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From the category archives: February 1, 2015

February 1, 2015

Gene Lilly Surety Bonds, Inc., Achieves Grand Masters


The Merchants Bonding Company™ Leaderboard Program salutes Gene Lilly Surety Bonds Inc of Lincoln, NE, for achieving Masters status as surety professionals for five consecutive years. Grand Masters represent the 'best of the best' in contract surety. Congratulations to Bob Cirone, Jim King, Tom King and Jake Buss for their partnership for growth.

Excellence In Construction Celebration

  Local magician and comedian Gayle Becwar will entertain attendees at this year’s ABC Cornhusker Chapter’s Excellence in Construction banquet Feb. 19 at Lincoln’s Cornhusker Hotel. His style of interactive and fast-paced magic and comedy will make the evening all that more enjoyable.  Becwar has performed thousands of times at colleges, conventions, casinos and comedy clubs throughout the United States and abroad. According to the Associated Press, he is “more than just a magician, Gayle Becwar is a complete entertainer.”   Additional excitement will stem from the presentation of the EIC awards themselves. The awards celebrate ABC members’ achievements in construction, including the quality of work and size of projects. EIC allows members to showcase their finest work completed within the past year. Trophies and ... Read the rest of entry »

David Chapin - 2014 Leadership Award

    This award is being presented to a Cornhusker Chapter member that has excelled in several leadership categories.  The winner of this prestigious award has helped the Cornhusker Chapter make superior achievements toward becoming an organization of high trust, high collaboration and effective communication to deliver the ABC value to our members.   Our winner has excelled in Safety & Health programs and has helped increase the awareness of political awareness for our chapter.  He has been a leading force in the construction industry for workplace development and training and he has helped our chapter demonstrate superior achievements in delivering and communicating member value.  We are proud to announce the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award will be presented to David Chapin, Willmar Electric Services at our Excellence In Construction Awards Ceremony on ... Read the rest of entry »

Near Misses by Beau Briggs

  Most accidents occur as a result of an unsafe condition or unsafe action coming together with a Obey safety rules and you will decrease the number of near misses around you person. The end result is the person gets injured. Often unsafe acts or unsafe conditions have several misfires and the result is a near miss accident or incident. The only difference between a near miss and an accident is luck. Safety conscious companies make a near miss a big deal – so do we. Guide for Discussion ·         Near misses are injuries without people. ·         Near misses are not funny; they are often deadly. ·         Always report a near miss. ·         Take immediate a ... Read the rest of entry »

FREE Contractors Webinar


Health Care Reform Update – Learn How The Law Will Impact Your Company in 2015 and Beyond

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
1:00 p.m. (CT)
To register click here


For a complete list of webinars scheduled for the rest of the year click here.
All webinars are archived and accessible after the original live streaming date.

Click here for Archived Webinars.

February Networking Luncheons


Connect with other ABC members by attending the Omaha Networking Luncheon at Anthony’s Restaurant on February 18 and the Lincoln Networking Luncheon at Beacon Hills Restaurant on February 24, 2015.
The February luncheon program will feature the new ABC Cornhusker Website – We’ve Gone LIVE!
Jerry Pigsley of Harding & Shultz P.C., L.L.O. will present the  Lunch and Learn Topic “The Executive Exemption to Overtime “. 
To register for the Omaha Luncheon click here.
To register for the Lincoln Luncheon click here.

Cornhusker Chapter Announces a FREE Webinar about "Ambush Elections"...Are You Ready?

  A seminar series explaining the impact of the ambush elections (free webinar) and then a deeper dive into the material to prepare for this new challenge is set for February 4th, February 26th, March 10th and March 23rd.  This material is for members only! You will Learn Valuable STUFF to Protect Your Company!  The material will explain: The current “ambush election” situation and how it will used. When boys get a new toy, boys want to play with it! The ambush election is such a new toy and we will see an increase in union organizing efforts. Introduce a new labor relations strategy based upon “Left of Boom”.  Members will learn how to protect their company from the new assaults in union organizing efforts that will occur. Present an overview of a deeper dive-in to labor relations mat ... Read the rest of entry »

NE Commercial Contractors Buyers Guide


The online version of the 2015 "The Guide" features updated and expanded company and product listings in addition to other valuable information relating to the construction industry. The Guide provides Cornhusker Chapter ABC members and other industry professionals with an efficient way to browse for goods and services.  The Guide also offers construction suppliers and companies exceptional visibility by showcasing their products and services to a targeted, industry-specific buyer group.

Bills Of Interest In The NE Legislature...

    Here is a quick summary of a few bills that caught my eye that have been introduced in the Nebraska Legislature.   LB 158 (McCollister) Deny compensation under the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act in situations of false representation.  No compensation shall be allowed if, at the time of or in the course of entering into employment or at the time of receiving notice of the removal of conditions from a conditional offer of employment, the employee knowingly and willfully made a false representation as to his or her physical or medical condition. Referred to Business and Labor Committee.   LB 179 (Brash) Require apprentice electricians to complete continuing education. Referred to General Affairs Committee.                      ... Read the rest of entry »

Alan Kriegler - 2014 Cornhusker Chapter Instructor of the Year

A new Excellence In Construction Award for the Cornhusker ABC Chapter is the Craft Instructor of the Year Award.  It will be presented to an instructor who possesses outstanding creativity, a positive attitude, and the ability to transfer knowledge through good communications skills and innovative teaching to promote lifelong learning to our future workforce. The recipient of this award best embodies the merit shop ideals through superior effort and talent.  We would like to congratulation Lincoln Electrical Instructor, Alan Kriegler, Sentry Electric who will receive this award at our Excellence In Construction Awards Ceremony on February 19 at The Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, NE.  Congratulations Alan!

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