QSC Power Meeting 2022 - Sarasota, Florida
February 23 - 25, 2022

Two Events in One!

QSC looks forward to welcoming members and guests to the QSC Community and celebrate it's 25th anniversary. 

Program highlights will include education and networking activities, the best of the past, the QSC Community as it is today and what QSC will look like in the future. 

Register and make your hotel reservation today!  Come early and stay late - the Hyatt is offering fantastic pre-and post-event rates (based on availability)!

NOTE: QSC Premium Members receive TWO Free Registrations per company;
QSC Pro Members receive ONE Free Registration per company.
Registration is listed at $550; discount will be applied at check-out.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Power Meeting special hotel room rate of $215.00 per night plus taxes (single / double occupancy). BOOK YOUR ROOM 

You can fly into the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), 6000 Airport Cir, Sarasota, FL 34243

The airport is 10 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

You may request a ride with Uber and Lyft by connecting to their rideshare app.  Follow the instructions in the app about where to meet your driver. You can also look for signs that point to the designated pickup zone, which is located at the far west end of the ticket wing in the Ground Transportation area.  More information can be found on their websites at:
 
Uber: https://www.uber.com/airports/srq/

Lyft: https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/articles/214460157-Airport-Information-for-Passengers#srq

  

  • QSC Power Meeting 2022 - Sarasota, Florida - Additional QSC Member (same company)
    $550.00
  • QSC Power Meeting 2022 - Sarasota, Florida - QSC Member (First Registrant - Reg Fee Waived)
    $550.00
  • QSC Power Meeting 2022 - Sarasota, Florida - Spouse / Guests
    $250.00
  • QSC Power Meeting 2022 - Sarasota, Florida - PHCC Member
    $650.00
  • QSC Power Meeting 2022 - Sarasota, Florida - Non PHCC Member
    $750.00
  • QSC Power Meeting 2022 - Sarasota, Florida - Additional PHCC State / Local Staff
    $250.00
  • QSC Power Meeting 2022 - Sarasota, Florida - PHCC State / Local Executives
    $0.00
Location
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota FL 34236-4808
(941) 953-1234
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February 22nd, 2022 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

QSC Advisory Council Meeting

This event requires the attendance of QSC Advisory Council members only.

Session Type: Leadership

February 22nd, 2022 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

QSC Advisory Council Dinner

This event requires the attendance of QSC Advisory Council members only.

Session Type: Dinner

February 23rd, 2022 | 7:30am - 5:00pm

QSC Community Corner and Registration Area Open

Register, gather information about Sarasota, collect your Power Meeting goodies and enjoy some light snacks and refreshments – QSC is ready to welcome one and all!

Session Type: Meeting

February 23rd, 2022 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Explore Sarasota

Tour, shop, explore and enjoy local cuisine in one of Sarasota’s quaint restaurants. There are lots of activities to choose from!

Session Type: Tour

February 23rd, 2022 | 11:00am - 2:00pm

Exhibitor Set Up

Exhibitor Set Up

Session Type: Trade Show

February 23rd, 2022 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Q-List Live Roundtable Discussions

This Power Meeting favorite provides all attendees an interactive format to discuss solutions, trends and challenges that may be converted to opportunities. QSC Business Coaches Beth Dobkin, Les Hanks and Rick Mears will lead these peer-to-peer discussions resulting in actionable ideas and tactics

Session Type: Networking

February 23rd, 2022 | 3:30pm - 3:45pm

Networking Break with Industry Partners

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Session Type: Trade Show

February 23rd, 2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Welcome Back QSC Legacies – That was Then, this is Now!

This spirited session will include some of QSC’s founding members and a few of our favorite QSC characters. Hear from this esteemed group how QSC was developed and what all has changed over the last 25 years!

Session Type: Networking

February 23rd, 2022 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Opening Reception, Industry Partner Showcase and Happy 25th Anniversary QSC!

