Burn & Learn Agenda

Tuesday, August 24
10 AM – 5:30 PM

Technical Workshop
Gas Hands-On Training

After 2019’s success, MSHPBA is bringing back our gas hands-on training. This year’s training will be presented by Hearth & Home Technologies with the help of Williams Distributing. This hands-on training will help eliminate service callbacks by equipping your installers and service personnel with the knowledge and practice needed to assure fast, efficient and accurate diagnosis. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.

Business Workshop
Business Strategy & Sales Sessions

Tim Reed is the President of Reed Marketing LLC where he helps business leaders in the hearth industry win by simplifying their sales process. Starting as an installer and eventually moving into sales and leadership, Tim grew his company’s retail division by millions while raising up team members to take his place in the business. Tim will help attendees speak to their customers in a language they understand and create new ways to inspire their sales team and grow their bottom line.

Tuesday, August 24
6 PM – 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.

Wednesday, August 25
8 AM – 10 AM

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, August 25
10 AM – 12 PM

Everything Retailers Need to Know about the Biomass Tax Credit
Our panel of guest speakers will walk attendees through the new Biomass Stove Tax Credit (25D): what qualifies, what’s covered, how to capitalize on this new opportunity, walking customers through the process, what the future holds, and more.

Wednesday, August 25
8 AM – 6 PM

Your installers and service personnels’ can complete their gas training by becoming certified. The NFI Gas Certification is a rigorous exam covering a wide variety of topics that pertain to the proper planning and installation of gas hearth appliances, including ignition systems, thermostats, burners, fuel delivery, codes and standards, draft and ventilation principles, and more. Register today to receive your study materials.