More than 150 contractors from across Iowa braved the elements to attend the annual Momentum is Building Conference at the Sheraton West Des Moines Feb. 6-8.
The conference is put on by Iowa Cooperatives for Energy Efficiency, which includes Corn Belt Power. Momentum Is Building gives attendees the opportunity to gain insight into new techniques, see the latest building products, network with other building, electrical and HVAC professionals and earn continuing education credits for licenses or school.
“This is a great opportunity for contractors and cooperative employees to come together for a few days of learning,” said Ross Welterlen, Corn Belt Power’s director of energy services engineering. “It’s important that we are all on the same page. At the end of the day, it’s about saving consumers and members across the state of Iowa energy and money.”
This year’s conference was headlined by keynote speakers Randall Dean, Emily Kemper, Stephanie Wiese, Don Roth, Kevin Wheeler and Paul Long.
Randal Dean of Randall Dean Consulting and Training spoke to the group on time management. He offered solutions to common problems that will help enhance productivity for small business owners. Emily Kemper of CLEAResult gave attendees a look into the newest smart home technologies. She offered ways a comprehensive approach to these new and emerging technologies can enhance business.
Stephanie Wiese (WIPCO), Don Roth (Eastern Iowa REC) and Kevin Wheeler (Access Energy) answered questions about solar energy and how contractors can assist homeowners. Paul Long capped off the event with an inspiring keynote on employee engagement, maximizing productivity and providing a memorable customer experience.
If you’re interested in the program, please visit: www.momentumisbuilding.com.