It was a beautiful evening at the Denver Museum of Art on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 where the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 68 held its 125th-anniversary. It was a special gala event to celebrate the Local’s 125 years of prosperity and resilience and to honor members, both past and present.

Local 68 represents nearly 3,000 members spanning 21 counties across Northern Colorado.

This event was produced by the union marketing and special events agency, BMA Media Group. BMA has orchestrated anniversary events, conventions, and conferences for the IBEW and other construction unions for over 30 years.  

“The Denver Art Museum was the ‘perfect canvas’ to create an event honoring the men and women that illuminated this gem of a museum as well as the skyline of Denver,” said Elyssa Georgian, BMA Media Group’s Vice President of Special Events. She also stated, “BMA Media is so honored to have had the opportunity to facilitate this historic night for an incredibly influential organization in the Rocky Mountain state capitol.” 

Attendance reached over 1,100 members and guests which included members who were treated to a strolling dinner throughout three floors of the museum. Each exhibit contained a different food station so that the individuals could try something new each time they moved to the next area.

The gala also consisted of various speakers who delivered powerful words including the Local 68 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Jeremy Ross, 68’s Vice President, Julian Aguilar, Francis Marcotte the District Manager of Sturgeon Electric and Rory Beruman the Executive Director of NECA Rocky Mountain Chapter. The sponsors of this event helped make these components possible and we would like to extend our gratitude to them. 

Each guest was also given a commemorative 125th Anniversary book for which BMA did research to write a detailed history of Local 68 from its inception to the present. To top it all off, the guests were given an opportunity to view three floors of various pieces of art while on a balcony with breathtaking views. The museum contains 12 categories of pieces: African art, architecture and design, art of the ancient Americas, Asian art, European and American art before 1900, Latin American art, Oceanic art, modern and contemporary art, photography, textile art and fashion, Indigenous arts of North America and Western American art. 

To find out more about BMA Media Group events, look for more events upcoming. 

BMA has contributed 30 years of marketing and special events services to various construction labor unions throughout the country. Working with us allows you to have a full union staff of event producers, graphic designers, web production specialists, and other professionals working under the same area. BMA produces events of all sizes and consistently works within clients’ budgets. BMA’s unmatched experience and comprehensive one-stop service has earned them an unparalleled reputation.   

Topics: Event Production, Event History, BMA Media Group, Event, IBEW, Local Union

Ian Borkey

Written by Ian Borkey