BMJ Stone
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
Southwest Scaffolding
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
November 8, 2010 10:03 AM CST

Postponed: STAKEHOLDERS' Planning Meeting


We know you understand the importance of participating in our STAKEHOLDERS' Planning Meetings. We have listened to your feedback regarding the weekend of November 12th and 13th and we understand that weekend poses schedule conflicts for the majority of our members.We have decided to act on this feedback and postpone the planning meetings.

In lieu of our original agenda on Friday, November 12th, we will be offering a series of two Webinars that you can tune into from your office or laptop (a separate phone line is required). The Webinars will be held on Thursday, December 2nd and Monday, December 13th.

Then, on Tuesday, December 14th, we are asking you to participate in a ½ day planning meeting to develop the foundation of our own future successes in the state of Arizona. Details for all meetings are included below. Invitations to register for each event will be sent separately.

Webinar 1

Developing a Masonry Promotion Plan
How to stop the erosion of masonry market share in Arizona

Presenter: Patrick McClaughlin, Executive Director, Masonry Association of Florida

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

What to Expect
Learn how to reach key decision makers, convert building projects to masonry and track our success.

Patrick will share how Florida worked together as a group, promoting masonry as a green, beautiful, long-lasting, strong product and grew their market share by 5% within the first three months of implementation.

Webinar 2

Masonry Ordinances
How to get Masonry Ordinances on the books in our cities and towns

Presenter: Matt Salmon, Former Arizona Congressman and current Lobbyist

Date: Monday, December 13,2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

What to Expect
Matt Salmon, a former member of Congress and current lobbyist in Washington DC has committed time to talking about how to work with and influence local governments, cities and municipalities to adopt Masonry Ordinances.

Learn, first hand, about what it takes to get masonry ordinances on the books in our cities and towns so that every new building project must include a certain percentage of masonry.

STAKEHOLDERS' Planning Meeting

Developing our Arizona Masonry Promotion Strategy
Location: Sheraton Hotel Phoenix Airport
1600 South 52nd Street
Tempe, AZ 85044

Cost: $20 per person

Presenters: Patrick McClaughlin, Executive Director, Masonry Association of Florida and Don Thoren with the Thoren Group

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What to Expect
Learn who the real competition is and how to work together as a team to make our possibilities a reality.

Patrick will be here live and in person to show us how to put together our own Masonry Promotion Plan and the next steps for putting it into action.

Don is a professional facilitator and a Certified Management Consultant who coaches and mentors organizations on team building techniques that inspire results. Don will guide us through the steps of working together as an industry in order to help ensure our success.

Questions? Contact Lori Maximenko (602) 262-0510 or Lisa Prichard (602) 265-5999.

About the Author

Lori Maximenko is the Executive Director for the Arizona Masonry Contractors Association.


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