2012 SEPTEMBER 11–14 Featuring
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We would like to thank Executive Vice President Kent Starwalt and TRBA for their generous financial support and ideas in developing the program content for the 2012 ARTBA Convention!
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Chairman’s Message Dear ARTBA Member, Our theme is “Talkin’ in Memphis.” And we want you to join us for the conversation! Register today for the 2012 ARTBA National Convention, scheduled for September 11-14. If you take action before July 1, we’ll take $110 off the price as part of ARTBA’s 110th anniversary special. We’ve got a slate of top notch speakers, including Scott McKain, one of only 150 living members of the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame and an expert on brand differentiation. As a best-selling author of several business books, he will reveal how to create more compelling connections between you and your customers, and how to stand out and move up, regardless of the economic climate. Bill Logue, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight Corporation, will share the company vision for the nation’s transportation network. He’ll also provide the “inside scoop” on how FedEx is able to move 1.5 million packages daily, on 42 miles of conveyor belts, at its hub at the Memphis Airport. John Schroer, Tennessee’s transportation commissioner, will be on hand to provide a report on the state’s infrastructure plans and potential market opportunities. Finally, we will also have two days of education training during the September 11-12 “Safety Leadership Workshop.” Our convention hotel is the Peabody Memphis, a magnificent Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond, historic property, which has been described as “legendary, charming, elegant and grand.” It’s located just steps from key attractions like the Memphis Rock ‘N Soul Museum, National Civil Rights Museum and Sun Studio. The world-famous Peabody Ducks will be on hand as they march to and from the Grand Lobby daily at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., in a time-honored tradition dating back to 1933. Elvis will be in the house, too! Well, not really. But we will be in his when we visit Graceland for the ARTBA Political Action Team Reception. 2012 marks the 35th anniversary of the King’s death and his daughter, Lisa Marie, has just unveiled a new exhibit of items to mark the occasion. You will have the opportunity to tour the mansion. Finally, on a very special Thursday evening, September 13, Tennessee contractor Steve Wright will be installed as the new ARTBA chairman. This is a major milestone in ARTBA history as Steve becomes the first graduate of the Young Executive Development Program to be elected chairman. Special thanks to our host, the Tennessee Road Builders Association and its chief executive, Kent Starwalt, for their financial support and outstanding leadership in developing this year’s convention and spouse programs. My wife, Anita, and I look forward to seeing you in the Blues City!
Paul Yarossi, 2012 ARTBA Chairman Register: www.artbanationalconvention.org President, HNTB Holdings Ltd., HNTB Corporation
Hotel Information The Peabody Memphis Hotel 149 Union Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38103 Room Rate $192 Single/Double Reservations 1.800.Peabody or 901.529.4000 www.peabodymemphis.com Reservations can be made by calling the Peabody Memphis Hotel directly. Be sure to indicate your stay is in conjunction with the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention to receive the discounted room rate which is guaranteed through August 10. Reservations made after that date will be on a space available basis.
Recommended Attire All the events for the program with the exception of the Chairman’s Banquet are business casual, meaning open collared shirt, no tie and sports jacket optional. The Chairman’s Reception & Banquet on Thursday evening is business attire—suit for men and cocktail attire for women. All spouse & guest program events are casual dress. Soft shoes, flats or sneakers are recommended.
Professional Development Hours ARTBA is proud to continue its Professional Development Hours (PDH) program to all members, member firms and agencies as a value-added benefit. Sessions held throughout the convention cover topics related to the transportation construction industry and will prove to be very informative. PDH’s are noted throughout this program. Contact ARTBA at 202.289.4434 or on-site at the ARTBA registration desk for more information.
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Legend of the Peabody Ducks How did the tradition of the ducks in The Peabody fountain begin? Back in 1932 Frank Schutt, general manager of The Peabody, and a friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a weekend hunting trip to Arkansas. The men had a little too much Jack Daniel’s Tennessee sippin’ whiskey, and thought it would be funny to place some of their live duck decoys (it was legal then for hunters to use live decoys) in the beautiful Peabody fountain. Three small English call ducks were selected as “guinea pigs,” and the reaction was nothing short of enthusiastic. Soon, five North American Mallard ducks would replace the original ducks. In 1940, Bellman Edward Pembroke, a former circus animal trainer, offered to help with delivering the ducks to the fountain each day and taught them the now-famous Peabody Duck March. Mr. Pembroke became the Peabody Duckmaster, serving in that capacity for 50 years until his retirement in 1991. The original ducks have long since gone, but after 75 years, the marble fountain in the hotel lobby is still graced with ducks. The Peabody ducks march at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
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The Peabody Ducks have been a must-see Memphis attraction for Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Jordan, Nicholas Cage, Priscilla Presley, Don King, President Jimmy Carter, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Justin Timberlake, and Jeff Bridges. In addition, Patrick Swayze, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, Florence Henderson, Emeril Lagasse, Joan Collins, Molly Ringwald, Chris Matthews, Paula Deen, Larry King, and Kevin Bacon have been “honorary duckmasters.”
