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Join the utility construction community at one of the key events of the year!

The UCAC Annual Meeting is the perfect opportunity to network with contractors, suppliers and service providers from across the state of Connecticut. We’ll take care of some business with the Annual Election of new Board Members and hear from Brent McCartney, Educational Consultant at the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System and Keynote Speaker Wally Adamchik, CMC, CSP, MBA. After the business has been handled, we have some fun with DJ Tony. And there’s plenty of room if you decide you want to bust a move!

Keynote Presentation by Wally Adamchik: “Contractor Culture for the 21st Century”


It has been said that culture eats strategy for lunch. While this is may be true, what does a winning culture look like? Is that even possible in construction? How do you create it at the team or company level? This fast-paced, thought-provoking session will give you the “what and how” of culture creation for contractors. In an increasingly complex and uncertain world, the key to your future success is a values-based culture built on trust, communication and agility. Says easy, does harder as values are more buzzword than business reality today and it seems people don’t want to work. One of your primary roles as a business leader is to be the culture guardian and steward for your team! This soft concept translates into bottom-line success and this presentation will get you there.

About Wally Adamchik


In his youth, Wally often worked with his father and brother in construction. Both master craftsmen, they insisted upon and produced top-quality work. He learned more about excellence and first-rate performance from his mother, who was the first woman to referee a basketball game at Madison Square Garden. His parents encouraged him to achieve and he now encourages others to do the same. In his senior year at the University of Notre Dame, Wally was the mascot—that’s right, he was the Leprechaun. Win or lose. Rain or shine. Home or away. Wally put 100 % of himself into the game. This same level of commitment defines his work today. His total focus is on meeting your needs and delivering tailored solutions to make a positive and lasting effect on your business.

As an Officer of Marines, Wally deployed throughout the world to participate in training, peace-keeping, and combat operations. First, as commander in a tank battalion and then, as the pilot of AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters, he sought out the challenging assignments. His years in the Corps honed his motivational and training skills. His influence remains in a legacy of Marines who provide inspired leadership for this country and for their organizations. Seeking a new challenge, Wally entered the hyper-competitive private sector to apply his leadership philosophy to the pursuit of operational excellence in business. He was recognized for superior performance and award-winning leadership at two national restaurant companies. At the same time, he earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The next step up was a move into consulting and speaking. As a Senior Consultant with FMI, management consultants to the construction industry, his clients recognized his solutions as practical, profitable, and powerful. He founded FireStarter Speaking and Consulting in response to demands from organizations for relevant and effective leadership development. He understands the Fortune 500 firm as well as he does the family business and is able to modify his approach to make an impact in both. Wally recognizes that a good presentation is one that galvanizes the audience. If people are not inspired to use the material and take action, then the speech was merely entertainment. Practicing what he preaches about family balance and quality of life, Wally believes that true change only happens when you make a true commitment. He understands the importance of scheduling time for the things that truly matter: his family, his friends, his clients, and his own personal interests (golf and exercise). This total approach to life gives you a complete speaker who connects with your audience on a human level and sparks a fire in them–the fire that leads to great achievement.

Keynote Speaker Sponsorship $5,000

Help UCAC bring Wally Adamchik, nationally recognized speaker and expert in construction management to the Annual Meeting. Our Keynote Sponsor will receive top billing on all Annual Meeting advertising including social media, the UCAC website, signage at the event and email newsletters. A representative of your firm will have the opportunity to address the audience and introduce Wally. You will also receive a full page ad in the 2022 UCAC Membership Directory as a special Thank You.

Cocktail Sponsorship

Our Cocktail Sponsor will receive recognition on social media, the UCAC website, email newsletters and all Annual Meeting advertising as well as recognition from the podium during the event. Exclusive signage near the bar will identify your company as the Cocktail Sponsor and a signature drink will be created and named for your company or a representative of your company. Each guest will receive two drink tokens thanks to your generous support!

Pint Glass Sponsorship

Our Pint Glasses will be branded with UCAC’s logo on one side and our Pint Glass Sponsor’s logo on the other. Each attendee of the Annual Meeting will receive a pint glass at the event. Note: this Sponsorship is only on sale until April 15, 2022 to allow time for production and shipment of glasses. You will also receive recognition on all event marketing including social media, the UCAC website, email newsletters, signage at the event and from the podium.

Entertainment Sponsorship $1,500

Our Entertainment Sponsor will help make the Annual Meeting a great time! Your contribution will help us add some music to the event with a DJ to provide background music during cocktail hour and dance music at the end of the evening. Your firm will receive recognition on all event marketing including signage at the event, recognition from the podium and on the UCAC website, social media and email newsletters.

Museum Tour Sponsorship

Our Museum Tour Sponsor will receive recognition on all event marketing materials including signage at the event, mention from the podium and on the website, social media and email newsletters.

Gold Sponsorship $1,000

Gold Sponsors will receive recognition on all event marketing including social media, the UCAC website, email newsletters, on signage at the event and from the podium.

Individual Ticket (Member) $100/each

Included in your ticket is a buffet dinner catered by
Max Restaurant Group, two drink tokens and
a tour of the Museum.

Pack of 10 Tickets (Members Only) $900

Each guest will receive a buffet dinner catered by
Max Restaurant Group, two drink tokens and
a tour of the museum.

Individual Ticket (Non-Member) $150/each

Each non-member ticket includes a buffet dinner catered
by Max Restaurant Group, two drink tokens and
a tour of the Museum.

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