9th Annual Brewfest & Silent Auction
Oct
19
6:00 pm18:00

9th Annual Brewfest & Silent Auction

  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Come and enjoy Beer and Food Pairings at (5) different stations including a beer float, Brewery Tours lead by the Rock Bottom Brewery Brewers and the company of fellow construction industry enthusiasts.


July Chapter Meeting
Jul
20
4:30 pm16:30

July Chapter Meeting

  • HPP East Project - Project Site Office

Turner Construction Job Tour - HPP East Project


The HPP East project is a continuing care retirement community building that is an addition to the existing HPP campus and our fourth project for Pacific Retirement Services (PRS). The building is a 45,500 sq. ft. concrete structure with wood framing. There are 10 custom apartments on the upper floors and two levels averaging 1,500 sq. ft. each. The below grade levels consist of underground parking for the campus staff and building residents.  

Project Volume: $9.5 million
Sq. Ft.: 45,000 sq. ft.
Completion Date: January 2018

PPE/Clothing: Please wear pants, boots, sleeved shirt (short sleeve acceptable). Bring YOUR OWN hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and high visibility vest. If you need PPE brought for you, please contact kelly.aust@skanska.com to arrange by July 14th.


Details:

  • Parking: Please park at the Lloyd Center Mall: 1260 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

  • Project Site Office: 1300 NE 16th Ave, Portland, OR. Please meet in the main lobby to sign in and obtain name badges.

  • Project Construction Site: 1650 NE 17th Ave, Portland, OR. (Must check in at Project Site Office before entry to jobsite)

  • Dinner: Prime Rib + Chocolate Cake (www.primeribcc.com) – following jobsite tour, group will have dinner at a nearby restaurant. (cost for dinner is included).

  • Cost: $35 members/ $40 non-members (Includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.)

     

Meeting Fee
Name & Company
Month
June Chapter Meeting
Jun
15
5:30 pm17:30

June Chapter Meeting

  • Widmer Brewing

Meeting Topic:  Your Power to Succeed With Men
Speaker:  Ramona Zabriskie

Better understand the men in your life and the potential in cooperation and partnership. Ramona Zabriskie, sought-after mentor, teacher, leader, and friend to women who want to succeed in living with and working with men. These women include those who have given up hope, who are at the end of their rope, as well as women who have experienced divorce or who are remarried. She also helps women that have never married to believe in and prepare for the day they will be. And of course, she especially loves helping those in stable or happy relationships find even more fulfillment their womanhood, marriage, motherhood, and professional relationships. In addition to Ramona’s critically acclaimed, multi-award winning book, Wife for Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage, she and her team offer all kinds of resources including video shows, podcasts, Ramona’s blog, and expert contributions to national and international media such as Huffington, Dr. Laura, Dr. Oz, Wellness.com, etc. Ramona’s flagship program, however, is Wife for Life University: the one-of-a-kind virtual school for women. ramonazabriskie.com | wifeforlifeuniversity.com

5:30-6:00 pm        Networking

6:00 pm                 Dinner (Includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.)

6:15-7:15 pm        Presentation

7:00-8:00 pm        Networking

 

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Women in Trades Career Fair
May
20
9:00 am09:00

Women in Trades Career Fair

  • NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center

Come to Oregon Tradeswomen's annual Women in Trades Career Fair and introduce important young women in your life to career possibilities in the trades!

For more information on the Fair, please visit www.tradeswomen.net/fair

 
May Chapter Meeting
May
11
5:30 pm17:30

May Chapter Meeting

  • Widmer Brewing

Meeting topic: Key Provisions in Construction Contracts and the Import of Avoiding the “Franken-Contract

Speakers: Angela M. Otto, Stephanie Holmberg, Elizabeth Rhode

Attorneys Holmberg, Otto, and Rhode will present a panel discussion focused on the implications of common construction contract provisions and how pulling provisions from here and there is likely not providing you the protections you want or need.  Key contract provisions discussed will include accrual, indemnity, attorney fees, arbitration versus circuit courts, insurance requirements, and many more.  There will also be plenty of time for Q&A.

Registration Payment
Name(s) and Company
Month
 

Angela Otto

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Angela Otto joined Ball Janik LLP as a partner in the construction and litigation practices. Her focus is representing clients on construction and design, construction defect, and litigation matters. Ms. Otto represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers and design professionals in construction disputes, litigation, arbitration and mediation. She also represents clients on significant delay and impact claims, complex disputes, and other matters pertaining to the design and construction of multi-million dollar facilities. Additionally, Ms. Otto has extensive experience representing sureties and insurance companies on construction related matters. She has been recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine in the field of Construction Law as a Rising Star for three years, and is counsel to the board for the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter.

