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Young Professionals Spotlight

Meet Samantha Nocheck! Samantha NocheckProject DeveloperClark Associates, Inc.YP Committee Membersnocheck@cfse.biz What role do you play in your organization:I specialize in multi-year contract sales for food

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Member Spotlight: Genesis Corporation

Meet Michelle Wittig, President, Genesis Corporation!
Genesis Corporation is a 100% woman-owned commercial mechanical, electrical, plumbing contractor serving York County and Maryland markets. Our focus is being a preferred contractor that offers one point of contact, one contract, three trades.

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ABC Keystone Merit Shop Advocacy Blog

A Summer to Remember

While the Capitol Building has been closed to the public for several months, the government affairs team has been working hard advocating on behalf of the construction industry. Utilizing email, phone, and virtual platforms, we continue to engage elected officials on behalf of our members. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly did not slow down activities of state government, in fact, the General Assembly has been in session more days and has been more active than in “normal” years. Here is a rundown of just a few of the happenings over the last month:

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ABC Keystone President Message

A Message from the President-CEO

Anyone that has been on a long drive with children, or remembers long drives as a child, is very familiar with the phrase “Are we there yet?” It brings back memories of impatience and seemed to make long drives even longer. As we have now completed a little over sixteen long weeks of COVID-19 restrictions, we keep wanting to know when we will get “there,” and when we will reach the next stage.

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A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

A Message from the Chair:

After three long months of shutdown, members are looking to regain some form of pre-COVID momentum, the strong momentum that was evident in the first quarter of 2020. According to ABC’s Chief Economist Anirban Basu, construction employment, backlog and contractor confidence are on the rise again, which is good news for recovery.

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An Interesting and Unique Political Season

In typical years, June is an active month, as Legislators put the final touches on a state budget and other agreed-to bills before recessing for the summer. While the state budget was – at least temporarily – completed before June, this month was extremely active from a political and legislative perspective – and we are only at the midway point! Here is a recap of two major happenings:

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Merit Shop Training and Research Center Awards 18 Scholarships

MANHEIM, PA, June 10, 2020 – Eighteen deserving individuals were recently awarded scholarships from the Merit Shop Training and Research Center (MSTRC). The $20,850 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year brings the total to $535,850 that has been awarded by MSTRC since its inception, helping students entering a career path in the construction industry.

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Meeting Member Needs

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, ABC Keystone’s first goal has been to meet members’ needs and respond to requests and questions. Thank you for reaching out and letting us know how we can better serve you during this time. We continue to develop new resources for your use. Thank you for making safety your top priority!

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Congratulations, Stephanie Schmidt!

Poole Anderson Construction, LLC President, Stephanie Schmidt, has been named a 2020 Women of Influence Honoree by the Central Penn Business Journal. The Women of Influence Awards honors women business leaders for their contributions to their companies, industries, and communities.

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