The Nuts & Bolts – February 27, 2023
General Membership Meeting
Join us for lunch at the upcoming March General Membership Meeting!
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Networking & Lunch Buffet 11:15 am | Program 11:30 am
$23 per person in advance | $28 after registration deadline
Diamond Room | Knights of Columbus
Presentation: SCA – 2022 Recap and What’s to Come!
Sponsor: Generation Next SCA
The registration deadline is Monday, March 6th, at 10 a.m. Cancellations must be made by the registration deadline to receive a refund.
Last chance to purchase an annual pass for the remaining General Membership Meetings of 2023! The annual pass is pro-rated starting in March for $119 and covers one member of your business for each of the remaining seven meetings. The pass includes a discount overall and prevents your company from registering each event (or receiving/tracking invoices each month). Contact the SCA Office at 417-862-1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve your pass today!
Contact the SCA Office at 417-862-1313 or email@example.com for more information or to reserve your pass today!
Collegiate Awards offers a full line of Awards and Recognition items, Promotional Products, Glass Etching, and Commercial Engraving.
Originally Collegiate Awards opened as a subsidiary of Carrollton Specialty Products Inc. in Moberly, MO. The first Collegiate Awards storefront was opened in Columbia, MO in 2004 with a second location opening in Springfield in 2012. Currently, Collegiate Awards operates two locations in Springfield and St. Louis. Over the years, the company has grown from a one-employee operation to its current 18 employees split between its two locations. The opportunity to work with our amazing customers and serve the communities and region at-large have made it great 23 years and counting.
Due to their exponential growth as company, Collegiate Awards recently moved into a brand new 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Springfield to be able to handle the increasing order volume for their current and new customers. They were also nominated in 2022 for Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. Other recent awards and press mentions include Member of the Awards, Personalization Association and Award Associates of America. Erin Boster (President) serves on Springfield Sports Commission Board of Directors and previously served on Drury University’s Breech School of Business Advisory Board.
A little-known fact about Collegiate Awards is that they have also engraved 10’s of thousands of the Step ‘N Pull door cleats for the local startup Step ‘N Pull Inc. (Featured on Shark Tank).
Generation Next Meeting
Generation Next meets once a month over lunch on the second Wednesday.
March 8, 2023
Meeting 11:30 a.m.
The Roost Bar & Grill | 2025 W Sunshine Ste 104
Check out The Roost’s lunch menu and pricing at their website. Food is not provided.
There is no extra cost for SCA members to join Generation Next. Generation Next is the under 40 group of the Springfield Contractors Association. They have monthly meetings and invite all SCA members to participate in social events and community service opportunities.
If you have employees that are under the age of 40 and want to get involved in Generation Next or you want to know more about the group, please contact Gordon Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Annual Build My Future Construction Showcase
The 5th annual Build My Future event is April 5th! Haven’t heard of Build My Future? Check out the 2022 video here or visit the Build My Future website at www.BuildMyFuture.net.
Build My Future is a collaborative effort between the Springfield Contractors Association, the City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development, the Home Builders Association, The Builders’ Association, AGC of Missouri, several private companies, several educational institutions, and several unions.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
8:30 am – 2 pm
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex
3001 N. Grant Ave., Springfield, MO 65803
Contact Megan at 417-862-1313 or email@example.com to for more information.
Check out the links below for more information!
2023 Build My Future Flyer
2023 Build My Future Exhibitor Registration Form
2023 Build My Future Sponsor Registration Form (deadline Feb. 17)
2023 Build My Future Sponsor Level Benefits
Generation Next Charity Event
Generation Next invites all of SCA to join for the Membership Charity Event. All net proceeds will go to the Burrell Foundation. The Burrell Foundation is the charitable arm for Burrell Behavioral Health – a community mental and behavioral health center with locations in 18 counties throughout Missouri.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Social (Bar Area) 5-6 pm | Bowling 6-8 pm
$25 per adult | $20 per child
Andy B’s | 1127 Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807
Tickets are $25 for each adult or $20 for each child (age 12 and below) and will include two slices of pizza, a non-alcohol drink, and open bowling.
