Event Round-Up: A3LC +20 Networking Event
A3LC Mission: As stewards of the building community we promote trust through collaboration and shared knowledge to create value for all
By: Julie Wanzer, LEED AP
Denver, CO – The A3LC – a collaborative combination of the Associated General Contractors of Colorado (AGC), American Institute of Architects of Colorado (AIA) and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC), sponsored a +20 Networking event on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Stoney’s Bar and Grill in Denver. 48 attendees signed up to participate in this “speed-dating” style of networking where each participant received a bingo-style card with 12 squares, representing the 12 tables of networking set up for the event.
Akasha Hueseman, Senior Estimator from GE Johnson, opened the event to explain the rules of this networking event where each participant was guaranteed to walk away with at least 20 new contacts in the AEC industry. Different colored stickers were placed at each of the 12 tables that had four chairs each where the various contractors, architects, engineers, specialty contractors, marketers and consultants could interact and exchange business cards.
A cowbell was rung every seven minutes to indicate the progression from one table to the next where participants were encouraged not to attend the same table twice. Tom Otteson, AIA, architect at Shopworks Architecture, commented, “I enjoyed this format that encouraged you to talk to people you may not normally interact with. I end up just talking to only a handful of people at most networking events I attend because most people tend to stay in the same groups, but I walked away with a stack of business cards.” Drawings were also held for Colorado Rockies tickets and gift cards throughout the event.
Photos courtesy of Julie Wanzer, Business Rewritten