Magic is in the air! After months of existing in our virtual worlds, this kick-off reception gets us back to our roots – the relationships that make QSC what it is. Celebrate, mix, mingle and catch up with your QSC friends and associates as you eat, drink and learn from QSC Industry Partners about the newest, the latest and the greatest.

Session Type: Reception

February 24th, 2022 | 7:30am - 5:00pm

QSC Community Corner and Registration Open

Power Meeting 2022 attendees can pick up their badge and attendee bag, register, ask questions and gather event information during this time.

Session Type: Meeting

February 24th, 2022 | 7:30am - 8:45am

Networking Breakfast with Industry Partners

Rise and shine! Get your juices flowing as this networking opportunity will get your day started in just the right way. There’s plenty in store for this action-packed Power Meeting so make sure to take advantage of this, the most important meal of the day with QSC friends and associates!

Session Type: Trade Show

February 24th, 2022 | 8:45am - 9:15am

Transportation from Hyatt Regency Sarasota to QSC Team-Building Events

Transportation information to Lido Beach coming soon.

Session Type: Tour

February 24th, 2022 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

QSC Team Building Events

All Power Meeting 2022 attendees will love this time spent together at Sarasota’s beautiful Lido Beach. Creativity and a little bit of “friendly competition” when combined are never a bad thing! These specially designed QSC team building activities will bring out the best in everyone, inspire a lifetime of memories and provide some bragging rights!

Session Type: Networking

February 24th, 2022 | 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Transportation from QSC Team-Building Events to Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Transportation information coming soon.

Session Type: Tour

February 24th, 2022 | 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Networking Lunch with Industry Partners

Add even more networking time to your Power Meeting 2022 experience! QSC relationships between Contractors and Industry Partners are vitally important. This time-well-spent networking lunch will enable Power Meeting 2022 attendees to engage in conversations that will enhance and promote business and expand resources.

Session Type: Trade Show

February 24th, 2022 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Keynote Presentation - Speaker: Josh Bleill

Motivational speaker Josh Bleill will get Power Meeting 2022 Contractor and Industry Partner attendees inspired and moved. In his words…"I'm a father, I'm a husband, I'm a Christian, I'm a spokesperson, I'm a Marine."

Josh was working in corporate America when the events of September 11, 2001, changed his life forever. Two years after that fateful day, Josh followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2004, at 27 years old, Josh was off to boot camp. And in 2006, he was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq.

Then, it all went black.

A bomb exploded under the vehicle Josh was riding in. He woke up five days later to the realization that he had lost two friends and both of his legs in the blast. He spent two years of extensive rehabilitation recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Josh didn’t just survive. With the help of those around him, he found a way to thrive once again.

Corporal Josh Bleill is now a walking, talking, symbol of hope, using his story to motivate and inspire others. Even with all he’s been through, Josh doesn’t just believe in the American dream. He’s living it.

Session Type: Keynote

February 24th, 2022 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

State of the P-H-C Economy

Where the economy has been and where it is leading the p-h-c industry will be discussed by PHCC Chief Economist Bernie Markstein. How has the administration affected the current economic picture? What can be done to avoid possible pitfalls moving forward? Get answers to these and other questions during this thought-provoking session.

Session Type: Seminar

February 24th, 2022 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

There’s a New Hero in Your Marketing Story (Hint: It’s Not You)

Customers don’t want to be told what to do; they want to know WHY they should do it. It is critical to put the customer in the driver’s seat, allowing them to feel like they are the hero in your marketing story. During this presentation by Tracy Shear and Tammi Grow with iMarket Solutions, you’ll learn how to craft campaign ideas that tell the customer’s story, guide their buying decisions and boost your conversions.

Session Type: Seminar

February 24th, 2022 | 6:30pm

Challenge Air for Kids and Friends Fundraising Event Hosted by QSC Industry Partner, Hodes Company

Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift flight. Since 1993, Challenge Air has been committed to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs. With a network of 3,500 volunteers nationwide, the organization continues to grow through events called Fly Days.

By eliminating the belief that they are limited, these children can grow to their full potential. They are given the opportunity to find courage within themselves and build in areas where they lack self-esteem. Challenge Air provides an unforgettable growing experience that opens the door to possibilities while allowing the children to see if they can fly a plane they can do anything!

