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Start Date: 2/6/2020 4:00 PM End Date: 2/6/2020 7:00 PM

FCAI Anti-Harassment Seminar - For Management (Peoria Location)

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Event Location
Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino, East Peoria

The State of Illinois now requires ALL EMPLOYEES to attend annual training!

On Thursday, February 6th, FCAI will be hosting an Anti-Harassment Seminar for all FCAI Central Chapter Contractor Members who fill the roles as Supervisors, Managers, Business Owners, and any office personnel. This seminar will be held at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in East Peoria.

The State of Illinois recently created a NEW LAW mandating ANNUAL anti-harassment training for ALL employers and ALL employees beginning in 2020. While the focus of the mandate is on sexual harassment, all forms of illegal harassment and discrimination should be discussed. 

The training requires certain subjects and topics to be identified and discussed. Please join Management-Side Labor & Employment Attorney Jeffrey A. Risch of SmithAmundsen LLC, for what is sure to be a lively discussion on what SUPERVISORS, MANAGERS, and BUSINESS OWNERS must know and do in lock-step with this mandate.  

Topics to be discussed include:  

  • Individual responsibilities to know, and potential liabilities to avoid;
  • What is unlawful harassment and discrimination under local, state, and federal laws;
  • Available rights and remedies under applicable laws;
  • Internal anti-harassment policies, as well as complaint mechanisms and related investigations designed to prevent and remediate inappropriate conduct; and
  • Other timely legal developments related to harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

The PDC #30 is required by law to train all PDC #30 employees.

4:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception & Appetizers
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Anti-Harassment Seminar

Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino
Plaza Room
21 Blackjack Blvd
East Peoria, IL 61611

This is a FREE event.

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Start Date: 2/13/2020 7:00 AM End Date: 2/13/2020 11:00 AM

Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors Seminar

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Event Location
FCAI Office, Aurora

Comprehensive Training on How to Identify if an Employee is Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol

FCAI will be hosting the important and pertinent seminar - Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors on Thursday, February 13, at the FCAI Office in Aurora. 

With the legalization of marijuana, it is important that all supervisors, managers, owners, and other personnel who oversee employees, receive this training and know the proper reasonable suspicion process. 

This training is required by DOT (Department of Transportation) and many lawyers recommend the same training for all supervisors (and/or other personnel who oversee employees) that might be asked to assess an employee to determine if a reasonable suspicion drug and/or alcohol test should be conducted.
This seminar will include the following training:

  • 60 minutes of training on the symptoms of alcohol abuse
  • 60 minutes of training on the symptoms of controlled substances use
  • Teach supervisors (and/or other personnel who oversee employees) to identify circumstances and indicators that may create reasonable suspicion that a worker is using or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, supporting referral of an employee for testing
  • Regulatory requirements regarding reasonable suspicion determination
  • The reasonable suspicion process (observe, confirm, document, confront, test)
  • How to approach a worker (techniques to use to ease tense situations)
  • How to handle difficult situations when confronting workers
  • Documenting observed behavior
  • What happens after testing?
  • The warning signs of alcohol misuse and drug abuse and what you should look for when determining reasonable suspicion
  • The effects of alcohol and drugs on the body

Upon completion of the class, each participant will receive a completion certificate.

7:00 a.m.   Breakfast & Networking 
8:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.   Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors Seminar

FCAI Office
1991 W Downer Place 
Suite A
Aurora, IL 60506

This is a free event.

About the Presenter - Steve Stetson
Steve is the Manager of DSP Safety Services, a division of DSP Insurance Services, Inc. and has worked in the insurance field since 1990. Steve’s current role is to provide high-end safety services for contractors and other industries in the Chicago area. These services consist of facility inspections, program development, employee training, and presentations to management.

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Start Date: 2/18/2020 5:30 PM End Date: 2/18/2020 7:30 PM

Central Chapter Annual Membership Meeting & Council Elections

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Event Location
Jonah's Seafood, Peoria


The Central Chapter Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18th, at Jonah’s Seafood House in East Peoria. 

The election for 2020 Council Members will take place during this meeting. The Council is looking to fill two Contractor Council Member positions and one Associate Council Member position. 

To be considered for a Central Chapter Council Member position, the contractor member must be an employer in “good standing” and current with all the funds. Both Contractor and Associate members must have their office located within the boundaries of “Zone C” to be eligible to serve on the council. The Contractor Council Member position is a three-year term. The Associate Council Member is a one-year term. 

Current Council Members up for re-election at this meeting are the following:
Ken James Ober Jr., Elite Painting
Brian Wright, Bedrock Painting
Chris Vespa, Federated Insurance

Nominations for either position must be sent to Jami Fischer at by February 1st.

5:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:00 p.m.  Association Business
Association Report
Council Elections 

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


Contact Jami Fischer at or by calling 309-634-1737

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Start Date: 2/20/2020 5:00 PM End Date: 2/20/2020 8:15 PM

FCAI Annual Membership Meeting w/ Special Guest Brendan McDonough

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Event Location
Maggiano's Little Italy, Naperville


Join FCAI for their Annual Membership Meeting on February 20, at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Naperville! The special guest speaker of the evening will be Granite Mountain Hotshot Lone Survivor - Brendan McDonough.

About Special Guest Speaker - Brendan McDonough:
Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their superintendent, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the crew, and seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough. 

Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough–“Donut” as he’d been dubbed by his team–served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. 

The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. 

Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since the 9/11 attacks.

The story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots came to the silver screen with the release of Only the Brave in October 2017. The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, stars Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, and Jennifer Connelly. McDonough was portrayed by Miles Teller.

5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Association Business:
Association News 
Association Fund Reports
FCAI Board Member Elections
The following are nominated for FCAI Board Member: 
Roy Dennis, Midwest Decorating
Kurt Hand, Vogue Painting
Kelley Oates, KOJA Construction
Matt Anderson, Anderson Moran Construction
FCAI Excellence in the Industry Awards Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Brendan McDonough
8:15 p.m. Adjourn

This is a free event. 

Maggiano’s Little Italy 
1847 Freedom Drive, Naperville, IL 60563

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Start Date: 3/25/2020 End Date: 3/25/2020

Central Chapter General Membership Meeting

Event Location
Tin Lizard, Par-A-Dice Hotel

More information available soon.

Start Date: 3/26/2020 End Date: 3/26/2020

FCAI Contractor Safety Seminar

Event Location
Pinstripes, Oak Brook

More information available soon.

Start Date: 4/16/2020 End Date: 4/16/2020

FCAI Supplier Trade Show

Event Location
Harry Caray's/The Westin Hotel

More information available soon.

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