April Chicago Post Meeting: Emergency Interstate Bridge Closures and Responses – April 17, 2019

11:30 am (Board Meeting at 10:30 am)

US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District Office, 231 LaSalle St, 16th Floor, Chicago, IL

Please join the Chicago Post for our April meeting! Network with SAME members and learn about emergency interstate bridge closures, responses, and how emergency actions can minimize impacts to the traveling public.

Speaker: Kent Zinn, PE, Michael Baker International

Lunch Fee: $15


EPA Small Business Conference: Can We Do Business? – April 16, 2019 – Chicago, IL

Tuesday April 16, 2019, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm CDT

Metcalf Federal Building – 12th Floor
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

The half-day conference brings together EPA program officials, acquisition personnel, other federal agency procurement officials and prime contractors in an effort to inform and educate small businesses about federal contracting opportunities, small business program updates and how to successfully prepare for future federal procurement opportunities.

CLICK HERE to view more details

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Industry Day – Construction and A/E Opportunities in Rural Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – April 23, 2019 – Green Bay, WI 

This unique event will focus on opportunities for contractors and subcontractors with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in construction, Architectural/Engineering (AE), environmental and related trades for both veteran and non-veteran owned businesses.

VA contracting personnel will be participating in this event and will be discussing actual and upcoming projects at these facilities. In addition, representatives from the, US Small Business Administration and Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) will be available.

In addition, site visits will be available on April 24th and 25th, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Tomah VA Medical Center in Tomah, WI and the Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI

CLICK HERE for more information

CLICK HERE to register

SAME LMP 4th Annual Seabee Ball Spring Scramble – May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 11:00 am

Veteran’s Memorial  Golf Course – 2821 Great Lakes Dr., North Chicago, IL 600888


Entry fee due at sign-up – DEADLINE April 26

CLICK HERE to view flyer with sign-up options!

SAME Industry-Government and Small Business Engagement Series – May 23, 2019 

11:00 am – 1:00 pm **New location** – National Museum of the American Sailor, Building 42, Naval Station Great Lakes, 2531 Sheridan Rd, Great Lakes, IL, 60888-5425 (SAME LMP Board Meeting 10:00 am – 11:00 am)

Speaker to be announced!

Registration will begin at 11:00 am followed by lunch and presentations at 12:00 pm. Program will end at 1:00 pm.

Registration is required. **Cost has changed from previous years** Credit card payment taken at the door.

Member – $25, Non-Member – $40, Government/Military – $15

A limited number of exhibit booths will be available. If interested, please contact Cassie Hutzler at cassieh@wispro.org.


Additional dates scheduled:

  • August 22, 2019
  • October 17, 2019
  • December 12, 2019

Questions – please contact Cassie Hutzler at cassieh@wispro.org or (414) 270-3600.

SAME LMP Annual Golf Outing – June 21, 2019

10:30 am at Midlane Golf Resort – Wadsworth, IL

Cost: $80 per person, $50 for Young Members and NCOs (Includes cart, drink and dog)

Format: Best Ball Scramble with prizes included for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Winning Team and more!

To register for the tournament, call or submit this form to Steve Blinderman at sblinderman@blinderman.com or (312) 982-2602.

CLICK HERE to view Sponsorship opportunities.

Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS)- June 29, 2019 – National Harbor near Washington, D.C.

Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) is a competition for students in middle and high school that allows them to apply their knowledge of skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to issues facing our global society. The TEAMS competition gives students an opportunity to explore issues that engineers face every day. In 2019, students will answer questions and design solutions based on the theme “The Engineering Brain.”

Essay judge volunteers needed in February and March – CLICK HERE to view more details!

13th Annual Chicago River and Lake Michigan Boat Cruise Fundraiser – July 30, 2019

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Since its launch in 2007, this annual event has raised over $35,000 for veteran and military family support organizations. Proceeds from the cruise have also supported Post scholarships and other critical Post activities.

Our goal for this 13th Annual Cruise is to raise $10,000 through corporate sponsorships and record-breaking attendance, exclusively for Veterans and Military Family support organizations. To do this, we need Post volunteers to assist with planning, promoting, and implementing the event.

We will need a lot of volunteers to make this event a success. Please consider assisting in one or more of the areas found below:

  • Registration – set up web portal for registration and payment, keep current registration list and check-in night of event
  • Food – secure caterer; organize and ensure delivery of food night of event
  • Sponsorship – secure sponsorships, collect logos. NOTE: Several volunteers needed to contact Sustaining Members and others.
  • Advertising – Social media, signage, Email blasts and any new or creative ways to promote event
  • USACE Liaison – encourage participation from USACE personnel
  • Lake Michigan Liaison

If you are interested in helping out with this event, please contact Past Post Presidents Anngie Richter and Rob Foster, co-chairs this year’s cruise.

Anngie Richter, Cardno, Anngie.Richter@cardno.com, (708) 516-2544

Rob Foster, Akana, Robert.Foster@akana.us, (708) 533 7111