December Newsletter – Holiday Edition!

Reflecting on the success of AHCC’s Holiday Celebration and the whole of 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we can’t help but look back on the incredible moments that made this year unforgettable for The Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors. Over the course of the last year, with the support of our incredible partners in the industry, we have been delighted to provide our members with a dozen educational webinars, a smashing summer cocktail mixer, and a wildly successful panel lunch.

Tuesday’s holiday party at La Cuchara was the perfect cap to end the year and is a testament to the growth and success we’ve achieved together.  The evening was not only filled with festive cheer but also provided a platform for invaluable networking connections. Members engaged in meaningful conversations, exchanged business cards, and laid the foundation for future collaborations that promise to shape the coming year.

However, the true highlight of the night was the announcement of an astounding $8,000 in scholarships—a historic milestone for AHCC. These scholarships are not just numbers; they represent a commitment to supporting and empowering the local Hispanic community. As we celebrate our successes, it’s crucial to recognize that these funds will directly impact the lives of talented individuals within our community, providing them with opportunities to pursue education and build promising futures.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Holiday Party sponsors—The Barbour Group, Capital Construction Enterprises, Global HVAC, RG Insurance, and DeWalt. Your support made our Holiday Celebration not only possible, but extraordinary!

As we bid farewell to 2023, let’s carry the spirit of camaraderie and success into the new year. We look forward to building on this momentum, fostering even stronger connections, and continuing to make a positive impact together. Here’s to a joyful holiday season and a prosperous 2024!

Warmest Seasons Greetings,

All of us at AHCC

8 AM   January 11th, 2024

Construction Know-How for Success Building

Join us for a morning of networking and invaluable insights at the “Construction Know How for Success Building” conference.

Date: January 11th, 2024Time: 8:00 AMLocation: Coley Rice Lounge, McDaniel College,

2 College Hill, Building 25, Westminster, MD 21157  map

Are you a contractor looking to elevate your business to new heights? This conference is tailored just for you. Our expert speakers will delve into essential topics including surety bonds, construction claims mitigation, bank lines of credit and loans, and proper financial statement preparation. Gain the knowledge you need to steer your company towards success.

Registration & Networking runs from 8:00am-8:30am with more networking after the speakers conclude.

Hosted by:

Carroll County Chamber of CommerceThe Barbour Group

Event Details:

  • Learn crucial strategies for business growth.
  • Network with industry peers and experts.
  • Discover the keys to effective financial management in construction

4:30 PM   January 16th, 2024

Work-in-Progress (WIP) Reports: Why and How to Improve your Processes – AHCC’s President participates in a Panel Discussion by ASA Baltimore

AHCC’s president, Karen Barbour, will be participating on a panel of experts in accounting, bonding/surety, project management, and reporting systems will discuss the critical importance of timely and accurate WIP Reports and the people and processes needed to execute.

  • Team Accountability – communications between the field, project managers, and accounting
  • Managing Ahead – solid data as the foundation for forecasts and making good decisions
  • Pitfalls – are you incentivizing non-compliance with procedures?
  • How to track scheduled work and un-scheduled work (change orders) in WIP reports
  • Bonded Projects – how surprises can cost you lots of $$, bonding risks
  • Best practices and practical barriers to following them

Follow the registration link below for more details from ASA Baltimore’s website and Join us at the Olive Grove Restaurant in Linthicum on January 16th from 4:30-6 in the evening for an invaluable educational experience.  Bring your team!

Heavy Hors D’oevres and soft drinks included.

8:30 AM     March 14th, 2024

Estimating & Bidding Seminar

Cost:  Free

Date:  March 14th, 2023

Time:  8:30 AM


Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters

801 W Patapsco Ave

Baltimore, MD 21230

Following the wild success of our previous panel lunch in La Plata, we have decided to do it again!   AHCC, the Carpenter Contractor Trust, & Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters are teaming up again and bringing it to Baltimore.  Mark your calendars for 8:30 am on March 14th for registration.  Breakfast eats will be provided during registration and networking before we settle down for a lunch and learn.  Hear from the experts on topics focused on estimating and the bidding process and the best practices involved.  Stay tuned for more details and keep an eye on your inbox for your invitation!

December 2023

MDHCC Invites You to Participate in the State of MD Disparity Study

The State of Maryland (“State”) is conducting a comprehensive Utilization and Availability Study (the “Disparity Study”), led by MGT Consulting Group (“MGT”).  The overall purpose of the Disparity Study is to determine whether there is racial and/or gender business discrimination in the markets in which the State does business – both public and private sectors.

As part of that process, the State will collect data regarding the availability of firms owned by minorities and women, and the utilization of these firms as contractors and subcontractors in the Maryland marketplace.  In addition to analyses of quantitative data, the Disparity Study will also examine qualitative data about business discrimination (to the extent that it exists) provided by business owners, trade associations, business organizations, and other stakeholders.

We encourage ALL business owners to provide information about their experiences, particularly with respect to discrimination, while doing business or attempting to do business with the State of Maryland and other public or private entities in Maryland’s market area.  We hope that all firms, not just certified firms, will participate. For ways to get involved, please see the “Business Owner Engagement” page below.

Thank you for reading our newsletter.  We hope to see you at our upcoming events.  We are excited to see you.  if you have any questions, please contact Josh Lopez – //  443-797-9739

909 Baltimore Blvd, Suite 144, Westminster, MD  21157