What does 2016 have in store for your business? Attendees at the NSA’s January Membership Meeting found out what to expect in 2016 for their businesses and the construction industry in general along with a slew of other vital information, including what #gsd stands for and why that hashtag will be on all of the tweets from the Apex Industrial Park’s twitter account.
Thank you to all those who attended with special thanks to our expert panelists and sponsors, ABC Supply and Desert Companies.
The NSA’s January Membership Meeting featured a distinguished panel of experts discussing the future of Nevada’s economy.
Steve Hill, a veteran of the construction industry and currently director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, was joined by David Brown, president of Land Development Associates (LDA), and the NSA’s lobbyist, Josh Griffin. LDA is the management company for Apex Industrial Park, site of the upcoming Faraday Future electric car manufacturing facility and a host of new economic development in the area. The Faraday facility combined with the Tesla factory in Northern Nevada position Nevada as a hub of new transportation technology.
The panel discussed the tremendous economic development opportunities available in the Silver State and the impact this new development and growth will have on the construction industry.
In addition to the wealth of information provided by the panel, the meeting also featured Chrissy Satterfield of Make-A-Wish. Satterfield described her experience as a Wish Kid herself as well as her path to becoming part of Make-A-Wish being in charge of the charity’s volunteers. The NSA has partnered with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada to raise money to give the gift of a wish. Donations can be made at this link.
NSA Executive Director Rebecca Keenan revealed the latest winners of the NSA’s Safety Awards. Desert Plastering earned the 2015 4th Quarter Safety Award. The NSA’s 1st Annual Safety Award of the Year went to Cooper Roofing & Solar.
Keenan announced the new chairman of the NSA’s Safety Committee, Mike Gonzalez of Sierra Air, and presented outgoing chairman Virginia Toalepai of World Wide Safety with a pink hard hat and safety vest emblazoned with Toalepai’s unofficial title, “Safety Queen”.
The NSA’s executive director also introduced the other members of the NSA team, Administrative Assistant Tiffiany Cox and Business Development Manager Kendal Lay. Lay spoke to the group about the exciting strategies and opportunities for membership growth the NSA is pursuing in 2016.
NSA President Chad Hirschi addressed the group as well to discuss the organization’s goals and opportunities for 2016 as well as some of the challenges the NSA and its subcontractor and supplier members will face in the next year and beyond.
Nevada Assemblyman Derek Armstrong and a representative from Congressman Cresent Hardy’s office also attended the meeting.
We send out a huge thank you to our sponsors, ABC Supply and Desert Companies for making this extremely informative and entertaining event possible.
For those wondering what exactly #gsd stands for, we can’t print it here, so ask one of the NSA members or staff who attended and be sure not to miss the next membership meeting!