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We caught up with 2017 CIY Award finalist, Lowell Reith, and here’s what we learned…

ABC recently announced its finalists for the 2017 Craft Instructor of the Year awards and we are thrilled to share that our Training and Licensing Officer, Lowell Reith, has been selected as a finalist in recognition of his dedication to student success and tireless efforts to provide top-notch education. We caught up with Lowell to learn more about his career journey. Check out his interview!

Lessons of Leadership and Life with Motivational Speaker V.J. Smith

As I sat surrounded by an audience of Interstates project managers and project coordinators, I gazed around the room at the other attendees. There was no PowerPoint to view and beyond a brief break, the speaker had only moved about five feet in the last three hours. Yet, the audience was listening intently to the story of an fascinating leader.






2017 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Last weekend we attended Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. This event is an ice fishing tournament in Brainerd, Minnesota that provides over $150,000 in donations to local charities. As a company, we wanted to get involved and make a contribution to this meaningful event. We decided to donate material and time by providing electrical contractor services.






Relationships: The key to success

At the start of a new calendar year, I take time to reflect back on my successes and failures of the previous year and I think about what I did or didn’t do to get to those outcomes. One thing that I sometimes overlook is relationships. How did the status of my relationships impact those failures and successes?






A Helpful Guide to Creating Custom Error Pages in ASP.NET

Depending on how you plan to use your website, creating custom errors may be a challenge. This is often due to limited documentation, confusion on forums, and windows authentication. Check out the tutorial below to get a better understanding of how custom errors work.






How a Little Grit Can Inspire Your Team and Impact Your Organization

Lately, I have heard a lot of chatter about grit at my children’s schools and inside some professional circles. As leaders, it appears the most sought after employees are those with build-in grit who can make a great impact on an organization. Grit is most simply defined as perseverance and it assumes that failure is a temporary part of learning. Only through failure and learning will you accomplish an end goal.