Eastern Contractors Association, Inc.'s Annual Reception was held earlier this week at Franklin Plaza in Troy, NY. The cocktail and buffet reception gave us an excellent opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones. Everyone seemed to enjoy the atmosphere. During the Annual Meeting portion of the evening, we thanked Dick Oliver (A.O.W. Associates, Inc.) and Lisa Henderson (Duncan & Cahill, Inc.) for their years of service to our Board of Directors and for serving as Chairs of our Executive Committee (Dick 2018-19 and Lisa 2020-21). We also welcomed Tom Carney (TEC Protective Coatings, Inc.) as our new Chairman. Former and out-going Board members Kevin Garrity (NFP Corp.), Mike Haverly (Architectural Glass and Metal, Inc.), Bridget Hubal (Burt Crane and Rigging), Ken Jersen (KJJ Industries, LLC), Tom Marinello (Marinello Construction Co., Inc.), Dave Meszler (B.B.L. Construction services), Angelo Muscolino (A.M. Contracting, LLC), Tim Whitelaw (Crawford Door & Window Sales) and Ralph Viola (V. Zappala & Co., Inc.) were also recognized for their service to the Board over these past few years. ECA's President and CEO Todd Helfrich reported that the association is performing in a positive manner financially and meeting its income and budgeted expense goals. He went on to highlight various programs of the association and announced our membership remains strong with nearly 300 members. Click here to catch up on highlights of the past year. Click here for photos from the event. Our thanks to the staff of Franklin Plaza for their hospitality.