Upcoming Events

October 6th, 2021      Montgomery, TX

2021 AWI Annual Convention

Join us at the Margaritaville Lake Resort and click below for information on fees, agenda, speakers and lodging!

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Past Events

May 15th, 2020      Grand Rapids, MI

Habitat for Humanity Work Day

Network & build relationships while supporting a great cause.

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June 1st, 2020      Ann Arbor, MI

(DATE TBD) Eastern Michigan - Chapter Event

This event was originally scheduled for April but cancelled due to the coronavirus. We are hoping to reschedule for this summer…stay tuned! Tour of the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History with the company that created the exhibits. This is a brand-new museum experience that was produced and installed by a unique Michigan manufacturing company. Look for more information soon.

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August 20th, 2020      TBD,

August 20-21: Annual Member Meeting

Spend time with your fellow AWI Great Lakes members networking, sharing ideas and observing best practices. Head out to a local golf course, attend our member dinner and take part in tours through several facilities. Look for invites in your email and updates on Facebook and our website.

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September 30th, 2020      Lake Tahoe, CA

SEPT 30 – OCT 2: AWI National Conference

Gather with AWI members across the country for an intense two days of seminars, networking events, discussions, and tours. Go to awinet.org for more information.

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October 16th, 2020      Grand Rapids, MI

AWI Contract Seminar

The Great Lakes chapter will once again be hosting an AWI National Education Seminar. This will be a one-day event in Grand Rapids. Details to follow.

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November 1st, 2020      TBD,

November (Date TBD): Collaboration Event

This event will be focused on the new AWI standards and sharing this information with general contractors and designers. Look for invites in your email and updates on Facebook and our website.

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March 31st, 2019      New Orleans, LA

AWI NATIONAL SPRING LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

March 31 - April 2: Join your national AWI members for two days of leadership seminars, networking events, and tours.

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April 25th, 2019      Northern Detroit Suburbs, MI

Eastern Michigan Chapter Event

Plant tours of Daiek Woodworks & Hard Rock Stone Works. After the tours, we will gather at a local establishment for dinner, drinks, and networking.

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May 8th, 2019      Bellaire, MI

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT; MITES

May 8 - 11: Help us support future woodworkers at the annual MITES convention. The Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society was established in 1928 for developing industrial and technical education in public and private education sectors. Students will compete for woodworking awards, network and learn about opportunities for future employment in the woodworking field. It’s a great opportunity for you to recruit some of the state’s best talent. Join us to work the AWI Great Lakes booth, display hiring opportunities at our booth and meet and greet with our next generation of woodworkers and the teachers helping our workforce grow.

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May 14th, 2019      Midland, MI

2019 Mid-Michigan Event

10:00AM – 1:30PMWe will be meeting in Midland, MI to tour the home and studio of Alden B Dow, a Mid-Twentieth architect. We will then be heading over to Café Zinc for lunch. Please join us for some great networking and learning opportunities.

*Please RSVP to Shawn Hager by Friday, May 3rd (shawn@grandvalleywoodproducts.com) (616-475-5890 ext. 501)

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August 8th, 2019      Holland, MI

ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING

August 8 - 9: Spend time with your fellow AWI Great Lakes members networking, sharing ideas and observing best practices. Attend our member dinner in one of the Holland hotspots and take part in tours through several West Michigan facilities to see and hear how they find success in the industry. Look for invites in your email and updates on Facebook and our website.

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September 5th, 2019      Grand Rapids, MI

AWI Project Management Seminar

September 5 - 6
Do you react to fires every day? Does the phone control the next hour? Is there frustration at your client/job meetings?

COME LEARN SKILLS TO TAKE MORE CONTROL OF YOUR PROJECT!
Project management is supposed to make your life easier. Acquire tools that allow you to find a balance between Contractor, Architect, Resources, and Manpower. Become the most knowledgeable person about your project. This recently updated program is presented by industry peers with considerable experience in project management of varying size projects for diverse companies.

More information will be available soon as we continue to work on the details for this great event.

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October 6th, 2019      ,

AWI NATIONAL CONFERENCE

October 6 - 8
Gather with AWI members across the country for an intense two days of seminars, networking events, discussions, and tours.

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November 1st, 2019      TBD,

November 2019 (Date TBD): West Michigan Chapter Event (TBD)

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August 12th, 2021      Radisson Lansing at the Capitol, MI

Annual Member Meeting

Join us in Michigan’s capitol city of Lansing for our Annual AWI Great Lakes Members Meeting on Thursday, August 12th through Friday, August 13th. This year the annual event will be done a little differently. Our chapter meeting and main networking events will all be on the same day...click for more information and to register!

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