Carolinas AGC Buildercast

Carolinas AGC Buildercast

Podcasting for members of Carolinas AGC. Carolinas AGC members build Carolinas infratructure, public and private commercial facilities and service this vital industry.... Show More

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July 21, 2020 37 min

Guest Speaker: Brynn Huneke, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Member Engagement
BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC
BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations

How does someone from a town of 750 people in Minnesota end up working on a Diversity & Inclusion Initiative in Washington DC for a National Construction Trade Association? 

 Brynn Huneke moved ...

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Guest Speaker: Edison Cassels, President & CEO, Edison Foard and Incoming Chair of the City Business Inclusion Advisory Committee (CBIAC)
BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC
BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations

“These are truly unprecedented times… My approach is always just to address something head on. There’s very few conversations I am not will...

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Guest Speaker: Patrice Gilmore, National Supplier Diversity Lead for DPR Construction and President of United Minority Contractors of North Carolina
BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC
BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations

Betsy talks to Patrice about her early fascination with all things "building" as a young girl, her parents confusion (and so...

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Guest Speaker: Johnny Ortiz, Regional Vendor Diversity Manager, Skanska USA
BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC
BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations

Johnny's path to construction included early hands-on experience in the industry, and parents that encouraged education as well as construction as a career. Their advice to him was that a being skilled...

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Guest Speaker: Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, GC, CM, CQM-C, MAHRD, is the President/CEO of LLE Construction Group, LLC.
BuilderCast Series Host: Betsy Bailey, Director of Government Relations, NC
BuilderCast Co-Host and Producer: Sharon Walters, Director of Digital Operations

CAGC is pleased to present our latest series of Buildercast. Inspired by our Member Talk panelists from June 5th, we asked each individual to join us separately to contin...

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Battle-Bryant, Ph.D., SHRM-CP
President and Owner, Battle Plan Consulting, LLC
Interviewed by: Tammy Ford, Director, Carolinas AGC Foundation's Build Your Career Workforce Development Program

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the construction industry was already in the midst of a workforce shortage that presented challenges to employers in their attempts to recruit and hire new workers. Due to the rapi...

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Guest Speakers: Jacob Garmon, Sales, Suppliers & Sponsorships & Chelsea Andujar, Director of Meetings & Events.
Interviewed by: Sharon Walters, Director Digital Strategy & Operations

Previous BuilderCasts have focused primarily on how to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, sustain our business and keep workers safe. Several episodes have touched on the human impact our business decisions make on individuals, but toda...

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Guest Speaker: Sonya Conner, VP, RN, BSN, CPHRM, McGriff Insurance Services
Interviewed by: Bill Stricker, Director, Utility Division & NCCER Administration, Carolinas AGC

Contractors are facing daily questions and are concerned about how best to handle new working conditions and keep their workforce and the public safe during COVID-19. Questions like, what about the use of face masks? How best to conduct and should we conduct sc...

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Guest Speaker: Charlie Wilson, President & CEO at C.T. Wilson Construction Company
Interviewed by: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Division

With the COVID-19 pandemic, everything has changed in business as well as our personal lives. We are living in a new reality of school closings and stay at home orders and right now, in NC anyway, only essential businesses are allowed to continue. Although construction ha...

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Guest Speaker: Dawn Klug, Employee Assistance Network, Asheville, NC
Interviewed by: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Division

Our employees are are not only our most valuable asset in business, they are also family. Caring for our workforce means we are diligent and adamant about following CDC physical guidelines, but also about being observant and responsive to changing behaviors, stress and anxiety levels. We m...

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Guest Speaker: Tamera Edwards, Vice President, Human Resources, MB Haynes Corporation & Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Interviewed by: Betsy Bailey, NC Government Relations & Building Director & Human Resources Committee CAGC Liaison

Good communication is critical for any business and more so during crisis events. The Coronavirus pandemic, and it's response is certainly an unprecedented event to manage. Having...

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