Published on April 4th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



National Conference to Address Construction Industry Trends and Opportunities 

The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) will host their 48th Annual National Conference using the theme “Laying Foundations that Build Stronger Futures”. NAMC’s annual conference continues in the organization’s mission of providing Access (contract & resource opportunities), Advocacy (legislative impact), and Contractor Readiness (training, capacity building, and growth) for members and other minority- and women-owned businesses. The association accomplishes its goals in collaboration with major corporate partners, strategic alliances, and public agencies. The Annual National Conference will be will be June 14-16, 2017 at Columbia Marriott Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina.

“During these ever-changing times, NAMC’s Annual Conference is a solution for minority- and women-owned businesses to stay ahead of industry trends and have direct access to purchasing agents, diversity officers and majority-owned firms that have construction contracts,” says Wendell Stemley, NAMC National President.

The 48th Annual National Conference theme “Laying Foundations that Build Stronger Futures” reflects NAMC’s commitment to increase opportunities for member and non-member conference attendees to 1) build relationships, 2) pursue opportunities, 3) expand market presence and 4) broaden resources and information.

This year’s conference is hosted NAMC South Carolina and sponsored by Richland County Government and the City of Columbia. The Conference activities include NAMC Women in Construction Luncheon and Mini-Conference, a FREE Contractors’ Trade Fair, NAMC Night Out and the Hall of Fame Gala.

NAMC is the oldest minority construction trade association, founded in 1969, in the United States with over 50 Hall of Fame members and Legacy Builders and an annual project capacity of over one billion dollars nationally. Through a network of local chapters and in collaboration with strategic and corporate partnerships, NAMC assists members with building capacity by providing access to opportunity, advocacy, and contractor development training.

For more information about NAMC’s 48th Annual National Conference, please visit or contact  Courtney Young of ForeSight Communications  at 803-261-4180 or



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