July 9, 2021
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Legislative Sessions Recap
 
In case you missed it last week, you can view AGC's 2021 Post-Legislative Sessions Summary here.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION NEWS
What's Under the Hard Hat?
Addressing Mental Health in Construction with a Respectful Workplace Culture

AGC CEO Tim Worke and Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Yolanda McIntosh were featured in this article on the importance of establishing a respectful, caring culture in the workplace.
GENERAL NEWS
AGC of America / Autodesk Workforce Survey
 
As the pandemic continues to ebb and the economy bounces back, AGC of America is seeking to understand the current state of the construction labor market, and also gauge how supply chain problems and materials price spikes are impacting the industry. Your input will better equip AGC to advocate for measures to help the industry’s labor needs in both the short- and long-term.
 
Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey. Thank you!
Nominations Open for Jeff Jensen Safety Award
 
The Jeff Jensen Memorial Construction Safety Excellence Award ​​was established by AGC of Minnesota in 2003 following the untimely and early death of Jeff Jensen, the third-generation owner of J.R. Jensen & Son, Inc. This annual award for superior efforts and results in jobsite safety honors Jeff's unfailing commitment to safety in the workplace.

Nominations are open for awards to be given for 2020 work hours and safety records. Awards will be presented in 3 categories: Category I (0 – 149,999 hours), Category II (150,000 – 299,999 hours), and Category III (300,000+ hours).

Last Year's Award Recipients:
Category I
Category II
Category III
EDUCATION & EVENTS
Join AGC Members in Duluth

Join the AGC Board of Directors and staff on July 22 at Pier B Resort in Duluth for first post-pandemic member event!

Like the United States, Minnesota’s economy is recovering robustly from the pandemic, but progress in construction has been far more uneven. Meanwhile, a host of congressional and regulatory initiatives forecast very mixed impacts on contractors and their workforce.
Ken Simonson, AGC of America's Chief Economist, will cover the current national and state outlook for construction project types, materials costs and availability, and labor.

AGC will also provide an update regarding recent legislative developments and other association business, and there will be plenty of time for open discussion with members.

Join AGC and MBEX for a Saints Game

All AGC members are invited to join AGC Leadership Blueprint Alumni and the Minnesota Builders Exchange (MBEX) Young Professionals for a St. Paul Saints game on Wednesday, August 4 when the Saints take on the Louisville Bats at CHS Field in St. Paul.


Thank you to our first event sponsor,
Bituminous Roadways, Inc.!
Golf Sold Out; Sponsorships Still Available

We're looking forward to seeing you on August 6 at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood!

There are still ways to promote your company through sponsoring breakfast or lunch or donating to our raffle and contest hole prizes!

Contact Lisa Larson for sponsorship information.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor,
Larkin Hoffman!
2021-22 Leadership Blueprint Cohort Accepting Nominations

AGC's professional development series for the emerging leaders in construction management kicks off in November with a new cohort! The upcoming schedule and nomination form can be found here.

Leadership Blueprint educator Ken Bradford will leave participants with the ability to:

  • Address groups comfortably and convincingly
  • Remember names
  • Organize thoughts
  • Increase listening skills
  • Apply leadership principles for working with others
  • Reduce conflicts and lower stress
  • Discover keys to building teamwork and morale
  • Lead better meetings
  • Improve customer service
  • Develop more confidence
2021 Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Join us on September 15 at Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club for our annual fundraiser! Funds raised are used for scholarships for students pursuing degrees in the construction industry.

Get all the details and register here.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor,
RDO Equipment Co.!
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