Start Date: 8/16/2017 5:00 PM End Date: 8/16/2017 7:30 PM

Rockford General Membership Meeting & CBA Discussion

Event Location
Prairie Street Brewhouse, Rockford

Attention Rockford-Area Contractors! 


On Wednesday, August 16, FCAI will host their annual Rockford Membership Meeting at the beautiful Prairie Street Brewhouse in Rockford. 

This membership meeting will be particularly important to Rockford-area contractors as the three presenters of the evening play a significant role in the area’s construction climate: the three special guest speakers are Tom McNamara, newly-elected mayor of Rockford; Glen Turpoff, former Executive Director of the Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association (NIBCA); and Jake Castanza, Executive Director of Project First Rate. 


There will also be an important roundtable discussion where contractors are invited to share their opinions, ideas, and concerns on changes they would like to see in the new CBA for 2018. These discussions will be used to formulate a strategy when entering negotiations with PDC #30 early next year. We represent you! Let your voice be heard!   


5:00 p.m. CBA Roundtable Discussion - Newly Added!
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Association Business
7:15 p.m. Special Guest Presentations

Prairie Street Brewhouse
200 Prairie Street
Rockford, IL 61107

 This is a free event. 


Topics to be Discussed

Tom McNamara

Newly-Elected Rockford Mayor
Mr. McNamara will discuss Rockford’s upcoming initiatives and the city’s support for various construction projects. He will speak on the importance of a well-educated, well-trained, and safe union workforce. He will also address the latest news on other recent Rockford activities. 

Glen Turpoff 
Former Executive Director, Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association (NIBCA)
Mr. Turpoff will examine the ten future trends in construction. He will also touch upon topics such as complex financing and public/private ventures.

Jake Castanza
Executive Director, Project First Rate
Mr. Castanza will discuss the recent accomplishments and issues facing Project First Rate, as well as the programs and job training available to members. He will also report on his recent work with end-users and new members.

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


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