July News

Happy July 4th to all our Members and Supporters!

AHCC was busy during June. Due to popular demand, we aired a second running of our Procore Webinar – “Street Smart” Contracting with Alan Paquette and Jeff Shannon. One of our listeners said, “I wish I had this information sooner!” Alan and Jeff provided key insights into contract risk mitigation using their crafted and tested “Street Smart” Contracting program coupled with the best practices with regard to the implementation and applications of Procore, the number one project management software solution. The webinar was recorded and is on sale for your listening pleasure. Please contact us for more information

Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming webinars and events.


Our Webinars for July and August will be announced soon. Be on the look-out.

Thank you.

Empowering Makers – SBD & AHCC Partnership

During June, AHCC met with Stanley Black and Decker, one of our partners. Stanley Black and Decker initiated the Hispanic Latino Network (HLN) and wants to synergize their efforts along with ours. We toured their Global Tool and Storage World Headquarters in Towson, Maryland, met innovators, interns, advocacy groups, all the while being escorted in style by the leaders of HLN.

While not yet confirmed, HLN and AHCC are planning an event on September 5th to provide the latest and greatest in tool training and apllication at a first-class facility at Stanley, Black and Decker’s Global Tool and Storage World Headquarters in Towson, Maryland. SAVE THE DATE! We invite you to come and explore all that Stanely, Black and Decker has to offer to the construction industry. Classes will be presented in English and Spanish. Reserve your spot now for this soon to be sell-out event. Cost is minimal at $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

Proceeds will go to AHCC Foundation, our non-profit sister company, to be used to purchase tools for some lucky contractors who attend.

In the News

Cool and Associates – Wins Baltimore Business Journal’s 2018 Leaders in Diversity Award

Veronica Cool, founder and CEO of Cool & Associates, LLC , was honored this month by the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) as one of nine 2018 Leaders in Diversity.

Cool & Associates offers inclusion-centered plans at a time when the growing Hispanic population contributes an estimated $1.7 trillion to the US economy. The company operates with the understanding that authentic connections through culture and language can create enhanced engagement.

The process can be complex with much to consider. Latinos come from more than twenty countries, each one with its own political beliefs, history, and values. Cool and her team help businesses and organizations make effective decisions by arming them with facts about the Hispanic market. Maryland’s Hispanic population, for example, prioritizes economic stability, jobs, and education while diligently adapting technology and staying active on social media and mobile devices.

“The work we do is so much more than helping clients translate brochures into Spanish and hire bilingual staff,” said Cool. “It’s about empathy and value and knowing that the Latino consumer (voter, employer, or student!) is an untapped source of opportunity and is very interested in being engaged.”

Other honorees included Joseph Haskins Jr., chairman, president and CEO, Harbor Bank; Casey Jenkins, founder, Black Restaurant Challenge and local restaurateur; and Aicha Williams, director of organizational development, diversity and inclusion, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.


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