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SIMA’s Compass Network enables you and your snow team to learn and grow with other snow companies from all across North America. No travel required.

Key outcomes for your company:

  1. Align with accomplished professionals at crucial times during the year.
  3. Develop deeper industry relationships for the key members of your snow team.
  5. Explore diverse practices & challenging ideas.

How does it work?

  • Step 1 - Purchase access for your company
  • Step 2 - Share with SIMA who will be engaging from your company (you can always add more during the year!)
  • Step 3 - Encourage your team (and you) to attend these interactive virtual meetings

Compass Network registration is only open to snow contractors and practitioners please.


Use the schedule and focus areas below to determine who you will engage in the network this year.

After each session spend time in roundtable discussions and networking to share insights, ask questions and learn from each other. Compass Network participants will also gain access to downloadable tools and resources.

Look Back to Grow Forward
Thursday March 25, 2021 - 10:00 to 2:30 pm EST

Featuring a mix of educational sessions and panel discussions, this session is ideal for owners and higher-level managers tasked with building and executing a company’s vision and service delivery.

Postseason Insights

Phill Sexton, CSP, ASM // WIT Advisers

Phill Sexton, CSP

Before you can plan for the future, it’s important to evaluate your postseason not only from an operations perspective but also considering financials, customer satisfaction and more. What went well? Where did you stumble and why? Understanding the good, the bad and the possibilities for improvement will help shape your strategic vision for the coming year.

Job Roles and Talent Development Panel

Brett Lemcke // R.M. Landscape Inc., Bruce Moore // Eastern Land Management, Zech Strauser // Strauser Nature’s Helpers
Brett LemkeZech-Strauser

It’s the people who make an owner’s vision come to life. Establishing clear job roles and descriptions from top to bottom — with clear and objective metrics for measuring success — is key to building a workforce you can rely on. Learn from fellow snow and landscape business owners / managers how measurable assessments will allow you to identify those who may be ready for new challenges and new roles that will contribute to a company’s continued success. 

Strategic Planning Panel

Brett Lemcke // R.M. Landscape Inc., Bruce Moore // Eastern Land Management, Zech Strauser // Strauser Nature’s Helpers

What’s your vision for the future and how will you get there? The value of strategic planning for your snow and ice management business cannot be underestimated — it can literally make or break you. Learn from businesses of all sizes about how their commitment to planning helped elevate their business growth.

Thursday April 22, 2021 - 10:30 to 2:30 pm EST

Sales Jam - Connect sales and ops leadership teams to featured speakers and guided discussions tailored to sales and operations synergy, proposal reviews, role playing and sales KPIs.

Thursday May 20, 2021 - 10:30 to 2:30 pm EST

Innovation Engine - Deliberate time spent with peers to rethink existing procurement practices, technology utilization, production capacity planning, service failure scenarios and much more.

Thursday September 9, 2021 - 10:30 to 2:30 pm EST

Preseason Tailgate - Kick off the snow season with roundtables and peer-driven education on ops leadership, site engineering, routing & dispatch, health & safety techniques, and tangible training takeaways to implement immediately.

Thursday October 7, 2021 - 10:30 to 2:30 pm EST

Strength in Numbers - Engage with SIMA and its Board in an action learning model to drive the industry forward in the development of best practices, standards and a focus on problem solving industry advocacy, property management communications, slip and fall liability and employee recruitment, retention and development.


Annual fee of $650 for SIMA members.
Provides access for your entire company to all Compass Network events.


This workshop will be hosted in Remo – a platform great for small group networking!  Participants are able to share their camera and microphone with others around the table for a chance to converse and meet new people before/after the presentations.

Chrome or Firefox on a laptop or desktop will lead to the best experience in Remo; check out other supported browsers/devices here.


Contact with questions related to this event.  

Registered attendees should refer to their confirmation email to access the Event Dashboard that includes all access links, resources, etc for the event.

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