Organizers of the 115th PHCC West event, held May 11-14 at Harvey’s Casino & Resort in Stateline, Nev., said the 2016 edition of the event doubled the size of its trade show component and featured attendees from across the Western region.

 “We did double the amount of tradeshow participants, and we appreciate their generous support,” said PHCC of California Executive Director Tracy Threlfall, adding there were 125 members of affiliates registered for the intimate event. 

Highlights of the event included keynoter Jack Wolf, a specialist in workforce learning, presentation and communications skills and performance improvement. “Millennials want to have a say in the business. They don’t want a ‘sage on the stage’ presentation,” he said, suggesting business owners and other authority figures should, “ask more questions and make fewer statements.”

In other action, Geno Caccia of James Caccia Plumbing of San Mateo, Calif., was installed as PHCC of California president for the 2016-2017 term and Scott Harrisonof Scott Harrison Plumbing & Heating in Stanton, Calif., was voted PHCC of California Contractor of the Year for 2016. 

Next year’s PHCC West is scheduled for May 17–20, 2017 in San Francisco.