For more information and to register for this event, contact Dawn Dalton - dalton@naphcc.org or call (800) 533-7694 ext. 893

Session Type: Networking

February 25th, 2022 | 7:30am - 3:00pm

QSC Hospitality Area and Registration Open

Is there anything that we missed? Let us know! We will welcome your comments and thoughts for the future of QSC and Power Meetings to come.

Session Type: Meeting

February 25th, 2022 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Networking Breakfast with Industry Partners

Coffee’s on! Continue the QSC collaborative momentum by starting the day sharing Power Meeting 2021 anecdotes and how are you going to implement all that you’ve garnered! The sky’s the limit and this morning’s discussions with those who do what you do will help you fine-tune your plans.

Session Type: Trade Show

February 25th, 2022 | 9:00am - 10:00am

Seminar: TBA

Seminar information coming soon.

Session Type: Seminar

February 25th, 2022 | 10:00am - 10:30am

Networking Break with Industry Partners

Continue your Power Meeting 2022 networking with friends and colleagues during this break and watch your QSC relationships flourish. Grab a snack and enjoy as you prepare for more compelling education and fun!

Session Type: Trade Show

February 25th, 2022 | 10:30am - 11:30am

Legislative Update

PHCC’s Director of Legislative Affairs Mark Valentini will provide a light-hearted, unbiased, non-partisan view of what is going on in our government today and how it affects the p-h-c industry. As seen through the eyes of someone with his finger on the pulse, attendees will enjoy Mark’s candid, relevant and timely comments and all will be given the opportunity to ask questions and find out “why” things are as they are, or aren’t!

Session Type: Seminar

February 25th, 2022 | 11:30am - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch with Industry Partners

Power Up! Make the most of the valuable moments needed to spend time with industry cohorts. QSC relationships are vitally important. This time-well-spent networking lunch will offer yet another opportunity for Power Meeting 2021 attendees to engage in conversations that will enhance and promote business and personal bonds and expand much needed resources.

Session Type: Trade Show

February 25th, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Seminar: TBA

Seminar information coming soon.

Session Type: Seminar

February 25th, 2022 | 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break with Industry Partners

Continue your Power Meeting 2022 networking with friends and colleagues during this break and watch your QSC relationships flourish. Grab a snack and enjoy as you prepare for more compelling education and fun!

Session Type: Trade Show

February 25th, 2022 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Seminar: TBA

Seminar information coming soon.

Session Type: Seminar

February 25th, 2022 | 2:30pm

Exhibitor Tear Down

Exhibitor Tear Down.

Session Type: Trade Show

February 25th, 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Magic of Building and Maintaining Healthy Emotions

Rod Robison’s “Mentallusions” session is an interactive and amazing presentation full of positivity, humor, illusion, and mind-bending experiences. As a mentalist, Rod doesn’t keep his tricks up his sleeves. He identifies attendees’ thoughts and ideas that are already in their heads – minds eager to believe the impossible and those ready to take a journey that they will remember for a lifetime

Session Type: Seminar

February 25th, 2022 | 5:00pm

Power Meeting 2022 Closing Remarks

Power Meeting 2022 Closing Remarks

Session Type: Meeting

February 25th, 2022 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Power Meeting 2022 Closing Reception

The time has come to say good-bye…until next year…and so good to see you! Wind up Power Meeting 2021 with a bit of fun and lots of great memories. Put on your party pants for now…it’ll soon be time to relax – just make sure you make the most of this final networking opportunity which will certainly be enjoyed by all!