 


Stephanie Holmberg

Stephanie Holmberg assists clients in all aspects of their work, helping to keep their businesses securely moving forward. From drafting and negotiating contracts on the front end of a project, to effectively resolving disputes that arise down the road, Stephanie’s strong communication and negotiation skills ensure that her clients are strategically positioned for success at every stage. As former in-house counsel to a national electric utility contractor, Stephanie has extensive knowledge of the construction industry and the unique issues project owners and contractors face. Her industry experience enables Stephanie to see matters from the client’s perspective and provide legal advice that incorporates business objectives and priorities. 


Elizabeth Rhode

Liz’s practice is focused on complex litigation with an emphasis on construction defect, property damage, and other insurance defense work. She has represented developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in matters before the Superior Courts and various arbitration services throughout Washington and Oregon. She has also been involved in a variety of other litigation including personal injury, subrogation, property damage, and land use matters.

Liz is a partner with the firm and heads up the Oregon office. She is a member of the National Association of Women in Construction and Professional Education Programming Chair for the Portland chapter, as well as a frequent speaker to construction and insurance groups. She graduated with honors with BS in Civil Engineering and worked with the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Board. Her background as an engineer enhances her ability to work with client and experts on technical matters. Liz also routinely represents contractors and other business entities in contract drafting and enforcement, litigated and alternative dispute resolution, and strategic planning matters.

 Community Service Project with Rebuilding Together
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Community Service Project with Rebuilding Together

  • Juanita's House

House Address: 8324 N. Hendricks St.; Portland, OR 97203

Homeowner Name: Juanita

Date/Time: 4/29/17 from 8AM-3PM

Please Note:

  • Coffee/Bagels/Donuts/Fruit provided for breakfast at start
  • Lunch provided with soda/water
  • Wear clothes/shoes or boots that you do not mind being physical and getting dirty in
  • Gloves/safety glasses/face masks, etc. will be provided
  • Bring yourself and your smile!

 

All interested participants should contact Jo Doherty jdoherty@tcco.com or Aryn Ferguson aryntrimble@gmail.com

April Chapter Meeting
Apr
20
5:30 pm17:30

April Chapter Meeting

  • Widmer Brewing

Meeting Topic: Rebuilding Together started over 30 years ago with an act of grassroots activism and community engagement in Midland, Texas. A Portland affiliate started in 1991 to bring volunteers and local communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in the area by completing needed home repairs. Please join us to learn more about Rebuilding Together, and find out how we can help with their next Rebuild. Website: http://rtpdx.org/

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Apr
5
7:45 pm19:45

A$K - An Interactive Negotiation Workshop for Ambitious Women

  • Wildfang

The event, A$k for It, is a negotiation workshop designed to teach women negotiation skills. 

 

The event teaches the language and context needed to ask for more money in salary negotiations and promotions. In the workshop participants will talk about salaries, practice the language to make an ask, and receive followup support to make their next professional ask. I aim to bring together diverse groups of women, in experience, age, and backgrounds as participants will interact with one another during the workshop. 

 

The details of the workshop are located on Eventbrite here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ak-for-it-an-interactive-negotiation-workshop-for-ambitious-women-tickets-32898713939

 

Or on Facebook here: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1351244928274319/

 

The workshop is part of The Fab Women Series, a company launched by Nicolle Merrillto teach women key power skills to advance their ideas in the workplace.

For a 10% discount code use the code: FABWILDFANG

March Chapter Meeting
Mar
16
5:30 pm17:30

March Chapter Meeting

  • Widmer Brewing

Topic: Creative Conflict Solutions

Speaker: Scott Sadler http://creative-conflict-solutions.com/

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Portland WIC Week - Women in Construction Career Panel @ Lincolin High School
Mar
7
3:30 pm15:30

Portland WIC Week - Women in Construction Career Panel @ Lincolin High School

  • Lincoln High School - Room 135

In celebration of Women In Construction Week in Oregon, we will be highlighting the careers of women in all different paths from the construction industry! Join us for an informal panel discussion with professionals from project management, engineering, legal, accounting, and more. Come find out the diverse and varied career opportunities inside this amazing industry!

Portland WIC Week - Women in Construction Career Panel @ St. Mary's Academy
Mar
6
12:35 pm12:35

Portland WIC Week - Women in Construction Career Panel @ St. Mary's Academy

  • St. Mary's Academy

In celebration of Women In Construction Week in Oregon, we will be highlighting the careers of women in all different paths from the construcon industry! Join us for an informal panel discussion with professionals from project management, engineering, legal, accounting, and more. Come find out the diverse and varied career opportunies inside this amazing industry!

