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Federal Contracting

June 30, 2022
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Federal Contracting – Are you ignoring this business opportunity? When AWC was started in 1995, a handful of the membership was bidding and performing on federal contracts. This number has completely dwindled over the past decade – while membership has …

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Gratitude

June 20, 2022
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Today’s blog is a public Thank You note.   Last Friday was the AWC Scholarship Golf FUNdraiser Event. This is the sole funding source for our scholarships awarded to women entering careers in construction. We have awarded over $230K since 2003 …

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Legislative Inaction

June 6, 2022
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Today I want to talk the failure of the Minnesota legislature this past session. I believe that the divided government should be referred to going forward as “Government of Ineffectiveness” or “Do nothing Legislature”. I can assure you that if …

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Reset

May 2, 2022
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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

April 18, 2022
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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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Which Certifications Do I Need to Get?

April 4, 2022
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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

March 28, 2022
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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 …