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Brown Santa gets helping hand

AUSTIN - The Travis County Sheriff’s Brown Santa program got a helping hand again this year as members of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) donated toys and non-perishable food items at the association’s holiday party held on Dec. 6. Providing toys and holiday meals for families in need throughout Travis County. -cmw...

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Holiday greetings

AUSTIN - Over 900 people were in attendance at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Central Texas Chapter Holiday Party held at Zach Theatre. –cmw...

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Winning at remodeling

AUSTIN - The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) held its 2017 Contractor of the Year Awards Nov. 3 at The Mansion. Winners of the 2017 Contractor of the Year Awards include:...

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Mugs, cups, glassware holiday style

AUSTIN - The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) collected toys for the Dell Children’s Hospital, exchanged holiday mugs, cups, glassware and raffled off some amazing gift baskets at their holiday party held Dec. 6 at Big Daddy’s Burger and Bar. -cmw...

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12/26/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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NAWIC’s new leadership

AUSTIN - On Aug. 30, Beth Brooks, CAE took over the role of executive vice president of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), a continuation of more than 30 years of leadership for the Certified Association Executive....

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Recognition and reward

AUSTIN - The Central Texas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors gathered on Oct. 11 at the J.W. Marriott in Austin for its annual Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet and Ceremony....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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