We’re in Key West!
The 2015 MCAA Midyear Meeting is ready to kick off
By Tim O’Toole
We’re in Key West! The 2015 MCAA Midyear Meeting is about to kick off and we can’t wait to see you!
The 2015 MCAA Midyear Meeting will begin on Monday, September 28 with the Opening Dinner and Catamaran Sunset Cruise Dessert Reception. Enjoy dinner on the hotel dock and beach before boarding the Marquesa. The Marquesa, a fast 69’ catamaran with over 2,300 feet of deck space, will give you the best view of the world renowned sunsets and will be host to our dessert reception. The two hour sail is the best way to experience the world famous sunsets Key West is known for. Raise a drink in toast to the sinking sun in the painted sky. Quench your thirst with complimentary champagne, wine, frosty margaritas, icy cold beers, sangria and soft drinks.
MCAA’s Speed Dating will be held on Tuesday morning. Speed Dating is a rapid series of short and concise business-to-business meetings between mason contractors and manufacturer/suppliers to openly discuss business needs as well as the latest product and equipment innovations advancing the masonry industry. As a contractor, you'll meet with nine companies set up in an intimate setting, where they'll present to you their latest products and services. Once that meeting is over, you'll move on to the next appointment to learn how that company will improve your organization's business and increase profitability.
Throughout the week, attendees will be able to participate in important committee meetings and networking events, while experiencing everything Key West has to offer, from the MCAA Fishing Tournament and snorkeling to the Walking Pub Crawl and Jet Ski Island Tour.
The MCAA Midyear Meeting concludes with dinner at Bagatelle, a seafood-focused American eatery set in an 1884 house with wraparound balconies. A visit to the house is a unique way to relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures as well as treasures from the sea.
The word Bagatelle comes from the French and means “a trifle or a little nothing”, often referring to a light, fun, yet not too serious spring time romance. The French brought their history of fine cuisine and their love of wine to the Caribbean Islands. It is in this tradition that Bagatelle has combined with French heritage, southern hospitality and the indigenous tastes of the Florida Keys into the meals prepared today. The chefs blend the best of locally caught fresh seafood, fresh produce and delicious tropical fruits for tropical seafood dishes.
Don’t forget that you can follow all the action live on Twitter by following @mcaa throughout the week.
Visit www.masoncontractors.org/midyear today for more information and a full schedule of events.
We’ll see you soon in Key West!
About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.