Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Greenbuild Parties In Chicago (yes most are free!)

The best websites for Greenbuild Parties in Chicago November 17-20, 2010.  Most you have to rsvp for.  Don't miss the chance to make new friends in Chi-Town after the trade show and learning sessions.   If you have more to add please post them!!!

ED+C Student Event Monday Nov 15th 4:00 - 6:00

GreenGuard Pub Night Tuesday Nov 16th 7:00 - 11:00

German American Contractors Networking Reception Tues Nov 16th 8:00-10:00

Canada Green Reception Tues Nov 16th 6:00-9:00

Green Builder Magazine Wednesday Nov 17th 5:30-7:30

Taste of Green ($20) Thur Nov 18th 5:30-7:00

Enter to win a chance to attend this one:

GreenTalk 2010

I also found this bit of advice from Green Apple Consultant's Blog:

GreenBuild offers more than just serious stuff, including after-hours social events. Some are hosted by the trade show organizers and some of the exhibitors have their own parties. I've found in years past at these events, you'll meet some of the hipest, greenest people in the design community.

Here are a few of my favorite parties which are not included in a GreenBuild ticket:

Johnston Controls, Green Tie Event (You must have a tie to get in.)

Siemens (invitation only)

Environmental Design + Construction (Friendliest people!!!)

USGBC Host Chapter Party (Chicago USGBC)

Most of these are invitation only but if you go to the organizer's booth and befriend someone in charge of the events, they are usually very nice about getting you in.

Not sure if I'm actually going to any this year as I've stopped by all of the above in years past and had my fill. Call me on my cell (407-579-8683) if you hear of any other parties and I'll help spread the word.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

2010 RCAT in San Antonio

Today I attended the Roofing Contractor's of Texas Annual trade show. This year it was held at the beautiful JW Marriott Resort in Hill Country just outside San Antonio. It was an outstanding turn out especially compared to last year. The exhibit booths sold out months in advance too. I mingled with Lance from R-Max at his booth then spent most of my time talking with roofing contractors and some distributors. The overall feeling is that things in the roofing industry are picking up and 2011 looks to be even better. Don't miss the convention next year!