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Executive & Field Leadership Programs Accepting Applications

This fall, the BX will again offer professional development through the BX Executive Leadership Experience (BXLX) and BX Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex). Both programs are currently accepting applications for the Class of 2022.

BXLX runs from September - May and features nationally-recognized experts in construction leadership and business development. The previous classes have included company presidents, vice-presidents, operations managers, project executives and project managers.

Entering its 11th year, more than 220 industry executives have participated in BXLX.

Topics include:

  • Leading Yourself While Leading Others
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Financial Management for Construction
  • Developing Your Next Generation of Leaders
  • Diversity & Inclusion – NEW!
  • Executive Communication for Results & Relationships
  • Leadership Essentials and Applications
  • And more!

Download Application

BXFlex takes place from October - February and is designed to transform top field force managers, generally foremen and superintendents, into high-impact leaders.

Nearly 215 field leaders have completed BXFlex during its first seven years.

Topics include:

  • The Mindset Shift
  • Coaching and Motivation
  • Presentation Skills
  • Business Writing Essentials
  • Diversity & Inclusion - NEW!
  • Conflict Resolution
  • And more!

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Both programs are more than half-way filled, and the limited seats remaining will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Reserving a spot now will ensure your leaders are ready for the fall. For more information on either of these construction-specific leadership programs, contact Deb Murphy.

Meet Our Leadership Program Participants


David Scott (Speer Mechanical) headshot David Scott, project manager
Years in the Industry: 11
Speer Mechanical

Rising Leaders

Heath Yoakam (Valley Interior Systems, Inc.) headshot Heath Yoakam, project manager
Years in the Industry: 6
Valley Interior Systems, Inc.

Rising Leaders


The Rising Leaders Institute has become one of most sought-after professional development programs in our community. Developed in partnership with The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, this is the 15th year for the program, with a class of 30 future industry leaders.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, contact Caroline Whitaker.

pARTNER spotlight - Best Courier, Inc.

Columbus, Ohio’s most reputable and reliable courier

Whether you need plans, permits or jobsite materials delivered, contact BX-endorsed business services partner Best Courier. They’ll provide a driver and a vehicle for as long as you need them. Don’t slow down your business when your team is short-handed. Best will be your “extra set of wheels” and you’ll pay one flat rate per hour.

When it absolutely has to go today, call Best:

  • Delay Service - for things that are not time sensitive but still have to get there today. Their flat rate pricing will let you know the cost of each delivery.
  • Dedicated Couriers - will deliver those specific routes that run every day, once a week, or whenever one of your employees is absent. Best can also provide trucks and driver rentals!
  • Mail Service - Morning and afternoon mail runs to your local post office substation or to the Main Post Office and Air Mail Facility. Best specializes in court filings too.
  • Inter-Company Delivery - Best provides scheduled, on-demand, phone or web order entry for any inter-company delivery.
  • John Glenn International Airport - Best provides drop off and package retrieval. When you have a scheduled flight to meet, they handle your transportation needs.
  • Out-of-Town Service - Best provides immediate service for shipments that have to go out of Franklin County. Your mileage is rated directly from your zip code to the delivery location.


Best Courier LogoNeed a service you don’t see here?

Best will customize their service to fit your job!
BX members save 20% on Best’s regular delivery rates
– a great discount on already competitive pricing.

For more information or to receive a quote, contact Marcus Gorman at 614.475.8900, or Kendall Shonkwiler at the BX.

BX Job Board – Summer Special!

BX Job Board Infographic

Are you looking for an estimator, a project manager, someone to work in the field office or maybe an office manager? Then you should post your job opening on the BX Job Board!

The BX Job Board was searched more than 2,400 times during May. Was your job opening posted for these individuals looking specifically for construction-related positions?

It’s easy to submit a job, go to and complete the fill-in-the-blank form then click submit to BX. That’s it – your next employee may be just a click away!

Contact Sanda Elkins with any questions.

Job Board Rates:

  • 2 WK Posting - $105 member firms; $205 non-member firms
  • 4 WK Posting - $130 member firms; $230 non-member firms
  • 6 WK Posting - $155 member firms; $255 non-member firms

Local Project Leads

Courtesy of BX Business Services Partner Dodge Data & Analytics


Subscribers to the Dodge Global Network have full access to reporting details and plans (if available) for the projects listed. To learn more about accessing this detailed project information, contact Kendall Shonkwiler.