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Board Chair Updates

Major Ogilvie, Chair of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board (CMCB), sends frequent updates to the industry on board actions, decisions, and topics of interest. To ensure you stay informed, take a moment to add your email address to the our mailing list by filling out the quick subscribe form at the bottom of this page.

These are a sampling of some of the recent updates that Major has shared with our subscribers:

Meet the New CEO of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board

Posted: Jun 2, 2023
I am pleased to introduce Kim Spahn as our new CEO of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board, effective mid-June.

Board Meeting Closes in on Strategic Plan

Posted: May 19, 2023
The Board met in Denver last week to continue developing the overarching checkoff strategic plan. This time, the focus was around strategies, interim outcomes and measures of success. Those in attendance were tasked with articulating short- and long-term successes, sequencing of milestones, identifying potential partners and any knowledge/data gaps for each of the Board’s six identified major activities:

A Long History of Checkoff Success

Posted: May 3, 2023
A primary goal of any checkoff program is to drive demand. Checkoffs empower the industry to establish goals and decide for themselves how to best develop new markets and strengthen current markets for ongoing growth.

Prioritizing Programs Funded By Assessments

Posted: Apr 27, 2023
The overall mission of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff is to drive demand for locally made concrete masonry products. Our next Board meeting in May will continue conversations on how we bring this vision to life for our industry.

Next Board Meeting Set for May

Posted: Apr 18, 2023
Now that assessments are underway, we’re full steam ahead planning for the future of the concrete masonry industry. I couldn’t be more excited working with this group to shape important programs made possible with these dollars.

Checkoff Cover Story in March 2023 Concrete Products Magazine

Posted: Mar 28, 2023
We’re just days away from the start of assessments (April 1st), and we’re excited to get rolling on funding game-changing programs to grow the future of block for years to come.

Mandatory Assessments Two Weeks Away

Posted: Mar 17, 2023
The countdown continues – two weeks until the start of mandatory assessments, paving the way for game-changing programs designed to win back lost market share and drive new demand for block.

Second Webinar Recording Added

Posted: Mar 6, 2023
We’re less than a month away from the start of assessments, which will fund game-changing programs to build a stronger future for block. Thank you to all who were able to join our second webinar reviewing the important details surrounding assessments.

New Website Launched, CMHA Annual Meeting

Posted: Feb 24, 2023
It’s been a busy week for us with the webinar, a new website and the CMHA Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH.

Assessments Webinar & CEO Search

Posted: Feb 17, 2023
We had our first assessments webinar yesterday, February 16. More than 100 people participated and we had a robust question and answer session.

Communications Committee Conducting Survey

Posted: Jan 18, 2023
The Communications Committee of the CMCB is conducting a national survey among the nation's block producers to gauge priorities and set expectations for the upcoming Checkoff program.

Major Ogilvie: Update On Checkoff's Forward Momentum

Posted: Jan 6, 2023
As we embark on 2023, I’m excited about all the momentum our Board and Committee members are bringing to the effort to build a stronger future for our industry.

CMCB Developing New Resources for Producers

Posted: Dec 21, 2022
As you know, the board has been working hard to establish processes to keep our industry moving forward, and a big step was determining a date to start industry-wide assessments.

Regional Advisory Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs Chosen

Posted: Dec 16, 2022
Numerous committee meetings have taken place since our first Board meeting in November, including Board, Executive, Finance, Communications and Programs – and all continue to make significant strides forward.

Official Name Adopted: Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board

Posted: Dec 9, 2022
The Board formally established the name of our organization – the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board (CMCB).