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Illinois Chapter usually meets once each month, August through June, on Tuesdays. The Chapter’s annual golf outing and fund raiser always takes place in September. Generally 70 to 80 members gather at monthly meetings, which makes them an excellent networking opportunity for members interested in meeting and developing other contacts in the industry.

The State of Illinois requires professional engineers to complete 30 PDHs (Professional Development Hours) of training for license renewal. The Illinois Chapter ASHRAE offers educational programs with more than enough PDHs to help engineers satisfy this requirement.

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August 13, 2013

YEA Business Development Seminar
August 13, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pepper Construction
645 N. Orleans Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Client Development: The Key to Winning Work

$15.00 ASHRAE YEA Member Registration

$25.00 Non-Member Registration

In the Engineering Consulting industry, young professionals do not typically feel involved with business development (BD). While it is true that most in this category are not writing proposals or presenting to clients, we continuously "sell" our companies. On job sites, through emails, at social events; during any interaction with colleagues external to the company. And eventually, your career may lead to a great deal of direct BD. The YEA Planning Committee hopes to provide you with meaningful insight into the world of BD and what it means in the construction industry.

Participants will learn:

  • The value of a formal client development program in an A/E/C firm
  • How to establish and nurture client relationships that will lead to future work
  • How the client relationship impacts your firm’s odds of winning a project
  • Metrics to guide client pursuits, make course corrections, and predict outcomes
Attendees are invited to join the event organizers at the nearby Citizen Bar, 364 W. Erie Street, for a social gathering.

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