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July APA/ASLA Networking Breakfast @ Valley Metro Office
Jul 5 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am

The Heat is ON!!!!! We’re entering the hardest time of year in the valley, the high temperatures before the monsoon storms bring the valley some relief.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 5th. Hopefully many of you will be able to get out of town for a long weekend but we will still be holding our monthly networking event. We intend to something similar to last July where we don’t have a formal speaker, but to allow a brainstorming session for topics and speaker that we’d like to see in the upcoming year.

We have been finding that bike/ped and downtown redevelopment bring out the most attendees but want to hear from you. So bring your ice coffee and great topic ideas to our July meeting at Valley Metro.

AAED, The Tale of GPLET and its Future @ Phoenix Country Club
Jul 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
BOMA Bowling @ AMF Christown Lanes
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This is an excellent team building opportunity! Invite a Team of Six!  Build your team with industry clients and peers. Witty team names and attire will be judged for “BEST TEAM TO THEME”


Calling all rock-star bowlers! Have a great time with your team and earn “King Pin” bragging rights with highest score traveling trophy!


For folks who want to attend the event, but don’t want to bowl:

NON-BOWLER Allied Partner $50 + $100 minimum gift toward silent auction. BOMA needs to know the gift items in advance

• NON-BOWLER Principal Member $25

(Property/Assistant/Facility Manager or Building Engineer, NO non-member vendors allowed)



The prize lane is a perk of title-sponsorship for this event! The sponsorship cost includes $500 which will be used toward purchase of five (5) fantastic prizes for the lane. Bowlers pay $2.00 for a turn on the prize lane and will receive a raffle ticket for every pin knocked down.

Prize Lane Raffle tickets earned will be used for a chance to win the five (5) Prize Lane items!

ACE Monthly Task Force Meeting @ Phoenix Airport Marriott
Jul 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the ACE Task Force as we gather to hear the latest innovations and trends with projects. Learn what new projects owners having on the horizon and hear from academia about industry changing research.

Network before and after the meeting, 7:00 – 7:30 and 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Please RSVP to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and thank everyone for their continued support of ACE.

2017 AZUCA Summer Golf @ Continental Country Club
Jul 15 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

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1:00 pm Shotgun Start, Registration Opens 11:30 am

Join us in the cool pines of Flagstaff for this relaxing and fun event! This is our favorite event of the year and gets you all out of the heat.

If you are interested in making this a family weekend or want to stay in Flagstaff, book your rooms now to avoid higher fees. We are not doing a room block but encourage you to check out:

Sonesta Suites

Little America

Arizona Mountain Inn and Cabins

If you have promotional items, are interested in a sponsorship, or volunteering, contact Connie or register asap before they are all committed to.

Thanks to our current sponsors:

Banners & Signs

Lunch Sponsor

2017 CBD Education Certification Program: Module 3 – Budgeting and Operations in Business Development @ Esplanade E Center
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Certified Business Developer (CBD) curriculum is designed to elevate, educate and empower you the BD professional and the profession. The value of a CBD to the individual and organizations are many, a few being:

  • Becoming A Subject Matter Expert
  • Elevated Industry Knowledge
  • Instructors with Eclectic Experience
  • Maximize the ROI on BD Investment
  • Understand what is important to your Operations Team
  • Learn Best in Class Revenue Generating Techniques

Budgeting and Operations in Business Development (90 Minutes)
Instructor: Tammy Carr, Principal, Mortenson

Learning Objectives:  

  • How to create a budget
  • Communicating budget to team
  • Tracking budgets
  • Internal team roles in process
  • Hiring a Business Development person requires additional staff/support

Students will learn best practices in budget creation and tracking and how best to deliver and enforce budget guidelines to your team. Learn how to anticipate hidden budget busters and to forecast accurately with fewer contingencies.

The Development Stages of a Project (90 Minutes)
Instructor: Mark Stapp, Arizona State University, MRED

Learning Objectives: ·

What is a developer?

  • Learn from concept to completion the various stages of development
  • Make up of team – what works best to secure funding
  • Definition of skin in the game
  • When the best time to engage
  • Finding Money, Developer Assist
  • When to walk away

APWA July Luncheon – West Valley Municipal Forecast @ Phoenix Country Club
Jul 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
ABA, Membership Mixer @ Stray Dogs
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FREE thanks to our sponsors:




More to be announced!

If you would like to sponsor, the cost is just $100.
Sponsors will be on all promotional material.
Please email your logo to: and sponsor below.

ABA, OSHA 10 Hour @ Tucson ABA Office
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm


July 20-21, 2017, starting at noon both days
ABA Members $100  / Non-Members $150
Includes OSHA Card, books and lunch

Receive needed training for your employees at the ABA for the
OSHA 10-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Course.

Designed specifically for constructions workers, supervisors, construction/company management and personnel responsible for construction activities.

 Topics Include: General Duty Clause, Intro to OSHA & ADOSH Compliance Inspections, General job site safety & health issues and responsibilities, Focus Four which includes fall protection, electrical, excavations (caught in between), and struck by hazards, scaffolds, steel erection, NFPA 70 e Arc Flash, cranes & hoists, material handling, fire protection, confined space work, stairways & ladders, PPE, and legal liabilities for supervisors & companies, GHS-Global Harmonizing System and more.

Course instructor Sharon Powers of POWERS SAFETY SERVICES LLC, is a former ADOSH compliance officer who now serves as a safety consultant. Powers Safety Services was awarded the 2008 Professional Service of the Year Cornerstone Award and ASSE Safety Professional of the Year 2012-2013.

For info or to register by phone or email, contact Debbie Carlson at or 520-881-7930

Thanks to the following for sponsoring the lunches for the year 2017:

General Air Control

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AIA PHX Metro Chapter + Symposium @ The Zone Shop
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join AIA Phoenix Metro as we discuss “Valley Metro Rail–Are We There Yet.” This is the second meeting in our series, “Impact Phoenix”. Networking Reception: 5pm | Program begins promptly at 5:45pm