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Services: What We Do


We gather monthly to fulfill our mission by 1) providing information, resources and education to our members; 2) advocating for our members within the industry and with our politicians; and 3) educating our youth and the public to join and work in the construction industry. Below is a list of recent speakers at our meetings and events.

September 2017 General Body Meeting
September 2017 Lunch and Learn

Cash Flow and Access to Capital

Michael Dinkins, former Chief Financial Officer, Independent board member and Speaker

October 2017 General Body Meeting

Working with the Illinois Tollway

Gustavo Giraldo, Chief of Diversity and Strategic Development at Illinois State Highway Toll Authority

October 2017 Lunch and Learn

Learning from your Lawyer

Briana Billingslea, The Law Office of Briana Billingslea and Lorence Slutzky, The Law Office of Lorence H. Slutzky, Ltd.

November 2017 General Body Meeting

Membership elected the slate of Officers for 2018

Shon Harris shared information that was presented by himself and Kendra at the Turner School of Construction

Membership had an open discussion to share their industry concerns specific to their businesses 

January 2018 Lunch and Learn

Topic: GC / Subcontractor Relationships

Todd Pressley, Co-Principal & Vice President at Ujamaa Construction, Inc.

February 2018  General Body Meeting

Smart City Monitoring and Controls by Ron Barrett and Tom Whitcomb, Trinity Technology Services Inc.

March 2018  General Body Meeting

Turner Construction Project with University of Chicago Pamyla Fountain Brown

April 2018  General Body Meeting

Meet The Trades outreach Fair - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134, the Chicago Laborers, the CHICAGO WOMEN IN TRADES, Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, and the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)



Working with the University of Illinois

Sharla Roberts Director of Procurement Diversity, University of Illinois Administration, Office of Procurement Diversity – OBFS

Dale J. Morrison, Esq. Procurement Diversity Coordinator, University of Illinois Administration, Office of Procurement Diversity – OBFS

Matthew H. Cooper, President, Community Insurance Center

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