Women in HVACR Newsletter Edition: SPECIAL EDITION > Women in HVACR Annual Conference 2016
Women in HVACR Special Edition Newsletter
13th Annual Conference: September 20th
This dynamic event offers an opportunity to connect with new members and mingle with old friends. Held each fall in conjunction with Comfortech, the WHVACR Conference provides an opportunity to learn from industry suppliers and energetic speakers. Our workshops will help keep you current on industry trends and teach you some new techniques. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join us - REGISTER NOW!
Join Us at Our Welcome Reception
Come join us at Maggiano's September 19th at 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Must be already registered for 13th Annual Conference to avoid $25 charge
Why Attend?
  • EDUCATION on techniques to improve your business.
  • TRAINING that will inspire success and boost profits.
  • INSIGHT into current and future industry trends and techniques.
  • ENTERTAINMENT from an array of Keynote Speakers and the Service Roundtable Exclusive Welcome Event.
Register for Conference!
Come See This Year's Conference Speakers
Marjorie McAllister
WHVACR President
Manager CPS Products
Women in HVACR President, Marjorie McAllister, will be doing the welcoming address. She is also the Manager of Business Development at CPS Products, a leading manufacturer in the HVACR industry.
Julie Decker
WHVACR Vice President
Sales Carlisle HVAC
Women in HVACR Vice President will share the success the organization has had in 2016 and where we are going in 2016; upcoming industry events where you can network with other Women in HVACR and new initiatives for our organization in 2017.
Marny Lifshen
Author - Speaker
Marny Lifshen is an author, speaker and marketing communications consultant with more than 25 years of experience. She works with businesses and executives to develop brand awareness and credibility with key audiences, and to establish relationships with key influencers.
Danielle Putnam
WHVACR Treasurer
President New Flat Rate
Danielle Putnam is the President and Co-Founder of The New Flat Rate, a flat rate menu pricing and automatic add-on sales system designed for HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Contractors. She has been an active member of the HVAC industry for over 10 years.
Ruth King
Profitability CEO
Founder of WHVACR
An accomplished author and speaker, Ruth has worked in the plumbing and HVACR industry since 1987. Her work includes helping contractors build service agreement programs, grow profitable service departments, finance, technical training, and operations challenges.
Tonya Collins
Women of the Year
Manager Universal H&C
Tonya has worked at Universal Heating & Cooling for over 30 years. Her father, Don Tisdale, founder of Universal, started the company in 1975. Tonya (General Manager) and her husband Kerry are the main forces in running the company today.
13th Annual Women in HVACR
Conference Schedule
Monday September 19th
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception – Maggianno’s Little Italy –  1201 Filbert Street
Napoli Room
Tuesday September 20th
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration
Convention Center 201B
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Message
Marjorie McAllister, WHVACR 2016 President
Convention Center 201B
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Group Roundtables – Networking
Convention Center 201B
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Women in HVACR Update and 2017 Focus
Julie Decker, WHVACR 2016 Vice President
Convention Center 201B
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2016 Contracting Business Women of the Year - Tonya Collins, Co-owner and Manager, Universal Heating & Cooling, Nashville, TN Successful Attributes of Successful Companies
Convention Center 201B
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch – Danielle Koop, WHVACR Co-Treasurer and President, The New Flat Rate
Growing a Climate of Excellence - Your Craftsmanship vs. the EPA
Convention Center 201B
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker- Marni Lifshen

"Reflect your Success! Building a Strong Personal Brand and a Powerful Network"

  • understand personal brands and how you can build one to help achieve your goals
  • learn the key elements of personal brands
  • identify specific steps for evaluating and refining your own brands
  • embrace the true power of networking & develop skills for networking "up"
  • recognize common mistakes many professionals make
Convention Center 201B
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Speaker Ruth King
Networking: The Reason Women in HVACR Began
Convention Center 201B
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Adjourn – See You Next year!