Monday August 15, 2016
In This Issue:
MEMBERSHIP
AGC "The Banquet" Breakfast Serving SUCCESS!  
Thank you members for participating in our 3rd annual "AGC Cares" breakfast serving event!! More...
Rapid City Summer Social THIS Week 
The final Summer Social will be held THIS Thursdcay, August 18th at Murphy's in Rapid City! Don't miss this great networking event - RSVP today! More...
SAFETY NEWS
Upcoming Training Opportunities
For all of your safety needs don't hesitate to contact the AGC Safety Team - Mike O'Neal - michael@sdagc.org or Jim Heaphy - jim@sdagc.org. More...
Highway Work Zone Safety Training Course!
AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry.
 
September 29, 2016
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

September 30, 2016
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Training Location:
Ramkota Hotel
3200 W. Maple Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57107

To register email becky@sdagc.org! More...
AGC of SD Apprenticeship Program
The fall classes for the AGC Carpentry Apprenticeship Program will begin in early October. All AGC member contractors are encouraged to take advantage of this win/win program by promoting and sponsoring employees within their company to increase their carpentry, personal develop and team building skills. For more information and details on the program, please contact our AGC Apprenticeship Coordinator Ken Gifford at 605-484-6609 or by email at kbgifford@midco.net.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Construction Awareness Days 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities!
The AGC is hosting FIVE Construction Awareness Days events this year and sponsors are needed to fund thse great events! Event dates are: Pierre - October 6th, Sioux Falls - October 11th, Rapid City - October 18th, Watertown - October 18th, and Mitchell - November 16th. More...
SDDOT NEWS
SDDOT Tentative 2017-2020 Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP)
In July, the SDDOT held public meetings in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City and via webinar to present the Tentative 2017-2020 STIP and to receive public input. The meetings began with SDDOT presentations pertaining to funding, recent accomplishments and future anticipated projects. Key excerpts from the SDDOT presentation are now available. Further details are available at www.sddot.com. More...
INDUSTRY NEWS
IRS Tax Calendar Webinar
August 24, 2016 -  1 p.m. CT - 
BUILDING CHAPTER NEWS
Upcoming Events & News
Get all of the latest news here! More...

NATIONAL NEWS

LEGISLATIVE
TRANSPORTATION
* AGC, Transportation Construction Coalition Continue August Highway Trust Fund Grassroots Push - Meet with Your Federal Representative While They are in Your District
TAX/ACCOUNTING
* AGC Prepares Comments on IRS Proposed Regulation on Valuations for Estate Taxes
If Finalized, Rule Could Greatly Impact Family-Owned Construction Companies
AGC EVENTS
* Alliant Build America and AGC in the Community Competitions Now Open - Apply by Wednesday, October 26, 2016!

TRANSPORTATION

Grassroots Push to Educate Congress on Long Term Highway Funding Fix
*Massachusetts Governor Vetoes Legislation to Test Mileage Based User Fee

NATIONAL GOVERNOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations for AGCA National Governors Due September 15th!
The AGC of South Dakota has two vacancies for AGC of America National Governors. Our two existing representatives, Kari Karst & Dave Fleck, will move into Life National Governor status this year. Our Board of Directors is recommending the election of David Gustafson, Heavy Constructors, Inc. and Floyd Schafer, Mainline Contracting, Inc. 
Please take the time to complete this nomination form on behalf of your company for both David and Floyd. The form must be submitted by September 15, 2016! If you have any questions, please call the AGC office at 605-224-8689!

AGCA EVENTS

Construction Leadership Conference
October 27-29, 2016 | Atlanta, GA - More...

MEMBERSHIP SURVEY

AGCA Survey - Win a YETI Cooler!
You have an opportunity to help AGC of America and its chapters gauge the reach of our collective networks and enable us to effectively plan for future public policy discussions...and win a YETI Tundra 45 Cooler! Through this brief survey you can provide information on the issues that are important to you, the stakeholders within your network, and the level of advocacy you would be willing to undertake on the association's behalf. More...

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT OF THE MONTH

Computer Guidance Discount Program  
AGC members can save thousands of dollars on Computer Guidance's eCMS construction management solution with 5% off of net new software purchases. Computer Guidance's eCMS solution provides financial accounting and project management applications supported by advanced business intelligence and innovative productivity toolsMore...

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