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Great Lakes 2018 Annual Conference

Join us at the 2018 Great Lakes Annual Conference!

4/12/2018 to 4/13/2018
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:30 AM
Where: Four Winds Casion Resort
11111 Wilson Rd.
New Buffalo, MI  49117
Contact: Heidi Moss

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2018 Great Lakes Annual Conference

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The Great Lakes Education Committee, led by Board member Ronda Buhrmester with the VGM Group, has been hard at work planning the 2018 Annual Conference.  The two-day meeting is returning to the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan, on April 12-13, and we hope to see you there!  Use the "Register" icon above to sign-up electronically, or download our hard copy form to fax your email your registration.  Don't forgt to log-in to get your member discounts!

Thursday, April 12

  8:30 AM.....Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

  9:00 AM.....Welcome

  9:15 AM.....State of the HME Industry:  Washington Update
John Gallagher - Vice President, Government Relations – VGM Group, Inc.

10:00 AM.....The New Federal Tax Law and How it Affects You and Your Business
Jeff Rummel, Chief Financial Officer - VGM Group, Inc.

10:45 AM.....Break

11:00 AM.....
Higley’s Take: Opportunities in HME and Benchmarking
Provider Outreach & Education Consultant – VGM Group, Inc.

12:00 PM.....Lunch
with Exhibitors
  1:00 PM.....
It’s Not All About Medicare – Industry Initiatives to Benefit State and Federal Programs
                    Laura Williard, Vice President Payer Relations – American Association for Homecare
   2:00 PM...
.Power-Panel Discussion:  HME Market Evolution and Today’s Payer Challenges
Laura Williard – American Association for Homecare; Todd Moody, Esq. – Brown & Fortunato; 
                    Matt Peterson -Home Products Healthcare

  3:15 PM.....Coffee Break with Exhibitors

  3:30 PM.....
Legal Tips for Marketing and Retail Development
Todd Moody, Esq. - Brown & Fortunato
  4:15 PM.....Home Modification Market Overview; One word Opportunity!
Jim Greatorex - VGM Live at Home
  5:00 PM.....Vendor Happy Hour Reception

  6:00 PM.....Dinner on Your Own

Friday, April 13
  8:00 AM.....Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
  8:30 AM.....The Team:  Performance Management for Efficient Employees
Richard Davis, SPHR, SHRM-CSP, Chief People Officer - SIB Fixed Cost Reduction
  9:45 AM.....Coffee Break with exhibitors
10:15 AM.....
The Organization:  Business Optimization, The Metrics and Cadence to a Successful     

                   Ty Bello, President - Team @ Work
11:45 AM......Lunch and Conference Send-Off
Great Lakes Leadership
  1:00 PM.....Conference Adjourns

See full session descriptions here!

Use the registration icon above to sign-up securely online (be sure to log-in to get member rates!) or download our hard-copy registration form to register by fax or email!

Thank you to the Education Committee members for volunteering their time to make this an informative and fun event for all: Katie Parrott, Sleep Solutions; Robyn Parrott, Sleep Solutions, Kim Cucé, Alick’s Home Medical; Neidi Mack, The Alden Network, Heidi Moss, Great Lakes and Kam Yuricich, Great Lakes.  See you in April!