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2017 Building Opportunities Summit Offers Home Modification Business Growth Strategies

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By Jim Greatorex, Vice President, AHIA, a division of VGM Group, Inc.

If you’re looking to grow your home modification business, you don’t want to miss Accessible Home Improvement of America’s 2017 Building Opportunities Summit  scheduled for Aug. 30-31 in Ravenna, Ohio, and Oct. 17-18 in Denver, Colorado.

The summit will offer three educational tracks:

Installer and new employee tracks: Two tracks will run concurrently with content from nine manufacturers. The tracks will cover installations, hands-on opportunities, and in some cases, sales training. Manufacturers represented will be: EZ Access, Harmar, LIKO, Best Bath, Rane Bathing, Trending Accessibility, LiveWell, PromenAid, and Clean Cut.

Executive track: The purpose of this track is to bring company leaders together for some big-picture, high-level education and networking. Discussion will focus on how to develop best practices and how we, together, can meet the challenges of growing our businesses and industry.

Keynote Speaker: Louis Tenenbaum

Louis Tenenbaum is a 30-year advocate for aging in place and is responsible for bill H.R. 1780, the Senior Accessible Housing Act, being introduced in Congress. The passionate Tenenbaum will provide a big-picture view of the home modification industry and will guide attendees toward devising an effective action plan to move the industry forward.

Day 1 Sessions

Mark Richman from VGM HOMELINK will present a session on what a great home modification HOMELINK partner looks like and insight on the workers’ comp industry.

Other first-day sessions will include:

  • A presentation on how to engage in business with a local VA office.
  • An update about AHIA’s Live at Home Pro app upgrade.
  • A marketing track that will offer recommendations on how to capture more retail business.
  • A round table discussion to identify the biggest challenges to the home mod industry and how providers, manufacturers, and AHIA can pool resources to grow the industry.

Day 2 Sessions

Day 2 will continue with hands-on opportunities for installers and an executive networking event at the Professional Football Hall of Fame. 

Day 2 will end at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Summit Fee and Registration

Registration fee for the two-day summit is $100 for VGM members. All meals will be covered by VGM. The event is sponsored by VGM Insurance Services.

Click here to register.