Dan Thurmon Headshot

Dan Thurmon

8:30 - 9:45

Jack Jostes, Ramblin Jackson Headshot

Jack Jostes, Ramblin Jackson

1:15 - 4

Phill Sexton, WIT Advisers Headshot

Phill Sexton, WIT Advisers

1:15 - 4

Joe Kiedenger, Prophit Inc. Headshot

Joe Kiedenger, Prophit Inc.

1:15 - 4

Jason Cupp, Kincaide LTD. Headshot

Jason Cupp, Kincaide LTD.

1:15 - 4

Marty Grunder, The Grow Group Headshot

Marty Grunder, The Grow Group

1:15 - 4

Jim Lindell, Thorsten Consulting Headshot

Jim Lindell, Thorsten Consulting

10:00 - 11:30

Almost 50% of businesses that started five years ago are no longer in operation today. Business owners must recognize key indicators of financial business failure. Can you describe the financial health of your company? Of your industry? Can you identify the business cycle and key threats to your organization? Jim will highlight why businesses fail and most importantly, what you should do to protect the business from a financial heart attack.

Alison Hoffman, The Harvesters Landscape Consulting Headshot

Alison Hoffman, The Harvesters Landscape Consulting

1 - 2:30

Ron Edmonds, The Principium Group Headshot

Ron Edmonds, The Principium Group

2:45 - 4:15

Alison Hoffman, The Harvesters Landscape Consulting Headshot

Alison Hoffman, The Harvesters Landscape Consulting

8:45 - 10

Mark Allen, Glenhaven Group Headshot

Mark Allen, Glenhaven Group

8:45 - 10

If you haven’t invested in a professional weather service for your snow and ice management operations, you’re risking additional liability exposure, operational inefficiencies and likely unhappy customers. Using real-life examples, Mark will explore why a weather service is a good investment to reduce salt waste, improve client service and education, mitigate slip and fall liability, and more.

Kevin Shackleford, The Shackleford Group Headshot

Kevin Shackleford, The Shackleford Group

8:45 - 10

Wouldn’t it be great if today’s labor pool was full of motivated, experienced snow operators? Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, you may need to adjust your expectations. Using specific examples, Kevin will show how a rigorous, multifaceted training program can transform novices with the right mindset into seasoned snow professionals.

Nichole Ashton Headshot

Nichole Ashton

8:45 - 10

Owners have enough on their plate without micromanaging…and so do you. As a manager, give the owner the confidence to stay out of the weeds. How? It comes down to trust — receiving it from those above you and building it with those who report to you. Nichole has seen the benefits of this approach first hand and will share how middle management can help improve company culture and develop a first-rate team with honesty, trust and empathy.

Laura Ingram, Katie Raymond? Headshot

Laura Ingram, Katie Raymond?

8:45 - 10

Snow professionals lay it all on the table with our Light-Speed Lesson series. Informal, conversational and heartfelt, four snow professionals will share stories about their life, leadership and lessons learned that have helped shape how they approach their work in the snow and ice management industry.

Jim Lindell, Thorsten Consulting Headshot

Jim Lindell, Thorsten Consulting

10:15 - 11:30

Joe Langton, Michael Mayberry, Ryan Hebel Headshot

Joe Langton, Michael Mayberry, Ryan Hebel

10:15 - 11:30

Automation is beginning to catch hold in snow and ice management. Our panelists will discuss how automating processes and equipment can ease the burden on your team, improve service and foster less reliance on hard-to-find labor.

Rick Kier Headshot

Rick Kier

10:15 - 11:30

Elizabeth Bonadonna Headshot

Elizabeth Bonadonna

10:15 - 11:30

Are you providing a high quality customer and employee experience but still struggling to reach new people? Learn how to translate your company culture from in person to digital to maximize your marketing efforts. Leave this session with a toolbelt of new technologies, ideas, and strategies to push your marketing to the next level.

Scott Lesak, michael wilson?  Headshot

Scott Lesak, michael wilson?

10:15 - 11:30

Snow professionals lay it all on the table with our Light-Speed Lesson series. Informal, conversational and heartfelt, four snow professionals will share stories about their life, leadership and lessons learned that have helped shape how they approach their work in the snow and ice management industry.

Deborah Katz / Martin Tirado Headshot

Deborah Katz / Martin Tirado

8:30 - 9:45

SIMA CEO Martin Tirado and SIMA Foundation Board Chair Debora Katz will present findings from the 2022 industry impact report. The presentation will include market trends and details on the size, composition and economic impact of our industry.

Matt Gehrich, Brilar Headshot

Matt Gehrich, Brilar

8:30 - 9:45

Safety should be top of mind at all times. Not just when it is convenient, but every day in every way. Matt will help you build a safety culture within your company or enhance the one you have started.

Scott Lesak, Kasel Rocks Landscaping Headshot

Scott Lesak, Kasel Rocks Landscaping

8:30 - 9:45

This personal growth-centric presentation will be career and life changing if you embrace the concepts within. Scott will share why personal growth comes first; how to scale your organization by identifying the right job functions and roles before you need them; and how to grow your organization at a breakneck pace, while still maintaining control.

Langton Brothers Headshot

Langton Brothers

8:30 - 9:45

David Rempfer Headshot

David Rempfer

8:30 - 9:45

Kathleen Quinn Votaw Headshot

Kathleen Quinn Votaw

1:15 - 2:30