President's Message

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Hello and thank you for your interest in the CSI Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter.

The Chapter’s fiscal year will be drawing to a close in May. We will be finishing off the year with a few fun events: EXPO on April 16th, the Awards Banquet on May 16th, and golf outing on May 30th. These are great opportunities to come together as an organization to celebrate the achievements of the past year, share good times, learn about what is happening in our industry, and share memories with old and new friends and members.

This is also a time for our board and members to reflect on what our goals were for the year, what we managed to accomplish, and what we would like to see carry forward into the next year’s objectives.

Some of the goals we accomplished were as follows:

  • 60th Anniversary Celebration
  • Implementation/refinement of the new Chapter website
  • Development of electronic balloting
  • Update AIA/CEU accreditation process for members
  • Develop and promote better educational programs and mentor-ships for the construction industry

The planning process for the next CSI fiscal year will occur in June. At that time, we will take the opportunity to discuss different ideas, new philosophies, and make some great plans for the future.

This is the perfect time to get involved in CSI and especially our Chapter. This creates new representatives on committees, new ideas, and a real feeling of energy. As always, we need you, because you are what the Chapter is about.

I would like to extend a special thanks to Jenny Haag, Founder and President of RISE Design Build Integration on their presentation and tour of the Viking Practice Facility, Twin City Orthopedic Performance Center at the March Chapter meeting.

I invite you to take the opportunity to review our event blasts as they come out and consider attending. Participation in these events will keep everyone relevant, in an industry ever changing.

I look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming events!


Cynthia J. Long || CSI, CDT
CSI Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter