if not, "why not?" Stickers are available in 2-inch, 6-inch, 11-inch and 20-inch sizes. Also, ABC can provide logos and stats to your printer to put on your letterhead and other printed items.  

 

Call the ABC Chapter Office or click HERE to obtain an ABC logo order form. 

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities NOW available!  


Click HERE to view 2015 Calendar of Events & Advertising opportunities. *NEW This Year* Website Advertising!

 

Become a Premier Sponsor for 2015!

Click HERE for more information.  

 

Don't see something you like? Let us customize a package just for you! 

 
SAVE THE DATE...
30th Annual Meeting



Thursday, January 29
LaBelle Winery, Amherst NH 

 





Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing more than 24,000 merit shop construction and construction related firms in 70 chapters across the United States. For more info, email: info@abc.org.


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