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Annual Business Meeting

AGC Annual Business Meeting

A noteworthy thank you to our speakers, panelists, and members who contributed to the Annual Business Meeting last Friday. It was a day packed full of top-notch speakers, distinctive awards, engaging discussions, likable vendors, official chapter business, and enjoyable celebration.

Our 2017 officers were installed at the Membership Celebration:

Brian Gray, president, Knife River–Western Oregon Division
Cameron Foroud, first vice president, James E John Construction Co.
Sandy Trainor, second vice president, Kodiak Pacific Construction
Russ Batzer, secretary, JB Steel, Inc.
Angelique Whitlow, treasurer, Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP

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[clear] Click here for a list of our entire board of directors, including our committee chairs.

The day culminated with speeches by both our outgoing and incoming presidents. Brian Gray outlined his theme and goals for the year: Building Relationships.

We all build…hospitals, airports, interstates. But what is the most important thing we build? The most profitable? The most meaningful? The most impactful? Relationships.

He encouraged us to come together as a business community in addition to an industry, and to build personal relationships with our local and state elected leaders. He mentioned the importance of safety on our job-sites and in our homes, and emphasized the human element of safety beyond the technical and financial aspects we often focus on: we care about our employees, coworkers, and colleagues, and also the families that wait for them at the end of the day. Brian also encouraged keeping our future workforce in mind when building relationships with young people and interns we employ. We can easily compete with other industries when we factor in our work, our camaraderie, and the fact that we build communities. And finally, he encouraged our members to participate in events (like the Annual Business Meeting) to build relationships with their colleagues in the industry.

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Incoming President, Brian Gray, lightly roasting outgoing President Jeff Perala at the Membership Celebration.

[clear] One final thank you to our Sponsors

Safety Awards Lunch Sponsor
SAIF Corporation
Event Sponsor
JE Dunn Construction
Corporate Sponsors
Daily Journal of Commerce
Jones & Roth
Knife River
Lanphere Construction & Development
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Star Rentals
Suporting Sponsors
Hoffman Stewart & Schmidt
Northside Ford Truck Sales
Moss Adams LLP
Smith Monroe Gray Engineers, Inc.
Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
Travelers Bond
Industry Showcase Sponsors
AGC Health Benefit Trust
Daily Journal of Commerce
Encore Group
Jones & Roth
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Northside Ford Truck Sales
R-Stud Steel Framing Studs
Star Rentals
Web Steel Buildings Northwest

We look forward to seeing you at our next event! [hr]

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