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2023 DBX Annual Meeting

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2023 DBX Annual Meeting


The Annual Meeting will be a casual time having some good food, cocktails and enjoying the historic surroundings of the Engineers Club. Come and get to know the DBX Board members along with other DBX members. We will have a short business meeting where you will hear what the DBX is all about in being the voice of the construction industry.


Thursday, April 20, 2023

3:00 PM


The Engineers Club of Dayton
110 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402


Join us for mid-afternoon appetizers, drinks and mingling!

The Annual Meeting is open to Non-Members as well!
Come and find out what the Builders Exchange of Dayton can do for your company!


This event is FREE to attend but you must be registered!

Register Online

Can't attend but still want to be involved? Consider a sponsorship by clicking HERE


Questions regarding registration? Please contact Emily Mandich (937) 278-5723

2023 DBX Best Practices in Safety Awards

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The Dayton Builders Exchange (DBX) "Best Practices in Safety" Program Award recognizes DBX member companies in good standing that have demonstrated a commitment to improving jobsite safety through development, implementation, and enforcement of a safety and risk management program.  Applicants must be a current DBX Member Company with a documented safety/risk management program. 

This program is more than an award program and companies are not in competition with other companies. The program is designed to not only recognize you for your commitment to safety, but to also provide you with an in-depth evaluation of your safety program by an industry professional. Because of the unique nature of this award, you can use it effectively with your clients, insurance company and even OSHA.

The Safety Program allows applicants to have their program reviewed by nationally renowned OSHA and Workers Compensation Attorney, Gary Auman, of Auman, Mahan and Furry.  Application review does not include the identity of the company who is applying while the application is in the judging process.  All applicants receive a detailed, written critique of the information that they provide in their application.  This evaluation letter from Gary Auman is designed specifically to facilitate ongoing safety program improvement for every participating member.

Awards will be presented during Team Building Night on August 10, 2023. Registration opening June 1st!!

Application fee: $350.00

Take your Safety Program to the next level for a minimal investment!

Click here to apply ONLINE


Click here to download PRINTABLE application

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Drug Free Safety Program Annual Training for Supervisors & Employees

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Annual Training for
Supervisors & Employees

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Drug Free Safety Program requires that your employees receive 1 hour of Employee Refresher Training and that your Supervisors receive an additional 1 hour of Supervisor Refresher Training each year the program is in effect.

The session will be based around the Ohio BWC Drug Free Safety Program standard policy. We recommend that your employees come to this session with a copy of their specific company or local union policy in hand, so that they have the opportunity to ask questions on items that might be unique to their policy.


Friday, January 20th
Wednesday, February 8th


Supervisors  2:00 - 4:00 PM
Employees  3:00 - 4:00 PM

7250 Poe Ave., Dayton
1st Floor Conference Room



Supervisor  $85
Employee  $45


Click Here For January 20th Registration

Click Here For February 8th Registration


For questions regarding registration please contact Emily Mandich at  (888) 294-0084

Get Marvinized with DBX

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DBX Marvin

Join us for our 5-Part Session with Marvin Montgomery

Learn proven habits and techniques of sales and customer relations to help boost your sales.

With 30+ years of experience training thousands of employees across hundreds of organizations, Marvin can help your team "Get Marvinized" with MOTIVATION and SUBSTANCE! Stop practicing on your customers and find out more about how Marvin can take your sales efforts to the next level.

During This Popular Series, You’ll Learn How To:

  1. Become a Trusted Advisor
  2. Determine Whether You Have a Suspect or a Prospect
  3. Learn How to Do a Thorough Assessment and NOT an Information Dump
  4. Sell Value Not Price
  5. Overcome Customer Resistance
  6. Effectively Close for Commitment

What You’ll Get From the Series:

  1. A Personal Action Plan After Each Session
  2. An Increase in Sales Productivity
  3. Larger Referral Base
  4. Stronger Customer Relationships
  5. Sense of Professionalism
  6. A Certificate of Completion

Every Tuesday starting January 17th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Register Today!