The Peabody Ducks are five North American mallards—one drake (male) with white collar and green head, and four hens (females) with less colorful plumage.
Duck is not served anywhere at The Peabody, and has not been seen on the hotel’s menus since 1981 reopening, quite possibly making Chez Philippe the only French restaurant in the world that does not serve duck.
The Peabody Ducks do not have individual names. The hotel recognizes that its resident waterfowl are wild animals, not pets. However, the very first team of ducks were Peabody, Gayoso, and Chisa—named for the three hotels owned by the Memphis Hotel Company in 1932.
The Peabody’s lobby fountain is cut from one enormous piece of travertine marble made and shipped from Italy for the hotel’s 1925 opening. The colorful flowers adorning the top of the fountain are changed out every other day in the middle of the night.
When off-duty from the Lobby, the ducks live in their Royal Duck Palace on the hotel’s rooftop.
The Peabody Marching Ducks have appeared on “The Tonight
Show” with Johnny Carson, “Sesame Street,” when Bert and Ernie celebrated Rubber Ducky Day, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and in “People magazine” and the “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issue. ɒ
The Peabody Ducks are raised by a local farmer and a friend of the hotel. Each team lives in the hotel for only three months before being retired from their Peabody duties and returned to the farm to live the remainder of their days as wild ducks.
Speakers Scott McKain Scott McKain, one of about 150 living members of the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, focuses on creating captivating presentations and writing best-selling books which clearly reveal how to create more compelling connections between you and your customers, and how to stand out and move up, regardless of the economic climate in your industry. Scott McKain’s calling is business—and his passion is platform presentations. He is a unique combination of vast speaking experience and new, cutting-edge information. His presentations benefit from three decades of experience, combined with his innate talent for articulating successful ideas. McKain has spoken before and consulted for the world’s most influential corporations. McKain in an expert on brand differentiation. There are a myriad of
choices in the marketplace for prospects and customers seeking the products and services of your industry. So, how does your organization—and the professionals who work with you—stand out from the plethora of competitors? In his book, “Collapse of Distinction,” McKain takes a revolutionary approach by showing how organizations and individual professionals create differentiation in the marketplace. It was named one of the “Top 10 Business Books” of the year by the “Miami Herald,” “Huffington Post,” and other major media outlets and reached the number one spot on Amazon.com’s list of business best sellers.
John Schroer John Schroer was appointed transportation commissioner by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in January 2011. Commissioner Schroer was elected mayor of Franklin in 2007. During his tenure, he was involved in the Middle Tennessee Metropolitan Planning Organization serving on its executive committee. By virtue of his position as mayor, he was a member of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and served as its treasurer. As transportation commissioner, he continues to be a member of each of those public bodies. As mayor, Schroer was instrumental in implementing financial policies that led to AAA ratings from both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s putting Franklin in the top ranking of cities across the country. He also played a crucial role in capital planning and prioritization by instituting several key changes in process and managing Franklin’s budget in difficult economic times. 6
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Bill Logue William J. Logue is president& CEO of FedEx Freight Corporation. He provides strategic direction for the Corporation’s less-than-truckload (LTL) companies throughout North America and for FedEx Custom Critical, a leading carrier of time-
Dexter Muller Dexter Muller is senior vice president for community development at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for infrastructure development, logistics and aerotropolis development, workforce development and public policy. Prior to joining the Chamber in 2000, Muller served as the director of planning and development for the city of Memphis and Shelby County for a dozen years. He was responsible for transportation planning, zoning and subdivision, building and codes, long-range planning, economic
development and military base redevelopment for the Memphis Depot. Muller also served as a planning and engineering consultant with Harland Bartholomew and Associates responsible for corporate marketing and planning, working on projects ranging from military master planning for the U. S. Department of Defense, city plans for major U. S. cities, and real estate market analyses for retail, offices, and apartment development projects.
sensitive, critical shipments. Bill reports directly to Frederick W. Smith, chairman & CEO of FedEx Corporation and is a member of the corporation’s Strategic Management Committee (SMC). Before joining FedEx Freight in December 2009, Bill served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for FedEx Express—United States. Prior to that, Bill held various senior management positions within the FedEx Express organization, including senior vice president of Domestic Ground Operations (DGO) and senior vice president of Air Ground Freight Service (AGFS). Bill joined FedEx in 1989.
