James and Michelle James, James Enterprise, Inc.
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The AGC Nebraska Staff spent the last week of March in Grapevine, TX, at the AGC of America National Convention. We attended sessions related to memberships, workforce development, Culture of CARE, professional development, and NCCER partnership.
One of our focuses for 2022 is to bring back our chapter's FLC, and we were able to gain great insight into best practices in Texas. Katie and Carly met with the Austin Chapter's CLC Chair, who shared their successes and challenges. In addition, Carly attended a breakout session that three college seniors in construction management led. They spoke to the importance of culture at a company, even above pay and benefits. We are confident that having a successful FLC at our chapter will serve as a vital member benefit to attract and maintain the next generation of workers.
The fun side of this Convention included great networking opportunities, live armadillos, and plenty of beer. Seems about right. Sheila and Carly met many of the other Chapter Executives that Katie has had long-standing relationships with. Our Keynote Speaker from the Nebraska Convention, Shannon McKain, was able to meet us for dinner one night since she lives in the Dallas area. It was great to see so many familiar and new faces.