Members: Get to Know Your Industry

Our member-exclusive events offer member companies and their employees the perfect opportunity to further establish their network within the construction industry.

These social and networking events represent a huge added benefit to membership, with exciting and varied events to participate in and show your support for MBEX.

  • Check out the latest 2023 Events Calendar as events are being added throughout the year. Dates & times subject to change for listed events.

All of our events are sponsored in part by The Builders Group (TBG).  Thank you, TBG!


10.10.2023 Fall Social + Self-Care Health Fair

Join us for a vibrant afternoon of connection and wellness education at the MBEX Fall Social & POWER Self-Care Health Fair!

All MBEX members and non-members alike are invited to gather with fellow professionals in the construction and building industry for an enriching experience that combines networking and rejuvenation.

DATE: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
TIME: Doors Open and Self-Care Health Fair Begins - 3:00pm  |  Food Served - 3:30pm  |  Program - 5:00pm  |  Social and Networking continues - 6:30pm
LOCATION: Pinstripes Edina Bowling and Bocce (3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina, MN 55435)

• Member Early Bird: $45 per person - Now through September 29
• Non-MBEX Member: $65 per person

Gold Sponsor - $500  |  Silver Sponsor - $350  |  Health Fair Sponsor - $250  |  Bronze Sponsor - $200  |  Download Sponsorship Flyer

Embrace the changing seasons and take a few hours to invest in your well-being. Join us at the annual MBEX Fall Social & first-ever POWER Self-Care Health Fair for an afternoon of inspiration and connection. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you to the following for the event support:

Premiere Sponsor: The Builders Group (TBG)
Gold Sponsors: Scaffold Service & Alliance Bank
Silver Sponsor: Donlar Construction
Health Fair Sponsor: Bituminous Roadways
Bronze Sponsor: Dem-Con Companies



• Networking:
Connect with industry peers, fellow builders, contractors, architects, and suppliers in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Share insights, discuss upcoming projects, and build valuable relationships that go beyond business.

• Self-Care Health Fair:
Prioritize your well-being with our first ever Self-Care Health Fair with the MBEX Women's POWER series! Explore a variety of wellness stations designed to provide you with practical tools for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. From stress reduction techniques to ergonomic best practices, you'll find valuable resources to enhance your overall health.

• 2023-2024 MBEX / TBG Scholarship Recipients:
Recognize and celebrate this year's MBEX / TBG Construction Scholarship awardees, meet them, and help them develop their professional network.

• Raffles & Door Prizes:
Participate in our exciting 50/50 and SuperCash Raffles by purchasing your tickets at the event! We'll also be giving away several major door prizes, including a special giveaway for an individual who visits all our health fair vendors! You never know, you could walk away with something that contributes to your continued self-care journey.

• Food Stations & Refreshments:
Savor delicious bites while you mingle and unwind, and indulge in seasonal treats and beverages to celebrate the fall season.


Download our Event Flyer to share with your construction colleagues.

10.15.2023 Contracts Due: 2024 Buyers Guide & Membership Directory

It's time to update your company's contact information!

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 15 by 11:59pm.
If updates are not received by the deadline, we cannot guarantee changes will be included in the 2024 publication.

Send updates such as mailing addresses, phone numbers, websites, and more, to MBEX. This is also a prime opportunity to update listings (or add new ones) within the Classifieds or Trades sections. Review your company's current information, Classified listings, and Trades listings by visiting the current digital 2023 Buyers Guide & Membership Directory.

Current listings will also be included in your contract, which have already been emailed to all member companies. Contact Julie with questions or if your company did not receive its contract.

10.16.2023 Construction Inclusion Week 2023

Annual Event

Save the date for Construction Inclusion Week 2023: October 16-20, 2023.

Construction Inclusion Week amplofies awareness while celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout the industry to spearhead change. The week provides educational and business resources for the construction industry including office teams, craft and jobsite crews, and industry affiliates. Improvements in the curriculum for this year include live-streamed content, facilitator tools, and more robust curriculum resources.

Become involved and participate in Construction Inclusion Week by planning your company's and firm's own internal activities.

Daily themes for 2023 include:

- Monday, October 16: Commitment & Accountability
- Tuesday, October 17: Belonging
- Wednesday, October 18: Supplier Diversity
- Thursday, October 19: Workplace Culture
- Friday, October 20: Community Engagement

The construction industry should celebrate and embrace diversity, foster inclusion, and ensure that equity is apparent.


11.23.2023 Thanksgiving

MBEX will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 23 & 24, 2023. 

We will return to regular business hours on Monday, November 27.

Happy Thanksgiving!

11.27.2023 Reading Construction Documents

All construction professionals, regardless of working in the field or in the office, must know how to read blueprints, specs, and construction plans.

• Dates: November 27 & 29, 2023
• Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm CST
• Location: Online via Zoom
• Instructor: Troy DeGroot with UChapter2
• Pricing: MBEX Members - $295*  |  Non-MBEX Members - $395

Designed to quickly familiarize students with the basics of reading and understanding construction documents, this 2-part online program is perfect for: apprentices, entry-level tradespersons, project coordinators, assistant project managers, new project managers, estimators, specialty sales representatives, entry-level architectural or engineering designers, or anyone in career transition looking for a refresher.

From navigating title block information to combing through specification documents, participants will learn how to navigate a project and understand the material and construction requirements. Learning objectives include an introduction to construction documents, understanding industry document standards, drawing navigation, and the importance of specialty plans.

*Work for a Member Company? That makes *you* an MBEX member and qualifies you for the member pricing. Not sure if your company is an MBEX member? Email Ashlee and she can verify your company's status. 


Meet the Instructor
With over 20 years in the industry, Troy DeGroot has cultivated a deep understanding of the requirements of customers, the needs of end users, common goals of management, and the capacities of the technology. He had led many companies through successful software implementations and training. Having served as the BIM Manager for a large multi-discipline engineering firm, he provides a broad understanding of the industry and the evolution of technology. Read Troy's full bio


12.07.2023 Holiday Party North

Ready to jingle and mingle?

DATE: Thursday, December 7, 2023
LOCATIONRidgeview Country Club 
TIME: 5:30pm  Cocktails + Hors d'oeuvres  |  7:00pm  Awards for ugliest Christmas sweater + door prize giveaways


An evening featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, networking with fellow members, door prize giveaways, and awards for the ugliest Christmas sweaters of the night. Bring your spouse, employees and coworkers for a festive and lively event to celebrate the holiday season.


   A special thank you to our premiere
   sponsor, The Builders Group (TBG).




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