I’m an Asian with a Southern accent,” Henry says. “To a lot of people, that right there is funny.” Always making the most of who he is, Henry recently inked a deal with CBS and Paramount Studios to cocreate and star in his own sitcom based on his life as a Korean-American born and raised in Tennessee. Cho’s TV and film credits include appearances on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” CBS’s “The Late, Late, Show,” and NBC’s “Young Comedians” special. He served two years as host of NBC’s “Friday Night Videos” and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms. Some of Henry’s film credits include Universal’s “McHale’s Navy” with Tom Arnold and David Allen Greer, “Say It Isn’t So” with Heather Graham and Sally Field, and “Material Girls” with Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston which was produced by Madonna. Henry has worked extensively with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood and many others. His clean comedy is so versatile that he can headline Vegas and then tour with contemporary Christian singer Michael W. Smith in the same month.
Program of Events (subject to change) TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ARTBA Contractor Safety Awards Judging 1:00–6:00 p.m. Safety Leadership Workshop “Best of the Best in Safety” (Lunch provided) (open to all attendees) 2:30–4:30 p.m. Council of State Executives
4:30-5:30 p.m. ARTBA Past Chairman’s Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. Women’s Leaders Council Meeting 6:00–7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception 10:15 p.m.–1:45 a.m. Fed-Ex Super Hub Tour at Memphis Airport Registration Closed
3:30–6:00 p.m. Young Executive Leadership Council/First Timers/Young Executive Development Program (PDH-1.5)
ARTBA Safety Leadership Workshop: September 11-13 Held in conjunction with the ARTBA National Convention, the “Safety Leadership Workshop” will be chockfull of “state-of-the-practice” training and information for senior company officers, project managers, safety professionals and others who recognize the critical linkages between safety and production. You’ll also earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Industry leaders whose companies have developed award-winning safety programs will spearhead interactive sessions. Winners of the annual ARTBA Contractor Safety Awards will tell you what they are doing to achieve the lowest injury rates and insurance modifiers in the industry. In the “Best of the Best in Safety Academy,” listen to Bob Johnson, ARTBA Safety Committee Chair and safety director for Granite Construction Inc., and other industry leaders, share the “secrets of success” in managing programs for some of the largest contractors in the nation—with some of the most consistent, safety records. ARTBA’s top safety expert, Brad Sant, will also highlight the training programs available to industry professionals through several federal government contracts. And don’t forget to bring your laptop to receive and be instructed on how to use one of the most effective safety training programs ever designed for this industry. As a bonus, you’ll be able to participate in some of the general sessions and other events of the ARTBA National Convention. Learn from the industry’s top safety leaders. Earn PDHs. Connect with your peers. It all awaits you in the Blues City! Contact ARTBA Senior Vice President of Safety & Education Brad Sant at 202.289.4434 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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“Thousands of packages moving at high speed. Hundreds of planes lining the sky. Experience the FedEx Express Memphis World Hub.” Spread over five miles near the Memphis International Airport, take an exclusive tour September 11 of the FedEx Express Memphis World Hub and witness thousands of FedEx team members working together to process more than 1.5 million packages moving daily through five different sort areas. Packages ride on 42 miles of conveyor belts designed to get each important parcel to its proper destination. While the world sleeps, the hub is electric with frenzied activity with a common goal of on-time delivery for all customers. Kent Starwalt from our host chapter, the Tennessee Road Builders Association, has participated in the past and says: “If you ever wondered how a package can get from New York to Los Angeles by 10:00 a.m. the next day, you will not want to miss the FedEx Tour. It’s truly one of the most fascinating operations you will ever see. It’s worth more than the sleep you’ll lose.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 11:00–11:30 a.m. 8:00–10:00 a.m. Safety Leadership Workshop “Roadway Safety +” (open to all attendees) 9:00–10:00 a.m. Transportation Officials Division 8:30–10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 10:00–11:00 a.m. General Session: “Increase Sales, Improve Retention, Enhance Profits and Deliver the Ultimate Customer Experience” (PDH-1) Speaker: Scott McKain, author, What Customers Really Want and co-founder of the Value-Added Institute
