50/50 Winner Gives Back!

Fittante Architecture Team – Jim Fittante, Adam Serbert, Eric Winstanley, and Rich Ries

Richard Ries of Fittante Architecture was winner of the Golf Outing’s 50/50 Drawing.  In a tremendously generous gesture, Rich returned $300 to the organization to continue its work.   Thank you Rich!!!

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Dec 6th is the Annual Christmas Party!

SAVE THE DATE!   Make this your company Christmas Party this year!    One of the best-attended events of the year!

REGISTER HERE!   Link to registration form 

Chairperson for the Christmas Party is Lori Swogier   slbuilder@frontier.com

630 PM at Wurlizter Event Center   630pm        Cost is $75.00 include dinner, open bar, & appetizers 
Meal Choices this year:
1) Pan seared Cod Miso Glaze with stir fried vegetables
2) Squash Ravioli with roasted root vegetables
3) 6 oz Filet Mignon with Port wine Reduction.
4) Chicken Saltimbocca Stuffed with Prosciutto and cheese, fresh sage, lemon-white wine sauce.
Corporate Sponsor $1000.00 
Includes: Name on all printed material, part of email blast and social media campaign, mentions in press release, ability to pass out marketing material, listed on event pages and website. ability to address the members and give an overview of your business (5 min) and a dedicated table to showcase your business and work, spotlight in our Jan Newsletter. Includes 2 Tickets
Santa Sponsor $750
Includes: Name on all printed material, part of email blast and social media campaign, mentions in press release, listed on event pages and website.
Elf Sponsor $250
Name on all printed material, part of email blast and social media campaign,  listed on event pages and website.

Basket Auction Sponsor  $Any Amount (Min $50) For any amount contact Lori Swogier  

slbuilder@frontier.com   or Choose these levels in the drop down below.  $200   $150  $100  Choose below.  

Name on all printed materials related to the basket auction


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Network Niagara Draws Over 200

The Niagara Business Community Comes Together

Network Niagara 2018


Over 200 local businesses showed up for the Annual Network Niagara on April 11th 2018.  Our Alliance, together with over 10 other local business and professional associations hosted the event. The environment was relaxed and new connections were being made everywhere in the room.  This is proof that Niagara County is on the rise. We are positioned perfectly to grow because of the leadership in our business community.

“We’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response from the business community,” said Kristin Savard, NRCA past president and 2019 president of the New York State Builders Association. “The mission of this event is to engage with neighboring business and professional organizations within our county and find ways for us to work together and uncover opportunities for the business communities that we serve, said Savard.

Network Niagara was a vision of Kristin’s for over 5 years. She is at the forefront of our construction industry and sees a need in collaborating with other business organizations.  As she said in her speech “Look around you, these are the people who can help you reach your goals.” “…we’re in this county together and we need a united voice.”   Niagara County businesses have a tremendous resource in the local business organizations. They serve the members of their communities with advocacy, business opportunities, and access to funding.   Like us, these organizations face the same challenges of member engagement and attrition.  It’s pertinent the business community understands the importance of getting involved.

  This event really showcased the thought leadership of our county. All the co-hosts had dynamic, motivated leadership.  We were honored to stand side by side with them in this event.

On behalf of the NRCA board and it’s members, THANK YOU to our co-hosts for participating with us.  However, such success is not possible without the support of our business community.

More importantly, THANK YOU to all who attended.  We’ll be tracking the success stories coming out of the event and share them with you throughout the year.  One event can’t change everything, but it can spark change. We hope we did that.

 NRCA encourages all the attendees to get involved with their local Association or Chamber of Commerce. It’s up to us as individuals to continue the momentum.   They are there to help us learn, grow, connect and be heard!


Niagara Region Construction Alliance, Kristin Savard, Past President ksavard@adgengineers.com 716-946-2410
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Jennifer Pauley President jennifer@niagarariverregion.com 716-754-9500
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Jay Ganz VP, Board of Directors jayg@veraview.com 716-713- 0225
Niagara Small Business Development Center Lynn Oswald Director oswald@niagaracc.suny.edu 716-210-2515
Niagara USA Chamber Kory Schuler Executive Director kschuler@niagarachamber.org 716-285-9142
Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association Janiene Ennis-Garcia Co-President janiene_m_ennis-garcia@keybank.com 716-402-2166
Downtown NT Merchants Association Susan Todaro downtownntmerchants@yahoo.com 716-510-6909
Lockport Business Association Kevin Sullivan Co-President Kevin.Sullivan@ampf.com 716-970-4448
Leadership Niagara Liz Zulawski CEO & President Liz@leadershipniagara.org 716-908-8787
BBB of Upstate New York Melanie McGovern Communications Director mmcgovern@upstatenybbb.org 716-558-7976
Lockport Main Street Jessica Dittly Director jessica.dittly@gmail.com 716-434-0212
Women’s Business Center Sara Vescio Executive Director vescio11@canisius.edu 716-888-8285
Jennifer Grier, Oliver Street Merchants Association 716-297-5944 ext 314 jgrier@greaterniagarafcu.com

