CCR Issue 2, 2021

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Let’s Zoom CCR’s first Virtual Summit brings vaunted networking event online Are we on? Are you there? Can you hear me? See me? Let’s goooo. That was the vibe for the first Commercial Construction & Renovation Virtual Summit, held January 13-14, well, everywhere our attendees logged in. In what has been a crazy learning experience for commercial construction companies and professionals due to the ongoing pandemic, CCR’s virtual networking events have offered a welcomed sense of calm and normalcy. More than 100 industry executives from myriad vendors and end users logged onto the event. Noted humorist June Cline kicked off things online with Publisher David Corson at the Rich Hart Global Inc./Evalucore Institute studios in Atlanta, which managed the technical end of the event. Along with daily morning check-ins, attendees participated in virtual chat rooms and one-on-one meetings. Day 2 kicked off with Quest Workspaces CEO Laura Kozelouzek, who discussed making the most of the at-home workspace culture. In addition, our first virtual scavenger hunt sent attendees into online meetings with vendors. The winners of this year’s drawing include Paul Hoffman, Ganzorn; Tawny Broadbent, The Orchards; and Tom Royer, Panera Bread. A monetary donation will be made to a charity of their choosing in their name. As we move headlong into our new virtual world, CCR will host a series of industry roundtables throughout the year. For more information, visit 3 Winners of Scavenger Hunt: > Paul Hoffman, Ganzorn > Tawny Broadbent, The Orchards > Tim Royer, Panera Bread