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General Session: “State Transportation Spending and Budget Challenges: The Tennessee DOT Perspective” (PDH-.5). Speaker: John Schroer, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Transportation 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ARTBA Foundation Safety Awards Luncheon Speaker: William Logue, president & CEO, Fed-Ex Freight 1:30–3:30 p.m. Division Meetings: ɒPublic Private Partnerships ɒ3ODQQLQJ 'HVLJQ ɒ0DWHULDOV 6HUYLFHV
ɒ5HVHDUFK (GXFDWLRQ ɒ&RQWUDFWRUV'LYLVLRQ 1:30–3:30 p.m. Safety Leadership Workshop “Preventing Runovers & Backovers” (open to all attendees) 3:30–5:00 p.m. Council of University Transportation Centers Ports and Waterways Bridge Policy and Promotion Council Traffic Safety Industry Division 5:15–10:00 p.m. Optional Event: ARTBA Political Action Team Reception at Graceland (Pre-registration required). 8:00–10:00 p.m. ARTBA Past Chairmen’s Dinner at Graceland. (By invitation only).
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 5:15–10:00 p.m. We invite you to the home of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Elvis Presley. Walk in Elvis’s steps at Graceland Mansion while enjoying an audio-guided tour featuring commentary and stories by wife Priscilla and daughter, Lisa Marie. The mansion tour includes Elvis’s living room, music room, parent’s bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room. Stroll down a tree lined street with a drive-in theatre through the Elvis Presley Car Museum where his favorites such as his famous pink Cadillac, Harley Davidson motorcycles and a 1975 Dino Ferrari are on display and step aboard Elvis’s customized jets. The full experience will take you from Elvis humble beginnings through his rise to super stardom. See how this music legend lived and relaxed with his family and friends at his Memphis home.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 6:30–9:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast 7:00–9:00 a.m. Executive Committee 8:00–9:00 a.m. Transportation Safety Advisory Council 9:00–9:15 a.m. Annual Meeting of Members 9:15–9:45 a.m. General Session: The “Drive Mississippi” Program Speaker: Marie Wicks, “Miss Mississippi 2012” The reigning Miss Mississippi is a “good roads” advocate on a public awareness mission.
9:30–11:00 a.m. Safety Leadership Workshop “OSHA Update” 9:45–11:00 a.m. General Session: Federal Legislative & Regulatory Report & Transportation Construction Market Forecast (PDH-1.25) Speakers: Dave Bauer, senior vice president of government relations, ARTBA Nick Goldstein, vice president of environmental & regulatory affairs, ARTBA Dr. Alison Black, chief economist & vice president of policy, ARTBA
Speaker: Dexter Muller, Memphis Chamber of Commerce senior vice president Noon–1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch 1:00–3:30 p.m. Board of Directors 6:00–11:00 p.m. Chairman’s Reception & Banquet & Incoming Chairman’s Hospitality Event Chairman’s Banquet Entertainment: Comedian Henry Cho
11:00–11:15 a.m. Networking Break 11:15–12:00 p.m. “Memphis Logistics: We’ve Got the Moves”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Departures Register: www.artbanationalconvention.org
Spouse Program & Optional Events (subject to change) Contact: ARTBA Events & Special Project Manager Brie Johnson: email@example.com or 724.880.4311 For all off-site spouse program events, the bus will depart promptly at the start time listed. Please meet in the lobby 10 minutes prior to scheduled bus departure. All spouse & guest program events are casual dress with the exception of the Chairman’s Reception & Banquet. Soft shoes, flats or sneakers are recommended. The Chairman’s Reception & Banquet on Thursday evening is business dress-suits or cocktail attire.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 1:00–4:30 p.m. Memphis History Tour During this tour, you will have the opportunity to learn the compelling history which has influenced and shaped culture to a degree far beyond other cities of comparable size. It takes you through different neighborhoods including downtown, midtown and south Memphis, as well as the Mississippi River. The bus will stop for guests to get a closer look at the Court Square Fountain, Lincoln American Tower and Calvary Episcopal Church. There will be a stop at the Lorraine Motel to discuss events that took place with Dr. Martin Luther King. Finally, there will be a visit to the Woodruff-Fontaine House that stands as a reminder of an era long gone. The beautiful French Victorian mansion was built in 1870 along “Millionaires Row.”
