Weekly News & Updates
Mark your calendars & plan to attend these terrific events!
ASA OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
Be sure to take a few minutes to read about the latest information happening in our chapter in the October 2018 Newseltter!
 
Gardner Law
KILLER CONTRACTS SEMINAR
Oct 31, 2018
Due to the high demand and the current industry issues occurring, we’ve changed venues to accommodate more attendees. The new location for the seminar will be Ridout Barrett’s office, located at 922 Isom Rd.

Construction contracts are increasingly drafted with complicated terms that are more harmful than they may appear, and Texas courts will enforce the dire consequences of these agreements. It's a common misconception that if a contract seems horrifically one-sided then it will not be enforceable due to it being "unfair," but that's not the case. Join Bethany & Tom as they explain the terms and contract language that create most of the legal problems, as well as give you guidance and tips on how to modify your future agreements to better protect yourself and your company.
 
Wednesday, October 31
9am - 12pm
Ridout Barrett
ASA Member $40 / Non-Members $50
**SEATING IS LIMITED**
 
SPOOKTACULAR COSTUME CONTEST
Oct 31, 2018
 
Is your office getting ready for some Halloween fun? Are you ready to show off your team’s creativity? Plan out your idea & dress up together. Then on Wednesday, October 31st email a photo to the ASA office. The ASA Membership Committee will deliver a special surprise to the winners on Thurs, Nov 1st
 
CONTESTS:
MOST COHESIVE COMPANY
(Company chooses one theme & dresses in themed idea together)
 
BEST COMPANY BRANDING
(Creatively dress up based on your company's trade)
ELECTION DAY
Nov 6, 2018
Your vote matters! Let your voice be heard!

SAFETY UPDATE
Nov 8, 2018
Do you want to help change the safety culture of the San Antonio Construction industry? Join the ASA Safety Committee! Lunch Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month. Contact Jennifer in the ASA Office to join.
 
Who should attend?
If you have a safety manager in your company, they NEED to attend attend this meeting to hear the latest updates from OSHA and trends in the industry.
  
If you do not have a safety manager in your company, you NEED to have someone attend this meeting to hear the latest updates from OSHA and trends in the industry.
 
Thurs Nov 8, 2018
11:30am
Office of ESC Safety Consultants
  
**Contact Jennifer to join the committee!**
LUNCH & LEARN: Tax Reform Update
Nov 13, 2018
By now, most everyone has heard the pros and cons debated repeatedly regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which was passed late last year. The act was intended to spur economic growth and job creation through reduction of the tax burden. However, there are still questions for small businesses, especially contractors, to consider. Are you still wondering how the decrease in tax rates will impact you in your business? We will answer many of your most pressing questions in this presentation. Please join us for answers to your most pressing tax reform questions as a business owner.
 
Thurs Nov 13, 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm
Ridout Barrett's Office
ASA Member $25 / Non-Members $40

 
LUNCH & LEARN: EMR
Nov 15, 2018
During this session you will learn the key factors of experience rating and gain valuable insight into how losses impact the experience modifier, how the EMR affects your company's bottom line, and we will also discuss how you can manage your experience rating modifier and steps you can take to create a culture of safety in your workplace.
 
Thurs Nov 15, 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm
ESC Safety Consultants' Office
ASA Member $20 / Non-Members $35

 
WT
MEMBERSHIP MIXER
Nov 15, 2018
Join us after work for great night networking with the BEST subs in the industry!
  
Thurs Nov 15, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Alamo Cafe on 281
 


 
Thank you to our November mixer sponsor!

 
GENERAL MEETING
Nov 27, 2018
The holidays are a time of fun, family & festivities - but unfortunately, it can also be a time of unseen dangers, and careless actions can dampen jovial spirits. Join us to hear Officer McDonald discuss holiday safety for the home, while shopping, and tips to keep you and your family safe and secure.

Tues Nov 27, 2018
11:30am - 1pm
The Petroleum Club of SA
$30 - ASA Members & Annual Sponsors
$50 - Non Members

 
CONSTRUCT A KIDS CHRISTMAS
Dec 6, 2018
It is that time of year again! Discounted “Early Registration” pricing ends Wednesday, October 31st for the 18th Annual Construct A Kid’s Christmas Gala – sign up today!!! Last year we had more than 1,200 attendees from the San Antonio Construction Industry in attendance….we would LOVE for your company to be represented again this year! Sponsorships and reserved tables are still available.
  
Thurs Dec 6, 2018
6pm - 10pm
Freeman Expo Hall
 
SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendars to attend the best ASA Events of the year!  
 
Feb 1 - ASA Hockey Night
Feb 28 - 24th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards
May 10 - Annual Subfest & BBQ Cook-Off
June 21-22 - Annual Fishing Tournament, Drifters in Rockport TX
Other Industry Events
2018 San Antonio Construction Industry Conference
Thurs, Nov. 1
Click here for more information & to register to participate.

*Discount for ASA Members*
Dodge Ball Showdown
Boy Scouts of America
Friday, Nov 30
Click here for more information & to register to participate.