Welcome to the Archive

Barb’s Blog began as a way to connect members to our Executive Director’s guidance, updates on industry hot topics, and best industry practices broken down into snack sized morsels. Barb’s Blog goes live on Mondays, for updates on posting be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Reset

Since my first job as a secretary and data tech back in the 1980’s, I have been working on computers.  When your computer freezes up – you call IT. Inevitably the first thing you hear – “Did you try turning

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Good Faith Efforts

This is part 3 of Barb’s certification series. Click here to read part 1: “You Must Use Me, I’m a Certified Business” and here to read part 2: “Which Certifications Do I Need to Get?”. The term “Good Faith Efforts”

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Promote Your Company, Not Gmail

For some this is a lightbulb moment, and others it might be a good refresher. We are 35+ years into the digital age, yet for some online marketing is still a mystery. I was at a meet and greet and

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Which Certifications Do I Need to Get?

This is part 2 of Barb’s certification series. Click here to read part 1: “You Must Use Me, I’m a Certified Business”. Did you know that in Minnesota there are 6 women owned business certifications applicable to our industry? Just

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Construction Crisis IGNORED

I feel like I am the squeakiest wheel in town on this issue and quite frankly it would be too expensive to oil this wheel right now due to fuel escalation! Last year when I started advocating for the pandemic

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The World of Cyber Security

Cyber Security: Boring – Yep.  Confusing – Yep.  Costly – Yep, Yep.  What Cyber Security is not: someone else’s concern.  I am coming off a 6-week process of renewing the AWC cyber insurance. We take Cyber Security extremely important and

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How It All Began

In honor of Women in Construction Week I want to recognize how a handful of women started the AWC. The founding members were trail blazers at a time when women owned business in this industry was rare and females in

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It Starts With US

It Starts with Us! The Movement and Challenge. Two years ago, a movement was started but the world took away our focus on the roll out. The roll out is starting with a challenge.  It all started in 2019 when

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