July Chapter Meeting

July 12, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Wooden Window
849 29th Street
Oakland, CA 94608
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Is Technology a Time Saver or Time Waster?

The old computer adage "Garbage In, Garbage Out" is true. While technology should streamline work, it sometimes causes more work, particularly in an industry as complex as construction. Work is done off-site; estimators, accounting personnel, and project managers may all use separate systems; multiple projects must be managed/updated daily. Attend this session to get an overview of technology options (note, this is not a sales presentation, but a survey course on available technology)

Session Objectives:

  *   Explore different programs and applications available for contractors
  *   Analyze how to integrate technology within your company
  *   Obtain an overall understanding of accounting, project management, time tracking and other solutions available
  *   Discover ways to reduce multiple information sources and data input

 About Our Speaker:

Leslie Shiner—author, speaker, and trainer—has more than twenty years’ experience as a financial and management consultant. She is also the author of numerous publications that focus on the construction industry including A Simple Guide to Turning A Profit as a Contractor. Ms Shiner is an engaging speaker with a long history of rave reviews. She continues to receive high praise for her ability to make financial management interesting, understandable, and even entertaining.

Ms. Shiner’s post-graduate education focused on Finance and Accounting culminating in an MBA from UC Berkeley. Ms. Shiner has combined her knowledge of construction management with her passion for education. Ms. Shiner has been the keynote speaker at the Sleeter Conference and at the ABC of Wisconsin Winter Convention. Ms. Shiner’s past speaking engagements have included the Remodeling Show, JLC Live, the International Builders Show, the World of Concrete, the Southern Building Show, CEDIA Expo, International Roofing Show, and the Southeast Builders Conference to name a few.

Leslie was recently named one of CEDIA’s Overall Top Instructors. Ms. Shiner has taught as Adjunct Faculty both at the California State University System and Dominican University.

Thank you to our Host: 

Wooden window

 Since 1980, Wooden Window has been restoring and constructing fine wooden doors and windows for residences and commercial buildings throughout California.

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$30.00 Member (1st from company)
$35.00 after 12:00 pm July 12

$10.00 Member (additional from same company)
$15.00 after 12:00 pm July 12

$30.00 Member from another NARI Chapter
$35.00 after 12:00 pm July 12

$0.00 New Member (1 per company, 1st meeting)

$10.00 1st Time Guest (1 per company)

$50.00 Non Member (has attended in the past)

$0.00 Member Prepaid Pass Holder