Burn & Learn

Burn & Learn

May 17-18 – Kalahari Resort & Convention Center – Sandusky, OH

Join us for MSHPBA’s only in-person training and networking event this summer!

MidStates HPBA’s Burn & Learn 2022 offers members the opportunity to earn CEUs towards their NFI and CSIA certification while attending education sessions and hands-on training designed to improve and grow your business. In addition to education, members can:

  • meet industry experts and network with your peers
  • sharpen your skills and learn new ways to increase your bottom line
  • become an NFI Certified Professional
  • enjoy a delicious meal at our annual Tailgate Party
  • view the latest products and services
  • bid on products donated by our sponsors

Burn & Learn Agenda

Tuesday, May 17
8 AM – 5:30 PM
NFI CORE & GAS CERTIFICATION

The NFI Gas Certification is a rigorous exam covering a wide variety of topics to pertain to the proper planning and installation of the gas hearth appliance. Purchase of exams is not mandatory to participate in the review course. Additional details are below.

Tuesday, May 17
10 AM – 5:30 PM
WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Technical Workshop
Gas Hands-On Training

Presented by Travis Industries
This session is SOLD OUT. Due to popular demand we have added a second day of Hands-On Training on Wednesday, May 18.

Business Workshop
Business Workshops

Ask The Experts
Our Burn & Learn business workshop session will include an open forum discussion with industry experts on topics important to your business in today’s market.

  • “The Economic Winds Are Shifting. How to Adjust Your Sales Sail to Stay on Course”, Tim Rethlake, Hearth & Home Technologies
  • “Digital Marketing in the New Normal – Fire Up Your Online Presence!”, Megan Michels, Thrive Marketing
  • “Designing & Selling Custom Outdoor Spaces”, Chad Ewing, Hearth Products Controls

Tuesday, May 17
6 PM – 9 PM
TAILGATE SPONSOR EVENT & PRODUCT AUCTION

Grab your favorite sports jersey and join us for a delicious dinner prepared by our sponsors during our annual Tailgate event. Preview the top grills in action, view the latest products in our outdoor burn area, and bid on fabulous products generously donated by our sponsors.

Wednesday, May 18
8 AM – 3:30 PM
GAS HANDS-ON TRAINING

Gas Hands-On Training
Presented by Travis Industries
Our popular hands-on training workshop provides valuable training for all of your employees and will help eliminate service callbacks. This year’s workshop will be presented by Travis Industries. Only a few spaces left, so reserve your seat today.

Wednesday, May 18
8 AM – 6 PM
NFI HEARTH DESIGN SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

The Hearth Design Specialist Certification was designed specifically for your sales staff, so that they may easily guide the hearth sale from start to finish. Purchase of exams is not mandatory to participate in the review course. Additional details are below.

Wednesday, May 18
8 AM – 10 AM
BREAKFAST PRESENTATION

MSHPBA, HPBA, and Government Affairs Update
Take a few minutes to learn what is new in your affiliate and at HPBA national and how to fully utilize your member benefits.

Wednesday, May 18
10 AM – 12 PM
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Share ideas and learn from your peers during our Wednesday morning roundtable discussions. Topics include finding, retaining, and training new employees, weathering the storm of today’s product shortages, how inflation and price increases are affecting business and how to best deal with it.

NFI Certification

Tuesday, May 17 – 8 AM – 5:30 PM
NFI GAS & CORE KNOWLEDGE CERTIFICATION

Considerable knowledge and expertise are called for in designing, installing, and servicing gas hearth systems, not only because of advances in technology but also because of the nature of fuel gases. We begin with the foundation for all work with gas hearth systems: gas characteristics and combustion basics. We look next at methods and requirements for fuel delivery and then at the fundamentals of gas piping systems.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Wednesday, May 18 – 8 AM – 5:30 PM
NFI HEARTH DESIGN SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

The Hearth Design Specialist Certification is designed specifically for your sales staff, so that they may easily guide the hearth sale from start to finish. It is also a great introduction to NFI for your staff new to hearth systems. This course will provide technical and safety information about each of the three fuel types of hearth systems, the skills to qualify the client’s needs based upon technical knowledge of the hearth systems, and more.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Tailgating Done Right

Tuesday, May 17 • 6-9 pm

Grab your favorite sports jersey and join us for a delicious dinner prepared by our sponsors during our annual Tailgate event. Preview the top grills in action, view the latest products in our outdoor burn area, and bid on fabulous products generously donated by our sponsors.

Hotel Reservations

HOST HOTEL:
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
7000 Kalahari Dr
Sandusky, OH 44870

ROOM RATE:
$119 per night, plus tax and fees

TO RESERVE A ROOM AT THE KALAHARI:

Online: https://book.passkey.com/e/50301760

By Phone: Call (877) 525-2427 and give them booking ID 36947.

If you should have any issues reserving your room, please call our office at (314) 400-2116.

Cut-off date for hotel reservations is Monday, April 15. After April 15, MSHPBA and the Kalahari cannot guarantee the discounted room rate.

Burn & Learn 2022 Sponsors