BREAKING NEWS: ICBA Named 2021 North American Trade Association of the Year

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) has won the Reed Award as the 2021 North American Trade Association of the Year. “Winning the North American Trade Association of the Year award is another indicator of the exceptional team we have at ICBA...

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We’re here to improve your business’s bottom line. As business owners ourselves, we understand the importance of having access to a supportive community. Here at ICBA, we care about your business, we care about you, and we care about your employees.That’s why, to celebrate our 46th anniversary, we’re offering all of our members free access to our new Workplace Wellness Program, which uses toolbox talk scripts, posters, short educational pieces, online check-ins, and virtual professional development courses, to address key wellness issues such as:Mental health stigmaRespectful workplacesPhysical healthPain avoidance and addictionsSuicide preventionDiversity and inclusionDepression and anxietyEmotional intelligencePsychological safety in the workplaceLearn more about our Workplace Wellness Program here: icba.ca/wellnessOr sign up today: icba.ca/become-a-member/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We did it!The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) has won the Reed Award as the 2021 North American Trade Association of the Year.“Winning the North American Trade Association of the Year award is another indicator of the exceptional team we have at ICBA and all the hard work they do supporting our members in the area of group health benefits, workforce development and training, and advocacy,” said Chris Gardner, ICBA President. “I am very proud of what our team has been able to deliver over the past year – their commitment and hard work, particularly given the challenges related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, has been remarkable.”The Washington, DC-based Reed Awards, named after Campaigns & Elections founder and campaign marketing pioneer Stanley Foster Reed, embody excellence in advocacy, grassroots engagement, and campaign management.“By design, a Reed is extraordinarily difficult to win. And when you do walk away with a Reed you know it means one thing: Your work is hands down, no questions asked, the very best in the industry,” said Shane D’Aprile, Co-Publisher, Campaigns & Elections, before the ceremony.Over the past four years, ICBA has won 12 Reed Awards for its advocacy on behalf of our open shop construction members and clients.ICBA was previously named North American Trade Association of the Year in 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
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On this episode of Training Thursday, Kerry and Jordan discuss an upcoming live online training session: Introduction to Construction Delay Claims.This presentation is meant to advance participants’ understanding of construction delay claims. It will include multiple examples to help explain the principles of delay claims, the damages and the allocation of responsibility for delay among the project participants. There will also be a detailed review of planning schedules and as-built schedules, using different methods of presentation from actual construction projects to assist in explaining these concepts.Wednesday, May 19, 2021: 12:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)Register: icba.simplesignup.ca/en/7451/index.php?m=eventTopics covered:– Delay claims– Loss of productivity claims– Ways of presenting delay claims– Preparation of delay claims– Damages claimed– How courts treat claimsInstructor: Mark Braidwood is a principal of SHK with more than 22 years experience. He is a litigation lawyer with expertise in the areas of construction, commercial and insurance law. Mark has conducted trials and appeals in all levels of British Columbia courts, and has acted as counsel in arbitrations, administrative hearings and mediations. Mark’s construction practice includes representing all parties involved in construction disputes, including owners, developers, construction managers, contractors and engineers. Mark’s broad commercial practice includes cases involving shareholder disputes, director and officer liability, contract and business disputes, product liability, leases, sale of goods, and related issues. In Mark’s insurance law practice, he acts for both insurers and insureds, defending claims and prosecuting subrogated claims. Mark lectures and provides seminars to industry and legal professionals. Mark enjoys acting as a Moot Court judge at the University of British Columbia, and he regularly provides pro bono legal services for Access Justice.Wednesday, May 19, 2021: 12:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)Register: icba.simplesignup.ca/en/7451/index.php?m=eventAll courses: icba.ca/courses ... See MoreSee Less
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