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What Happened In DC

September 29, 2022
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After years of considering the Minnesota Transportation Alliance’s DC Fly-In, attending this year was perfectly timed. The conference was centered on the new IIJA funding information and how projects were selected, as well as other opportunities for the municipalities to …

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Where’s My CERT Certificate?

August 29, 2022
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I have worked as a liaison between members and the Central CERT agencies on multiple certification issues. As noted in a previous blog, mentoring our AWC members through certification has always been a function here. So many of our members …

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Where’s Barb

August 9, 2022
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This week’s blog is more of a “Where’s Waldo” for what has been happening behind the scenes at AWC this summer. A “Where’s Barb” if you will. Often Summer is my slow season – when you all are busy, I …

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Public Owners – Final Answer

July 11, 2022
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In my Federal Reserve council meetings in 2020, I told the Governors that our industry was working but we were going to be hurting in years to come and to please save us some relief. My first meeting with a …

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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” …