Sno-Motion is an event for snow & ice management industry professionals, hosted by Pro-Motion Consulting and Ventrac compact tractors.
Sno-Motion 2015 was 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 were encouraged 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 stayed at the Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek or Walnut Creek. Each location is unique with different amenities and a variety of room choices, including two-bedroom suites and executive rooms, in addition to traditional room styles. All room options are magnificently appointed, spacious, comfortable, with unmatched hospitality.
Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek
Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek
The event kicked off with a dinner and program Wednesday evening, July 22 at the Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek location where attendees enjoyed a family-style, home-cooked meal, with an array of freshly baked breads and desserts - Amish hospitality at its finest.
Tim Troyer was 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 focused on the "Importance of Developing Leaders."
The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) generously sponsored the Welcome Dinner & Program.
On Thursday, July 23, attendees experienced a day of education and fun at the award-winning Breitenbach Winery. Of course, the agenda included a full tour of the wine-making process and complimentary wine-tasting.
Lunch was be provided by Fred's Famous BBQ, a local favorite. Thursday's lunch was generously sponsored by Pro-Tech.
Dinner was catered and provided on-site. Thursday's dinner and wine tasting was generously sponsored by Caterpillar.
Beverages and coffee throughout the day were generously sponsored by Meyer Products.
Educational sessions were 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.
Friday's activities were held at the expansive, new Ventrac manufacturing facility in Orrville, Ohio. Attendees enjoyed a complete factory tour of this LEED-certified facility, learned about the company's history, culture, and were treated to a mouthwatering catered lunch. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to operate various Ventrac models and attachments and participated in an equipment rodeo!
Sno-Motion 2015 ended after lunch Friday so that attendees were able to rejoin their families for a weekend in Amish Country or get home for the weekend.
Bus transportation was 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 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.
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Sno-Motion attendees earned 12 CEUs to be applied toward the re-certification of the Certified Snow Professional (CSP) and/or Landscape Industry Certified Manager (formerly CLP) designations.