ARLINGTON, Va. - The first annual National Commercial Contracting Roundtable, "Opportunities Unlimited," presented by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), will be held October 26-27 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, and the association says that registrations are coming in at a rapid pace ahead of schedule.

To handle the attendance, ACCA announced that rooms have now been reserved at an additional hotel, the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor. Contractors are encouraged to call the Holiday Inn at 410-685-3500 to make reservations, and mention ACCA for the discounted rate.

With three general sessions and over 15 workshops scheduled, commercial HVACR contractors will learn how to take advantage of emerging markets, apply new profit-enhancing technologies, and improve their business operations with better management practices, says the association.

"We are delighted with the response we've received for this new offering," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA's president and CEO. "ACCA's membership runs the gamut of all types and sizes of contractors, and our commercial-focused members have been asking us to turn our educational expertise toward an event that meets their unique needs. Registration is filling up quickly, so sign up quickly to take advantage of this extraordinary line-up of training and networking opportunities."

Sponsors for the event include: Danfoss, Bancore Leasing, Lennox Commercial, Jackson Systems, Emerson Climate Technologies, Energy Star, the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News, Equiguard, and Daikin.

Registration costs $595 for ACCA members and $695 for non-members. Additional information and online registration are available at or call Vickie Ellis at 703-824-8856.

Publication date: 09/20/2004