6:00–7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at the Peabody Memphis Hotel
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 8:30–11:45 a.m. Breakfast and Tour of the Brooks Museum The day will start out with a breakfast buffet at the Brushmark Restaurant located in The Brooks Museum. It is one of the largest art museums in the American South, and it houses an outstanding collection of art dating from antiquity to the present. Located in historic Overton Park, the museum is a vibrant, cultural complex comprised of 29 galleries, two art classrooms, a print study room, a research library and a professional auditorium with state of the art audio visual equipment. Through world class exhibitions and programs, the Museum has become a center of cultural activity. The collection of 19 paintings, housed in a 8,200 squarefoot building in 1933, has grown to nearly 9,000 works of art in a 86,000 square-foot building. The Brooks Museum continues to fulfill the purpose of its founder, Bessie Vance Brooks, as a “repository, conservatory, and museum of art...For the enjoyment, inspiration and instruction of our people.”
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1:45–4:30 p.m. Beale Street Walking Tour When you think of Memphis, you think of Beale Street. This famous stretch of restaurants, entertainment venues and bars has a rich history that will be brought to life by local historian, Jimmy Ogle. As Jimmy guides you from one historic landmark to another, you will truly see the significance of this world-renowned street. There are great stories of bootleggers, bluesman and bawds that you will hear as you walk by Pee Wee’s Saloon, The Monarch Club, the W.C. Handy House, and the Palace and Daisy Theatres. You will have the opportunity to see one of the best attractions in downtown, The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. The Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and roll music tells the story of pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create a sound that shook the entire world. (Please note that moderate walking is involved with this tour). Photo credit: Vasha Hunt
Noon–1:30 p.m. ARTBA Foundation Safety Awards Luncheon at the Peabody Memphis Hotel
Spouse Program & Optional Events (subject to change) 5:15–10:00 p.m. ARTBA Political Action Team Reception at Graceland (Pre-registration is required) We invite you to the home of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley. Walk in Elvis’ steps at Graceland Mansion while enjoying an audio-guided tour featuring commentary and stories by Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley. The tour includes Elvis’ living room, music room, parents’ bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous “jungle room.” Stroll down a tree lined street with a drive-in theatre through the Elvis Presley Car Museum where his favorites, such as his famous pink Cadillac, Harley Davidson motorcycles and a 1975 Dino Ferrari are on display, and then step aboard Elvis’ customized jets. The full Graceland experience will take you from Elvis’ humble beginnings through his rise to superstardom. See how the Rock ‘n’ Roll legend lived and relaxed with his family and friends at his home.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 7:00–9:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast at the Peabody Memphis Hotel 9:00–11:45 a.m. Sun Studio & Stax Museum Tours Today’s musical journey begins with a guided tour through the “birthplace” of Rock ‘n’ Roll where you will learn the history of the most famous recording studio in the world. Radio engineer Sam Phillips opened Sun Studio as the Memphis Recording Service in January, 1950
to record the blues greats from the region who had no place else to record in the south. Legendary bluesmen like B.B. King, Howlin Wolf, Bobby Blue Bland, Rufus Thomas and Junior Parker recorded their first records here, as did Elvis Presley. The studio was restored by Sam Phillips, and in 1987 opened its doors as both a tourist attraction and a working recording studio. Sun Studio has played host to the diverse talents of artists like Ringo Starr, Def Leppard, John Fogerty, Tom Petty, U2, the Spin Doctors and many more. The story of Stax Records started as a tiny store in
an old movie theater at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street. This store grew into one of the most important recording studios in the world. This modest Capitol Theater in the heart of Soulsville, USA, was transformed into Stax Records in 1959. It began launching the careers of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, and dozens of other artists whose influence remains vital in the music of today. The museum has over 2,000 interactive exhibits, films, artifacts, items of memorabilia designed to keep Stax alive forever.
Spouse Program & Optional Events (subject to change) Noon–1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch at the Peabody Memphis Hotel 1:30–4:15 p.m. Mississippi River Boat Tour You will be “Rollin’ on the River” on the newly refurbished Island Queen! The 100-foot, three-decked vessel is decorated inside and out in classic riverboat style. The tour guide will narrate some history of the river as you pass amazing views of the city skyline and river bridge. The boat will proceed down the Mississippi so you can see the surrounding landscapes. The guide will speak about the importance of this river to
development, trade and travel in the mid-south; the devastating Sultana tragedy, which is one of the worst American disasters known to date; and the river life described by Mark Twain and other famous authors.
