SAVE THE DATE! The 2017 Annual Convention and Trade Show will be held in Orlando, Florida on March 15-18, 2017.
More information, speakers, schedule of events and registration will be available in Fall 2016. Watch the website and Association Insight for updates.
Highlights from the 2016 show:
The 2016 Annual Convention and Trade Show was held in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 9-12, 2016.
Keynote Speaker: Deb Houden, Ph.D.
The Secret to Success – Managing Emotions and Conflict in Business
Working with the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., Deb Houden specializes in helping privately owned businesses. She discussed communication strategies for dealing with co-workers, customers, suppliers, bankers, and government entities, as well as provide resources and tools needed to navigate specific issues. To view Deb’s PowerPoint presentation, click here to log in and view Members-only industry resources.
Plenary Sessions: Mel Kleiman, Founder and President of Humetrics
Hiring Hard Workers – Where to Find Them, How to Pick Them and How to Keep Them
Mel Kleiman is an international authority, writer and speaker on frontline employee recruiting, selection and retention best practices. These fast-paced interactive sessions delivered a lot of practical take-home ideas and information attendees may put to use in hiring people who take pride in their ability to work hard.
Plenary Session: Nick Trainer, VP and GM, Tissue Category, Georgia Pacific
Innovation in the Portable Sanitation Industry: Bettering the Restroom Experience
Nick Trainer has spent 28 years working for manufacturers and distributors in various sales and marketing positions. He discussed the process of innovation in our industry and the key concepts that will impact both operators and suppliers in the coming years. To view Nick’s PowerPoint presentation (without videos), click here to log in and view Members-only industry resources.
If you had ever imagined driving a race car, the rush of adrenaline that pit crews experience, or wanted a good time exploring these things with friends, this was the event for you! The evening included a buffet dinner, access to simulator rides and pit crew challenges, great conversation, and a lot of fun!
Attendees enjoyed a friendly round of golf with their industry colleagues before the convention went into full swing! Entrance price of $85 per person included green fees, cart fees, range balls and GPS. Lunch is on your own. There was a $50,000 hole-in-one prize for the designated hole! Hosted by PolyJohn.
Renita Hill of Gotta Go Now in Washington, D.C. was the winner of the Petite Suite portable restroom trailer donated by Ameri-Can Engineering and NuConcepts. Thank you to David Harling from Ameri-Can for making this possible! Other prize winners included Terri Phillips from On Site Companies in St. Paul, Minnesota. Terri won a trip to the 2017 Convention and Trade Show in Orlando next year. And finally, Nicole Hogue from Mr. John in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania won the scavenger hunt and went home with a brand new Fugi 2.1 19″ flat bar road/commuter bike donated by Tammy Thompson-Oreskovic from Arnolds Environmental and ZuZu Pedals.