GET READY! BuildMO Week is October 1- 5
BuildMO Week is October 1st – 5th – and NOW is the time to prepare to focus on the construction industry during that week.
We’re kicking off BuildMO Week with a Membership Luncheon in St. Louis featuring Ken Simonson, AGC of America’s Chief Economist. Ken’s presentations are always enlightening and interesting – even for those of us who are numerically challenged! This luncheon will be held at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd.
Once again, AGCMO is making collateral materials available to our members to help promote this week.
Stay tuned for news conference schedule!
Come join us as we focus on Workforce Development and celebrate our industry!
Promote BuildMO Week on your Project Sites
The AGCMO has hardhat stickers available free of charge so that our members’ field personnel can also participate in BuildMO Week. These stickers also make good badges to wear on your shirt or jacket lapel.
As always, AGCMO also has BuildMO Week banners for sale. If you purchased a banner last year, you can certainly utilize it again – or buy our new design and use both on different projects! Banners are sold at our cost and are available in 4’ x 6’ size.
For banner and/or sticker orders, Contact Amanda Rodgers today!
We’re also hoping that your firm will JUMP IN and commemorate BuildMO Week within your organization in some way. Here are a few ideas that our members can do to celebrate and highlight BuildMO Week:
- Create your own event!
Reward employees for their efforts and for helping to make the construction industry such a statewide powerhouse. Bring in lunch … have a party … reward key staff … have some freebies to give your employees!
Be sure to let AGCMO know about your individual BuildMO Week events. We’ll put them on social media and help you get the word out. Also, send us pictures after the event – we’d love to share them to continue to highlight the industry’s impact on Missouri.
- Arrange for Key Staff to talk to local high school students about Construction Industry jobs
Let’s use BuildMO Week to generate excitement in the next generation for Construction Industry jobs!
Again, let us know when and where someone is going to be speaking so we can highlight that event. And always – always – send pictures afterward for social media posting!
- Host an Open House or a Recruitment Day
Host an open house at your equipment yard on a Saturday – make it a party for the community! Let them know how your firm helps build their community. This will also give you the opportunity to talk about what a great opportunity exists for employment in the Construction Industry.
Make that open house a recruitment day – and utilize your local community colleges and high schools to get the info out to potential recruits!
Repeating … let AGCMO know what you’re doing and we’ll put it on our social media feed. Do you see a pattern here? We want to create as much BUZZ before, during and after BuildMO Week as possible!
- Invite Elected Officials to tour your facility
Contact the city, county or state officials for your area to tour your facility. Help them understand what you do and why it’s important. Have them meet your employees (many of whom vote in their elections). Provide them examples of the economic impact of your firm to your region. How many jobs do you create? How many ancillary jobs in other industries? How many local suppliers do you purchase equipment/supplies from? MAKE THEM AWARE of your story and your company’s history.
Together we can make 2018 BuildMO Week a HUGE success!