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Special Announcement! DBIA-MAR Executive Director Retiring; Recruiting for Replacement Underway

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Oretta Smith to Retire in 2019 — and Will Be Greatly Missed! It is with mixed emotions that the 2019 DBIA-MAR Board of Directors announces the retirement of our illustrious Executive Director, Oretta Smith. While we are thrilled for Oretta to signify the end of her remarkable career with a well-deserved break — we are […]

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candid marketing + communications Produces Award-Winning Work for DBIA-MAR 2017

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 17, 2018) — candid marketing + communications was recently honored with four Fountain Awards and one Certificate of Merit from the Business Marketing Association/American Marketing Association of Kansas City (BMAKC/AMAKC). One of the first-place Fountain Awards was in the Educational Events Category for work done on behalf of the Design-Build Institute […]

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Design-Build Institute of America Mid-America Region Recognizes Richard J. Formella, PMP, DBIA with 2017 Leadership Award

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At its annual awards celebration held October 19 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., the Mid-America Region of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA-MAR), honored the Chief of the Bio-Containment Procurement Branch for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Richard J. Formella, PMP, DBIA, with a 2017 […]

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DBIA-MAR Forms New Committee to Attract Young Professionals: Next Gen

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To further DBIA National’s Young Professionals initiative, the Mid-America Region recently formed a committee focused on the success of emerging design-build professionals in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. The Next Gen Committee, co-chaired by Tom McVey of The Clark Enersen Partners and Laura Tyson of Shafer, Kline & Warren, will officially launch in 2018 with the following vision: Mission: The […]

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DBIA-MAR 2017 Awards Celebration | Call for Entries

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We invite you to submit your design-build project(s) for the 2017 DBIA-MAR Awards Competition. The submission fee is $500 for DBIA members and $600 for non-members. All submissions must be received before 5 p.m. (CST) on August 4, 2017. The submission deadline will be strictly observed; no exceptions will be made. Entries become property of […]

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MO State Rep., Lincoln Hough, Receives National Leadership Award

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Missouri State Representative Lincoln Hough has recently been chosen as a winner of the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award. These awards are presented to individuals across the United States who have demonstrated leadership in the passage of supporting design-build legislation, the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of […]

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