4:15–6:00 p.m. Free Time 6:00–10:00 p.m. Chairman’s Reception & Banquet & Incoming Chairman’s Hospitality Event at the Peabody Memphis Hotel Entertainment by comedian Henry Cho.
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Attractions The Cotton Museum Photo credit: Andrea Zucker
At the Peabody Hotel Gouldâ€™s Day Spa Full-service spa and salon with services from massages, facials, body treatments, manicure & pedicures. Located on the lower level of the hotel. 901.578.8868 www.gouldsalons.com
When you visit the Cotton Museum, you are treading on the legendary floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange, which is where cotton traders once stood at the center of the global cotton economy. Until recently, no one was allowed in here except members and their guests. Now this spectacular room is open to the public. It has been painstakingly restored and is devoted to sharing the story of cottonâ€”the crop that created empires, transformed American culture and changed the history of a nation and the world. 65 Union Ave Memphis, TN 38103 901.531.7836 www.memphiscottonmuseum.org
Memphis On Your Own Mud Island River Park Mud Island is more than just a museum. The 52-acre park on Mud Island is home to several attractions, including the River Walk and the Mississippi River Museum. If you have seen any pre-1900 photos of the Memphis waterfront, you may have noticed that Mud Island is missing from the photos. This island first appeared in 1900 and became permanent in 1913. In 1916, it joined with the mainland just north of the mouth of the Wolf River, but a diversion canal was dug through the island to maintain a free channel in the Wolf River. 125 North Front Street Memphis, TN 38103 901.579.7241 www.mudisland.com
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Memphis Zoo Recently named the number one zoo in the United States by TripAdvisor, the Memphis Zoo is the perfect place for a fun, family-friendly environment. 2000 Prentiss Lane Memphis, TN 38112 901.333.6500 www.memphiszoo.org Photo credit: Dan Ball
The Botanic Gardens The gardens cover 96 acres of sweeping vistas, encompassing lakes, woodlands, display gardens, the renowned Japanese Garden of tranquility, and the Sensory Garden
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750 Cherry Road Memphis, TN 38111 901.636.4107 www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
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Mirimichi means “place of happy retreat,” which is the perfect name for this beautiful and eco-friendly golf course where the focus is enjoying time with family and friends among the rolling hills and tranquil woodlands of west Tennessee. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Memphis, this newly renovated course is a dream come true for native Memphian, Justin Timberlake, the founder of Mirimichi.
South Main Street Memphis, TN 28104
The Palladio Group Showrooms, shops, galleries, studios and café in Midtown Memphis dedicated to antiques & interiors and decorative & fine arts.
6195 Woodstock Cuba Road Millington, TN 38053 901.259-3800 www.mirimichi.com
2169 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38104 901.276.3808 www.thepalladiogroup.com Register: www.artbanationalconvention.org
Exhibitor Opportunities ARTBA has a great opportunity to put your company’s products and services in front of potential new customers and also help you reaffirm existing business relationships. Sign-up today to become an exhibitor at the 2012 ARTBA National Convention. The association has space available for 20 six-foot table top exhibits so you can display your products during the three-day event. The exhibits will be located in highly-visible areas—right by the registration area and the meeting rooms where the major general sessions and receptions will be held. More than 300 leading industry executives and decision makers will be on hand. Exhibits are available for $4,000. If you act before July 6, we will take $500 off this price. This fee includes your registration and meals at the receptions, breakfast, lunch and dinner events—all of which will provide you with excellent opportunities to network with attendees. You can attend the general sessions. You will also receive a full-page four-color ad in the convention program. Please note the “Political Action Team” reception being held on Wednesday, September 12, requires a separate attendance fee. This will be one of your best
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sales opportunities during 2012: Become an exhibitor today by contacting ARTBA’s Peter Embrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.289.4434.
