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CONNECT 2018

Date(s):
October 10 — 12, 2018
Venue:
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd ST NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-2203 
Website:
https://book.passkey.com/event/14027839/owner/4052/home
Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:
The Sky’s the Limit!
 
From business strategies that keep you grounded to new technologies and workforce ideas that let your dreams fly, CONNECT 2018 gives p-h-c contractors and technicians a unique 360-degree view of the best paths for success.
 
Due to high demand during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, register NOW for tours and best flight AND hotel prices. Availability may change after July 31. 

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  • 4:30am - 9:30am ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA® ASCENSION VIEWING WITH HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
    Type: Tour

    Includes transportation from the Hyatt, admission to Fiesta Park and Chaser’s Club (see Mass Ascension Package for details) and balloon ride during this morning’s Mass Ascension. ...

  • 5:00am - 9:30am ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA® ASCENSION VIEWING
    Type: Tour

    Includes transportation from the Hyatt, admission to Fiesta Park and Chaser’s Club. Fee is non-refundable...

  • 8:00am - 1:00pm SANDIA PEAK TRAMWAY WITH VISIT TO OLD TOWN
    Type: Tour

    Includes transportation from Hyatt, professional tour guide; round-trip flight on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway; bottled water and walking Tour of Old Town. Fee is non-refundable...

  • 10:00am - 5:00pm SANTA FE
    Type: Tour

    Includes transportation from the Hyatt, professional tour guide; walking tour of Santa Fe Plaza area; admission to Loretto Chapel and San Miguel Mission; bottled water on coach. Fee is non-refundable...

  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE AND BOSQUE BIKING TOUR
    Type: Tour

    Includes transportation from the Hyatt; professional tour guide; walking tour of Old Town; Bosque Biking Tour, bottled water. Fee is non-refundable. ...

  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE AND MUSEUM DUO
    Type: Tour

    Includes transportation, professional guide; walking tour; museum admissions. Fee is non-refundable. ...

  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm BREAKING BAD RV TOUR
    Type: Tour

    Includes transportation from the Hyatt, tour guide, visits to sites around Albuquerque and a light meal with drink at Los Pollos Hermanos. Fee is non-refundable....

  • PHCC "PAC" Event (Single)
    Type: Reception

    Additional fee. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED...

  • 8:00am - 9:15am Safer Jobsites at Your Fingertips: Why Mobile Technology Should Be at the Center of Safety Management
    Type: Technology

    Mobile technology is radically changing......

  • 8:00am - 9:15am The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy for Growing a Remarkable Business
    Type: QSC

    It’s your turn to grow an award winning, explosive company!...

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm QSC Pillars of Success: Business Strategy Workshop
    Type: Workshop

    The program will be open to ALL CONNECT 2018 attendees at no additional fee, but advance registration is required....

  • 9:30am - 10:45am Help Wanted! Recruit & Retain Your Future
    Type: Business Development

    Build your team. Build your business. Build your future. ...

  • 11:00am - 12:15pm 21 Ways to Increase Productivity and Profitability
    Type: Business Development

    We’re putting you on a fast track to success....

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm Data-Driven Decisions: How to Drive Efficiency in Your Business
    Type: Business Development

    Identify and evaluate key metrics ...

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm Self-Funded Marketing: Stop Depending on Word-of-Mouth, Without Spending an Extra Cent
    Type: Marketing

    There’s no doubt … word-of-mouth is powerful...

  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm Be the Employer of Choice: ROCKSTAR Benefits
    Type: Business Development

    In today’s competitive employee market, you must be the best to attract the best team....

  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Bonding
    Type: Business Development

    What every contractor should know before providing a surety bond....

  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm Press Technology for Metallic Piping Systems
    Type: Product

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest press connection systems ...

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Using Technology to Improve Team Communication
    Type: Technology

    Come and discover Slack, an app and web-based communication tool that simplifies communication while keeping conversations organized, accessible and fun....

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Union-Affiliated Contractors (UAC) Networking Event
    Type: Reception

    Additional fee. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED...

Chester Eric


A trusted source in the global dialogue on employee engagement, workplace culture, and the emerging generation since 1986.


