PHCC — National Association’s largest, can’t-miss annual event is right around the corner. PHCCCONNECT2022 will be held Oct. 5-7, in Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as The Queen City. PHCC leaders and staff have been busy working behind the scenes on all the logistics related to the annual event, notes Joel Long, PHCC — National Association president, and co-owner of Gastonia, North Carolina-based GSM Services.
Businesses don’t succeed in a vacuum — and that is true in all industries, including plumbing, HVAC and electrical contracting businesses. Thankfully, contracting business owners are not on their own and don’t have to learn to “reinvent the wheel.” There are a number of industry associations and best practice organizations available to help.
Nearly 1,000 members and vendors attended Nexstar Network’s annual Super Meeting, held from October 12-15 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Florida, with some taking advantage of the event’s virtual attendance option. Typically a three-day event filled with programming and content designed specifically for those connected to Nexstar, the sold-out Super Meeting 2021 required an extra day to fit in even more networking events with members’ business coaches and peers. While still following local and building safety guidelines, Super Meeting offered a opportunity for participants to meet, learn and work together to tackle business challenges and gain new skills.
After being forced into a virtual event last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, PHCC — National Association will host its annual PHCCCONNECT2021 conference in person later this month in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Association of Independent Manufacturers’ Representatives (AIM/R) held a new educational offering called AIM/R Rep Advantage (March 7 – 8, 2019) in Rosemont, Illinois. In comparison to the AIM/R Annual Conference, the program was a condensed 1.5-day, content-filled, and rep-only event.
Four years ago, I attended my first AHR Expo in Chicago. And no matter how many times my colleagues warned me to bring my walking shoes, I was blown away by the sheer size of the event. I put in my daily 10,000 steps — and then some — walking back and forth between the halls learning about ductless mini-splits, cooling towers, boilers, water heaters and more.