Local Union Celebrates Its History With Special Event

On the first day of March 1916, eleven men banded together and formed the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 129 in Elyria, Ohio. IBEW_LOCAL129_100th Anniversary Construction Union BMA Media Group

One hundred years later, as the union looked to celebrate an impressive anniversary milestone, Local 129 members knew they could trust LaborTools to plan a one-of-a-kind event that would delight the membership and honor the legacy of the great union.


On November 19, 2016, members of IBEW Local 129 flooded the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron to celebrate 100 years of excellence in the electrical field. In total over 300 people, including members, retirees, contractors and honored guests attended the event.

BMA's Special Events Team handled all aspects of the event, from initial conception to event management.  These responsibilities included: branding (event logo), event timeline, event production, site surveys, logistics, hotel accommodations, invitations, RSVP tracking, set-up and dismantle, floor plan design, seating charts, venue security, media relations, commemorative gift design and distribution, speech writing and much more.

IBEW_LOCAL129_100th Anniversary Construction Union BMA Media GroupLaborTools, through BMA, also produced a special Commemorative Program Book, complete with the full history of the local. The book included distributing a sponsorship rate card, selling advertisements, researching and writing the 100-Year History and printing the program.

For over 25 years, BMA has produced unique, memorable events based on the client’s vision and budget.  Let BMA help you plan an event to remember by clicking here.


LaborTools powered by BMA Media Group is used to help strengthen our union client’s organizations. From working with unions from the local level to the international, with training funds and labor management partnerships, as well as other labor organizations, BMA has experience with organizations of all sizes. We are here to create and implement unique and customized marketing campaigns for our clients.

At BMA, we offer services in the following categories: union event services (from writing the history of your union to executing the logistics of an event,) video production, website design, union marketing campaigns, print and broadcast advertising, social media management, development of print materials, building trades industry education, labor public relations and crisis management, union merchandise, as well as strategic branding and marketing of union organizations.

BMA Media Group is a Union Building Trades Contractor, signatory with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 673 and International Union of Painters and Allied Trades DC 6 / Sign Display and Allied Trades Local 639. BMA Media Group is also signatory with AFTRA and an affiliate contractor of the Cleveland Chapter of NECA. 

TOPICS: Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Print, Member Communications, BMA Media Group, Branding, LaborTools, Union, The Labor Citizen, Newspaper, Member Communication

Topics: Event Production, Merchandise, Advertising, Print, Event History, Member Communications, BMA Media Group, Video Production, Branding, LaborTools, Union, IBEW, Building Trades, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

BMA Media Group Staff

Written by BMA Media Group Staff

BMA Media Group is a full-service marketing, communications, multimedia, public relations and special events agency. Our creative group of experienced marketing, communications and public relations professionals; web and graphic designers; video/audio production engineers; special-events producers; and operations and sales staff makes us uniquely positioned to properly and effectively execute results-based campaigns and multimedia services for our clients.