Update from San Diego
Attendees enjoying an exciting Midyear in San Diego
By Tim O’Toole
The 2009 Midyear Meeting is well underway in beautiful San Diego, California, and attendees have already enjoyed a number of beneficial and exciting events.
The festivities kicked off on Sunday night with a welcoming reception and dinner for attendees.
Four educational sessions were held on Monday, allowing attendees to gain insight on important topics affecting the masonry industry while earning Certification credit. Topics covered included Family Business Succession, Green Attributes of Masonry, Insurance Oversights, and the Employment Law Series.
The Family Business Succession Seminar covered the financial techniques and tools you needed to create a proactive "succession" plan to assure the long-term survival of business and estate assets. The various ways a company can spread the word about masonry as a green product to the design community was covered in the Green Attributes of Masonry Seminar. Attendees also were able to learn about gaps in insurance coverage that could have a dramatic effect on your company's bottom line and their very existence during the Insurance Oversights Seminar. The Employee Law Series discussed the legal framework and tools needed to get through the immigration maze in 2010.
Both the Family Business Succession and Employment Law Series Seminars will be available to MCAA members online in the coming weeks.
Tonight, attendees will be able to take in the sights and sounds of PETCO Park from the Western Metal Party Suites when the San Diego Padres take on their division rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks. A full dinner buffet will be available through the 3rd inning and soda, water and domestic beer will be included throughout the game. It is a perfect setting for the end of this year's event.
Photos of the 2009 Midyear Meeting are available on MCAA’s Flickr and Facebook pages.
About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA). He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.