Using Your Retirement Plan to Make Your Bids More Competitive

Kristi Pronovost ABC Keystone YP Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Cory Cuffley, CPA, CRPS®, AIF®, Financial Advisor, Stonebridge Financial Group In today’s world, retirement plans such as 401(k)s are not only commonplace, but are almost a requirement. Whether you are talking about attracting new talent or retaining your current employees, giving people the opportunity to save for their retirement …

Managing Customer Expectations When We’re “Crazy-busy”

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By: Bethany Tesché, Director of Marketing & Client Relations, Houck Group, Inc. “The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but to exceed them – preferably in unexpected and helpful ways.” – Richard Branson When asked how things are going in our industry, …

The Importance of Mentorship

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By: Elmer Zook, CEO/President, Quality Buildings LLC Mentor: a trusted counselor; coach Protégé: a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person The ABC Young professionals have a mission statement of Empowering Young Professionals to integrate into ABC and the construction industry through: …

Three Things I Learned from Being Deployed in Manama, Bahrain

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By: Austin Kann, Field Representative, Tradesmen International The Importance of Water Nothing is stressed more in the military than to drink water. Or ‘’Hydrate.” Your back is hurting? Drink Water. You’re falling asleep? Drink Water. You just were told Underway was extended 3 weeks? Drink Water. You get my point …

Young Professionals Committee Update

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By: Benjamin A. Paulding, Senior Accountant, McKonly & Asbury, LLP and 2019 YP Committee Chair After some engaging and collaborative whiteboard sessions in 2018, our committee honed in on our mission: “Empowering Young Professionals to integrate into ABC and the construction industry through networking, education & mentorship.” As we have …

Managing Risk – The Hidden Costs of Poor Risk Management Programs

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By: Chris Scott, Business Development Associate, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and ABC Keystone Young Professionals Committee Member The construction industry is full of risks and exposures that workers face on a daily basis. Effective Risk Management and Safety programs are integral in avoiding incidents and keeping workers safe on jobsites. …