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Start Date: 7/24/2018 5:30 PM End Date: 7/24/2018 7:45 PM

Central Chapter General Membership Meeting & Scholarship Award Ceremony

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Event Location
Lariat Steakhouse, Peoria


Join the Central Chapter for their General Membership Meeting and Scholarship Award Ceremony Tuesday, July 24, at the Lariat Steakhouse in Peoria.

This is sure to be a special evening, as the winners of the first Central Chapter Scholarship will be in attendance to receive their award. Special guest speaker Kevin Carter, former PALM/TRICON Executive Director and motivational speaker, will lead the evening with a presentation on the importance of education and a guide for succeeding in life and the workplace.  

Dinner and drinks will be provided. All Contractor and Associate Members are encouraged to attend.


5:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m.    Dinner
7:00 p.m.    Association Business
7:15 p.m.    Special Guest Speaker: Kevin Carter
7:35 p.m.    Scholarship Award Ceremony
7:45 p.m.    Adjourn

Lariat Steakhouse
2232 West Glen Ave
Peoria, IL 61614

This is a free event.

To Register:


Please contact Bobby Taylor by email at or by calling 309-208-0701

About Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter is a Ziglar Legacy Certified motivational speaker, trainer, and personal coach, attaining these certifications in Plano, Texas at the world-famous Zig Ziglar Institute. In 1976, he began his career is in the construction industry as a laborer, and became a superintendent, for 25 years, supervising such projects as the Par-a Dice Hotel in East Peoria, IL, and the Peoria Chiefs Ball Park (completed in 10 months at a cost of $16,000,000) in Peoria, IL. 

He retired in 2017 as the Executive Director of PALM (Peoria Area Labor Management Council) and TRICON (Tri-County Construction Labor Management Council). Kevin regularly gives presentations to various educational facilities and private organizations. His presentations on leadership, communication, work ethic, and his “The $ecret to $ucce$$” presentation have been given to students of all ages, to give them a guide to success.

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Start Date: 7/25/2018 10:00 AM End Date: 7/25/2018 11:00 AM

WEBINAR: OSHA Silica Rule Update: Compliance & Air Monitoring/Product Testing

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Attention All Owners, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Superintendents, Safety Directors, and Administrators! 

Date: Wednesday, July 25

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Topic:  OSHA Silica Rule UPDATE: Compliance & Air 
Monitoring/Product Testing including FCA Testing Initiatives

Presenters:  Bill Hanson, President of Innovative Risk Management and Robert Weaver, Eastern Region Vice President of FCA International

Why it’s Important to Participate:
As OSHA’s enforcement of rule (29 C.F.R. 1926.1153) Respirable Crystalline Silica continues to gain momentum, it is important for contractors to stay knowledgeable and compliant to avoid being cited. Bill Hanson, President of Innovative Risk Management, will discuss the different compliance options contractors have, such as Table 1 and Objective Data, and will answer any questions on which option would be best for your jobsites.

Our second presenter Bob Weaver, Eastern Region Vice President of FCA International, will discuss FCA’s current research on product testing and air monitoring that is helping develop an objective data database to support contractors in their silica air monitoring requirements.

Topics to be Discussed:
• (29 C.F.R. 1926.1153) Respirable Crystalline Silica
• Table 1
• Objective Data
• FCA International’s current research on silica product testing and air monitoring

There is no cost to participate.

About the Speakers:

Bill Hanson
Bill Hanson is President of Innovative Risk Management and is a loss control specialist with years of experience in implementing new programs to reduce losses and costs, assisting with the development of new training programs, and claims management.

Robert (Bob) Weaver
Bob Weaver has served as FCA International’s Eastern Region Vice President since 2010. Bob is FCA’s liaison for its Painting & Wallcovering Committee as well as its Drywall Finishing committee, and he has helped lead FCA’s silica initiative. He has over 30 years of industry experience, having previously served as a president and CEO of a signatory drywall company, as well as holding senior management positions at AMES Taping Tools.

*Once you have registered for the webinar, you will be emailed instructions on how to log-in and a telephone number. You have the option of listening to the program through your computer speakers (no telephone needed), or dial the telephone number for the audio portion. For questions please contact Shannon at

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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 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 our 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.

Register Today!

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Start Date: 8/21/2018 End Date: 8/21/2018

Central Chapter General Membership Meeting

Event Location
Jonah's Seafood, Peoria

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Start Date: 9/18/2018 End Date: 9/18/2018

Central Chapter General Membership Meeting

Event Location
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

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Start Date: 9/20/2018 End Date: 9/20/2018

FCAI Membership Meeting @ Dave & Buster's


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

Central Chapter Community Care Night

Event Location
Jim's Steakhouse, Peoria

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