National Women's History Museum Announces Women Making History Event
The NWHM announces Women Making History to be held on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC. There will be a VIP and sponsors reception from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, followed by the general reception at 6:30 pm and the program at 7:15 pm.
Honorary Co-chairs for the event are Senator Lisa Murkowski and Representative Linda Sanchez. Honorees for the evening will be Lisa Sugar, Co-founder and President of PopSugar, The Honorable Ann Veneman, Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005), and Christine Walevska, World Renowned cellist and master musician. For information and to purchase tickets by phone, call 703-461-1920. More information is available at NWHM.org/womenmakinghistory.
5th Annual Awards Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation
The Conference of Minority Transportation officials (COMTO) will host its annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation awards breakfast on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 8 am to 11 am at the J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC.
Fourteen outstanding women, representing multi-modes within the transportation industry, will be recognized and saluted for their contributions to the industry. Nearly 500 attendees, representing all sectors of the transportation industry, including government and private firms, are expected to join the celebration.
Site Work Started at $4B Dallas Mixed-use Development
Environmental and pre-demolition work is underway at a $4 billion redevelopment project in Dallas that will cover about 17 blocks. Six companies have bid on the demolition work, which will include taking down a building brick by brick. That work is expected to begin in May. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2017.
$1B Gas-fired Power Plant Proposed in Illinois
Competitive Power Ventures is planning to build a $1 billion gas-fired power plant in Illinois on an 80-acre site. The project will create up to 500 construction jobs and ultimately supply enough energy for 1.1 million homes. The company plans to begin construction in 2018 and finish by 2021.
$1B NFL Stadium Proposed in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Sands Corp. and a group of investors are proposing a $1 billion sports stadium in Las Vegas. The domed stadium would be home to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, football team, but the developers are hoping to lure a National Football League team, such as the Oakland Raiders. The 65,000-seat facility would be built on 42 acres.
Bertha Won't be Digging Anytime Soon in Seattle
Tunneling was stopped Jan. 13 at the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project in Seattle after a sinkhole was discovered. The contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners, said the problem has been remedied, but the state halted boring by the TBM Bertha, which had been idle for two years while repairs were made. STP has asked the state to let tunneling resume. That plea was rejected, and the state has asked for more information about the sinkhole's cause.
Boston, Wynn Reach Agreement on Casino Construction
The city of Boston and Wynn Resorts have reached a settlement that moves forward the start of construction for a $1.7 billion casino and hotel project in nearby Everett. Wynn will pay Boston $31 million over the next 15 years. The 3 million-square-foot casino and resort will feature a 24-story tower and is expected to create 4,000 construction jobs
SCDOT Looks at $484M Freeway Widening Project
A new port terminal project in South Carolina should open in 2019, and that will increase traffic on Interstate 26. The state's Department of Transportation wants to add lanes to the highway near Charleston and upgrade the bridges along that stretch. Planning, design and construction could take six years.
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Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services 2016 Construction Summit
South Shore Cultural Center, 7052 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
How To Do Business with KCK Public Schools
Topics to be covered include registration requirements, bidding calendar, purchasing website navigation, statutory regulations and Board protocols, bonding requirements and other related topics. Time will be allocated for questions and answers. If you have any questions, please call Bob Young at (913) 279-2244.
Chicago Dept. of Aviation hosts Contractor Open House
Don't miss this chance to network in person with prime contractors and learn more about upcoming contract opportunities at O'Hare and Midway International Airports. Attending this event could ultimately result in being awarded contracts from the City of Chicago.
Visit www.FlyChicago.com/contractoropenhouse to register.
linois Capital Development Board Business Networking Meet and Greet
CDB Director and Administrators will provide an in depth overview of CDB process and function. Please feel free to invite Industry Partners interested in CDB opportunities. Please review attachment for details. Questions, email Jeanifer Kimbrough Jeanifer.email@example.com
1st Quarter WCOE Chicago Caucus Meeting
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Join the SBA's 2016 Wichita Emerging Leaders Class!
The SBA is seeking a diverse group of 18 to 20 qualified*business owners or chief executives from varied industries in Kansas, including family-owned businesses going through a leadership transition, to apply for the 2016 Emerging Leaders class. The program is not appropriate for start-ups.
Bottom Line: Each member of the class will develop a 3 to 5 year plan to grow their business.
The 13 class sessions are scheduled to take place every other Wednesday afternoon (1:30–4:30 PM) from April to October at a location in Wichita that has plenty of parking
WCOE CA Chapter Mixer with Balfour Beatty Construction
Light dinner provided.
Networking 4–5 pm
WBENC is proud to offer its Executive Development Program the 2016 Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, brought to you by IBM on September 25–30, in Palisades, NY.
We are now accepting applications! Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of the Class of 2016 by attending the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program. Join the over 550 WBEs who have participated in this 5-day executive development program specifically designed to make a substantial impact on how you think about and operate your business. WBEs will focus on increasing their competitive advantage in the way of leadership, financial and marketing analysis and form an invaluable network of WBEs that will continue to provide a source of support, expertise and opportunities even after graduation.
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