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Just Announced – Next SAME Lake Michigan Post Meeting

June 10th, 2021 at 11:00a.m. CST

Next meeting of the SAME Lake Michigan Post – including presentation by Chad Adkins, AICP, Senior Planner / Project Manager, Woolpert (click for bio) – Understanding Facility Space Planning & Optimization Plans

11:00 am: Welcome
11:10 am: Post Updates
11:20 am: Upcoming Events
11:30 am: Presentation
12:30 pm: Adjournment

PDH/CEU – 1 credit hour available


Just Announced

Society of American Military Engineers Lake Michigan Post – Annual Golf Outing 2021

This event supports the Post’s annual college scholarships. This year’s scholarships will be presented at the outing.

When: June 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Midlane Golf Resort (Wadsworth, IL) – visit midlanecc.com for directions
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, COMPLETE and SUBMIT this form (click here), or call Steve Blinderman, Golf Committee Chairperson, Lake Michigan Post at (847) 875-4432.

Mail checks payable to: SAME Lake Michigan Post

ATTN: Steve Blinderman
Blinderman Construction
224 N. Desplaines St., Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60661

Click HERE for SPONSORSHIP Opportunities

Virtual JETC: Transforming Challenges into Solutions

May 17-21, 2021  – A Virtual Event for the Joint Engineering Community
COVID-19 is impacting almost every aspect of day-to-day life. For many organizations, business as we know it has changed for the time being. But supporting national security never stops. And as the world faces these challenging times, it’s now more important than ever to stay positive, stay connected, and stay focused on the mission ahead.

Virtual JETC is your chance to stay up to speed with all that is happening in the federal A/E/C sector. You will hear from government decision-makers and industry leaders and get a detailed look at how our profession is pivoting to tackle the infrastructure-related national security challenges we are all facing in this unprecedented environment.


SAME Lake Michigan Post Luncheon – February 13, 2020

(Working with the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI))

In a recent briefing by Ms. Lord on Jan 31 2020, she stated “we needed to consistently and clearly communicate the desired end state to build a cyber-safe, cyber-secure and cyber-resilient defense industrial base.”

DOD contractors and subcontractors now have a well-defined and relevant new objective to achieve.  Join Harry Koujaian, Principal Engineer – Technical Support Security+, CASP+, MCSE 2003, CHFI, SI BP AM R&D FLD, SIEMENS at this month’s meeting for a discussion on the role Siemens is playing in meeting these new cyber / resiliency priorities.

11:30 am – Registration and Networking

12:00 pm – Lunch & Program

  • Topic: Resiliency
  • Presenter:  Harry Koujaian, Principal Engineer – Technical Support, Siemens

1:30 pm – Networking

2:00 pm – End of Program

National Museum of the American Sailor at Naval Station Great Lakes, 2531 Sheridan Rd., Great Lakes, IL 60088

No base access required.


Virtual Federal Small Business Conference – Nov. 4-6

The 2020 Federal Small Business Conference for the A/E/C Industry is going virtual!

Connect with a few thousand of your fellow colleagues and business partners for the market research event of the year. From keynote speeches, to cutting-edge education sessions tailored specifically for small businesses, to networking connections you simply cannot make any place else, Virtual SBC will offer so much of what you need right now to grow your company and strengthen your agency-but from the comfort and safety of your home as we all continue to adapt due to the challenges of COVID-19.

Built by the Experts. Government agencies, industry partners, the SAME Small Business Community, and many more stakeholders are coming together to plan Virtual SBC. More information will be available in the coming weeks! Stay up to date at https://www.samesbc.org/schedule-at-a-glance.cfm.