The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange will host the Economic Stimulus Reverse
Trade Show and Construction Industry Job Fair on Wednesday, March 31,
from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Polo Grill and Bar
Ranch in Sarasota County.
Recognizing that the
construction industry has been an economic driver in the region, and
one that has been hit the hardest since the economic downtown, the Builders Exchange
decided to host this event to offer local subcontractors an opportunity
to win the bids of larger general contractors. Their motto is: "Members
Working With Members" and the event provides an opportunity for local
businesses to collaborate with one another, says Bill Jarvis, board
"We created a
Reverse Trade Show
, similar to a job fair in an effort to create
economic stimulus," Jarvis says. "This event will give all local
subcontractors, suppliers and vendors the opportunity to spend an
evening with the key decision makers and learn what work is available.
in 1952, the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange is a not-for-profit trade
organization comprised of about 20 Sarasota
contractors. Its purpose is to serve the business needs of local
building contractors in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
from the region's largest general contracting companies will be at the
tradeshow, providing tips on acquiring bids and winning projects.
Participating companies include: Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty
, Skyline Builders
of Bradenton plus many more. Also on hand will
be public school facilities directors and building officials from
Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties.
For more information,
e-mail Julie Ivings at email@example.com
or call her at 941-907-7745.
Source: Bill Jarvis, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange