NAWIC Columbia SC Chapter #113 installs 2018-2019 Officers and Board

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Columbia, SC, September 4, 2018

NAWIC Columbia SC Chapter #113 Officers and Board of Directors (2018-2019) were installed during a candle lighting ceremony on September 4, 2018. (from right): President, Susan C. Clary, CIT, Mashburn Construction Company; President-Elect, Nichole Kopenhaver, CIT, McCrory Construction; Vice-President, Sheila Nelson, CIT, McCrory Construction; Corresponding Secretary, Adair Stevenson, ESP Associates; Recording Secretary, Rhae Sutphin, Watts Roofing;

Board Members include: Kevina McDaniel, Edcon Construction; Melba Cannon, Swann & Associates and Carolina Tap and Bore; Sherita Evans, Southern Commercial Development, LLC; and Immediate Past-President, Coral Gresham, Jumper Carter Sease. (not pictured is Treasurer Krystal Young, Carolina Tap and Bore; and Board Member Dana Jacobs, Sign-It-Quick)

NAWIC Columbia SC Chapter #113 welcomes Walker McKay 10.2.18

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Columbia, SC, October 2, 2018

Please do not miss this opportunity to learn tricks of the sales trade from motivational speaker Walker McKay.

McKay Consulting specializes in developing Sales and Business Development teams for select businesses and professional firms that know that staying the current course is not a viable option. We offer coaching, training, assessment, and consulting, including outsource VP of Sales services. We help companies with business development strategy, compensation plans, hiring process, and skills development.

To learn more about NO BS SALES SCHOOL, please click NO BS SALES SCHOOL.

 

NAWIC Columbia, SC Chapter #113 facilitates Hard Hat Happy Hour 9.19.18

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Columbia, SC, September 9, 2018

Join NAWIC Columbia, SC Chapter #113 for Hard Hat Happy Hour on Wednesday, 9.19.18, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Hotel Trundle located at 1224 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC.

RSVP to Susan Clary, sclary@mashburnconstruction.com by 9.14.18.

Sheila Nelson recognized as Member of the Year 2017-2018

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Columbia, SC, August 22, 2018

Congratulations to Sheila Sharpe Nelson on the NAWIC Chapter #113’s Member of the Year 2017-2018 award that you received at the Annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast at Seawell’s conference center on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Your recognition for going over and above the call of duty is very well deserved! (pictured from left: Adair Stevenson, ESP Associates, Member of the Year 2015-2016; Sheila Nelson, McCrory Construction, Member of the Year 2017-2018; Nichole Marie Kopenhaver, McCrory Construction, Member of the Year 2016-2017; and Susan Clary, Mashburn Construction, Member of the Year 2014-2015.)

The Palmetto Chapter of SC #385 officially joins NAWIC’s South Atlantic Region

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Charleston, SC, August 28, 2018

The NAWIC South Atlantic Region (SAR) adds a new chapter on 8.28.18.
Help us welcome The Palmetto Chapter of SC #385
With a packed room at The “Schoolhouse” in Charleston, SC, 49 new members became SAR’s 13th Chapter.
We are just thrilled to have these enthusiastic ladies in our association! The future looks bright
for our region and the sky is the limit for the advancement of women in the construction industry.

NAWIC Chapter #113 helps charter Palmetto Chapter of SC (#385)

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North Charleston, SC, July 26, 2018

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), NAWIC’s South Atlantic Region, and NAWIC Chapter #113 (sponsoring chapter located in Columbia, SC) is proud to announce the newest chapter to join the organization: Palmetto Chapter of SC #385.

