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David A. Vilbig, PE, RPLS invited to speak on TSPE Roundtable Discussion

On Thursday, November 11th, David. A Vilbig, PE, RPLS, spoke during the roundtable discussion for the Northeast Texas chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. The meeting was well attended and a lively discussion on the challenges faced by engineering consultants and municipalities during the pandemic took place. Other panelists included Jeff Frison of Walter P. Moore, Mike Tibbets of Hayter Engineering and Dr. Steven D. Sanders of Burgess & Niple, Inc.

NE Texas TSPE Roundtable at the Sherman Library.
NE Texas TSPE Roundtable at the Sherman Library.

Barbara J. Vilbig, PE has been a volunteer with TSPE for many years and is the current NE Texas Chapter Secretary.

The NE Texas TSPE Chapter December meeting will be hosted at our office in Denison and is one you don’t want to miss! Vilbig & Associates will be providing fajitas from Rustico’s for all attendees. The meeting will also include the famous TSPE dessert competition and an engineering ethics discussion. We hope you will join us on Thursday, December 9th at 5:30pm.

About NE Texas TSPE

The Northeast Texas – Texas Society of Professional Engineers is a local chapter of the state society, see more below. The NE Texas TSPE Chapter meets monthly in various locations the the Grayson County area. The meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month. For more information and to be added to the chapter’s e-mail list, please send and e-mail to  NE.TEXAS.TSPE@gmail.com.

About TSPE

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is a state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers, one of the largest state societies in the United States, was founded in 1936 to serve the interests of the individual engineer in Texas across all branches of engineering. Composed of 24 local chapters and eight student chapters, TSPE is the only active, established organization devoting its entire effort to the professional, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of engineering in Texas.

Our mission is to promote and enhance the profession and licensed practice of engineering.

What Keeps Dallas’ small business owners up at night?

Last week, David A. Vilbig P.E., R.P.L.S. attended a luncheon with the Dallas Business Journal and Bank of America focusing on small businesses and their struggles in the current economy.

The hot topics discussed include:

“Will clients pay on time? If not, what recourse is there?
What effect will new health care legislation have?
If business grows, expands and invests, will it get hit with new regulations that kill the business?”

David Vilbig, Rick Ortiz, president and CEO of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lee McKinney, assistant director of the Dallas Economic Development Department and Alicia Fannon, vice president of Accion Texas Inc. are quoted in the article by the Dallas Business Journal. Below is the excerpt quoting David Vilbig.

“David Vilbig, manager at Vilbig & Associates, said many business owners struggle to make a profit.

“I’ve been doing this for 30 years and I’ve seen a lot of ups and downs and this is the longest one I’ve ever seen,” Vilbig said. “Everybody I talk to is having the same thing: Are you busy? Yes. Are you making any money? No.”

Vilbig and others said one of the biggest challenges is getting clients to pay. Many companies delay paying, which causes a chain reaction down the line for others.

“If you don’t get paid by one of your clients, they know there’s nothing you can do about it,” Vilbig said. “I only deal with people that I know I’m going to get paid.”

For the full article see the Dallas Business Journal website.