NASBP and SBA Bonding Awareness Program: Bonding Across America on May 18

medstripesProgram agendas for the May 18 Bonding Across America bonding awareness campaign, jointly created by NASBP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), have been finalized. The campaign will be held the same day in three cities, Seattle, Denver, and Washington, D.C. The educational bonding awareness campaign for small and emerging contractors was first tested last fall as a pilot program and stemmed from a partnership NASBP formed with the SBA to help small and emerging contractors become aware of the bonding process. The programs are designed to be rolled out quickly and introduce such topics as bonding and insurance, banking and finance, federal assistance programs, and local procurement opportunities.

The three cities' programs were created with the guidance of the leadership of the Small and Emerging Business Committee and assistance of dedicated NASBP Members. Below are the locations and confirmed speakers for each. The SBA will be providing speakers for these programs as well.

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Seattle--Register Now

The Seattle program will be taking place at: 

Seattle Public Library 
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Bonding and Insurance

  • Jacob Haddock, Sales Executive, Propel Insurance
  • Stuart O’Farrell, Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 

Perspective of a Surety Underwriter

  • Joel Hertzog, AFSB, Sr. Underwriter - Field Office Manager, Merchants Bonding Company

Risk Management and Legal Concerns

Performance risk, construction law, contracting issues, including change orders and equitable contract price adjustments and remedies available to contractors involved in legal disputes. 

  • Tymon Berger, Construction Litigation Partner, Ahlers Cressman, PLLC

Construction Accounting 

Construction accounting principles and financial systems that every small, emerging, and underserved contractor must know and adhere to for successful bonding relationships and business operations.  

  • Chris Newman, Managing Member, Newman Town, PLLC


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Denver-area -- Register Now

The Denver program will be taking place at: 

Hampden Hall @ the Englewood Civic Center
1000 Englewood Pky., 2nd Floor
Englewood, CO 80110

 

Bonding and Insurance

  • Don Appleby, Surety Director, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
  • Michael Lischer, Jr., Account Executive, IMA Inc. 

Perspective of a Surety Underwriter

  • Bill Barbour, Director, RLI Insurance Company 

Risk Management and Legal Concerns 

Performance risk, construction law, contracting issues, including change orders and equitable contract price adjustments and remedies available to contractors involved in legal disputes. 

  • Jay Labe, Counsel, Allen & Curry P.C.

Construction Accounting 

Construction accounting principles and financial systems that every small, emerging, and underserved contractor must know and adhere to for successful bonding relationships and business operations.  

  • Bill Tourtillott, CPA, Quest Accounting, Inc. 

Small Contractor Success Story 

A local small construction business will provide its story of obtaining financial and surety credit and building it resources network.  

  • Bud Withrow, CoWest Insurance Associates, LLC
  • Keith Lightfield, Lightfield Enterprises, Inc. 

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Washington, DC--Register Now

The Washington, DC program will be taking place at: 

NASA Headquarters
300 E St SW
Washington, DC 20546

Bonding and Insurance

  • Joshua Etemadi, Assistant Vice President, Construction Bonds, Inc.—A Division of Murray Securus

Perspective of a Surety Underwriter

  • Bud Herndon, Retired 

Risk Management and Legal Concerns

Performance risk, construction law, contracting issues, including change orders and equitable contract price adjustments and remedies available to contractors involved in legal disputes. 

  • Lewis Askew, Jr., Partner, Graves, Horton, Askew & Jenkins, LLC

Construction Accounting 

Construction accounting principles and financial systems that every small, emerging, and underserved contractor must know and adhere to for successful bonding relationships and business operations.  

  • Jeff Lavore and Brandon Blackburn, Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, P.C.

Small Contractor Success Story 

A local small construction business will provide its story of obtaining financial and surety credit and building it resources network.  

  • Reggie Jarvis of Centennial Surety Associates, Inc.

Direct questions and inquiries for additional information to Shannon Crawford, NASBP Assistant Director of Government Relations, at scrawford@nasbp.org or 202.464.1170.