PREMIER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Chairman’s Banquet Entertainment: $15,000 (Already Sold) Comedian Henry Cho will be entertaining at the Chairman’s Banquet. Mr. Cho has appeared on the Tonight Show and the Late, Late Show. You have the opportunity to introduce him and also have a private meeting and photo session. Reception Preceding Chairman’s Banquet: $10,000 Become a sponsor at the main event which salutes 2011-2012 ARTBA Chairman Paul Yarossi and the Executive Committee for their outstanding leadership during this past year. You will be given sponsorship recognition in the reception area. New ARTBA Chairman’s Hospitality Event: $10,000 (Already sold) Please welcome the 2012-2013 ARTBA Chairman Steve Wright and his leadership team at this event immediately following the Chairman’s banquet. You will receive signage recognition at this event. Convention Gift for Members and Spouses: $10,000 (Already Sold) A tennessee themed gift will be distributed to all members and spouses. Your sponsorship will allow you to help select the gifts and have your corporate logo engraved on it. Political Action Team Reception at Graceland: $5,000 We invite you to the home of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley. Walk in Elvis’ steps at Graceland Mansion while enjoying an audio-guided tour featuring commentary and stories by Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley. The mansion tour includes Elvis’ living room, music room, parent’s bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room. The reception will be held at the Elvis Presley Car Museum on the Graceland property. You will receive sponsorship recognition on site and from the podium. Spouse Program: $5,000 This is a special opportunity to support the spouse program. Exclusive signage for your organization will be placed at the registration desk throughout the convention. Internet Cafe: $5,000 A station with two individual computers set up to allow convention delegates to check e-mail and access the internet which would include your company’s message on each screen.
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Five complimentary registrations. Two complimentary hotel room nights. Opportunity to preview a brief company-developed promotional video during opening lunch. Reserved seating for 10 at the ARTBA Foundation Awards Luncheon. Reserved table seating for 10 at Chairman’s Banquet. Recognition on all tables at Chairman’s Banquet Two tickets to “ARTBA Political Action Reception.” Opportunity to deliver welcome remarks at opening lunch. Recognition as primary convention host on marketing materials and on registration desk plasma TV. Full page, premium position ad in event program. Full-page ad in post-event “Transportation Builder.” Opportunity for distribution of promotional materials in convention registration packets. Corporate logo and link on convention website. Logo projected on-screen at general sessions.
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Three complimentary registrations. Sponsorship recognition and opportunity to offer welcome remarks at the Chairman’s Banquet. Logo projected on-screen at general sessions. Full page ad and name recognition in program. On-site plasma TV and PowerPoint recognition. Corporate logo and link on convention website Full-page ad in post-event “Transportation Builder” Opportunity for distribution of promotional materials in convention registration packets.
Gold: $10,000 ɒ ɒ ɒ ɒ ɒ ɒ ɒ
Two complimentary registrations. Sponsorship recognition at ARTBA Foundation Awards Luncheon. Logo projected on-screen at general sessions. Full page ad and name recognition in program. On-site plasma TV and PowerPoint recognition. Company listing on convention website. Half-page ad in post-event “Transportation Builder.
Silver: $7,500 ɒ ɒ ɒ ɒ ɒ ɒ 22
One complimentary registration. Sponsorship recognition at your choice of one of the following: Welcome Reception, Past Chairmen’s dinner or Buffet Breakfast. Half page ad and name recognition in program. On-site plasma TV and PowerPoint recognition. Company listing on convention website. Quarter-page ad in post-event “Transportation Builder.” 2012 ARTBA National Convention
2012 National Convention Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits Bronze: $5,000 É’ É’ É’ É’ É’
One complimentary registration. Quarter-page ad and name recognition in program. On-site plasma TV and PowerPoint recognition. Company listing on convention website. Listing in â€œTransportation Builder.â€?
Sponsorship Registration Please circle the type of sponsorship level that your company would like. É’0HPSKLV%OXHV$OUHDG\6ROG
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To become a sponsor, call ARTBAâ€™s Ed Tarrant at 202.289.4434, ext. 204, or fax this form to 202.289.4435
We would like to thank last year’s 2011 ARTBA National Convention Sponsors for their support
GOLD J.D. Abrams, L.P. National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse Rutherfoord, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC and Zurich Surety Southern California Contractors Association SILVER Heritage Construction & Materials The Lane Construction Corporation BRONZE
American Bridge Company Ammann & Whitney Barrier Systems, Inc. Colas Infrastructure Gannett Fleming, Inc. Granite Construction Company H.W. Lochner, Inc.
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International Construction Equipment, Inc. Lanford Brothers Co., Inc. Long Island Contractors’ Association STV Incorporated Trinity Highway Products Wright Brothers Construction Company Inc. Zachry Construction Corporation
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