A Letter from our CEO
As electricians, you radiate light and the electricity that makes it shine! This Be the Light issue was written in the spirit of the season to share how IECRM has been a guiding light for the industry and your businesses in 2020. I’m proud of how we have worked together to navigate this unprecedented pandemic and the impacts it has had on each of us: business and personal.
2020 has been a most unusual year for IECRM and each of you as well. As we’ve responded with the evolution of the COVID pandemic, I am always inspired by our dedicated members, engaged partners, wonderful staff and instructors, and passionate apprentices as I learn about your companies, your lives, and the ways you each contribute to the community and the industry we represent.
December brings the spirit of giving season. Celebrating Colorado Gives Day #COGivesDay on Tuesday, December 8th is designed to promote the importance of donating time, resources, or talents to impact local challenges. Please see the articles Enterprise Zones, PAC, Giving Back in this issue on economic empowerment Enterprise Zones, supporting the IECRM PAC, and how to “give-back” during the holiday season, especially this year.
We have so much to be thankful for despite the challenges of 2020. You — our members, partners and apprentices — have been with us throughout the year as we shifted, pivoted, and evolved to offer quality apprenticeship training online for all students, provide CEU courses to all Colorado electricians in a license renewal year, kept pace with events and programs to network, advocate, celebrate, and educate during the impacts of COVID-19.
IECRM is grateful for your understanding and adapting to these changes. Above all, we are grateful for the health and safety of our member community, your families, and partner supporters. Your commitment to IECRM continues to drive us year after year. You have shown up in ways we could have never imagined. So, as we enter the holiday season, we want to extend our sincerest gratitude to you and your employees and families. Your support allows us to continue serving you in ways that helps your businesses to thrive.
In this Issue…
Don’t miss the recaps of our November 18th Member Forum in three parts: COVID, Legislative IECRM, and Legislative IEC National. We’ve also provided you with a current listing of members of the Colorado House and Senate. Also included are recaps of our State of the Industry virtual event, National Apprenticeship Week, the IEC National Emerging Leaders program now accepting nominations, and our IEC National award-winning members, staff and chapter.
Give a Gift to IECRM this Season by Sharing a Google Review
December is IECRM Social Media month and on our list for Santa are year-end Google reviews, and more “likes” and “followers” on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram. We also want to be able to see and share all the holiday fun you are having through photos and images from virtual IECRM events and company celebrations you are holding this year. Share and tag them with #IECRM.
In 2021, we will build on our success and strive to make our initiatives and programs even more inspiring and impactful. Wishing you happiness and the joy of family and friendship in the wonder of this holiday season!
Marilyn Akers Stansbury