Annual Networking Events

Excellence in Construction          

Excellence in Construction Awards 

January 29, 2025     

ABC's finest general sub and specialty contractors are awarded for their merits on projects with the most unique and challenging designs. This event includes a silent auction, music and hand rolled cigars. The event typically hosts 250+ people annually.    See More On EIC >



ABC Ice Fishing Tournament

January 31 - February 2, 2025

 This weekend event, typically held in Walker, MN at Trapper's Landing Lodge, allows contractors a time to unwind and catch a lunker! Numerous prizes and open networking highlight this weekend of fun and relationship building. It's a great way to reward your employees for a successful year. 




Meet The General Nights 

February/March 2024 - Fargo, Shakopee, St. Cloud

Three strategically located, structured networking events that allow general contractors to prequalify subcontractors, meet specialty contractors and for subcontractors to meet and get on general contractors preferred bid lists. Each event typically hosts 100 people with 10-12 general contractors in attendance.  



Individual Company Safety Days

February/March 2025

This is an all day event during the doldrums of winter to focus on specific safety issues that concern contractors from all walks of life. Topics range from "pre-task planning' to ARC Flash to trenching and excavating training. No matter what line of construction you're involved in, you can choose from over 20 specific topics tailored just for your employees.      See More >



Legislative Day At The Capitol 

March, 2025             

Meet your state representatives and senators and make sure that they are cognizant of the issues important to you and your business. Typically, 75 members come to make a direct impact on our elected officials' views of merit shop contractors.   



ABC Golf Tournaments

MN - July 11, 2024 - Stonebrooke Golf Club, Shakopee, MN     

ND - June 10, 2024 - Moorhead Country Club, Moorhead, MN

 Another fun-filled day in MN and ND full of games, golf, camaraderie, prizes, photos and business opportunities that will last a lifetime. Whether you would like to be a sponsor, attend the dinner, or battle the competition on the course, this is a "can't miss" event. This event hosts 144 golfers + sponsors.   




Thirsty Thursdays & Business Development Exchanges 

Summer/Fall 2024

September 26 - Little Thistle, Rochester

October 3 - Ultimate Sports Bar, St. Cloud

Each summer, ABC holds brewery Thirsty Thursdays and Business Development Exchanges to encourage casual business networking for members. Come in your work boots for a free slice of pizza and beer.    
Summer 2024   

ABC Tailgate Tuesdays

Summer 2024

During the summer, ABC will visit 10 contractor building sites to serve the entire crew lunch and provide a safety talk. These lunches give employees a chance to relax, learn about a specifically chosen safety topic by the general contractor and receive gifts from the sponsors.   Interested In Hosting or sponsoring>

FEA Sporting Clays Shoot

ND - September 12th and September 19, 2024    MN - September 24, 2024

The Free Enterprise Alliance (FEA) shoot is typically held at the MN Horse and Hunt club and The Dakota Sporting Clays in ND. Shooters get to take aim on two of the Midwest's most challenging 100-round sporting clay shoots and enjoy a wild game dinner while networking. Whether you want to sponsor a shooting station or show off your shooting skills for the highest score, you're in for a very competitive day all for a great cause. 



ABC Annual Meeting

November 2024             

The annual meeting celebrates ABC's successes over the last year, as well as our member accomplishments. We recognize anniversary members, elect future board members and thank ABC's volunteers for their dedication.