As 2017 comes to a close, we would like to reflect back on another year full of success for NWIBRT and our members! Our list of member companies and associate members continued to grow throughout 2017, annual events like the Awards Banquet, Golf Outing and Business Outlook saw amazing attendance from members and non-members, and we also saw the introduction of several new series of networking events including the Shrimp Boil, Walk & Talks, and Meet & Mingles. There is too much to list here, so visit the NWIBRT News Page to look back at more memories from 2017!  

We have some very exciting things planned for 2018! Announcements are coming soon, so be sure to keep an eye on your mailbox, as well as your inbox! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on NWIBRT happenings. 

 We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year's! We'll see you next year!
Welcome Our New Members from November!
Here are some dates to mark on your 2018 calendar!
  • Jan. 15th - Safety Award Applications Available
  • Feb. 1st - Big Game Party
  • Feb. 16th - Safety Award Applications Due
  • May 10th - Construction Awards Banquet
  • July 20th - NWIBRT Annual Golf Outing
  • Nov. 2nd - Business & Economic Outlook
Check out the full NWIBRT Calendar here. Is your company interested in hosting a Walk & Talk or a Meet & Mingle event? Contact Carl at info@nwibrt.org for more information and to lock in a date!

What's Happening in Our Committees

Safety Committee  collaborated with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) to host the 2017 Winter Safety Seminar on the new SILICA Standard at Purdue University Northwest on December 5th. 

The Seminar was a huge success, bringing in nearly 100 attendees as well as 10 vendors! Speakers included Mike Lindsey of K2 Industrial, Mike Pelz of 1 Source OHS, Brian Rempert of Pekron Consulting, and Paul Desalvo of Occupational Training & Supply Pullman Ermator. 

The next Safety Committee meeting will be held on January 9th. For more information on the Safety Committee, contact Rick Foor.

Business Development & Marketing Committee  will kick off 2018 networking events with a Big Game Party from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on February 1st at CAF. Bring your game face and enjoy food, friends, and football (and cold beer)! Cost will be $25/ticket or $100 for 5 tickets for Members, and $50/ticket or $250 for 5 tickets for Non-Members. For more details or to register, click here!

The next BDMC committee meeting will be held January 11th, for more information on the committee, contact Jocelyn McCray.

Education Committee
 will have their next meeting January 18th. For information about their upcoming programs or more information about their committee, contact Kevin Comerford.

Reliability Committee  will hold their next committee meeting January 10th. For more information on the Reliability Committee, contact Britta Haalboom

BCRC Liaison Committee  has their next regularly-scheduled meeting on January 18th. For information about their upcoming programs or for more information about their committee, please contact Tish Roach.

Upcoming Event    

February 1 - Big Game Party
* 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   * @CAF  *  Register Now!
Upcoming Committee Meetings    

January 9 - Safety Committee Meeting
* 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.   * @CAF  *  RSVP

January 10 - Reliability Committee Meeting
* 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      * @CAF   * RSVP

January 11 - Business Development & Marketing Committee Meeting
* 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. * @CAF     RSVP

January 18 - Education Committee Meeting
* 8:00 a.m. - 10:0 a.m.  * @CAF    RSVP

January 18 - BCRC Liaison Committee Meeting
* 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  * @Building & Construction Resource Center - Portage     RSVP
As a NWIBRT Member...

You may have as many people from your company as you like to participate in our subcommittees, programs, and events. We're always open to hearing your ideas and feedback, you can get in touch with us by sending an email to info@nwibrt.org.

Check our website for the full calendar listings of upcoming events and be sure to keep an eye on our News Section as well!

For more information, contact Carl at info@nwibrt.org or call 219-226-0300.