The SWCA has been busy at work this year and it’s hard to believe 2018 is half over. What has the SWCA been up to this year?

As many know, we launched the Construction Executive Summit this February. The one-day conference had 4 keynote speakers and 12 breakout sessions. Attendees received six continuing education credits. The event drew more than 235 guests, representing more than 75 companies. The magnitude of the event also attracted 26 sponsors… it was a GREAT event! Join us at the next Construction Executive Summit in February of 2019.

In March, the SWCA launched its first Contractor Connection, which was hosted by PBS Engineering and discussed major projects the firm has opening for bid this year. This was another great event, drawing a diverse crowd of 40+ people.

New this year, the SWCA has reduced the frequency of its staple networking event, Thirsty Third Thursday. Since doing so, we have seen a large increase in attendance, specifically among contractor members.

The SWCA has been organizing the volunteers for Dozer Day for many years. This year’s Dozer Day was described as a success as 20,000 event-goers came to ride heavy machinery and receive a free copy of SWCA’s children’s book, Nick: In the Driver’s Seat. Thanks to a grant from Workforce Southwest Washington, the SWCA was able to print and give away 5,000 copies of this short story and coloring book to children at Dozer Day and local elementary schools.

Both the Eric Sander Memorial Trap Shoot and the SWCA 42nd Annual Golf Tournament are almost SOLD OUT. What a great accomplishment for the association to have their events filled a month to two months ahead of time.

Finally, this week we welcomed a new employee to the SWCA staff: Courtney McNabb. Courtney is the new Plan Center Manager. She will be responsible for working with our plan center developer to transform our plan center into a top-notch service for our members. We are committed to building this service to be the best it can be before the downturn strikes.

We look forward to a busy summer and fall. Stay tuned for what’s to come next from the SWCA.