2015 MCAA Midyear Meeting in review

Words: Tim O'tooleThe 2015 MCAA Midyear Meeting was held September 28-30, 2015 in Key West, Fla.

Attendees were welcomed to the MCAA Midyear Meeting with an opening dinner on the dock and beach, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Following dinner, attendees boarded the Marquesa, a fast 69’ catamaran with over 2,300 feet of deck space, for a dessert reception and scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. The two hour sail was a great opportunity for attendees to say hello to old acquaintances and meet new friends along the way.

MCAA’s Speed Dating was held on Tuesday morning. Speed Dating is a rapid series of short and concise business-to-business meetings between mason contractors and manufacturer/suppliers to openly discuss business needs as well as the latest product and equipment innovations advancing the masonry industry. Contractors were able to meet with eleven companies set up in an intimate setting, where they presented their latest products and services.

MCAA Chairman Mark Kemp, winner of the MCAA Fishing Tournament, poses with the championship trophy.
MCAA Chairman Mark Kemp, winner of the MCAA Fishing Tournament, poses with the championship trophy.
Throughout the week, attendees were able to participate in important committee meetings and networking events, while experiencing everything Key West had to offer, from the MCAA Fishing Tournament and snorkeling to the Walking Pub Crawl and a Jet Ski Island Tour.

The MCAA Midyear Meeting concluded on Wednesday evening with dinner and an update on the 2016 presidential election from Matt Keelen.

The Mason Contractors Association of America would like to thank everyone who attended the 2015 MCAA Midyear Meeting in Key West including our Strategic Partners:
MCAA’s Corporate Partners: And our event sponsors including:
We hope everyone enjoyed their time in Key West at the MCAA Midyear Meeting.

If you weren’t able to attend or would like to relive your favorite moments from the 2015 MCAA Midyear Meeting, you can view photos from the event on Facebook and Flickr.

We hope to see everyone again this coming February at the 2016 MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. Learn more at www.masoncontractors.org/convention.
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