The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in many skilled occupations.
AVIXA, or the Audio visual and Integrated Experience Association is the leading non-profit association serving the professional AV communications industry. Members of the industry are encouraged to adhere to Ten Standards of Excellence.
Founded in 1939, the association offers industry expertise and market research serving press and others seeking information about the industry.
Through activities that include tradeshows, education, certification, government relations, outreach and information services, AVIXA promotes the industry and enhances members ability to conduct business successfully and competently.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.
NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts over 5000 members and 60 chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
The organization prides itself on being a global beacon for influence, ingenuity and action and is uniquely positioned to provide incisive commentary on issues of importance to women business owners. Everything NAWBO undertakes leverages the unique attributes that women business owners bring to the table and is designed to illuminate, transform - and ultimately harness – the nation’s wide-ranging community of entrepreneurial women into an ever-more-influential voice and increasingly dynamic leadership roles.
NECA is dedicated to enhancing the industry through continuing education, labor relations, current information and promotional activities. It is the voice of the electrical contracting industry, working to promote higher standards, quality workmanship and training for a skilled workforce.
NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. With a slate of more than 2,500 member companies worldwide, the National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals.2
The New York State Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds, Inc. (SBGA) serves as a voice for more than 600 Directors of School Facilities, Facilities Managers, Head Custodians, Health and Safety Coordinators, and other key school facilities personnel.
The Association provides its members with professional development opportunities, legal advice, facilities resources, education and training and more. With SBGAs headquarters nestled in the heart of the State Capitol; SBGA has maintained a vocal and visible presence among state lawmakers and policymakers. In addition, SBGA has built strong partnerships with other key educational organizations in an effort to promote facilities managers and the importance of having strong maintenance programs at our schools.