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Virtual Coffee & Conversation | Planning for the Future

Hosted by ABC of Metro Washington Chair of the Board--Neil Stablow, Senior Vice President at Donohoe Construction Company

 

A virtual series of live, interactive discussions with your fellow members:

Back by popular demand, this new summer series provides a casual gathering for member leaders to discuss their issues and concerns, and to share solutions and guidance on how to tackle difficult problems for now and in planning for the future. We've included an additional element of bringing professionals from different sectors to help answer questions and discuss best practices on the latest trends that impact your business.

These programs are designed for personnel at the C-Suite/Senior Management/Leadership levels.

Complimentary for ABC of Metro Washington Members--Register now for these casual, open “town-hall”-type conversations.

 

Wednesday, July 22, 8:00-9:00 am:

How COVID-19 Has Affected the Design Industry and What That Means for 2021

Zoom in to share, ask questions, and hear professional insight and perspective from invited guests.

  • Francisco Gonzalez, Managing Director & Principal, Gensler
  • Bill Zink, President, Christopher Consultants

Topics include:

  • Impacts on workload, backlog and how the market will be impacted
  • Is it too early or will there be long-term changes from a design perspective due to coronavirus?
  • Which markets are experiencing the most design and permit delays?

Did you miss the July 22 Virtual Coffee & Conversation--How COVID-19 Has Affected Design? Guest, Bill Zink of christopher constultants, provides a brief summary of what was discussed and what's on the horizon. more >


Wednesday, July 29, 8:00-9:00 am:

Maintaining Company Culture in a New Environment

Zoom in to share, ask questions, and hear professional insight and perspective from ABC of Metro Washington members: 

  • Tracy Camponeschi, Coakley & Williams Construction, Director of Human Resources
  • Josh Etter, Foulger-Pratt, Vice President
  • Darry Glick, Dale Carnegie Training
  • Kathy Humm, Harkins Builders, Director of Human Resources

Topics include:

  • How do you maintain company culture during a crisis?
  • How do you handle recruiting and onboarding new employees?
  • How do we keep people as part of the team?


Thursday, July 30, 8:00–9:00 am:

Bonding & Insurance | Latest Trends That Could Impact Your Business

Zoom in to share, ask questions, and hear professional insight and perspective from ABC of Metro Washington members: 

  • Janeen Stone, Senior Risk Manager, DAVIS Construction 
  • Steve Spencer, President, Marsh & McLennan Agency, known locally as Insurance Associates

Topics include:

  • What is happening with the bonding industry since COVID-19, changes and challenges?
  • What are the insurance companies preparing/bracing for with respect to Worker Comp and COVID cases?
  • Overall insurance market pricing going forward
  • Surety company expectations of clients going forward


Wednesday, August 5, 8:00-9:00 am:

Construction Lending

Zoom in to share, ask questions, and hear professional insight and perspective from ABC of Metro Washington members: 

  • Scott Arwood, M&T Bank, Relationship Manager and Eric Goodwin, M&T Bank, Senior Relationship Manager

Topics include:

  • New lender expectations when requesting a loan
  • What banks are advising their clients
  • PPP forgiveness update
  • Current construction lending environment (small business and middle market)


Advance Registration is Required.

Event is held through Zoom. A private Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day prior to the event.