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CONNECT 2018

Date(s):
October 10 — 12, 2018
Venue:
DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque
201 Marquette Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-2248 
Website:
Not available
Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:

The Sky’s the Limit!

A 360-Degree View of the Best Paths for Business Success.

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.

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New in 2018

  • CONNECT 2018 will be co-located...
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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. SOLD OUT...

  • 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...

  • 8:00am - 3:00pm Quality Service Contractors (QSC) Commercial Service Peer Group
    Type: QSC

    By invitation only. Email qsc@phccweb.org for more details....

  • 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....

  • 7:30am - 5:00pm Quality Service Contractors (QSC) Pillars of Success: Business Strategy Workshop
    Type: Business Management

    Pillars of Success Strategic Planning, presented by QSC, take you through a deep dive into enhancing your business strategy and sharpening your strategic plan. Open to all, pre-registration req'd....

  • 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!...

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

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

  • 9:30am - 10:45am The Roaring 20s – Silicon Valley Conquers the Construction Industry
    Type: Technology

    Short description is not available at this time...

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

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

  • 11:00am - 12:15pm Latinx! Understanding Demographics and Your Industry’s Future
    Type: Business Management

    Why Latinx? ...

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

    Identify and evaluate key metrics ...

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

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

  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm Decoded: Legislative and Regulatory Rules and Regs
    Type: Business Management

    Solved! Are the complex rules and regs coming out of the nation’s capital keeping you up at night? ...

  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm Myths, Mistakes and Concepts of Succession Planning for Family-Owned Businesses
    Type: Business Management

    In this informative and broad-reaching session, well-respected investments financial advisor Jay Harris will share the importance of – and the how-to’s behind – a successful succession plan....

  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm The Sky’s the Limit: A Local Company’s Story
    Type: Edutainment

    Find out how his company rises above the rest ...

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Alter Kirk
Organization: Fast Management, Inc.

Alter Kirk
Organization: Fast Management, Inc.


Kirk Alter is an Associate Professor in Purdue University’s Dept. of Building Construction Management, president of Fast Management, Inc., a member of the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Board of Governors and director for their management courses. He worked his way up from an apprentice to business owner, which brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to his training sessions.


Appelman Scott


Scott Appelman is the founder and president of Rainbow Ryders, Inc.- the largest balloon ride business in the United States. Rainbow Ryders operates 26 balloons year round doing over 2200 flights per year. Flying over 22,000 passengers annually. Rainbow Ryders’ pilots have flown in 45 states and managed events in Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Chihuahua and Guadalajara, Mexico


Applegate Tom
Organization: Natl Council Local Adminstrs Career & Tech Educ


Thomas N. Applegate is a lifelong educator and workforce development professional having served as a high school career and technical education (marketing education) teacher, adult education instructor, college professor and college dean.


Chester Eric


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


Criniti Jim
Organization: Zoom Sewer & Drain, Inc.


Jim Criniti is the president of Zoom Drain in Philadelphia and one of the founders of the Zoom Drain franchise. With help from great mentors and business coaches, he’s grown his business from one used white truck into a multi-shop multi-million dollar drain and sewer cleaning company, and in addition, has helped create a growing franchise system that currently operates in 10 states.


DeAngelo Bo
Organization: Viega LLC


With 30-plus years in the P&M trades and manager for one of Viega's most advanced training facilities in North America, Bo DeAngelo's passion for training is palpable. An outspoken industry bad boy, Bo pulls no punches when it comes to the stature and importance of the plumber/pipefitter and the elevation of their business practices to match their construction competence.


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.


Dobkin Beth A
Organization: Quality Service Contractors


Beth Dobkin has 16 years of successful business ownership, 28 years of management and over 16 years of consulting experience and is a business management coach and director of coaching services for the Quality Service Contractors of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association since April 2012.


Dobkin Beth A
Organization: Quality Service Contractors


Beth Dobkin has 16 years of successful business ownership, 28 years of management and over 16 years of consulting experience and is a business management coach and director of coaching services for the Quality Service Contractors of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association since April 2012.


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.


Fong William
Organization: Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute


William is the VP of IT and Business Solutions at AHRI. Prior to joining AHRI, he was the SVP of IT Solutions at Intersections Inc., a leading provider of identity risk management services. William also held key management positions at AARP. William earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, an MS and an MBA from George Mason University


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.


Gold Rebecca
Organization: Quality Service Contractors


Rebecca Gold is a business coach for the Quality Service Contractors of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association since November 2015. She is a strategic adviser and coach driven by a relentless passion to help small business owners get what they really want, in business and in life.


Gold Rebecca
Organization: Quality Service Contractors

Gold Rebecca
Organization: Quality Service Contractors

Hanks Les
Organization: Quality Service Contractors

Hanks Les
Organization: Quality Service Contractors


Les Hanks joined Quality Service Contractors on June 2013 and serves as the Business Management Coach for a variety of services, such as comprehensive business analysis, strategic planning, competitive analysis, program/seminar development and more.


Hanks Les
Organization: Quality Service Contractors


Les Hanks joined Quality Service Contractors on June 2013 and serves as the Business Management Coach for a variety of services, such as comprehensive business analysis, strategic planning, competitive analysis, program/seminar development and more.


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.


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