Portland Women in Construction Week
Mar
5
Mar 11

Portland Women in Construction Week

WIC Week is NAWIC’s annual week of celebrating Women In Construction.

The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities.

Eugene Women in Construction Week
Mar
5
Mar 11

Eugene Women in Construction Week

WIC WEEK Sponsor: Eugene Chapter #77, NAWIC

Invites you to join us and learn what NAWIC, women in construction, can do for you.

Interested in community service, education, personal development or just networking with other women in construction, NAWIC offers this and much more. So join us at any of these events and learn more about NAWIC can offer you!

Monday, March 6th - Food for Lane County
770 Bailey Hill Rd, Eugene,
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Members Only.
*Arrive prior to 6:00 pm Contact Ellie Cooper if you plan on attending.
(541) 342-3641 elliecooper@edgecs.com

Wednesday, March 8th - Tour of the newly remodeled Eugene Airport
Members & Guests welcome.
Meet at 5:30 at the airport main entrance
Dinner& meeting to follow at
Abby’s, 1976 Echo Hollow Rd, Eugene

Friday, March 10th - Membership Night, Elkhorn Brewery
Members & Guests welcome
686 E. Broadway, Eugene
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres.
Please RSVP for all events to nawic.eugene77@gmail.com

Oregon Coast Retreat
Feb
24
Feb 26

Oregon Coast Retreat

Oregon Retreat is just around the corner.  This year, Portland Chapter #54 is hosting our annual weekend event that brings members of the three Oregon NAWIC Chapters together for a fun event.

The retreat is being held at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach, OR from late Friday 2/25 through Saturday 2/25. 

See this flier for more details.

REGISTRATION: Registration for the event is $65 per person if you register by 2/2.

ROOM RESERVATIONS: We have a block of rooms reserved at a discounted rate but you need to make your reservations before 2/3 in order to take advantage.

SPONSORS: If you or your company are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Charris Sonne-Phinney (csonne-phinney@anchorias.com)

 

If you have any questions, please let us know.

 

Submit payment via PayPal button below, or check payable to NAWIC Chapter 54 can be mailed to:
Charris Sonne-Phinney, Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc.
1201 SW 12th Ave, Ste 500, Portland, OR 97205

 

Name & Company
February Chapter Meeting
Feb
16
5:30 pm17:30

February Chapter Meeting

  • Widmer Brewing

Meeting topic: Online Security Strategies 

Speaker: Dale “Dr. Z” Zabriskie consults with IT professionals across the globe, advising on the implementation of effective cyber security strategies. He is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), and is known for his ability to relate both technically and conceptually in an authoritative yet entertaining style. Mr. Zabriskie has worked with organizations in over fifty countries and has also been a popular moderator and participant in numerous industry panels. His expertise is supported by over 30 years of career experience in cyber security, information technology, regulatory compliance, research and development, healthcare, manufacturing, and sales with companies like Symantec, IBM, SunGard, Fisher Scientific, and Veritas.

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Block Kids
Jan
25
8:00 am08:00

Block Kids

  • Crestline Elementary School

Our chapter is hosting Block Kids at Crestline Elementary on Wednesday morning, January 25th.  Crestline is located in Vancouver, WA off of I-205 and Mill Plain Exit.  Our participants will be the entire fifth grade of the school – approximately 80 students. 

 

A little history … The Block Kids Building Program was developed as a tool to introduce young students to the idea of a career in one of the many facets of the construction industry.  As you know, our industry faces a workforce shortage that poses a serious problem for our national economy.  In order to meet the employment demand for construction, our industry needs to attract, educate and train about 240,000 newcomers annually. 

 

Here’s a link for more information about the program:

https://nef-edu.org/block-kids-building-competition/

 

We will begin with each student being provided a bag of Lego blocks, string and a piece of foil.  Each student will have 40 to create anything they like – hopefully construction-oriented.  Judges will interview each student while they are working.  Prizes will later be awarded for first, second and third place winners.  The first place winner will advance to the regional competition and one semi-finalist from each NAWIC region will then be judged at the national level.  Each student will also receive a goody bag.

 

How can you help?  We need approximately 20 judges plus SWAG (appropriate for ages 10-11) for the goody bags.  As a judge you will be assigned 3-4 students to monitor and interview during the building process.  Co-workers and friends are welcome to join the fun as well!

Please email Kelly Aust (kelly.aust@skanska.com)  if you are interested in Volunteering