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July 22-24, 2015

Sno-Motion is an event for snow & ice management industry professionals, held every other year and hosted by Pro-Motion Consulting. We are pleased to announce that Sno-Motion 2015 will be brought to you by Venture Products, the manufacturer of Ventrac compact tractors.



Amish Country.jpgThis event will be held in Ohio's breathtakingly beautiful Amish country, located in east-central Ohio. This area is the largest Amish community in the U.S. and a popular destination for tourists looking for the simple pleasures found here. 

Sno-Motion attendees may wish to bring their families and stay an extra day or two to explore what this area has to offer.

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Sno-Motion 2015 attendees and their families will be staying at the Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek or Walnut Creek. The two hotels are located a few miles apart. Each location is unique with different amenities so you will want to check out the websites for details before booking your room(s). A variety of room choices are available at each location, including two-bedroom suites and executive rooms, in addition to traditional room styles. All room options are magnificently appointed, spacious, and comfortable. Both properties will allow you to step back and put your mind at ease, with unmatched hospitality, before and after Sno-Motion educational sessions.

Sugarcreek Hotel

Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek
(855) 411-2275

Walnutcreek Hotel

Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek
(855) 400-2275

Welcome Dinner & Program - Wednesday

The event will kick off with a dinner and program Wednesday evening, July 22 at the Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek location where you'll enjoy a family-style, home-cooked meal, with an array of freshly baked breads and desserts - Amish hospitality at its finest.

We are pleased to have Tim Troyer as our special guest speaker Wednesday evening. Tim is the CEO of Momentum Coaching & Consulting. He is a gifted communicator and has traveled to 63 countries in his roles as speaker, coach, and consultant. His presentation will focus on the "Importance of Developing Leaders." 

The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) has generously sponsored the Welcome Dinner & Program.

Education, Breitenbach Winery Tour & Wine Tasting - Thursday

On Thursday, July 23, attendees will experience a day of education and fun at the award-winning Breitenbach Winery. Of course, the agenda will include a full tour of the wine-making process and complimentary wine-tasting. 

Lunch will be provided by Fred's Famous BBQ, a local favorite. Thursday's lunch is generously sponsored by Pro-Tech

Dinner will be catered and provided on-site. Thursday's dinner and wine tasting is generously sponsored by Caterpillar

Beverages and coffee throughout the day generously sponsored by Meyer Products.


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The Tool Shed
Barrel Room

Educational sessions will be held in the property's newest structure, The Tool Shed, a 16,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art conference center shown above and set in the center of the scenic Breitenbach Vineyards.

The theme of our educational sessions is FOCUS. Sno-Motion attendees will participate in a series of interactive sessions during the morning and afternoon Thursday, with brief presentations by the Pro-Motion Consulting team and special guests, group discussions, and break-out table discussions. This will be an outstanding opportunity to learn from your peers, network, and sharpen your knowledge in several key areas of a snow & ice management business. 

Session 1 - FOCUS on People "Becoming a Magnet for Talent: Discovering a Comprehensive & Systematic Approach for Becoming an Employer of Choice" - Presented by Phil Harwood, CSPB
Sponsored By: BOSS Business Management Software.  

Session 2 - FOCUS on Leadership "Strengths-Based Leadership: Build trust, loyalty and commitment to your company's mission through relationally intelligent, strengths-motivated management." - Presented by Leslie Boomer

Sponsored By: BOSS Business Management Software.

Session 3 - FOCUS on Selling "Developing a Professional Sales Process and Creating Accountability" - Presented by Neal Glatt, CSP
Sponsored By: BOSS Business Management Software.

Session 4 - FOCUS on Growth "Managing Organizational Growth: Common Growth Mistakes" - Presented by Dana Davis
Sponsored By: BOSS Business Management Software.

Session 5 - FOCUS on Transition "Preparing for Your Transition & Exit: Maximizing the Value of Your Business for a Transition and Exit on Your Terms" - Presented by Kent Kohn
Sponsored By: BOSS Business Management Software.

Session 6 - FOCUS on Hot Spots - Sno-Motion attendees will select their most critical challenges or concerns for the consideration of the entire group. - Presented by Dennis Kostrzewa
Sponsored By: Ice B'Gone Magic high performance ice melt.

Ventrac Facility Tour, Open House, & Equipment Rodeo - Friday

Friday's activities will be held at the expansive, new Ventrac manufacturing facility in Orrville, Ohio. Attendees will enjoy a complete factory tour of this LEED-certified facility, learn about the company's history, culture, and be treated to lunch. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to operate the various Ventrac models and attachments, as well as participate in an optional equipment rodeo!

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Attendees may also participate in a number of informal facilitated discussions on a variety of topics. These discussions will promote deeper insight, enhanced learning, and networking with other snow industry professionals. 

Sno-Motion will end after lunch Friday so that attendees may rejoin their families for a weekend in Amish Country or get home for the weekend.  

Bus transportation will be provided to all events, made possible by a generous sponsorship from Progressive Insurance.


Our registration process is as follows: 1. Choose your correct payment option below - NOTE different rates for SIMA members. 2. We will manually contact you by email for names of attendees which will complete your registration.

SIMA Members - $455

SIMA members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on registration for Sno-Motion 2015. Click the "Buy Now" button below to view the registration page for Sno-Motion 2015. Note: this link is exclusively for SIMA members in good standing. 

Non-SIMA Members - $495

Click the "Buy Now" button below to view the registration page for Sno-Motion 2015 for non-SIMA members. 

Certification Credits (CEUs)

Sno-Motion attendees will earn 12 CEUs to be applied toward the re-certification of the Certified Snow Professional (CSP) and/or Landscape Industry Certified Manager (formerly CLP) designations. 

Sno-Motion Sponsors


Becoming a Magnet for Talent Assessment - Sno-Motion.docx

Capacity Calculator.xls

Key Takeaways - Table A.docx

#1 - Identify your Leadership Style.pdf

#3 - Follow The Leader - Snow Business August 2014.pdf


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