OCA Weekly Newsletter

As a service to OCA members, the association e-publishes a weekly newsletter to keep members up-to-date with association industry happenings.

 

 

 

January 27, 2017

 

 

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News

 

Convention Sponsorships Available
If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of the events at this year’s convention in Rome, please let us know as soon as possible. We want to be able to include your company’s name in the program, which will be going to print in the near future. Your company name will be displayed at the actual event and the e-newsletter as well. There are numerous opportunities to get your company noticed during the event. We very much appreciate our sponsors! Click here for thesponsorship form.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Crisis Communications Workshop To Be Offered Feb. 15
OCA is offering a 3 hour crisis communications workshop with Anthony Huey, President of Reputation Management Associates, national key-note presenter and consultant to numerous construction firms.

Whether it’s your field or office managers, this is for anyone on your team that would be called upon to respond to the media or other audiences during a crisis. The program will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at OCA, 1313 Dublin Rd., Columbus, 43215. Cost to attend is $295 per person.

*Registrations are limited however we will take a waiting list and create another program if needed.

This session provides information on how to deal with the media – and 11 other audiences – during a crisis. Attendees learn how to respond to questions briefly and directly, with honesty and candor, and how to control the flow of information.

Participants will gain an understanding of:
• The key differences between an emergency response plan and a crisis communications plan.
• Why having a crisis communications plan is vital and what should be in it.
• 12 audiences to communicate to during a crisis.
• 10 key points to successfully communicating during a crisis.
• Key tips to surviving a news interview.
• Five performance traits to possess during a news interview.
• How social media has transformed crisis communications and how to use it.
• How to gain think time to avoid the “deer in the headlights” look.
• What makes a good message and how to stay on point.
• Why an organization should have a reputation-saving crisis communications philosophy.

Register
here or contact Director of Chapter Development, Melanie Kitchen, at mkitchen@ohiocontractors.orgor 614-488-0724.


2017 Conaway Conference Registration and Hotel Information
The Conaway Conference is a collaboration between the Ohio Contractors Association and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Attendees will hear top-level discussions as well as gain knowledge from sessions that focus on hot topics. Once again this year there will be opportunities for OCA members to have discussions with district ODOT staff. Special session times will be allocated for this networking opportunity. This year’s Conaway Conference will be held on March 14 and 15.

Click
here to register for the conference. Hotel rooms with reduced rates are being held at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. To reserve your hotel room, please click here. After February 13, all unreserved rooms will be released.

Cost: Day 1 Registration Only - $95
Day 2 Registration Only - $75
Day 1 & 2 Registration - $170


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