Joint CREW NJ and CREW Greater Philadelphia Networking — Tips and Tricks of CREW Network
When: 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13
Description: Are you looking to jumpstart your CRE career? Come join us for an interactive night of networking and breakout sessions with CRE professionals from CREW NJ and CREW Greater Philadelphia. We’ll kick off the evening with an introduction on how to use and benefit from the national CREW Network’s Open Forum, which facilitates communication between members from around the country and around the world. Connecting with others in the industry is the best way to facilitate your success in the field — you won’t want to miss this!
Cost: Free to both members and non-members
Connell Foley Webinar Series: Protecting Your Construction Company in the Age of COVID
When: April 14 and May 12
Description: Connell Foley LLP, a full-service commercial law firm with a dedicated construction law practice, has teamed with BCA Insurance Group, a property/casualty insurance and surety company serving the construction industry, for a complimentary two-part webinar series to help contractors navigate the realities of doing business amid and after a pandemic. The series, “Protecting Your Construction Company in the Age of COVID,” will address current issues, such as vaccination concerns, and risks and liabilities that didn’t exist in prior times, as well as the long-term impacts that COVID-19 is expected to have on the construction industry.
Featuring industry practitioners from both Connell Foley and BCA Insurance, and moderated by TD Bank, the webinars will focus on complying with the law while minimizing exposure, keeping projects and employees humming, maintaining profits at a time when many business owners find themselves at sea, and how to apply lessons learned going forward. The goal is to answer questions that are keeping construction business professionals awake at night.
The upcoming webinars are:
Part 1: “COVID Vaccines, the Law and Your Coverage” (1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14)
Presenters: Michael Shadiack, chair, Labor and Employment Group, Connell Foley LLP; Lawrence D. Cohen, executive vice president, BCA Insurance; Moderator: Rob Curley, market president, South Jersey, TD Bank. This webinar will address the concerns construction businesses have right now, including:
- Can employers mandate employees receive a COVID vaccine? What options exist other than mandating vaccination?
- Can employers require employees to quarantine after out-of-state travel?
- What policies should employers implement to reduce the business risks associated with COVID-19?
- How and when should employers report COVID cases to their workers comp carrier? Can you get sued for “giving COVID” to other contractors, and are you covered for that?
Part 2: “Looking Forward: COVID’s Impact on Contracts and Risk” (1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12)
Presenters: Mark Fleder, senior partner, Construction Law Group, Connell Foley LLP; Lawrence D. Cohen, executive vice president, BCA Insurance; Moderator: Rob Curley, market president, South Jersey, TD Bank. This webinar will examine the future impact the COVID pandemic is expected to have on the construction industry, including:
- How is COVID expected to change construction contracts going forward?
- What contract clauses are going to be most important and what can contractors do to try to minimize their risks?
- How will contractual changes impact other areas, including performance bonds?
- What is changing regarding insurance in 2021 and beyond?
- Will COVID drive up my premiums in 2022?
CREW NJ Coffee + Conversation/Walk + Talk in the Park
When: 8:30 or 9 a.m. Thursday, April 15
Where: Virtual, plus in-person options (weather permitting)
Description: CREW NJ’s popular Coffee + Conversation series, including its in-person Walk + Talk in the Park option, is held the third week of each month. Virtual networking begins at 9 a.m. via Zoom. In-person walking locations vary each month, beginning at 8:30 or 9 a.m. (check event web page for details)
Cost: Free to members and non-members
CREW NJ Virtual and In-Person 5K
When: April 22 – 29, 2021 (9 a.m. Thursday, April 29 for in-person walk)
Where: Natirar Park, 2 Main St., Peapack
Description: Join CREW NJ for our 5K Walk benefiting CREW Network Foundation, the only Foundation dedicated solely to advancing women in commercial real estate. The mission includes creating mentoring relationships for those new to the industry and providing scholarship funds, industry research and programs that educate women and girls about the career opportunities available to them (get more information here). We welcome current members as well as those wanting to connect with other CRE professionals in a casual outdoor venue to attend our 5K walk on starting on April 22 and running through April 29. You may choose to walk virtually at your own pace / location of your choice (as long as the 5K goal is met by April 29) or join us in person at Natirar Park on April 29. The first 50 participants to register will receive a medal recognizing their participation.
- Members: $20
- Additional family participants at $20 each (maximum of $60 per family)
- Non-members: $30
1st Annual Tristate CRE Charity Golf Classic to benefit Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center
When: 12 p.m. Monday May 24
Where: Sunset Valley Golf Course – 47 West Sunset Road, Pompton Plains
Description: Winslow was founded in 1974 and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. The center promotes and offers equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with disabilities.
Hosted by Newmark, EBI Consulting and Lenders Capital Realty Services, this event will include a golf tournament with prizes and raffles, networking, cocktails and a BBQ dinner
Arrive at noon, shotgun start at 1 p.m., BBQ dinner starts at 6 p.m.
To register: Contact George Gnad at firstname.lastname@example.org