The CSI Knoxville Chapter is pleased to announce that the 2019 East Tennessee Building Products Show planning is underway. The event will be held at the Foundry on the Parkon Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 4 - 8 PM. There are 47 booths available. As always CSI will provide scrumptious food, tasty beverages, and lots of amazing door prizes! There is a report of a jobsite heavy duty coffeemaker worth $300 that is among the give-a-ways. Sponsorships are available at the $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000 level. (See detailed Sponsorship options on the application).
Booth fees start at $550 if booked before the January 26, 2019 early bird deadline. (slight increase for payment by credit card)
CSI Golf Tournament - Beautiful Weather & Great Golf
Posted: Mon, Oct 29, 2018
CSI Knoxville held its 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Willow Creek on Monday, October 29, 2018. The weather was PERFECT! We had 19 teams / 75 players On the first Flight - Funderburk Electric came in 1st with a score of 49 and Thyssen Krupp Elevators came in 2nd with a score of 52. On the second Flight - ABC Caulking came in 1st with a score of 57 and Green Valley Farm came in 2nd with a score of 59. With the beautiful weather Monday everyone was a winner! A big THANK YOU goes to Wes Crow who organized the tournament.
Knoxville Chapter Makes a Plan for 2018-19
Posted: Sat, Aug 04, 2018
Members of the board and committee chairs met last Saturday morning at CSI President Aaron Miller's offices at DIA to particiate in our annual Knoxville Chapter Planning Retreat. Breakfast was provided by Tyvek and delivered by their wonderful rep Suzan Jordan. YUM! Attending her first planning meeting was newest board member Marni Redmond with Exact Tile. Kathy Proctor facilitiated the discussions as members identified those things that the chapter does well and what things we want to improve in the future.
We discussed some opportunities for collaboration with AIA and other organizations. Will Dunklin shared the variety of upcoming programs that will take the member meeting off site to lunch and learn. We will be reviewing the Operating Guide and Bylaws to ensure that they are usable documents. Donna Covert shared that CSI Flash Mobs will be popping up around town after working hours. Whitney Kaul presented teh 2018-19 budget that was edited and adopted.
The group refined the mission of the Knoxville Chapter to provide a community to communicate, collaborate, network and educate for the advancement of the design and construction industry.
Supprting this are the 2018-19 goals:
1.Increase the Community (Membership) by 50% before June 2019.
2.Develop a strategy to initialize relationships with institutions of higher learning by Oct. 2, 2018.
3.Develop a marketing plan that addresses visibility/ branding / Communication by Oct. 2, 2018.
4.Maintain/ enhance the community with reproting and review at each board meeting.
What we saw was there are plenty of opportunities for people to get involved and enhance their CSI experience. Watch for the next issue of the Speck to learn more!
2017 CSI Knoxville Product Show
Posted: Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Josh Brock [General Shale] and John Hockensmith [MHM] put together a first class product show this year at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville. The show always draws a wonderful mixture of old friends and new ones from the design and construction industry. The sold out show featured new products and services. Registrants were greeted by the Associated Construction Women (ACW) who was gracious to volunteer their services. The new component director for AIA, Dale Powers, was manning the AIA booth to greet visitors also. Knox County Codes department was well represented and was able to talk with lots of designers and builders. The food was fantastic. [we didn't know that shrimp grew that large!!] Thank you for all the volunteer efforts and see you again next year.
CSI Summer Cookout & Fireworks
Posted: Sat, Jul 02, 2016
The CSI members and many friends and family gathered together at the home of newly elected chapter president, Suzan Jordan, for the annual cookout and fireworks display. Darson and Brandon manned the grill and produced piles of hamburgers, turkey burgers and hotdogs. Everyone brought delicious nibbles and side dishes to share with all. Nancy brought homemade orange sherbert which hit the spot on a hot summer day. Jim Odle brought his new friend from Nigeria who has just made Knoxville their home. The Crows brought their adorable grandaughter and she loved the lake, as did Jim Odle! The evening is always climaxed by the fireworks that Suzan's neighbors the Kirk's provide for the neighborhood. Watch the attached video to see a drone's view of the festivities. Thank you very much to Suzan and her family for opening their home to the Knoxville CSI.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94UNJuB-Kh8