2010 Midyear Meeting Wrap-up
Another successful Midyear Meeting held in Chicago
By Tim O’Toole
The 2010 MCAA Midyear Meeting was held last week in Chicago, Ill. Attendees were able to participate in fun and educational events throughout the week, while taking in the sights of one of the greatest cities in the world.
Throughout the week attendees were able to attend numerous meetings to help shape the future of the masonry industry, including various MCAA Committee Meetings and joint meetings with the National Concrete Masonry Association. Several networking events were also held during the week for guests to say hello to old friends and make new connections.
Several great education seminars were held at the Midyear Meeting, including two programs on expanding masonry markets through the use of pavers and segmental retaining walls. Attendees were also able to attend seminars to help contractors better understand ASTM and indemnification issues, including how to avoid common pitfalls and what to look for in contracts.
MCAA’s South of 40 Committee also held their first event, WhirlyBall, a game that can only be described by watching it in action.
The Midyear Meeting wrapped-up on Thursday night with a reception and dinner at The Signature Room at the 95th in the John Hancock Center, where attendees dined more than 1,000 feet above the city and enjoyed spectacular views of the Chicago skyline.
The Mason Contractors Association of America would like to thank everyone who attended the 2010 MCAA Midyear Meeting in Chicago, including our Strategic Partners, CavClear, EZ Scaffold, The QUIKRETE Companies, and SPEC MIX, Inc. We hope you all enjoyed your time in Chicago.
If you weren’t able to attend or would like to relive your favorite moments from the 2010 Midyear Meeting, you can check out photos from the event on Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and MySpace.
We hope to see everyone again this coming January at the 2011 MCAA Convention at World of Concrete and World of Masonry in Las Vegas.
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.