• STL Business Diversity Connect event is August 29

    From The St. Louis American:  Five regional organizations are collaborating to host an event that will champion diverse suppliers at the corporate level. The STL Minority Business Development Agency, Women’s Business Development Center, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,...

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  • Howard Hayes Begins New Chapter as Executive Director of SLATE

    This coming Monday Howard Hayes, longtime stalwart in the trenches of St. Louis diversity and inclusion efforts, returns to St. Louis City government. Mayor Lyda Krewson has appointed  Hayes as executive director of the St. Louis Agency...

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  • Viewpoint: New Thinking About Diversity Can Boost Innovation

    From ENR:  More than ever before, organizations need the best possible ideas as they envision, design, engineer and build America’s transportation infrastructure. Project funding is tighter, client expectations are higher, and technologies are challenging everyone to adapt...

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  • The Untapped Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

    by Michael Kennedy, Jr., CEO of KAI Enterprises and owner of The UP Companies Urban communities serve as a great source of untapped workforce resources in terms of diversity and worker availability in meeting the growing needs...

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  • Diversity on Worksites is an Ongoing Commitment

    From Portland Business Journal:  As the ongoing economic recovery has led to business growth and infrastructure investments, the construction sector has boomed, making it a high-growth industry in the Portland Metro Area. However, the career opportunities generated...

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  • PODCAST: AGCMO’s Len Toenjes and Frank Wilson Discuss Diversity

    In this week’s AGCMO Podcast, Len Toenjes AGCMO CEO interviews Frank Wilson, an inspiring leader in the areas of diversity and inclusion. At the recent AGC of America convention Wilson received the 2019 Chairman of the Year...

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  • North County, Inc. Honors Negwer, Lester

    Negwer Materials’  Scott Negwer and Clayco’s Dan Lester are among leaders begin recognized for their contributions to the North County region at North County Inc.’s 42nd Annual Leadership Breakfast, May 10 at the Marriott St. Louis Airport....

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  • SLCCC Honors Forum Co-Founder, PEOPLE, Sultan, Best Practices

    The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers recognized Construction Forum STL Co-Founder Tom Finan as  “inclusion champion” at its 2019 Awards Gala held Monday evening (April 1) at the Missouri Botanical Garden. PEOPLE of Construction was recognized...

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  • Howard Hayes Named President of RUCC M/WBE Incubator Board

    Howard Hayes, longtime stalwart of construction industry diversity and inclusion, has been named president of the board of directors of the Regional Union Construction Center (RUCC). The RUCC is a construction-focused business incubator for minority and women...

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  • Clayco Exec on Adding Diversity in Construction: ‘You Have to Go Outside Your Comfort Zone’

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  The construction industry is searching for its own fountain of youth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average age of a person working in the construction industry is 42,...

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