ITR Economics Newsletter

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Dayton Builders Exchange
announces Year Two of our partnership with ITR Economics
to help members make data-driven business decisions!


Dayton Builder's Exchange is excited to begin year two of our partnership with ITR Economics, an economic forecasting firm that will provide Rex Roundtables member companies with additional economic intelligence to drive practical and profitable business decisions.

Established in 1948, ITR Economics has earned its reputation for being First in Forecasts Worldwide. Their unique forecasting methodology sets them apart from the rest of the industry, empowering them to achieve an unmatched accuracy rating of 94.7%, four quarters into the future.


Click Here to Access Our Exclusive ITR Economics Portal for More Details


Through this partnership, DBX members have access to several new resources, including:

  • Monthly articles, providing ITR Economics’ data-driven, non-affiliated perspective on current events will clear away the noise and allow you to truly understand what is going on in the economy around you.
  • Pilot Programs with their subscription services:
    • Insider™ empowers subscribers with the most accurate economic data, enabling them to mitigate upcoming risk and make profitable decisions for their companies. Your Insider subscription includes the ITR Advisor™, monthly Leading Indicator updates, a three-year US Economic Outlook Dashboard, and topical webinars.
    • Trends Report™ provides the economic forecasts, insights, and strategy to give your business the edge. Subscribe to this industry-leading forecasting publication and receive updated forecasts throughout the month, covering the complete spectrum of US and world economies.
    • DataCast Essentials™ was designed for the entrepreneurial CEO who wants a near-term view of where the business is headed, as well as actionable intelligence – with this forward view in mind, what actions should be considered?
    • DataCast Pro™ was designed for the business leader or market analyst who wants a deep dive into market trends driving the business. The tool enables you to find areas of opportunity, spot sectors that could pose a risk to the business and incorporate its analytical output into your own internal forecasting processes.
  • Exclusive discounts on all their online subscriptions and non-subscription services.


Be Sure to check out this month's ITR Economics Monthly Article:

A Snapshot of the Labor Market


The ITR Advisor is a simple, quick, timely, and affordable way to stay informed about the state of the economy, with useful guidance and clear action points. This $199/year value is yours, just for being a member of DBX.

Click Here to Read the Full ITR Economics October 2022 Advisor Report


Dayton Builder's Exchange members can learn more about the ITR Economics partnership by contacting JaMaya Tate, Director of Education at 614-459-0770.


OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Training

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OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Training

January 24 & 25, 2023

January 31 & February 1, 2023


UFCW Building
7250 Poe Ave.
Dayton, OH 45414
1st floor conference room


Session Schedule:

January 24th   8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   10 & 30 Hour Training - Lunch Included

January 25th   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  10 Hour Training - No Lunch
                        8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    30 Hour Training - Lunch Included

January 31st   8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   30 Hour Training - Lunch Included

February 1st   8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  30 Hour Training - Lunch Included


10 Hour Training                                                                 

$185  Members         $250 Non-Members                         

30 Hour Training

$400  Members         $550  Non-Members

All sessions must be completed in order to receive an OSHA 10 Hour or 30 Hour card. Please note OSHA Cards will be sent to your business 6-8 weeks after completion of course.

Register Online


Click HERE to Download 10 Hour Registration

Click HERE to Download 30 Hour Registration


Questions regarding OSHA Training? Contact Emily at or (937) 278-5723


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Join us for 2022 October Construction Conversation

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Dear Team:

We are pleased to submit our October Edition of The Construction Conversation!


Legislative:  Ballot Issue 1-Bail Bonds

Legislative:  Ballot Issue 2-Non-Citizen Voting

Judicial:        Pre-Judgment Interest Only for Contract Claims

AdministrativeOhio Receives $2 Billion 

Legislative:     Lame Duck Session

AdministrativeOFCC Design Manual Update

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Click Here to Read the Full October 2022 Construction Conversation Newsletter


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