Sponsorships are available for $150 and will include a banner or digital signage at the event as well as two complementary registrations. Contact Generation Next President Gordon Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Silent Auction – Generation Next is also taking donations for a Silent Auction the night of the event. Please contact Gordon Lane or the SCA Office if you are interested in donating something.
Generation Next Bass Bash
Join us for the 8th annual Bass Bash Fishing Tournament!
May 5, 2023
7 am – 1 pm (check-in anytime after 6 a.m.)
TABLE ROCK RESORTS at INDIAN POINT
71 Dogwood Park Trail, Branson
Boats will release at the resort – not the marina.
$150 per Boat in Advance (2 Fishermen per Boat or 3 including one youth – high school age or younger)
$175 Day of Event
80% Payout – Pays 1 in 5 – Up to 10 Places
$3,000 Presenting Sponsor – The Presenting Sponsorship is a custom sponsorship level. Please contact the Generation Next President or Bass Bash Committee Chair for more information.
$2,000 Goodie Bag Sponsor – Includes 3 boat entries, company provided 300+ “goodie bags” to be given to participants. Also includes a banner (provided by Generation Next) displayed at the event, company/sponsor logo on the event t-shirt, and company name listed on website and social media event.
$1,000 Door Prize Sponsor – Includes two boat entries, banner (provided by Generation Next) displayed at the event, company/sponsor logo on the event t-shirt, and company name listed on website and social media event.
$500 Largemouth Bass Level – Includes one boat entry, a banner (provided by Generation Next) displayed at the event, and company/sponsor logo on the event t-shirt.
$250 Smallmouth Bass Level – Includes a banner (provided by the company/sponsor) displayed at the event, and company/sponsor logo on the event t-shirt
$250 Specialty Sponsorships – The $250 sponsorship for the Big Bass and the Trash Fish includes a mention during the awards ceremony.
$150 Early Bird Boat Registration – The Early Bird Boat Registration includes one boat registration for two people (a driver and a non-driver). There is an option to include one youth as a third person for the same cost. Youth must be high school age or younger to qualify.
* If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Bass Bash please contact Tim Potthoff at email@example.com or Eric Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCA Membership Dues
Just a reminder, SCA recently sent out the invoices for dues this past week. If you receive your annual renewal notice electronically before then, please keep this in mind. There are often a lot of scams during the holiday season, and we have unfortunately heard of spam emails going around asking for people to pay dues or be canceled during the month of December in previous years.
When in doubt, always feel welcome to call the SCA office to verify authenticity. Emails will never come from an email address outside of the following:
- email@example.com (will be firstname.lastname@example.org within the next few months)
2023 Calendar of Events
Dates are subject to change. Please reference the SCA Calendar of Events for up-to-date information at www.springfieldcontractors.org/events.
2023 Calendar of Events & Sponsorships
March 7 – General Membership Meeting (Lunch)
March 16 – Generation Next Membership Charity Event
April 4 – General Membership Meeting (Breakfast)
April 5 – Build My Future (*not just SCA)
April 14 – Spring Skeet Shoot
May 2 – General Membership Meeting (Evening)
May 5 – Generation Next Bass Bash
May 19 – Spring Golf Tournament
June 6 – General Membership Meeting (Breakfast)
June 15 – Pig Roast
August 11 – Summer Golf Tournament
August 14-18 – Build U – Workforce Development Event for High School Students
September 12 – General Membership Meeting (Lunch)
September 28 – Chicken BBQ (*not just SCA)
October 3 – General Membership Meeting (Breakfast)
October 13 – Fall Skeet Shoot
November 9 – Salute Awards Banquet (*not just SCA)
December TBD – Christmas Party
*Second Wednesday Each Month (lunch) – Generation Next Meetings