NAWIC Columbia SC Chapter #113 Celebrate Women In Construction

NAWIC Columbia SC Chapter #113 will be celebrating Women in Construction (WIC) during the week of March 3 – 9, 2019.

Please join us for a variety of activities as we challenge our construction knowledge with Construction Jeopardy, learn more about construction insurance, tour the City of Columbia’s Art Center, hear about civic project with HomeWorks of America, tour CATE Center, enjoy fellowship at BIA’s Home and Garden Show and much more.

Please click here for the schedule of events or contact Vanessa Tremblay-Trimnal, WIC Week Committee Chair, at nawiccolumbia@gmail.com

New Member Spotlight: Alenda Taylor

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Please join NAWIC Chapter #113 in welcoming our newest member Alenda Taylor of Palmetto State Glass. Palmetto State Glass is a commercial glazing contractor with over 75 years of combined experience and been a supporter of NAWIC for years in Columbia, SC. They have proudly served South Carolina and surrounding states for over 10 years.

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!