Business Academy Program 2019

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GHCA is thrilled about the great attendance we have had so far in the 2019 Business Academy Program. The three first classes were imparted by excellent professional in the areas of Strategic Planning, Accounting and Estimation.

A big thank you to our panelists Albert Assad, Sal Alvarado and Michael Valdes.

Also, we want to recognize the support of Rick Baker, Senior VP and Wealth Management Advisor at Merril Lynch/Bank of America, main sponsor of the 2019 Business Academy. We appreciate and value your commitment!


Meet and Greet – March 2019

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Join the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association and the Atlanta’s Hockey team, the spectacular Gladiators, in a night full of intensity, energy and excitement at the Infinite Energy Arena!

You can’t miss this event! Saturday, March 23th where the Marvel Superheroes will make an unforgettable appearance. Bring the whole family and get exclusive time with the Marvel Superheroes characters prior to the start of the game.

The Atlanta Gladiators, features a roster of exceptional international talent and top NHL prospects and is partnering with GHCA to support its education programs. A portion of the box office will be directed to the GHCA initiatives to develop and promote the Hispanic Construction industry throughout Georgia.
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Letter from Chairman

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Letter from Chairman (Wilson Tomala)

The GHCA is pleased to announce that Marc Lefkovits was appointed as the new Chairman of the Board during our December Board of Directors Meeting effective January 1, 2019.

Wilson Tomala, the current Chairman, will step down as chairman however will continue supporting the GHCA as a Board Member. We are grateful to Wilson’s leadership and contribution in growing the organization during the past three years. “Thank you for the honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to lead the organization; I truly feel there is no doubt the best is yet to come” said Wilson.

Marc Lefkovits is a partner at LEFKO Construction, LEFKO Design & Build and LEFKO Properties. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, and minor in Economics.  LEFKO is a general contractor founded in 2004 and servicing the metro Atlanta area.

Marc has served on the GHCA Board in several capacities, including most recently as Secretary, and has been instrumental in bringing new initiatives to the Membership Committee.

Wilson Tomala, shared: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted to have Marc as our New Chairman; there is no doubt his experience and leadership skills will bring about new perspectives in support of the GHCA’s vision, mission and values”.

Please join us welcoming Marc to this new exciting and challenging role.

Wilson Tomala

Chairman of the Board

Contabilidad – Sesion 2 Academia de Negocios

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Contabilidad – Sesion 2 Academia de Negocios

La Contabilidad es un tema critico para cualquier negocio. Como entender de manera estratégica esta area? 
Sal Alvarado, CEO de Xtrategist, una empresa que provee soluciones de contabilidad integradas te dará las herramientas básicas para crecer inteligentemente tu compañía.

No te pierdas esta clase el Martes, 12 de Febrero de 6:00 pm a 8:30 pm. Te esperamos!

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2109 State of Latinos Conference

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2109 State of Latinos Conference

The complexity of the Latino community is only graspable in context. The challenges ahead of us require deep understanding of a wide variety of factors, including Social Trust, Education, Culture, demographics and Socioeconomic disparities. Thanks to Latin American Association – Asociación Latinoamericana for hosting the 2109 State of Latinos Conference. #ConnectLeverageAndBuild #2019StateOfLatinos

GHCA September Meet & Greet!

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GHCA September Meet & Greet!
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Join us at Mojito’s for a SPECIAL EDITION of our bimonthly MEET & GREET with the taste of CUBA!
Connect with the construction community in Georgia including a wide variety of industry professionals, contractors, suppliers, corporate and community partners. Enjoy complimentary appetizers. Cash bar is also available.

Su compañia de construcción necesita de un Plan de Seguridad y no sabe por dónde empezar?

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Su compañia de construcción necesita de un Plan de Seguridad y no sabe por dónde empezar?
Acompáñenos a través de 4 sesiones, de dos horas cada una, para diseñar un plan de seguridad que beneficiará a su empresa a corto, mediano y largo plazo.
Expertos en el área de seguridad le ayudarán paso a paso a establecer un esquema de seguridad para su empresa, lo cual le evitará multas y más importante, protegerá la vida y bienestar de sus empleados.
El costo total del Taller es $250 pero gracias al patrocinio de Georgia Power lo ofreceremos a $50 para miembros de la Asociación de Construcción Hispana de Georgia y $75 para no miembros.
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Your construction company needs a security plan and you don’t know where to start?
Join us through 4 sessions, two hours each, to design a security plan that will benefit your company in short, medium and long term.
Experts in the security area will help you step by step to establish a security scheme for your company, which will avoid fines and more important, protect the life and well-being of your employees.
The total cost of the workshop is $ 250 but thanks to Georgia power sponsorship we will offer it to $ 50 for members of the Hispanic Construction Association of Georgia and $ 75 for non-members.
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Latinos are making an impact in construction on and off the field

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Latinos are making an impact in construction on and off the field. We share Dayra’s story of success with GHCA sponsor, Choate Construction Company.

PoH: Dayra Morales
People often say we live in a man’s world. This may be statistically true; however, it is also true that today more women than ever before are excelling into sectors that have been predominantly dominated by men.
Originally from Coahuila, Mexico and growing up surrounded by contractors and builders, Dayra Morales knew early on she wanted to belong and work in a man’s world.
“I got exposed to construction because the men in my family worked in that field. When I was little, we’d drive around as they pointed out the houses that they helped build. That’s how I knew I wanted to get into construction; I knew I wanted to help build the Atlanta skyline,” Dayra recalls.
Dayra works as a pre-construction manager at the Choate Construction Company. She puts together all the conceptual budgets for construction contracts. The architects design the buildings, and then she tells them what it will cost to build.
She received a bachelor’s in Construction Management from Southern Polytechnic State University, now Kennesaw State University. Dayra is a pioneer of bringing diversity into the construction industry. Nonetheless, she has to work twice as hard to prove her position because of her gender and race. Thankfully, instead of discouraging her, it fuels Dayra’s motivation and she is steadily advancing in the field.
“Now I’m in a level of management, and I want to get to that next step. I want more Latinas in positions like mine, so we can help one another. I feel that as women, we doubt ourselves. We often shortchange ourselves. We don’t proclaim ourselves in a skill until we are experts, but it shouldn’t be that way,” Dayra states.
Always striving to better herself and advance in her career, Dayra sees the power of joining professional organizations such as HYPE. “As a Latina post-college, it’s hard to find people like you in the workforce. I’m the first in my family to graduate from high school and college, and I want to surround myself with people who can help me advance and learn,” she says.
Dayra’s recommendations to succeed in a “man’s man’s man’s world”? Do not be afraid to ask questions, even if it makes you seem like you don’t know a lot; apply for the job, even if you think you don’t have that much of experience; AND always go after what you want proclaiming and believing in yourself.

Precision 2000, Inc – Internship Program

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We want to highlight the positive impact our Legacy Sponsor P2K has in the next generation of professionals. Precision 2000, Inc allows students and graduates gain relevant skills and experience throughout its internship Program. We join P2k in welcoming two excellent civil engineering students; Jose L. Pardo (left) and Mateo Gonzalez to Atlanta!