January Lunch: Outlook 2015!

Outlook 2015: Time to pull out the crystal ball and look into the future. Where are the biggest opportunities in 2015? Who’s going to be building? What market sectors look promising? How do I get ahead of my competition and market to the right people now?

Please join us as Rebekah Morris, publisher of Arizona Builder’s Exchange, speaks on these topics and more. The presentation will not only identify key market sectors, but what’s driving the trends.

WHEN: January 20, 11:30-1:00
WHERE: Sheraton Tucson Inn and Suites, 5151 E. Grant
COST: $25 members, $35 nonmembers
RSVP: Tommy Roof, tlroof@weoneil.com

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SAAEMA 2015 Board of Directors Installed

A new slate of SAAEMA directors and officers was installed at the annual awards luncheon on December 16. They will each serve a one-year term.

President – Stevie Bongen, Tierra Right of Way
Vice President – Fernando Galvez, Monrad Engineering, Inc.
Treasurer – Tommy Roof, WE O’Neil Construction
Secretary – Regina Beem, Psomas
Past President – Vanessa Martinez, Tetra Tech

Marilyn Noble, CIP Information Service – Communications Director
Russ Blankenship, Reproductions – Marketing Clinic Director
Bianca Rivera, Terracon – Programs Director
Tiffany Gorrell, GLHN Architects and Engineers – Education Director
Matt Sage, Western Technologies, Inc.  – Membership Director
JV Nyman, Concord General Contracting – Awards Director

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SAAEMA Announces Award Winners

An annual rite of December, SAAEMA’s December 16 award luncheon was the setting for the recognition of a group of colleagues and peers who made substantial contributions to the A/E/C industry in Southern Arizona in 2014.

Linda Morales, CEO of The Planning Center, was honored with the Champion of Marketing Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated support of, commitment to, and respect for professional services marketing as a specialized discipline.

Robin Shambach, BWS Architects, received the Career Achievement Award, presented to  an individual who has made an outstanding, long-term contribution to A/E/C professional services marketing in Southern Arizona and has provided guidance to peers, firms, and the industry.

Rich Bergsma, GLHN Architects and Engineers, was named the Marketing Professional of the Year. He was honored for making significant improvements to his firm’s marketing efforts, producing outstanding results, educating the staff on marketing topics, and leading the charge on external and internal marketing campaigns.

Western Technologies, Inc. received the Best In Show Award, which recognizes an outstanding piece of marketing collateral as voted on by attendees at the award luncheon.

The awards were presented by Brent Davis of Brent L. Davis & Associates and the former executive director of the Southern Arizona chapter of AIA.

SAAEMA's annual award winners (l to r): Matt Sage, Western Technologies; Rich Bergsma, GLHN; Linda Morales, The Planning Center; Robin Shambach, BWS Architects; and presenter Brent Davis.







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Cornerstone Nominations

Cornerstone nomination form 2015

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November 2014 Lunch

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Tom Euler Named Director of Environmental Planning and Cultural Resources Division at Tierra Right of Way Services

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October 2nd UofA North End Zone Tour

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Principal Investigator Jerry Lyon Joins Tierra Right of Way Services’ Cultural Resources Team

TUCSON, August 29,
2014—Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd., a leading land services firm in the
western United States, is pleased to announce the hire of Jerry Lyon, M.A., as
the newest Principal Investigator for the company’s Environmental Planning and
Cultural Resources Division. Mr. Lyon brings over 20 years of archaeological
experience in the Southwest to Tierra’s cultural resources team and will lead
and oversee projects for Tierra throughout the region.

Mr. Lyon’s expertise covers a wide range of methodological approaches in archaeology, and he has led archaeological and cultural resource landscape survey, testing, and data recovery projects for Federal, State, and private clients throughout Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico. A specialist in GIS technology, he is also highly experienced at developing project-specific GIS databases for purposes of spatial analysis, quality control, and to meet client data requirements.

“We’re very happy to have Jerry on board,” said Tierra’s President and Founder, Randye Ferrick. “His extensive practical experience in archaeology and project management will be a great asset to our team and our clients.”

For more information, please call Tierra’s Tucson headquarters at (800) 887-0847 or contact Mr. Lyon directly at jlyon@tierra-row.com.

Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd., was established in 1989, and provides right of way, environmental, cultural resource, and other land services for clients throughout the western United States. With eight offices in six western states, Tierra is prepared to handle projects of any size and scope in any region. For more information, visit www.tierra-row.com.

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Cornerstone Golf Tournament on October 24, 2014

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GLHN Job Opportunity

GLHN Job opportunity:  Marketing Coordinator

GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. is seeking another Marketing Coordinator for its BD and marketing team.  The position’s primary responsibility will be proposal and interview coordination and production with broad participation in related internal and external marketing tasks.

See the pdf below for detailed information.

GLHN marketing coordinator

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MPA Common Grounds

MPA Common Grounds Information


2014 Nomination Form

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Marketing Clinic


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Marketing Boot Camp

Register for the Boot Camp Now at the Link Below!


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June Workshop

June Workshop

 Please join us at Reproductions, Inc. to tour
their facility and take an inside peek at what is up and coming in the
Reprographics industry.

Reproductions, Inc. has recently upped the bar in their
wide format color division with the purchase of a 4′x8′ UV Flatbed printer and
matching  router. Come check out all the options they have available to
help you get noticed! The possibilities are endless…

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

11:30 am-12:30 pm

 Reproductions is located at 234 E. 6th St.

Please RSVP to


 Lunch will be
served following the tour.

Space is limited so RSVP today!

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May Lunch Meeting

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April Lunch Meeting

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March Joint Meeting with SDA

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MATHCOUNTS 2014 Benefit Golf Tournament

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Healthcare Architect Joins Arizona Design Firm Shepley Bulfinch

Ned McKnight AIA joins Phoenix office of Shepley Bulfinch architects

PHOENIX, AZ – Shepley Bulfinch is pleased to welcome Edward (Ned) McKnight, AIA, LEED AP to the firm’s Phoenix office as a senior member of its healthcare design practice. His clients over the past decade have included Banner Health, the US Veterans Affairs Administration, Scottsdale Healthcare, and Dignity Health. As a healthcare architect, Ned thrives on the complexity of the projects, the evolving nature of the delivery model, and the satisfaction of creating spaces that support and advance healing. Ned is an advocate for environmentally responsive design and is a LEED Accredited Professional.  He is a registered architect in the state of Arizona and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Arizona State (’04) and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana/ Champaign.

Shepley Bulfinch (www.shepleybulfinch.com) is a national architecture and planning practice with studios in Boston, Phoenix, and San Francisco and a passion for high-impact design. Its healthcare clients include the University of Arizona Health System and Banner Health/ It award-winning Arizona work includes Postino Gilbert, Joyride Taco, The Galleries at Turney, the Link, and Windsor and Churn. Shepley Bulfinch is ranked among the country’s top healthcare design firms by Modern Healthcare and Interior Design magazine and a Top Mountain Architect by Mountain Living magazine.

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March 2014 Tour

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