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August 2017

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Jumpstart Your Career! Become a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional

The Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP®) designation is the only accounting certification for construction financial professionals accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO 17024:2012. The ICCIFP provides the construction industry with a third-party verification of an individual’s knowledge and experience - essential to ethical financial management in the industry's complex environment.

The CCIFP designation:

• Demonstrates commitment to and dedication to continuing education and quality improvement
• Establishes our profession as having, valuing and maintaining the highest possible standards of knowledge, competence and ethical behavior – as high as any other profession on which business and the public rely
• Sets our profession apart as one with its own unique skill set and body of knowledge, a level of attainment over and above that of financial generalists
• Promotes the spread of best practices within the industry
• Gives certified persons a powerful edge in an increasingly competitive industry and marketplace

NAWIC Office Closed

Due to the staff being on-site for the Annual Meeting and Education Conference in Anaheim, the NAWIC Office will be closed Friday, Aug. 11 until Tuesday, Aug. 22. 

NAWIC Store is Closed for the Month of August

Because of the Annual Meeting and Education Conference, the NAWIC Store closed on Aug. 1. The store will re-open on Friday, Sept. 1. Store orders received while the store is closed will be processed after Sept. 1. If you are attending AMEC, you may purchase store merchandise onsite. If your order is urgent, please contact Crissy Ingram at 817-877-5551 or via email at

Earn Your B.A. in Construction Management from Rowan University

Rowan University’s B.A. in Construction Management Online is designed as a degree completion program for individuals with experience in the construction field who already have an associate’s degree or equivalent number of credits, and prefer to continue working while earning a degree. However, applicants with less than 60 credits may work with an enrollment counselor to explore available options. The program prepares individuals to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and associated facilities.


  • Created in cooperation with the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)
  • 100 percent online courses with opportunities to interact with faculty each week via web conferencing
  • Academic credit towards the degree may be awarded for prior work and experience

Learn More!
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Renew Your NAWIC Membership

NAWIC’s fiscal year ends Sept. 30. This is just right around the corner and it means that it’s time to renew your membership. Members with an email address listed in the NAWIC database have been emailed a link to renew online (a paper invoice will not be mailed). Members who do not have an email address on file or who indicated they preferred regular mail have been sent a renewal in the mail.

Printed invoices can be downloaded from the NAWIC website. Go to > Member Sign In > Click Here to Renew. Select your membership type; verify or change your contact information; select “check” as form of payment; click “submit.” A link to your invoice will be sent to the email address you have on file. If you chose check as form of payment, your renewal will not be complete until we receive your payment. To expedite the renewal process, please include a copy of the invoice with your payment. Renewals are processed by the date payment is received. To decrease the processing time of your renewal, we strongly recommend that you renew online. NAWIC accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa, so renewing online is easy.

If your email address changes, please be sure to update your information by visiting > Member Sign In > Edit My Profile.

Renewals must be received (not postmarked) by the NAWIC Office by Oct.1, 2017. Beginning Oct. 2, a $25 late fee will be assessed. There will be no exceptions.

Reminder: New members who joined after June 30, 2017 will not receive a renewal statement.

Which category do I choose when renewing my NAWIC membership?

When you renew your membership for the 2017-2018 year, you will be prompted to choose a membership category. It is important that all renewing NAWIC members choose the appropriate membership type, which depends on your occupation and type of business.

Please note: An Associate member can move to an Active membership during the year if she becomes employed in the construction industry.

NAWIC Partners with Cornerstone Companies and OutFront Health

NAWIC is excited to announce that it has partnered with the nation’s leading association medical insurance program to benefit our members. The program, OutfFront Health, is being brought to NAWIC by Cornerstone Companies, one of the Midwest’s top employee benefit consulting firms. This program has been specifically built for NAWIC and other associations and is exclusively available for NAWIC members to use for their company’s group health insurance plan.

Some of the highlights of the program are:

  • Average 15 percent to 20 percent savings over standard market plans,              
  • National PPO and pharmacy networks in place for nationwide coverage,
  • Multiple plan designs to choose from, and
  • Online enrollment and plan management.

The program is easy for member organizations to obtain quotes from and enroll in if it meets their needs. NAWIC members can learn more about the OutfFront Health partnership at

Advertise in the Daily Bulletin

The Daily Bulletin gives attendees of NAWIC’s Annual Meeting and Education Conference the chance to promote their company, announce news or recognize or congratulate someone. If you’d like to acknowledge a NAWIC member, promote your business or make an announcement, consider advertising in The Daily Bulletin, a daily newsletter distributed to all attendees at NAWIC’s Annual Meeting and Convention on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Advertising in The Bulletin is an inexpensive and convenient way to reach members attending AMEC in Anaheim. To advertise, complete The Daily Bulletin Advertising Form. It can be found online here. The deadline to run an ad in the Wednesday edition has passed. However, you may submit ads for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday editions up until noon the day before the issue publishes. Email your ads to or drop them off at the Conference Registration Desk during the Annual Meeting and Education Conference. Ads start at $50. Limited space is available—first come, first served! For more information, contact

Please note, if you plan to purchase a Daily Bulletin ad on site at AMEC you must supply a print-ready ad or choose from a limited number of pre-designed templates that will be available.

Don’t Forget About the NAWIC Awards Gala Ticket Exchange

There is always assigned seating for the annual NAWIC Awards Gala. This year’s Gala will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. All AMEC registrants will receive a voucher for the banquet when they pick-up their name badges and registration materials at the Conference Registration Desk. The vouchers must be exchanged for a ticket with assigned table numbers. Check the NAWIC Manual for step-by-step procedures for the exchange or click here.

The Director’s Banquet Ticket Exchange will be held Thursday, Aug. 17 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom Foyer at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. 

Register for the 2017 AMEC Before it’s Too Late

Don’t miss NAWIC’s 62nd Annual Meeting and Education Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 16-19, 2017. NAWIC’s Conference is your chance to experience the power of NAWIC! Online registration closes Aug. 3, but you can register onsite at the Conference Registration Desk in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Registration is now $785 for members and $885 for non-members. You can pay by check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover at the onsite Conference Registration Desk. For more information, go to

Building Your Future with CRIS

NAWIC is offering you yet another way to grow your career in the construction industry. In partnership with new member, International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), we are now offering the prestigious Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification at a discount especially for NAWIC members! 

If you handle the insurance at your construction firm, you can lower insurance costs, make better insurance buying and risk management decisions for their companies, reduce coverage gaps, and gain credibility with your peers! Courses include in-depth treatment of commercial auto, liability, risk transfer, property insurance, workers comp, OCIP, CCIP and more!

The five core courses can be taken online at, and the non-proctored testing is done immediately, from the convenience of your home or office.

You will find more about your special NAWIC discount on the CRIS Partner Site: Use your unique NAWIC special offer code of G2950061 when you check out. Your invoice will be reduced by 10 percent immediately! In addition, IRMI will give NAWIC 20 percent of all proceeds when the special offer code is used.

NAWIC Adds New Partner—Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University recently welcomed NAWIC as a member of its Learning Partnership program!

 As a member of the Learning Partnership program, employees or members of NAWIC receive a 10 percent tuition discount toward any Columbia Southern University online associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree program. CSU degrees cover such topics as business, criminal justice, human resource management and occupational safety and health. As CSU is a family business, immediate family members of NAWIC’s employees or members will also receive this 10 percent discount when they enroll in CSU.

Columbia Southern University also provides the Learning Partner Scholarship opportunity for members or employees interested in furthering their education and career. The winners of the scholarship will receive tuition for up to three years, or until the completion of their selected online degree program with CSU whichever comes first. To learn more about applying for this exciting scholarship, please visit

Find out more about Columbia Southern University and your Learning Partnership benefits by contacting Christie Ball at or by calling 800-344-5021. 

Get Flexible Access Up to $150,000 for Your Business

When the weather heats up, there’s no such thing as summer break for your business. That’s why our friends at UPS Capital partnered with Kabbage to offer lines of credit up to $150,000 for your construction business.

Here are the top five ways you can use Kabbage funds to tackle your busiest season.

  • Take advantage of bulk inventory pricing.
  • Repair or upgrade equipment.
  • Hire new employees.
  • Update your website.
  • Get the word out with a new advertising or marketing campaign. 

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