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Start Date: 7/23/2019 5:30 PM End Date: 7/23/2019 8:00 PM

Central Chapter Scholarship Awards Night

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Event Location
Lariat Steakhouse, Peoria

Recognizing those individuals receiving the Central Chapter Scholarship  

On Tuesday, July 23, there will be a special celebratory evening dedicated to the selected students chosen to receive the Central Chapter Scholarship at the Lariat Club in Peoria.

Congratulations to the three students selected: Taylor Turpen, Mackenzie Hess, and Sarah Sutton as they will be awarded their scholarships during the evening ceremony. 

The special guest speaker of the evening will be Kristy Wolfe, a Professor at Bradley University. She has been teaching at Bradley since 2008 and will be discussing leadership.

5:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m.    Dinner
7:15 p.m.    Association Business
7:30 p.m.    Special Guest Speaker: Kristy Wolfe
7:50 p.m.   Scholarship Award Ceremony
8:00 p.m.    Adjourn

Lariat Steakhouse
2232 W Glen Ave
Peoria, IL 61614

More about Kristy Wolfe:
Ms. Wolfe is a Professor at Bradley University and has been since 2008. She teaches an array of studies in the construction field including, but not limited to: estimating, productivity improvement, labor unions, efficient planning methods, and managing a multi-generational workforce.

She started her construction career with the United States Army Corps of Engineers where she served 8 years. She has also served in a variety of positions 
at Caterpillar.


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

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Start Date: 8/8/2019 2:00 PM End Date: 8/8/2019 3:00 PM

WEBINAR: Recreational Marijuana & the Construction Industry

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What are the legal and workplace risks for employers and how to diminish the impact of legalized recreational marijuana

Time:   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Topic:   Recreational Marijuana & the Construction Industry

Presenter:   Jeff Risch, Labor & Employment Chairperson at SmithAmundsen LLC

Who Should Attend:
Company Owners, Chief Executive Officers, Vice Presidents, Superintendents, Supervisors, Project Managers, and Office Staff

What You Will Learn:
Beginning January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“Act”), will allow adults (21+) to possess and consume cannabis. The Act has considerable employment pitfalls for Construction Industry employers. As a consequence, drug testing without any evidence of impairment in the workplace will open the door for legal challenges. This timely webinar, presented by Jeffrey Risch, Labor and Employment Attorney with SmithAmundsen LLC, will go over the legal risks for Illinois Employers starting January 1, 2020, and what can be done to try and diminish the impact of recreational marijuana.

During this webinar, the following key issues will be covered:

  • Adopting and enforcing drug-free workplace policies
  • Drug testing practices and options forward
  • Best practices to protect your workplace
  • And more!

There is no cost to participate.

About the Speaker:
Jeff Risch - Jeff serves as the Chair of Smith Amundsen’s expansive management-side Labor & Employment Practice Group headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Jeff represents employers in jurisdictions and before administrative tribunals throughout the United States. Jeff provides employment and traditional labor law counsel to several trade associations, including the FCAI.  

Jeff has also recently contributed to labor and employment law stories produced by several recognized media outlets such as NPR, Fox News Chicago,, the Daily Herald, and the Chicago Tribune. Jeff is regularly recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in the field of Labor & Employment Law. Jeff has been elected to The Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law - Management: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Register Today!

Please note: You must complete the registration process to participate in this webinar. Once you register, you will be emailed instructions on how to log-in by web and telephone along with an access code. For more information, please contact Shannon at

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Start Date: 8/21/2019 5:30 PM End Date: 8/21/2019 8:00 PM

Central Chapter General Membership Meeting

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Event Location
Pere Marquette, Peoria

Special Guest Speaker:
Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis

Topic of Discussion:
Peoria’s Current and Future Construction Climate

The Central Chapter will be hosting their August General Membership Meeting at the Pere Marquette in Peoria on Wednesday, August 21. The special guest of the evening will be Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis who will discuss the city’s current and future construction climate.

5:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m.    Dinner
7:15 p.m.    Association Business
7:30 p.m.    Special Guest Speaker: Mayor Jim Ardis
7:50 p.m.    Adjourn

Pere Marquette
501 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602

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Start Date: 9/19/2019 5:30 PM End Date: 9/19/2019 8:00 PM

FCAI Membership Meeting with Special Guest Kevin Butler

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Event Location
Ditka's Restaurant, Oakbrook Terrace

Special Guest Speaker:
1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champion - Kevin Butler

FCAI will be hosting their second membership meeting of the year on September 19, at Ditka’s Restaurant in Oakbrook Terrace. What better way to network with fellow contractors then over football, drinks, and food!

Our special guest speaker of the evening is Kevin Butler, Placekicker for the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX Champion team. It will be interesting to hear his story and his thoughts on last year’s Bears final playoff game field goal fiasco. Come with questions and bring your favorite memorabilia to have signed!

5:30 p.m.     Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.     Dinner
7:00 p.m.     Association Business & Fund Reports
7:15 p.m.     Special Guest Speaker: Kevin Butler
8:00 p.m.     Adjourn

Ditka’s Restaurant
2 Mid America Plaza
Suite 100
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

More About Kevin Butler:
In his 11 seasons with the Bears, Butler became the team’s all-time leading scorer with 1,116 points, easily surpassing the old record of 750 points held by Walter Payton. Butler held that record until  2015 when it was broken by kicker Robbie Gould. Butler was part of the 1985 Chicago Bears team who won Super Bowl XX. He set a rookie scoring record with 144 points on 31 field goals and all of his 51 extra point attempts and kicking three field goals in the Super Bowl. 


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This is a free event, but your RSVP is still needed. Members please feel free to invite your employees and office staff.

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Start Date: 10/25/2019 End Date: 10/25/2019

Clay Shooting & Pistol Challenge

Event Location
Coon Creek Hunt Club, Garden Prairie

2 Sessions - Morning & Afternoon

More information available soon.

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