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The Salem Chapter of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) is proud to announce the addition of two new members during the month of July.

Rebecka Martinez is a senior in high school and is the Office Assistant at B & K Masonry in Salem.  She answers phones and handles incoming correspondence.  B & K installs brick, block, and stone for residential and commercial clients.

Priscilla Glidewell is the owner of Budget Blinds of Marion County.  She has been a window coverings consultant since 2006, when she bought Budget Blinds upon retiring from a career as a Social Services Administrator.  Budget Blinds offers both residential and commercial window coverings and installation.

NAWIC offers its members the opportunity to grow through meeting presentations, networking, seminars, community involvement, workshops, and continued educational and leadership opportunities.  For more information, visit the Salem Chapter web site at www.nawicsalem.com.

NAWIC Salem initiates two new members

Sarah Nichols (left), Chick Sadowski, Victoria Osegueda, and Dawn Killough

The Salem Chapter of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) is proud to announce the addition of two new members.

Victoria Osegueda is a recruiter for Universal Forest Products.  UFP provides wood products to several industries, including construction.

Sarah Nichols works in the accounting department at Withers Lumber.  They provide lumber products to contractors in Oregon and Washington.

NAWIC offers its members the opportunity to grow through meeting presentations, networking, seminars, community involvement, workshops, and continued educational and leadership opportunities.

The Salem Chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women In Construction) recently held its award dinner.  Robin Guzman of AG Sadowski Company was recognized as the chapter’s Future Leader of the Year for 2016.  This award recognizes members who are extremely active in their first two years of membership.  Robin has been on the Chapter’s Board of Directors and is always willing to lend a hand.

Dawn Killough from Rich Duncan Construction was recognized as the 2016 WIC (Woman In Construction) of the Year.  She has been very active in the chapter’s activities since she joined three years ago.  She has served as chapter Treasurer and Membership Chairman for the past two years, been active with Construction Career Day for the past three years, and manages the chapter’s web site.

John Wood of Woodlot Nursery has always been supportive of the chapter and their activities.  He was recognized as Boss of the Year for his continued participation in events and financial support.

The speakers at this year’s Appreciation Night Dinner were Senator Kim Thatcher and Representative Bill Post.  They spoke about the need to participate in our country’s election process and some of the upcoming issues that will be affecting businesses in the state.

NAWIC is an organization of women working in or supporting the construction industry.  Its purpose is to enhance the success of women in construction through professional development, networking, mentoring, and community involvement.  The Salem Chapter sponsors Willamette Valley Construction Career Day each year and raises funds for scholarships for students interested in education in design, engineering, or other construction-related fields.  For more information, including meeting dates, visit the chapter web site at www.nawicsalem.com.

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The Salem Chapter of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) is proud to announce the addition of several new members.

Kalene Martinez is a partner at B & K Masonry in Salem.  She and her husband, Ben, started the company in 2006.  They install brick and stone for residential and commercial clients.

Beth Rhoades is the President of C & R Remodeling.  She has worked there since 2007, and is a partner with her father and brother.

Victoria Osegueda is a recruiter for Universal Forest Products.  UFP provides wood products to several industries, including construction.

Sarah Nichols works in the accounting department at Withers Lumber.  They provide lumber products to contractors in Oregon and Washington.

NAWIC offers its members the opportunity to grow through meeting presentations, networking, seminars, community involvement, workshops, and continued educational and leadership opportunities.  For more information, visit the Salem Chapter web site at www.nawicsalem.com.

June site walk

We had a very exciting June meeting, which included a site walk of the new outpatient rehabilitation center at Salem Hospital provided by Turner Construction.  We thank Amanda and her team for allowing us to view their awesome project.  We are looking forward to the pool party!

 

NAWIC Coast Retreat 2015

Salem Chapter 198 hosted this year’s Coast Retreat at the Hallmark Resort in Newport.  Though the crowd was small, we had a wonderful time and got to meet some amazing women.

We were pleased to have Mary Louise VanNatta as our speaker at this event.  She spoke about personal branding and its importance in today’s social age.  She visited with us throughout the weekend, allowing us some one-on-one time with her.  It was a great opportunity to get to know her and learn some valuable information.

Of course the weekend is really all about FUN, and there was plenty of that!  We had a scavenger hunt, hosted by the Portland chapter, that kept us moving in the afternoon.  That ended with a cool shark! (inside joke to those who participated)  Then we divided into teams to design and build containers that could catch a golf ball when dropped from arm’s length.  The catch was we had only 12 drinking straws and a bit of tape to do it with.  It was a lot more difficult than it sounded.  We were all winners in that one!

Thanks to all who attended or donated to the event.  We are looking forward to what Eugene has in store for us next year!

 

The Salem chapter of NAWIC is proud to announce that Willamette Valley Construction Career Day 2015 will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm.  This is a great local event that gives high school students a chance to see what working in the construction industry is really about, and gives local companies a chance to recruit youth for their programs.  Up to 600 students will be convening at the Salem Airport for the chance to cut glass, lay bricks, operate large equipment, and many other activities.  There will also be informational tables featuring local companies and training programs.  The event is open to all high schools in Marion, Polk, Clackamas, Linn, and Lane counties.

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The Salem NAWIC Chapter has continually supported the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate in a myriad of ways, from donating fundraising proceeds to the non-profit, to NAWIC members volunteering for weekend builds.  NAWIC will once again show its support for Habitat for Humanity and its cause by hosting a table at Habitat’s annual fundraising event, the HopeBuilder Breakfast. The breakfast will be October 7, 2014, 8:00-9:00 am at the Salem Conference Center. The breakfast is FREE, but donations are welcome. If you are interested in attending, please contact the table host, Jeanna Fox, to rsvp. For more information regarding the event, click here.  We hope to see you there!

Please join the Salem NAWIC Chapter on August 20, 2014, beginning at 5:30 pm, for a tour of the McGilchrist and Roth Building located in downtown Salem, on the corner of Liberty and State Street. The construction is well underway in this beautiful building, and it is a much anticipated project for the downtown area. NAWIC was fortunate enough to arrange for a sneak peak of the renovations. Members and guests are welcome. You will not want to miss this tour! Hope to see you there. 

 

The Statesman Journal recently published an article about Construction Career Day, the fun and educational annual event that is organized and hosted by the Salem NAWIC Chapter. Construction Career Day is in its eleventh year, and with the event quickly approaching on May 6th, the group is still looking for sponsors and exhibitors.  For more information about the event, visit our Construction Career Day webpage, or Facebook page.

See here for the Statesman Journal Article – Construction Career Day