Message from the Chair: ABC Delivers Member Value

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

Over the past two months, ABC Keystone has gradually and safely returned to holding in-person training and classes for apprenticeship, professional development, and safety. The Chapter also brought member social events back into action.

Message from the Chair: Elections Have Consequences

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

The COVID-19 pandemic, the ensuing public health issues, and the economic shutdown have been front and center in most of our lives since the end of February this year. President Trump, the CDC and Congress issued many new guidelines and restrictions to control the spread of the virus. Many of these federal mandates were designed to allow for state or local representatives to enact additional restrictions based on the regional virus outbreak as needed. In March, our Pennsylvania Governor closed schools, ordered citizens to shelter at home, and closed all “non-essential” businesses.

Message from the Chair: Planning for the Future

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

Every September, the ABC Keystone Board of Directors hosts an annual strategic planning meeting where board members, committee chairs, and other chapter leaders come together to review and evaluate the current strategic initiatives and tweak them for the upcoming year. Every three years this process takes a deeper dive to determine if a new direction needs to be considered.

A Message from the Chair:

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

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.

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

Wow! The end of this month will mark my halfway point serving as Chair at ABC Keystone. January and February started out the same way many of my predecessors had experienced. There was the first Executive Committee meeting, the All Committee Kickoff event, Inaugural, the first Board of Directors meeting, Economic Breakfast, and mixing with members and prospects at our quarterly Wake-up Call events. I thought, “Gee, I am getting the hang of this Chairman thing! I can do this!