We found more photos, including of the winning foursomes and other winners, from the LMC's 2014 Craig Whitaker IBEW Local 124 Golf Tournament at Oakwood Country Club. They are in the album at the left, 2014 Golf Tournament.
Greg Davey is the new Labor and Employment Relations Director at the Builders' Association. He comes to the Builders' from McAnany Van Cleave and Phillips. Rita Cortes will continue to work with the Builders' in her new role as a shareholder at Siegfried & Bingham.
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, past LMC Co-Chair, threw out the first pitch at the Royals game Saturday. And Robbie Makinen, who serves with Mike on the LMC Board representing Jackson County, received well-deserved front page attention from the Kansas City Star this morning for his efforts as chair of the (LMC member) Kansas City Area Transportation Authority enhance its service.
Congratulations to the Rockhurst University Helzberg School of Management (where the LMC is based) for being ranked #18 in Management and #25 in International Business undergraduate programs nationwide by US News and World Report. The Management MBA is ranked 20th in the nation as well.
Congrats to Brett Gordan and Pat McCown for being selected to sit in the Buck O'Neill Legacy seat at last night's marathon Kansas City Royals game. The founders of McCownGordon Construction were picked for their charitable activities. The firm is currently in its 15 Days of Giving campaign.
The LMC is pleased to welcome International Builders & Consultants, Inc. to membership. IBC is a commercial carpentry contractor, led by its dynamic founder and president Brandy McCombs. We look forward to the participation and leadership that IBC and Brandy will bring.
International Builders & Consultants, Inc.
Brandy McCombs, President
20804 E 49th Ter Ct S
Blue Springs, MO 64015
(816) 220-0812; fax 295-0668; email@example.com; www.ibcinc.biz
Congrats to Matt Mauer, Kansas City Fire Department Battalion Chief and Mid-Level Leadership Program graduate, for representing the department at the Kansas City Royals recognition of first responders on 9/11 at last night's game. Matt's on-field appearance proved the highlight of the game!
A reminder: Applications for the 2014-15 Mid-Level Leadership Program are due Sept. 15. If you plan to apply but cannot get paperwork completed by then or still need an application form, please contact the LMC.
Construction Industry Steering Team Summary of Minutes
8 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, Builders’ Association Training Center
Attending: Sam Alpert, Tina Amelung, Mike Bell, KC Borden, Richard Bruce, Greg Chastain, Dave Coleman, Rita Cortes, Brian Dietz, Allen Dillingham, David Earley, Griffin Goetz, Don Greenwell, Scott Hoisington, Joe Hudson, Craig Hydeman, Erica Jenkins, Dennis Joyce, Kevin King, Rocky Kloth, Angela Lancia, Greg Lever, Bill Livingston, Joe Maderak, Alise Martiny, Gus Meyer, Mark Myhrman, Kevin O’Neill, Rick Riley, Patton Roark, Kevin Sexton, John Stewart, Reggie Thomas, John Tompson, Colleen White, Les Williams II, Linda Winter, Bob Jacobi.
•Introductions and thanks to the Builders’ Association for hosting, especially Don Greenwell, Christine Connors, Richard Bruce and Erica Jenkins.
•This committee was meeting on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, in this building. The committee had a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the attacks and the subsequent responses.
•The Missouri General Assembly veto session is nearing a close. The only vetoed bill the committee had a position on, relating to data center incentives, was not brought up for an override.
•NICE is moving forward with an expanded board, iBuild being planned for April 14, 2015 and expanded high school programs. Construction industry speakers are needed for opportunities with students, for example, PREP-KC Career Jumping Days at Grandview (Sept. 16), Harmon (Oct. 3) and Center (Nov. 6) high schools. Contact NICE to volunteer.
•BOMA is sponsoring a codes conference Oct. 16 bringing area building and fire codes administrators together with industry to discuss enforcement of codes.
•Application deadline is Sept. 15 for the LMC’s Mid-Level Leadership Program at Rockhurst University, and sponsorships are available for the LMC’s Public Officials Reception Oct. 9 at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
•The next committee meeting will return to the regular time and location: 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9 at Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
•M/S/C to adjourn for the Investment Summit.
*Western MO & KS Laborers Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament, Sept. 12
*SIOR Day, Sept. 18, KC Convention Hall Grand Ballroom
•The purpose is to inform trustees, advisors and other decision-makers of local Taft-Hartley and other funds of investment opportunities that provide outstanding returns and of potential investment sources for Kansas City-region projects. Alise Martiny and Don Greenwell noted the opportunities for creating area jobs while making profitable investments.
•Presentation by Griffin Goetz, Director of Institutional Sales, Ullico. He highlighted three Ullico vehicles: J for Jobs, Working America Fund and Ullico Infrastructure Fund. Each has made and/or is researching investment opportunities in Kansas City regional projects and has some area funds as investors.
•Presentation by John Stewart, President of Capital Mortgage Management, Inc.; Patton Roark, Richmond Capital Management, and Angelo Lancia, Lancia Consulting Group, LLC. They explained the ProLoan Fund, its return history and the many area projects it is investing in or researching.
•Presenter business cards and additional information are available from the LMC.
•A future presentation by AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust will be made at a Construction Industry Committee meeting.
Reminder that the Construction Industry Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 11, at noon at the Builders' Association Training Center in North Kansas City. At 1 p.m. following regular business there will be an Investment Summit. RSVPs are requested for the lunch count. In October the committee resumes its regular meeting time of 8 a.m. at Mark One Electric Co., Inc. on the second Thursday
Congratulations to Alise Martiny, LMC secretary, Mid-Level Leadership graduate and business manager for the Greater KC Building & Construction Trades, and Kevin Sexton, past LMC co-chair, business manager for Plasterers' & Cement Masons Local 518 and president of the Building Trades, for their recognition by LEPCI at a dinner next July. The accomplishments of these two cement masons is particularly appropriate given that Local 518 is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Congratulations to Bonnaye Mims, whose reelection to the Missouri House of Representatives was certified in a recount of her primary race.
The Missouri General Assembly begins its annual veto session tomorrow. There could be many votes or just a few on the bills and budget items vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon. One vetoed bill the LMC supported would establish an incentive for data centers; however, we are not urging a veto override of that bill as it is hoped an improved version can pass in 2015.