President's Message
March 2019
By Martin (Marty) Thornton II, CCS, CSI

Welcome to March. The month we change our clocks (I cannot afford to lose sleep), spring (hopefully) begins and we celebrate the luck of the Irish. And it’s Women in Construction week (3/4 thru 3/8).
For the Pittsburgh Chapter of CSI, we celebrate the return of Color. Our March meeting will be at Cefalo’s in Carnegie, with a presentation by Ruthanne Hanlon, PPG National Color + Design Manager, on Global Color Trends.  Please help promote this presentation by posting on your office bulletin boards, social media avenues, and emails.
Thanks goes out to all our Speed Daters. Once again, our February event was a huge success. Everyone had a great time learning about new products and winning prizes. A special thank you to Stacy Jordon of Armstrong for all her hard work organizing this event.
Registration is open for the Middle Atlantic Region Conference, May 2-4, in Center Valley, PA. The theme of this year’s conference is “Back from the Future”. The Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter (formerly Allentown Chapter) will put on a very entertaining and informative event. And if you know anything about our friends on the other side of the state, there will be ice cream, and lots of it.
We had planned for a meeting of the minds/membership meeting for March but it was decided that this would be better as a focus group. Plans are still in the works for this, watch your emails. If you would like to be part of this group, please contact me.
Thank you,

““In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." -  Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer