Category Archive: NAWIC

Jan 23

NAWIC Career Workshop

Greater Gainesville hosted a successful NAWIC Career Workshop on Saturday. Our evening started off with a welcome message and introduction of our Region 3 Director, Jean Cox.  Jean shared with us what NAWIC means to her and how being a member has helped to enhance her career. Next up was inspiring our attendees to find …

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Oct 15

NAWIC Board Installation Banquet

We held our Greater Gainesville NAWIC Board Installation Banquet last week at Napolatano’s Restaurant.  Member Beth Trautwein, an Architect for CH2MHill, performed a beautiful candlelight ceremony to install and honor the new board. I was installed for a second term as President of our chapter. We also installed new members, Janalyn Peppel of Powder Coating …

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Aug 20

Taking the Lead

Our Greater Gainesville Chapter of NAWIC was fortunate to be the host of Region 3 Leadership Training 2012.   Each year we get together to welcome, train and inspire the incoming board members for the chapters in our region. The headquarters of NCCER, The National Center for Construction Education and Research, was our home this great event. …

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Nov 15

Sharing the Commercial Door & Hardware Industry

I had the opportunity to participate with my NAWIC Chapter in “Career Talks”  with a local girl scout troop. I was putting together some things to show the girls what exactly I did for a living ie plans, specifications, a handing chart, etc.  My 19 year old daughter walks in and asks what I’m doing.  …

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Nov 06

NAWIC Chapter gets Hands-On BIM Training

The NAWIC Greater Gainesville Chapter was honored to hold our October meeting at the Rinker School of Construction on the UF Campus.  Dr. Ray Issa, Holland Professor & Director, Center for Advanced Construction and Environment, provided us with a short lecture then hands-on training of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Building Information Modeling (BIM), is the …

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Sep 16

Installed as President

I was both honored and nervous to be installed as President of the Greater Gainesville Chapter of NAWIC on Tuesday.  With the support of our new board, I know it’s going to be a great year.

Jul 26

NAWIC Region 3 Leadership Training

My Saturday started out early with a long drive to Orlando for the National Association of Women in Construction, NAWIC Region 3 Annual Leadership Training Event. A total of 97 dedicated women in the construction industry registered for the event so I knew I was in for a treat.  And as usual, NAWIC did not …

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Jul 20

Women of NAWIC – Valinda Krynicki

I first met Valinda Krynicki at a Jacksonville Chapter NAWIC Meeting.  Becoming a member in 2005, she has been the past president of the Volusia Chapter and is the current secretary of the Jacksonville Chapter. She was the speaker at the meeting I attended and delivered a dynamic and informative speech on marketing. She is …

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Jul 06

Women of NAWIC – Clare Whelan

Clare Whelan is the president of the Miami Chapter of NAWIC.  2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Miami Chapter and there are plans to celebrate all year long! During “Women in Construction” week in March, the Miami Chapter kicked off this year long celebration with special events including a Builder’s Boot Camp, a membership …

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Apr 11

NAWIC Region 3 49th Annual Forum

What a time I had at Forum this year.  Greater Palm Beach Chapter did a fantastic job at providing multiple educational and networking opportunities, wonderful food and fun, industry partner/sponsor speakers and charismatic keynote speakers. What a wonderful added touch to be serenaded at breakfast by the a cappella group “Third Row Center“. From the …

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Apr 08

NAWIC Region 3 Forum Welcome Party

Since I attended my first NAWIC Forum 4 years ago I was hooked.  Spending the weekend networking with nearly 100 women from all different aspects of the construction industry is not only a blast it is priceless! These pictures are from Friday night’s Welcome Party which had a “Made in America” theme.  You will notice …

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Mar 24

NAWIC Jacksonville Meeting

I had a great time at NAWIC Jacksonville Chapter’s membership meeting on Tuesday night.  As with any NAWIC event there was a lot of laughing, fun and learning. Jacksonville chapter’s very own Valinda Krynicki (aka Princess V) presented NAWIC’s Program in a Box “Hey, I remember her…” (Marketing Yourself). Valinda is the Business Development Representative …

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