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Matrix Group CEO Highlights Rise of Technology to Tennessee NECA Contractors

Dec 17, 2013

Matrix Group CEO Highlights Rise of Technology to Contractors at the NECA East Tennessee Chapter’s 56th Annual Christmas Meeting 

Longtime web partner and technical advisor to NECA, Joanna Pineda CEO and Chief Trouble Maker of Matrix Group International, Inc., talked about the rise of technology, and provided tools and tips for how to utilize tablets, cloud-based systems, and apps as business tools for NECA Contractors at the East Tennessee Chapter's Annual Christmas meeting, December 13-14, 2013.

Pineda, with over 20 years of experience serving the construction industry through website development, maintenance and consultation, brought key insight to our members and offered her suggestions on tools and devices that would best fit their business and professional needs. She shared some of her favorite productivity tools, such as Evernote, and Gmail, but also highlighted the importance of utilizing tablets at job-sites, and provided contractors with examples of apps that would help them manage projects while out in the field. Pineda talked about the growing popularity of cloud-based systems for accounting, project management, and client services; and also demonstrated how these actively evolving tools could benefit NECA contractors and help them spend less time on logistics, and more time serving their current and potential clients needs.

Pineda adds, that it wasn’t all work – in fact, she joined contractors and staff at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta for the chapter’s welcome reception, which for her had “amazing live music and the best cheddar grits and BBQ shrimp [she’s] ever tasted.”

Also in the all-star lineup was NECA director of government affairs, Kristen Gowin, who gave a report of NECA’s legislative activities alongside NECA Southern Region Executive Director David Roberts, who addressed the state of our industry in the southeast. Travis Smith, who we know from the well attended NECA 2013 D.C. labor relations special session, also spoke on his thoughts regarding the Affordable Health Care Act, or Obamacare. 

Special thanks to Chase M. Pendergraft, Executive Director of the East Tennessee Chapter, NECA, for organizing the event.