Message from the Chair: ABC Keystone in Action

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

August was a fun month! It was great to see everyone in Wrightsville at ABC Keystone’s Summer Outdoor Mixer presented by Saxton & Stump Lawyers and Consultants and to see many of you in Belfonte at the Keystone Chapter’s Nittany Valley Mixer. Mixers like these are events I look forward to each year to have a good time and catch up with so many of our ABC members. It was especially valuable this year to build connections with our members from our new Nittany Valley Region.

Recognizing Your Growth Potential

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Potential. Despite being a relatively simple word, the word ‘Potential’ has many meanings. By definition, potential can refer to having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future. It can also be described as latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness. Something I found interesting when working on this article were all the similar words associated with potential: Possibilities. Prospects. Promise. Capability. Talent. Power.

Welcome to the Circus: Performer Relationships Key to Success

The big top. A fantastic display of jaw dropping stunts and tricks, consisting of numerous acts, all unique in their own way, fueled by the applause and excitement of the crowd. Each individual act is equally important and plays a key role. The circus has one person in the center, the driver behind the whole show, the ringmaster. The ringmaster guides the program from act to act to maintain the crowd’s excitement, produce the best show possible and convince the crowd to come back. It is important that the ringmaster and the performers see eye-to-eye and work together for the entire show. The key to a fantastic circus is not one specific act, but instead every individual piece working together seamlessly under the direction of the ringmaster.

ABC Member ROI: Engagement Pays Dividends!

When you invest in membership with ABC Keystone, your ROI directly correlates to your company’s level of engagement. You gain dividends far beyond your investment by taking advantage of your benefits. These include member-exclusive discounts on training, education, and affinity programs; numerous business development events and committee meetings throughout the year providing you the opportunity to build relationships with ABC members looking for your products and services; and dedicated advocacy efforts taking place at the state and federal level on behalf of your business.

Maximize Your ABC Membership Investment: <br>Gain Impressions Through Committee Involvement

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Engaging with ABC’s membership pays dividends many times over, and a sometimes-overlooked, no-cost avenue is through committee involvement. Keystone’s eight standing committees address all of ABC’s functional areas, and there truly is a committee for everyone. Many of ABC’s most satisfied members utilize committee involvement to increase their impressions (one-on-one conversations) with ABC members. Learn more:

Recognize Your Opportunity to Improve

ABC Keystone Leadership Development Series

Construction companies typically operate at a frantic pace this time of year. Contracted work deadlines are looming, field crews and project managers are being pushed for production, estimators are working on change orders and backlog for next year. It can be a very chaotic time.Typically, leaders are so far in the trenches right now, that they miss an opportunity. Now is the best time to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your business. When put under pressure and examined, the cracks in the foundation of a business will show themselves.

Four Strategies for Becoming a Great Team Player

By Bethany Tesché, Director of Marketing & Client Relations, Houck Services, Inc. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” ~ Michael Jordan I feel compelled to stress to […]