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Be Heard In Albany! Lobby Day April 17th 2018

This is your chance to be heard in Albany. We are asking all our members to consider attending with the leadership of NRCA.
 Building industry professionals from around the state meet in Albany for Lobby Day.

NYSBA Lobby Day will be held in Albany on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, after an 11:30 am Legislative Briefing at the Renaissance Albany and Legislative Meetings at the Capitol throughout the day, we will head back to the Renaissance Albany for our evening reception. Stay tuned for a detailed schedule and hotel reservation information. NYSBA and NYSBA REF Board Meetings will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at the Renaissance Albany.

April 17th, 2018 11:30 AM   through   8:00 PM
144 State Street
Various Legislator Offices
AlbanyNY 12205-12210
United States
Phone: 518-465-2492 
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Business Builders Workshops

The Construction Alliance  will be offering a series of workshops, Business Builders,  for small business owners to learn how to grow their existing businesses using modern day technology and methods.  The business environment continues to change at a rapid rate.  Technology is disrupting old business models and creating new ones.   Our mission is to make sure our industry stays abreast and we help them continue to grow. Our goal is to present business topics that pose challenges and teach attendees how to solve them in a digital world.   We want to provide our members and our complementing industries the training they need to thrive in an ever-changing business landscape.   We’ve made these classes affordable and we’re bringing in the experts to deliver the topics.    All classes are held at the Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda from 8am-Noon.  Cost for each class is $30.00.  Irr Supply and Visionary Bath are donating the training space. 

The Workshops are open to the public, you do not need to be a member to attend.  Below are links to each event.

Business Planning  Jan 11th 2018

Strategic Marketing Feb 8th 2018

Social Media March 8th 2018

Simply Profitable  April 12th 2018

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Nailed It! Summer Picnic 2017

In The Spotlight!  The 2017 NCBA Summer Picnic was attended by over 80 people! The day began with an open bar, clams, and fresh corn. While members and their teams mingled, Bandana’s Restaurant put on an amazing homemade BBQ dinner that included freshly baked corn bread, a multitude of summer salads, BBQ Beef and Chicken, and an array of grilled veggies.

Our traditional “Nail Driving” contest is always a big hit. There were several teams representing Mark Cerrone Inc., Greater Niagara Building Supply, Anderson Equipment, Rosal Homes, and LJ Quigliano II.  The winners took home a few Home Depot gift cards and the rest went home with a few bruised egos!   All in fun, the Nail Driving contest is something all our members look forward to. It’s a great team building exercise and provides enough razzing to last through the season.

While the summer can be so busy for our industry, we were thrilled to see so many show up and have a little fun and a lot of laughs and great food.  We saw some folks we haven’t seen in awhile along with some new faces.

The event is chaired by Larry Quigliano every year, who puts much effort into making the Summer Picnic a great event. Thank you Larry!  Thank you to our members and their teams for coming this year!

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!

LJ Quigliano II

Mordeno Construction

LaFarge North America

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State and Local Builders Award Scholarship To Niagara County Students

The William Morehouse Scholarship is a “matching funds” scholarship program administered by the New York State Builders Association Research and Education Foundation (NYSBA REF).  Niagara County Builders matched NYSBA on two scholarships this year. Jim Fittante of Fittante Architecture, scholarship committee chair, presented the awards this year at the NYSBA Summer Board Meeting in Niagara Falls.

This Year’s Recipients are:

Kyle Halford- Engineering Studies at Niagara Community College

Vincent Presutti- Construction Management at Penn College of Technology

The NYSBA REF and local home builder affiliates, together with its members, are committed to improving the future of the building industry by creating educational opportunities for students, throughout the state.  The William Morehouse Scholarship is available to all qualifying students across New York State.  Undergraduates who attend or planning on attending a one, two, or four-year College or certificate program and studying construction or related fields, are eligible for this scholarship.  A New York State Builders Association affiliated Home Builder’s Association (HBA) must sponsor the student and guarantee scholarship matching funds.  All applicants are responsible for contacting a local Home Building Association Affiliate (HBA) for sponsorship and matching funds information.


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