Zweig Group is proud to have the following companies as sponsors for
the 2018 Hot Firm & A/E Industry Awards Conference

Corporate Tax Advisors (CTA) is a private firm that has established a team of forward-thinking individuals that are committed to exemplary service in the Specialty tax credit space. Through our experience across the country, we have also established a knowledge base that allows us to identify and secure 179D Deductions, Cost Segregation benefits and also R&D credits at the federal & state level wherever available.

We are unique in that CTA is managed by individuals who are themselves highly experienced CPAs, IRS Enrolled Agents and engineers in both accounting and technology disciplines. So while our knowledge of Specialty tax credits is our most valuable asset, of equal benefit to our clients is the familiarity we have with detailed tax and accounting procedures. We understand the complexities of the tax code and we streamline and customize our efforts to provide greater efficiency and service for our clients. We feel that the combination of our approach and experience clearly separates us from others in the industry.

Our firm provides outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets.

Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2008 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

ProjectBoss is a complete end-to-end cloud-based project management solution, built by and for architecture, engineering, and construction firms. ProjectBoss allows you to manage your projects more effectively while reducing the number of systems needed. Features include resource management and allocation, time tracking, document storage (and sharing), financial reporting, invoicing through QuickBooks Online, and more. ProjectBoss is accessible from any device with a web browser – phones, tablets, desktop – without the need to install any software.

Wintrust is a $28 billion financial services company headquartered in the Chicago area. We began more than 25 years ago with a small storefront location in a northern Chicago suburb and have grown into a substantial regional financial institution, and publicly traded company, made up of a number of companies and divisions focused on niche industries, specialized financial services, and community bank locations. As a one-stop shop for any financial need, we’re experts at what we do and continue to expand into new areas as a need arises. Wintrust was built to provide personalized financial solutions for each unique area we cover. We get to know the needs of the industries we serve so we can be true partners to the businesses we support. Our ESOP and CRE experts have the knowledge and expertise to provide a business owner with a partner and key trusted advisor for your business

AEC Business Solutions was founded by June R. Jewell, CPA, thought leader and expert in AEC firm profitability. Our products and services have been developed around June’s best-selling book, Find the Lost Dollars: 6 Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering, and Environmental Firms which looks at nine areas where most firms lose money, and describes a 6-step plan for increasing the Win Rate, Utilization Rate and Project Profit Margin.

Ames & Gough is an industry-focused specialty insurance brokerage founded in 1992. They serve clients domiciled in 50 states and consult on risk and insurance issues around the world from offices in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Ames & Gough professional staff has worked for architect and engineer professional liability insurers, served as general counsel for architects and engineers, served on the boards of major architect/engineer firms, and is widely published on architect/engineer risk management issues.

Client Savvy enables professionals to become client savvy by providing strategies, tools, expert guidance and a safe community to learn about and innovate on the client experience. We deliver client insights that drive loyalty and fuel growth personally, professionally, and corporately. By empowering professional to build positive relationships and solve clients’ real problems, we unleash their value potential for the people they serve. Client Savvy created the widely-used Client Feedback Tool, and founded the annual Client Experience in Professional Services Conference (CXps).

KiwiCo, Inc. develops engaging hands-on projects and activities to spark a child’s curiosity and creativity.  Every month, KiwiCo delivers developmentally appropriate projects, inspiration, and activities for kids ages 0 to 16+.  KiwiCo has shipped over 5,000,000 crates created by in-house experts and tested by kids, so hands-on fun and learning are guaranteed.

In 2004, Hiball Founder Todd Berardi was working in investment banking in San Francisco. Around this time, many young professionals were drinking Red Bull on a daily basis. He liked the energy that it gave him, but not the artificial taste, or the crash that occurred shortly after consumption. He imagined a healthier option: why not a sparkling water with energy? He was convinced there had to be a better way, and set on his path to find a formula partner, glass and packaging suppliers and called on a graphic designer friend, Alyssa Warnock, to design the logo and packaging. This led to the launch of Hiball Energy in late 2005. Alyssa and Todd have worked together on Hiball from day one, and continue to do so to date (and are now married).

The story behind BLK EYE Artisan Vodka starts with a commitment to craftsmanship and a surprising signature ingredient. With 100% Texas roots from farm to bottle, it’s the first vodka crafted by hand with black-eyed peas. The result is a smooth-tasting stroke of genius. At BlackEyed Distilling Co., we just believe an ultra-premium experience should set itself apart from the first sip. That’s what being a true original is all about. And we keep that spirit strong by collaborating with talented local artists to design all of our limited-edition bottles. Because when you’re a locally inspired original, you deserve a bottle to match.

Bold vision. Smooth finish. A true Texas original.

Here at Civil + Structural Engineer we’re passionate about being the best source of news and information for the engineering industry. While we started out as two separate print publications many years ago, we’ve since moved into the digital age and combined the great content our readers love into one supercharged magazine and website.

Just as engineering technology has evolved, marketing and information delivery have evolved as well, allowing our advertisers to reach readers with dynamic and engaging new media. Our Sponsored Webcasts and White Papers are only the beginning. Big new ideas coming to Civil + Structural Engineer include Live Video content and Podcasts to put a face and a voice to our industry.

This means we have added new options to our advertising menu, brand new fresh content, and expanded social media presence, new capabilities and an expanded staff, all dedicated to helping you reach our 90,000 person (and-growing) audience in the best way possible.

Menguin delivers amazing suits and tuxes right to your door. Guaranteed perfect fit with unlimited free replacements and built-in groomsmen tracking. All backed by our world class customer service.

Be a part of the most exciting gathering of leaders in the AEC Industry

Join us in our mission to make AEC Firms more successful! No other conference reaches across all disciplines in the AEC industry and level of experience and draws attendees back year after year. Being a sponsor of the 2018 Hot Firm Awards Conference offers exclusivity and opportunity. Our event designers are intentional in creating a tremendously positive environment of success and performance. Attendees are largely decision makers and C-level officers of the most successful companies in the AEC industry. These companies are investing in their growth and people and are open to new ideas for creating higher levels of performance.