PHCC’s Connect 2010 to give contractors tools to reenergize

FALLS CHURCH, VA. — What happens when Quality Service Contractors and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association join forces? Contractors can get the expanded power tools needed to electrify their businesses, via one industry-specific convenient meeting, CONNECT 2010 — the only national event for the p-h-c industry.

The joint gathering is scheduled for Oct. 27-30, 2010, at the Paris Hotel Las Vegas, and will offer plumbing and HVACR service and repair contractors top-of-the-line educational and networking opportunities — for a smaller and more efficient investment of time and money than two separate meetings.

Contractors that want to enhance their business expertise and improve their company’s bottom line simply cannot afford to miss CONNECT 2010. Contractors can take full advantage of the PHCC annual convention’s educational sessions and networking events, as well as QSC’s focused Power Meeting programming, all in the span of just four days.

In the QSC portion of the meeting there will be several dynamic sessions that will focus on harnessing the power of the Internet to promote and build a contractor’s business. Industry specialists will present strategies on building a successful website, brand and lead generation, search engine optimization, social media and more.

Contractors will also have access to many other seminars focusing on topics like marketing and selling strategies, social media, taxes, workforce training, and customer service. Plus, keynote presentations from best-selling author Ross Shafer on, “Is Your Business Staying Relevant?” and Keni Thomas of Blackhawk Down fame on, “Train as You Fight, Fight as You Train.” There also will be a one-day opportunity to meet one-on-one with exhibitors at the Product and Technology Showcase to explore the latest industry trends, view product demonstrations and participate in learning labs.

CONNECT 2010 will provide networking opportunities, with numerous receptions and social gatherings geared toward building relationships between contractors as well as with key industry leaders. Contractors that attend any industry event this year should plan on attending PHCC’s CONNECT 2010. Additional information and registration is available at www.phccweb.org/connect, or email to [email protected], or by phone at 800/533-7694.

CONNECT 2010 is supported by the generous contributions of major event partners that have helped PHCC offer the strong, comprehensive program. CONNECT 2010 Partners are: Diamond - Bradford White Corp., Federated Insurance, InSinkErator, Kohler Co.; Platinum – Delta Faucet Co., Viega; Gold - Hammond Valve, Moen, PHCC Educational Foundation, Reed Mfg. Co., WinWholesale; Silver – NIBCO; and Bronze – Elkay.

The PHCC-NA, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to more than 4,000 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 80,000 technicians. Additional information is available at www.phccweb.org.

Quality Service Contractors is an enhanced service group of PHCC-NA. QSC delivers state-of-the-art training programs, products and services for select members of PHCC’s service and repair membership. Additional information is available at www.qsc-phcc.org.