WHAT DO YOU PREFER? – Many of our contractors work closely with our ELECTRI partners - Border States, Graybar, Mayer, Sonepar and Wesco. Now, we can help them. Distributors want to be sure they have the right options in place to meet your business needs. They want to know how you reach out to your distributors to order a part, get a spec sheet, or check ship dates. ELECTRI and NECA are working closely with the National Association of Electrical Distributors on a special project: Contractors: Purchasing and Inquiry Preferences. Working together, we can make progress on the critical matter of supply challenges impacting all electrical contractors and your industry partners.
Let us know your preferences by completing this five-minute survey. Click here for the link. Feel free to forward the survey link to others in your company who should take part as well. For any questions, please contact Erika TenEyck at NAED. Thank you for your participation!
10 IS THE NUMBER – Our thanks to ELECTRI’s Program Review Committee, guided by Kellie Holland, for its outstanding work to select the research proposals to present to Council for your discussion and vote at our January meeting. Written proposals and videos will be sent out in advance for your review. Please make sure to register now for our Scottsdale meeting. Here’s the link. Your recommendations and your perspective will be essential to a good research portfolio for 2023.
PLAY IT AGAIN – Many people have commented on the good take-away advice from our November programs. We hope you will share these sessions with your own teams.
Materials Management Best Practices Outside of the Gate – November Council Room
Here’s the link.
Best Practices for Internships Here’s the link.
Con Tech & Coffee Here’s the link.
FIGURE OUT THE PROJECT LIFECYCLE - ELECTRI’s next Council Room (December 6 at 3PM Eastern) will provide an overview of NECA Innovation’s Project Lifecycle. Jonathan Marsh of Steel Toe Consulting is guiding the NECA Innovation Task force on Project Lifecycle. For the benefit of our Council members plus your company leaders and project managers, Jonathan will:
Ø discuss the value of process mapping for the industry and for your individual business
Ø review the rules that make process mapping valuable
Ø identify the pitfalls that can cause process mapping efforts to fail
Click here to review Project Lifecycle before the session. A Zoom invite is listed below:
Topic: ELECTRI December Council Room Session - Project Lifecycle
Time: Dec 6, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION – Our NECA colleague, Tauhira Ali, Executive Director of Industry Innovation, has been selected as one of 2023’s Top 20 under 40 by Engineering News-Record. Each year, ENR recognizes the best of construction’s next generation. Congratulations Tauhira!
IT’S TIME – ELECTRI is excited to let you know that registration is now open for their January 17 – 19, 2023 Council Meeting at the world-famous Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please click here to register for the meeting. Be sure to make your hotel reservation by December 16th in order to get the group rate. A reminder for the industry partner Council members – Please limit company attendance to three staff members.
ELECTRI MONITORS IT ALL – In addition to delivering all of ELECTRI’s outstanding initiatives, the Foundation also takes close care with its finances. Each fiscal year, ELECTRI goes through a comprehensive audit of its assets and expenditures. Click here to review this year’s Report to Stakeholders.
WELCOME CHAMPION – The ELECTRI Council extends its thanks and a Champion-level welcome to Border States Electric for increasing its commitment to ELECTRI by $100,000.
TWO DOWN AND ONE TO GO –Click here for Monday’s (11/14/22) outstanding Council Room on Materials Management Best Practices Outside of the Gate.
ALWAYS THINKING - Karen Bazela, Siemens Regional Sales Director, is enthusiastic about the opportunities and challenges of being a company leader. Her favorite advice? “A leader knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” Click here for our Think Like A Leader conversation with Karen Bazela.
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