June 26, 2020

Quarterly Member Lunch – DINE & ZOOM

On Thursday, June 4th, IECRM held its Quarterly Membership Luncheon virtually. Members grabbed lunch and logged into Zoom to welcome new members, meet the IECRM Board of Directors and Staff, discuss new and existing member benefits, explore hot industry topics, and learn about what’s coming up this summer.

  • Basic Member Benefits & Services: room rentals, the OA service, hire list, borrowed worker program, ‘turn-key’ safety program, legislative awareness & representation, benefits, discounts offered by our Industry Partners, informative communications, and more were reviewed.
  • Training & Educational Opportunities: the four-year apprenticeship training program, journeyman prep, safety and code review classes, and continuing education seminars for contractors were discussed, and members were reminded about the September deadline for completing CEUs to renew their licenses.
  • Ways to Become Involved: annual events, awards program, national recognition, special events, and networking opportunities including various committees were reviewed and members were invited to get involved.
  • How Industry Partners Work with You: the benefits of IECRM’s Industry Sponsors were discussed. More than 80 associate member companies have joined the Chapter in order to provide members with specialized products and services designed to help them succeed.
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter Staff: were introduced and members were encouraged to call when they need assistance or have a question.
  •  Board Members: in attendance were introduced and shared about the value of IECRM membership.

The highlight of the 90-minute get-together was special guest Bo Martinez, President and CEO of the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership. He focused on the importance of one voice and one business organization representing the north metro region. Part of that included a presentation of the organizations five pillars of success:

  • Marketing, Branding, and Placemaking
  • Business Expansion and Location
  • Membership and Investment
  • Center for Leadership Development
  • Center for Business Advocacy

Watch and hear Bo’s presentation here: //

In addition, attending members shared what they perceived as the ‘silver lining’ during this pandemic. Some of those included:

  • Having more touchpoints with employees
  • Becoming more aware of safety
  • Learning how to pivot from face-to-face interactions to online with technology
  • Staying productive and happy to be employed
  • Learning more about hand sanitizer than anyone ever wanted to know
  • Spending more time with family members
  • Striking work/life balance
  • Evaluating the company focus
  • Considering what the company needs to look like in the future
  • Keeping our employees on the job
  • Creating a greater need to remain in touch with customers
  • Improving productivity