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Virtual Annual Meeting 2021

May 11-12, 2021



May 11

8:30 – 9:00  am  - Welcome OHPBA and NWHPBA presidents. Message from Dick Hoffman, HPBA Chairman, Sponsor introductions.

9:00 - 10:30  am  - Troy Olsen, Wolf Steel/Nalpoleon: Writing Your Future Narrative

10:30 – Noon  - Tim Reed and Grant Falco, Execute: The bullet-proof process from sales to installation that will transform every aspect of your business.  In this course, Tim and Grant will teach you a ten step execution process that will change the way your business operates—and seriously reduce the weight placed on the business owner or manager. Implementing these pieces allows you to hire team members without industry experience and move then along faster because they understand the process and know what is expected from them inside of it. 

Noon - 12:20 - Diane Dellen, HPBA member benefits

12:20  -  1:00 pm -  Breakouts - Oregon and NWHPBA member meetings. Speakers: Energy Trust of Oregon; Harvey Gail, Government Affairs update.

May 12

Note: Schedule change. Troubleshooting Gas Fireplaces with Don Pierce, AES will be re-scheduled for a different day. It had been 7 am - 9 am.

8:30 - 9:00 am - Coffee Time Chat, Sponsor introductions

9:00 - 10:30 am -  Gas Bans Panel, Harvey Gail, OHPBA (Moderator). Panelists: John Crouch HPBA; John Frankel, NW Natural;  Dan Kirschner, Exec Director, NW Gas Association; Leanne Guier, UA Local 32 Plumbers and Pipefitters. Efforts by progressive city councils are underway in many states to propose bans to using natural gas in new construction. What's the motivation behind these proposals?  What can we do about it to protect energy choice by consumers?

10:30 - Noon Selling Your Business - Tom Shay,  President, Profits Plus Solutions,  HPBA business transition consultant affinity partner. Tom Shay and other consultants will guide you through the steps of preparing to sell your business. Whether that's in the cards now, or maybe not for a long time, the tactics used to support the sale of your business will also help the bottom line. 

4:00 - 5:00  pm  - Virtual Happy Hour

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