The group of 42 new chapter members from the tri-county area of South Carolina (Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester) met on July 26, 2018, at Charleston Electrical Contractors Association for their organizational meeting. The new members selected the official name of the chapter, adopted the national bylaws and standing rules, and set forth the recurring monthly general membership meeting (last Tuesday of the month) and board meeting (second Tuesday of the month. During this official meeting, the group also elected the following Officers and Board of Directors:

President: Janet Bates, C.F. Evans Construction
President-Elect: Dannielle Minetti, Cullum
Vice-President: Sharon Benzenberg, Knights Companies
Recording Secretary: Amanda Redick, Banks Construction Company
Corresponding Secretary: Marie Myers, Johnson Controls
Treasurer: Janice Toporek, Metro Electric Co.
Board of Directors: 
Mendi Arnold, Cullum; Candice Barnhart, BR’s Clearing & Grading; and Mary Beth Cline, S&ME

The formal chartering ceremony will take place on August 28, 2018, when the NAWIC Palmetto Chapter of SC will officially join the South Atlantic Region. (location and time to be announced at a later date)

Palmetto Chapter of SC #385 is interested in new members!  Please click the following link to download the membership application: 4th Quarter Application

For more information contact Janet Bates, C.F. Evans Construction, jbates@cfevans.com

We also appreciate the support of industry partners with the pre-organizational meeting and networking social on June 26, 2018, organizational meeting on July 26, 2018, and official chartering ceremony on August 28, 2018. Sponsors include Hood Construction, Seamon Whiteside, Carolina Tap & Bore, Waste Management, Haywood Baker, McWaters, Landmark Construction, ESP Associates, Davis & Floyd, Choate Construction, and the Charleston Electrical Contractors. We could not have done this without you!

NAWIC Chapter #113 facilitates pre-organizational meeting for new charter

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North Charleston, SC, June 28, 2018

If you “build it” they will come! Well, they did . . . in all their diversity, intelligence, construction-related careers, and curiosity . . . come to hear about the new chapter that is currently “under construction” in NAWIC’s South Atlantic Region!🌹

Columbia NAWIC Chapter #113 (sponsoring chapter) members were present and in force to facilitate the Pre-organizational meeting for the chartering of a new Chapter of NAWIC to include Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Counties. Chapter #113 members worked tirelessly to coordinate two informational sessions to provide attendees an overview of NAWIC and the benefits of membership. A networking social was also held afterwards to show appreciation to all of our sponsors (Hood Construction, Seamon Whiteside, Waste Management, Haywood Baker, McWaters, Landmark Construction, ESP Associates, Davis & Floyd, Choate Construction, and the Charleston Electrical Contractors). We could not have done this without you!

Special thanks to Dove Sifers-Putman (National President-Elect) and @KristeyBoutwellStewart (South Atlantic Regional Director) for making the long trek to the event and for imparting your insight and enthusiasm!

Next steps: We need at least 25 women (who work in a construction-related field within the tri-county area) to send in your completed membership applications and dues prior to July 26, 2018, to our Temporary Secretary Marie Myers, Johnson Controls Fire Protection (marie.myers78@aol.com).

In the likely event that 25 members are signed up (with applications and paid dues in hand) over the next several weeks, we will then hold an organizational meeting on 7.26.18. Janet Bates, CF Evans Construction, has volunteered her time and talents to serve as the new chapter’s temporary chair.

Thanks, Marie Myers and Janet Bates for stepping up and helping us “build” the South Atlantic Region.

NAWIC Chapter #113 and #121 tour Panthers Stadium during WIC Week

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Charlotte, NC, March 10, 201

NAWIC members from Chapter #113 (Columbia, SC) and Chapter #121 (Charlotte, NC) gather on the sixth day of WIC Week for a tour of the Bank of America Stadium (home of the Carolina Panthers). The stroll through the iconic athletic facility, located in the heart of downtown Charlotte, was led by a stadium representative who thrilled the group with fun facts about the Panthers football players and owner.

NAWIC Chapter #113 welcomes Lori Hardaway, HardHat Workforce Solutions

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Lori Hardaway headshot

Columbia, SC, December 1, 2017

NAWIC Chapter #113 welcomes our newest member, Lori Hardaway, Territory Manager for HardHat Workforce Solutions, LLC.  Lori previously worked as a Sales Representative for Tradesmen International and owned and operated a restaurant 10 years prior to that.

Lori is the mother of an adult daughter, Elizabeth and is married to Paul Hardaway.

Lori will be inducted into NAWIC Columbia, SC, Chapter on January 2, 2017, at the monthly member meeting at Seawells, 1125 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC, 29201, at 6:00pm.  Please contact Susan Clary, sclary@mashburnconstruction.com, for more information.