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July 22-24, 2015 - SAVE THE DATE!

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.

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Location

This 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. 

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

Accommodations

Sno-Motion 2015 attendees and their families will be staying at the Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek or Sugarcreek. We have secured both locations for our guests. A variety of room choices are available, 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.

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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 it's 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." 

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. Lunch and dinner will be provided on-site. Of course, the agenda will include a full tour of the wine-making process and complimentary wine-tasting. 

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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, 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 One - FOCUS on People "Attracting & Retaining Talent/Becoming an Employer of Choice"

Session Two - FOCUS on Leadership "Becoming a Strengths-Based Organization/Intentional Development"

Session Three - FOCUS on Growth "Managing Organizational Growth/Common Growth Mistakes"

Session Four - FOCUS on Transition "Preparing for Your Transition or Exit/Steps to Take & Pitfalls to Avoid"

Session Five - FOCUS on Hot Spots - Sno-Motion attendees will select their most critical challenges or concerns for the consideration of the entire group.  

Certification Credits (CEU's)

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

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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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.  

Registration for SIMA Members

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 2105. Note: this link is exclusively for SIMA members in good standing. 

 

Registration for Non-SIMA Members

Click the "Buy Now" button below to view the registration page for Sno-Motion 2105 for non-SIMA members.