TRAINING ABC's extensive craft training and education programs will help you develop your people and take your company to the next level. ABC offers:
Continuing education for professionals
POLITICAL ADVOCACY ABC works hard to ensure free enterprise and a favorable merit shop business environment is upheld a the local, state and national levels. The benefit of a full time staff lobbyist alone saves association members hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.
Whether actively lobbying the legislature or just keeping abreast of legislation and regulations that affect their business, ABC members are given the tools to take action on legislation and the voice to lobby for change.
Full time staff lobbyist
ABC Political Action Committee (federal elections)
ABC Pelican Political Action Committee (local and state elections)
Governmental Relations Committee
Annual Legislative Event
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ABC gives members numerous opportunities to make lasting connections and stay up to date with industry. Programs include:
Recognition programs (EIC, STEP, AQC)
Group 401K plan
MEMBER AWARDS ABC offers many awards that highlight the quality of its member companies. Members should also check with the local chapter for additional award opportunities.
INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS The Merit Shop Message is published online quarterly for Pelican members and non members to stay in the know on issues affecting the construction industry. Reaching more than 1,500 readers, the Merit Shop Message is continuously growing its reach with a new online platform.
ABC National publishes Construction Executive, a bimonthly print newsletter, which reaches more than 53,000 readers across the country. The magazine serves as the leading source for news, market developments and business issues impacting the construction industry.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS Committee involvement ABC offers a variety of committees for its members to get involved in. Committees are structured to strategically steer the association. Active involvement in an ABC committee is a great way to "get in the ABC weeds," develop relationships and further along the merit shop message.
Member directory An annual member directory is distributed at no cost to every Pelican and New Orleans/Bayou member. A searchable membership directory is available year round online.