GUCA: Mining for Membership Gold in Dahlonega

Tue June 12, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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GUCA member Ralph Byrd, Utility Business Services, fields questions during the GUCA North Georgia Industry Meeting.
GUCA member Ralph Byrd, Utility Business Services, fields questions during the GUCA North Georgia Industry Meeting.

Good food, good times and valuable information were on the menu for members and guests at GUCA’s North Georgia Industry Luncheon. The Carriage Room at the Smith House in Dahlonega, Ga., filled up fast on April 18. More than 35 attendees showed up to this event, which was an open invitation event for GUCA members, prospective members, municipalities and government officials.

GUCA member Ralph Byrd, Utility Business Services Inc., spoke to those in attendance about Updates on AT&T Class Action Lawsuit and Dealing with Utility Damage Overcharges. He addressed a number of issues including how to save money on damage claims sent by utility owners to contractors. He highlighted what to watch out for in regards to overbilling tactics by utility companies; no fault for hand digging and liability issues in the tolerance zone; as well as other informative protection measures.

GUCA members and guests also were addressed by GUCA Membership Committee Chairman Regina Shelnutt, Robert M. Anderson Inc. She began by stressing the importance of generating new membership by promoting membership recruitment in the area to strengthen GUCA’s north Georgia membership. In addition, she encouraged all members in attendance to encourage prospective members to become GUCA members and experience the benefits of membership first hand. She spoke about the opportunity for GUCA members in taking advantage of future affinity programs and how these programs would benefit GUCA members and bring them substantial savings. Highlights included the health benefit and workers’ compensation programs with Builders Insurance.

Those in attendance also were updated by GUCA Assistant Executive Director Scott Brumbelow about upcoming events, safety classes and industry and legislative issues, as well as GUCA membership and the benefits provided to GUCA members.

This meeting was a success because of the hard work and dedication of GUCA Membership Committee Chairmen Regina Shelnutt, Robert M. Anderson Inc., and Ben Corbitt, Ferguson Waterworks, and the GUCA Membership Committee.

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