The GCBX Annual Membership consists of over 150 categories of members ranging from developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, commercial real estate brokers, financial institutions to other affiliated industries primarily in the Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County areas. The GCBX heavily stresses the aspect of “Members Working With Members” by holding monthly membership events such as monthly networking socials, dinner meetings, two golf tournaments a year, a sporting clay's tournament, plus OSHA and CEU Educational seminars that provide a terrific opportunity for our members to meet many people in the industry as well as to learn and have fun.
If your company is not growing as fast as it should, chances are that you are not making the proper business contacts. People in the building industry prefer to contract with those they personally know or at least can be assured are reputable. Membership in the Exchange helps you in these areas by doing the following:
MEMEBERSHIP MEETINGS: The Exchange conducts functions to promote fellowship between members and to offer them additional opportunities to come into direct contact with those people who count in the industry. In the past, they included:
Frequent Membership Networking Socials
Two Golf Tournaments (Spring and Fall)
Educational Dinner Meetings with Guest Speakers
Subcontractors Council Meetings
Candidate Forums & Receptions
Roundtable Meetings with Key Local and State Government Officials
Contractors’ Re-licensing and OSHA
Continuing Education Courses
Joint Meetings with Other Trade and Professional Organizations
BUSINESS EDUCATION: The Exchange makes efforts to keep members informed about the latest developments in the industry and the business world. The Education Committee is always working to schedule a variety of seminars and learning sessions. The topics are relevant and informative and can offer you valuable assistance in conducting your business. For continuing education classes the Builders Exchange is an excellent source to keep you informed.
The Builders Exchange and its website, www.gcbx.org, is an information resource available to all members as part of their benefits. With a growing library plus internet access and search capabilities, the GCBX’s professional staff can help its members obtain important data, rules and regulations quickly.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SPECIAL SERVICES LISTED
Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Inc.
8433 Enterprise Circle, Suite 120
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Fax: (941) 907-3898