Nearly 300 Nexstar Network members recently gathered in Houston to refine their leadership skills and pay tribute to the great industry leaders that came before during the organization’s annual spring meeting. Nexstar’s Leadership Spotlight 2017: On the Shoulders of Giants featured keynote speakers who focused on personal and professional executive management topics.
Service managers are some of the busiest people that I encounter as I visit companies, and sometimes, despite their best intentions, all the time and effort they put in every week doesn’t translate to the results they’re looking for. Does that sound familiar to you? If so, let’s explore how this situation may have been created and what you can do to refocus your manager’s efforts.
PHCC events educate contractors on the newest trends
April 19, 2017
On the heels of three unique events this winter, specialized member segments of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) are tackling their business challenges, equipped with new tools and strategies, to help them run their companies more effectively.
Follow the journey of three students as they pursue an education in HVAC
April 18, 2017
There are many advantages to getting a technical education in the HVAC industry — students learn the science behind heating and cooling systems, how to troubleshoot and correct problems, and what to expect on the job site, among other critical lessons. Earning that degree or certification can help those pursuing a career in the HVAC trades stand out from the rest, but educational costs can quickly add up.
FieldEdge and Ron Smith announced a partnership to provide FieldEdge customers with exclusive content and coaching. The partnership complements FieldEdge’s focus on building software that improves the operational efficiency of home service contractors with Smith’s expertise in teaching contractors how to leverage those efficiencies.
Spirax Sarco announced their latest training event: Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training. This five-day course will be held May 1–5 at Spirax Sarco’s state-of-the-art training facility in Blythewood, South Carolina, where participants will learn virtually all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Sure, it’s great to attend live events put on by trade associations, manufacturers, and even trade publications, like this one, but no one can afford the time or money to attend them all. And, that is where the webinar becomes your friend.
I attended my fair share of trade shows, conferences, and seminars during my seven years in hospitality. And, I’ll admit, I did not go into my first one with open arms. I thought it was stupid and a waste of money, until I got there, that is. I was impressed and happy to admit I was wrong. But, all my trade show, conference, and seminar experience combined is nothing compared to the AHR Expo.