Start Date: 8/15/2018 End Date: 8/15/2018

Rockford Membership Meeting

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Event Location
Prairie Street Brewhouse, Rockford

Attention Zone A & B Contractors!

FCAI will be hosting their annual Rockford General Membership Meeting at the beautiful Prairie Street Brewhouse in Rockford on Wednesday, August 15.


The special guest speakers of the evening are Gary Anderson, founder of Gary W. Anderson Architects, and Jake Castanza, Executive Director of Project First Rate.

Mr. Anderson will be the primary speaker of the evening. His presentation will cover the redevelopment efforts underway in downtown Rockford. He will give an overview of recently completed projects downtown and invite us to consider what future development will look like in Rockford’s urban core.

Mr. Castanza will follow Mr. Anderson’s presentation with a brief discussion on the recent accomplishments and issues facing Project First Rate. He will also address the programs and job training available to members, as well as his recent work with end-users and new members.


5:15 p.m.   Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.   Dinner
6:45 p.m.   Association Business
7:00 p.m.   Special Guest Presentations: Gary Anderson and Jake Castanza
7:45 p.m.   Adjourn


Prairie Street Brewhouse
Malt Room
200 Prairie Street
Rockford, IL 61107

About the Special Guest Speakers
Gary Anderson
- Gary is the founder and a principal architect of Gary W. Anderson Architects. For over 45 years, Gary has earned a reputation for revitalizing and enlivening existing structures in a way that emphasizes their character and charm. Gary has been involved in numerous building projects that have contributed to the revitalization efforts underway in downtown Rockford. Gary has earned the Gold Medal award, the highest honor given by AIA Illinois in recognition of outstanding lifetime service by an AIA member.

Jake Castanza - Jake is the Executive Director of Project First Rate located in Rockford. Project First Rate (PFR) is a partnership between union contractors and union craftsmen to promote quality craftsmanship with pride, integrity, and commitment to the community. Jake is also running as a Democratic candidate for the Illinois General Assembly House of Representatives in the 68th District.

This is a free event, but your RSVP is still needed.

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Start Date: 8/21/2018 5:30 PM End Date: 8/21/2018 7:30 PM

Central Chapter General Membership Meeting

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Event Location
Jonah's Seafood, Peoria


Join the Central Chapter for their General Membership Meeting at Jonah’s Seafood House Tuesday, August 21.

During this meeting, there will be an important discussion regarding the new District Council #30 Painters and Glaziers CBAs by FCAI Board Member and Co-Owner of Vogue Painting Kurt Hand and FCAI Executive Director Mark Palmer. The new DC #30 Painters CBA took effect July 1 and the Glaziers CBA took effect on May 1. For digital versions of both CBAs, visit

5:30 p.m.   Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m.   Dinner
7:00 p.m.   Association Business: Discussion on the changes made to the new  PDC #30 Painters and Glaziers CBA 
7:30 p.m.   Adjourn

Jonah’s Seafood House
2601 N Main Street
East Peoria, IL 61611

This is a free event.

Register Today!

Please RSVP to Bobby Taylor at or by calling 309-208-0701

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Start Date: 9/18/2018 5:00 PM End Date: 9/18/2018 7:30 PM

Central Chapter General Membership Meeting

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Event Location
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw


The Central Chapter Community Care Nomination Night will be held on Tuesday, September 18, at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in Mackinaw; a 20-30 minute drive from the major neighboring towns such as Peoria and Bloomington-Normal.  

The Mackinaw Valley Vineyard has been recognized and awarded by international and national wine competitions over the last several decades. Their tasting room features an amazing 30-mile view overlooking their vast valley and farms. The winery is approximately 15 of the 86 acres of the sprawling countryside; the remaining acreage is designed with walking paths and outdoor decks for guests to enjoy away from the everyday hustle and bustle.  

During this meeting, members will nominate and choose the recipients of the Community Care Program. 

If there is a charity you would like to see receive this donation, please nominate them at this meeting. Every year the Central Chapter gives away thousands of dollars to support local charities in both Peoria and Bloomington. 

5:00 p.m.   Cocktail Reception, Wine Tasting, and time to explore the grounds
6:15 p.m.   Dinner
7:00 p.m.   Association Business
7:30 p.m.   Adjourn

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 IL-9
Mackinaw, IL 61755

Register Today!

Contact Bobby Taylor at or by phone at 309-208-0701.
Please include the names and how many people will be attending.

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Start Date: 9/20/2018 5:00 PM End Date: 9/20/2018 8:30 PM

FCAI Membership Meeting @ Dave & Buster's

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Bring your employees and peers and join us as we host our FCAI Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 20, at Dave and Buster’s in Addison! 

This meeting will include reports on upcoming legislative items presented by IMSCA Executive Director Jessica Newbold; silica testing requirements and initiatives; and an FCA International update by Tony Darkangelo.

For those who have never been to Dave & Buster’s; it is the only place where you can eat, drink, play games, billiards, and watch sports all under one roof.

Every guest will receive a “power card” which allows them to play unlimited video games for free. 

5:00 p.m.   Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.   Dinner
6:45 p.m.   Association Business
7:00 p.m.   Special Guest Speakers: Jessica Newbold, 
Executive Director, IMSCA and Tony Darkangelo, Chief Executive Officer, FCA International
7:30 p.m.   Networking, Billiards, and Play Games

Dave & Buster’s 
1155 N Swift Road
Addison, IL 60101

More About the Speakers:
Jessica Newbold -
Jessica is the Executive Director of the Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) where she represents the interests of the sub-contracting industry at the Illinois state capitol. 

Tony Darkangelo - Tony is the Chief Executive Officer of FCA International. Tony’s experience with contracting, design-build, consulting, and supply has provided perspective and experience value to his current position. He will discuss FCA initiatives in silica testing and report documentation as well as other contractor centric items.

This is a free event, but your RSVP is still needed.

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Register Today!

Start Date: 10/25/2018 End Date: 10/25/2018

Central Chapter Community Care Night

Event Location
Jim's Steakhouse, Peoria

More information available soon.

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