Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Strive to Succeed Challenge

Strive to Succeed Challenge

The Strive to Succeed Challenge is an event that brings local labor/management teams together in a friendly competition with other local areas across the country. The program is part of SMACNA’s and SMART’s Partners in Progress Conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Challenge has changed to help all locals that participate earn a marketing fund award.

How does the Challenge work and what has changed?

The Strive to Succeed Challenge is still a friendly competition between all local areas, with the ultimate goal of all SMACNA chapters and local SMART unions working together to build stronger relationships and follow the ideas shared during the recent Partners in Progress Conference. Even if you didn’t attend the Conference, your local area can now participate in the Challenge.

Local areas and chapters need only to complete the simple tasks below in order to secure $1,500 to be used toward future marketing campaigns. Additionally, the deadline date to complete these tasks has been pushed back to February 28, 2021.

  1. Meet together (virtually or in-person) as labor and management, to identify a joint goal.
  2. Identify a timeline and action steps to develop and ultimately implement the agreed upon goal.
  3. Discuss how implementation is progressing as a group and make adjustments to your plan as needed.
  4. Report on your progress to by February 28, 2021.

SMACNA Member contractors who are interested in having their local Chapters participate in the Strive to Succeed Challenge will need to contact their local Chapter Executive for further instructions on how to collectively complete the above tasks. Partners in Progress is available at any time to assist you with ideas and strategies to successfully come up with shared goals, develop a plan to achieve those goals, and ultimately complete the tasks listed above.

View the local areas and chapters that have completed the Challenge through the 2020 Conference.