DeAngelo Bo
Organization: Viega LLC


After owning and operating a successful plumbing and mechanical firm in Colorado for 10 years, and with 30 years in the industry at large, DeAngelo moved into technical sales for Viega LLC. Now, as the Manager of Technical Training in Colorado, he focuses his energy and experience on developing world-class training to help the piping trades grow and learn.


Dickinson Brigham
Organization: Power Selling Pros


Brigham Dickinson is president of Power Selling Pros and founder of the Power Certification Program, a call handling training program that holds teams accountable to booking calls and creating WOW Experiences over the phone. Brigham started Power Selling Pros when he saw that call handlers needed assistance consistently converting calls to bookings back in 2009.


Finch Jon
Organization: Milwaukee Tool


Jon Finch is the VP of Training and Recruiting for Milwaukee Tool. He has spent the last 18 years working on finding the best people to help the company realize growth over 20% each year. Jon embraces the technology for each generation entering the business and has focused on the profitability required to sustain growing business needs.


Frew Susan
Organization: Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air


Having coached 17 different trades to success Susan Frew now uses her experience to propel their family plumbing business. Susan Roberts Frew is a former International VP with AT&T Wireless, Business Coach with ActionCOACH business Coaching, Instructor for the SBA’s national Emerging Leaders program, radio host of “Coaching Not Just for Sports” on ESPN radio in Denver.


Harris James M.
Organization: Wells Fargo


James M. Harris, III (Jay) has been providing comprehensive, holistic advice since 1990. His focus is on the private family-held business and the families that run them. Jay has deep knowledge in the area of succession planning for family-held businesses.


Hart Amy
Organization: Continental Plumbing Services, LLC


Amy is a former elementary school teacher who joined the family plumbing business in 2012. She currently wears many hats (everything but service technician) in the company which was started by her husband. She enjoys spending time with her family and three miniature dachshunds, and can often be found training for her next half marathon. Amy also loves wine and all things Disney.


King Ruth
Organization: HVAC Channel.tv


Profitability Master Ruth has worked in the plumbing and HVAC industry since 1987. She consults finance, growth, and operations challenges. Ruth is especially proud of one contractor she helped climb out of a big hole. Starting with a negative $400,000 net worth, the company is profitable with a positive net worth. Ruth's goal is to enlighten you and help you operate a profitable company.


Ledoux Elizabeth
Organization: vNacelle


Elizabeth Ledoux loves being an entrepreneur and enjoys helping other entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Over the last 24 years, she has taken hundreds of privately-held business owners and their management teams to next level of growth and business value. She is a recognized leader in succession planning. Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of vNacelle Consulting.


Lokar Connor


Connor provides economic consulting and speaking services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries.


McKinney Rob
Organization: JBKnowledge, Inc.


Over the past decade, Rob has managed safety, quality and training programs with a focus on mobile applications and device usage on construction project sites.



Russell Mike
Organization: Federated Insurance


Mike Russell is the Surety Marketing Manager for Federated Insurance and Granite Re. Mike and his team of Surety Marketing Specialists are responsible for integrating the surety products and services offered by Granite Re. Granite Re is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Federated Insurance, acquired in 2017.


Smith Anja
Organization: All Clear Plumbing


Anja Smith is a proud plumbers daughter and advocate for the trades. She holds a degree in graphic design as well as business administration, which have helped her little family business grow. Since 2012, she has proudly co-owned and co-managed All Clear Plumbing with her parents. As a regular contributor to Plumber Magazine, she began serving up business advice to other plumbing companies.


Smith Anja
Organization: All Clear Plumbing


Anja Smith is a proud plumbers daughter and advocate for the trades. She holds a degree in graphic design as well as business administration, which have helped her little family business grow. Since 2012, she has proudly co-owned and co-managed All Clear Plumbing with her parents. As a regular contributor to Plumber Magazine, she began serving up business advice to other plumbing companies which


Wood Henry
Organization: Ferguson Enterprises, Inc


Henry Wood is the Vice President of Residential Trade Business Development for Ferguson. With a focus on execution and alignment, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company’s residential business. Over his 23-year career, he has held branch and corporate roles covering many aspects of the business. Henry also represents Ferguson on the PHCC Educ. Foundation Board of Gov.