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AWCI’s Industry Executives’ Conference
& Committee Week will be in San Francisco Sept. 27–Oct. 1, 2005.
The AWCI has some great things planned, including education seminars (the
subjects of the two education seminars are “The 2020 Leader,”
which will help you learn now what it will take to survive and thrive by
the year 2020, and “Financial Trends in the Construction
Industry,” which will provide you with the tools you need to help
your business run more profitably) and activities that will easily fill
your time. Visit www.awci.org for more details.




But beyond the conference, this city offers exciting
tours and attractions that will make your stay worthwhile. I hope
you’ll spend a week, or more, to enjoy this incredible city and the
surrounding area. Weather-wise, it’s the best time of the year to
visit San Francisco, but the weather is fickle, so bring a sweater and
coat.




There is a self-directed tour available (upon written
request) by long-time resident Sharon Daniels, who is married to Tom (of
Tom Daniels Taping). If you have the time, a visit to the wine valleys of
Napa and Livermore—a couple of hours’ drive from the
city—is a must. Marin County, which has Muir Woods and lovely
Sausalito is just across the Golden Gate. You can tour the bay by boat,
helicopter or seaplane. Then there is Carmel and Monterey featuring a world
famous aquarium, and the famous 17 Mile Drive. Or take the breathtaking
Highway 1 laced with dramatic ocean vistas. The waterfalls at Yosemite,
meanwhile, are at an all-time high.




Also worth consideration are Lucas Films’ new
studios at the Presidio, with picturesque views of the headlands. Drive or
walk Lombard Street, the windiest street in the world, or enjoy world-class
golf courses, professional baseball, football, great nightlife and taste
the world at some of the many ethnic restaurants the city offers. If you
have the time, drive to Sacramento and visit old town and Sutter’s
Fort, named after the man who discovered gold in California. You might even
see the Governator—that’s not a typo, that is what we call him.




For three days the AWCI has plans for you, but I hope
you will spend more time here in San Francisco and Northern
California—just don’t call it Frisco. I promise the time you
spend will be a memorable, and maybe you too, will leave your heart in San
Francisco.




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