One Month to the 2017 MCAA Midyear Meeting
Join the MCAA in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
By Tim O’Toole
Make your plans now to attend the 2017 MCAA Midyear Meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colo., August 28-30, 2017. Don't miss out - register now at www.masoncontractors.org/midyear before it's too late!
Prior to the start of the MCAA Midyear Meeting, guests will have the option to participate in a cattle drive on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Saddleback Ranch, a real 4th Generation working cattle ranch located in Northern Colorado, only 17 miles from scenic Steamboat Springs.
Meet new friends and say hello to old ones as we kick off the 2017 Midyear Meeting with the Opening Reception and Dinner at the Steamboat Grand on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM.
Tuesday morning will begin with breakfast and Speed Dating. 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 twelve companies in an intimate setting, where they'll present 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. Prizes will be raffled away during the event.
Following lunch, the MCAA will tee off at the 2017 MAC PEC Golf Tournament. A 233 acre, public facility, Haymaker Golf Course is a gem located in the lush, green Yampa Valley of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Created out of vast ranch land and rock piles, Keith Foster built a championship caliber course that elk, eagles, and blue herons call home. Haymaker welcomes and challenges golfers of all ability levels from novice to professional.
Wednesday morning, all MCAA members are invited to the MCAA Board Meeting. The meeting is structured to allow interaction and participation from members. Members of the MCAA are asked to attend and take an active role in shaping the future of the association and the masonry industry.
Following the meeting, the MCAA will host its popular Networking Round Table Discussions. Networking Round Table Discussions will engage different positions within a masonry company The group will address and discuss issues of relevance to the duties they perform. The session will have an appointed leader from within the segment. That person will initiate conversation and coordinate the time for the group. Attendees should be prepared to participate in conversation about the issues at hand and should be willing to share best practices.
This is a great opportunity to openly discuss topics with other peers from around the country in a non-competitive atmosphere and for your company to walk away with a host of new best practices to implement in your company.
The afternoon will allow attendees to participate in various optional events including fly fishing or the Steamboat ZipLine Adventure, consisting of six ziplines, ranging from 600 feet to 1300 feet in length, and an ATV ride along the old U.S. Highway 40 between line five and six.
The 2017 MCAA Midyear Meeting will conclude Tuesday evening with a reception and dinner at the Steamboat Grand. Prizes for the MAC PEC Golf Tournament will also be awarded at the dinner.
For more information and to register for the 2017 MCAA Midyear Meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colo., visit www.masoncontractors.org/midyear.
We look forward to seeing you in Steamboat Springs, Colo. this August!
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.