Session Type: Reception
Beth A Dobkin

Ask me thirty years ago and I assure you I would not have predicted that I would have built a career in the plumbing industry. Yet here I am through ups and downs with the knowledge that comes from 16 years of successful business ownership, 28 years of management and 16 years of consulting experience. Now don't blame me for this but I am a Jersey girl, born and raised in the farmlands. I met my husband through their family plumbing business where I worked as a bookkeeper. We moved to California to the Silicon Valley in 1982 but soon decided that Sacramento would be home for our family and plumbing service company. As our family grew so too did our business. We added HVAC service in 1998. Fast forward to 2000. We successfully sold our business to a fortune 500 company. They hired us to stay on and manage their new investment making me the General Manager where I remained for the next 4 1/2 years. In 2005 I decided change was in the air. I left the service side of the business and became a business coach for a national plumbing franchisor. With a passion for training and developing people, I was responsible for creating and presenting programs related to our industry and the customer service experience including technician, business development, customer loyalty and basic training. Other duties included creating content and confirming accuracy of public relations and marketing materials, development of new national accounts and working with vendors to develop partnerships. Working with business owners is very rewarding and has given me the opportunity to share my knowledge and skills, helping others make their dreams a reality. On April 1, 2012 I started my adventure with QSC. I can't promise that the road will be easy but nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished in a day. Beth's motto, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain." Vivian Greene

  • Session Name: Q-List Live Roundtable Discussions
    Role:   Session Leader
Les Hanks

Les Hanks joined Quality Service Contractors on June 1, 2013 and serves as the Business Management Coach for a variety of services, such as comprehensive business analysis, strategic planning, competitive analysis, program/seminar development and more. Les is a proud 1988 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance. An expert in building solid relationships with people has led Les to a successful career as a Business Coach and Consultant. He also has prior experience as the Marketing Manager for a major life insurance company as well as leadership positions in the retirement plan administration and petroleum tax consulting industry. Prior to coming to QSC, Les was a Regional Manager/Business Coach for Mr. Rooter Corporation for over 6 years. His travels took him throughout the west coast and the Midwest, and he was honored to have been involved in the growth and success of many franchises. Les was honored as Mr. Rooter Corporation Team Member of the Year in 2011. Being blessed with excellent written and oral communication skills, relationship building skills, creativity, training skills and a knack for teaching financial concepts is the secret of his success. Les takes great pride and joy in helping business owners succeed in life and in business, and has seen many of the current QSC members he works with enjoy growth and expansion. Les is married to his best friend Christine, has 4 wonderful children, and resides in Waco, TX. His passion outside of family and work is all things Aggie sports, especially football. Les published a book in 2015 called C.H.R.I.S.T. The Pillars of Rock Solid Relationships. It is available on Amazon for those interested in a short, but powerful book on the secret of great relationships in life and business.

  • Session Name: Q-List Live Roundtable Discussions
    Role:   Session Leader
Bernie Markstein, Ph.D

Bernard M. Markstein is President and Chief Economist, Markstein Advisors, an economic consulting company providing analysis and forecasts of the national economy and construction activity. Dr. Markstein’s experience includes analysis and research in housing, residential and nonresidential construction, real estate, financial markets, macroeconomic issues, and regional markets. Dr. Markstein has appeared on Bloomberg Business, CNBC, Fox Business, and Nightly Business Report (PBS). Among publications where he has been quoted are the New York Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. He is a regular participant in the quarterly Bankrate Economic Indicator survey. Prior to being an economic consultant, Dr. Markstein was U.S. Chief Economist for Reed Construction Data (now ConstructConnect) where he analyzed, commented on, and forecasted residential and commercial construction activity. Before that, Dr. Markstein was Senior Economist and Vice President, Economic Forecasting and Analysis, for the National Association of Home Builders, providing analysis on national and regional housing issues, on developments and trends in the multifamily housing market, and on the forces affecting building materials prices. Dr. Markstein has also held positions as Chief Economist for Meridian Bancorp, Inc. based in Reading, PA., manager of the Financial Forecasting Service for Chase Econometrics (now IHS Global Insight), and as Assistant Professor at Temple University’s Department of Finance in the School of Business. Among his professional activities, Dr. Markstein has served as the Chair of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Real Estate/Construction Roundtable and as Chair for the NABE Financial Roundtable. Dr. Markstein also served as Chair of the Economic Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, and is a former president of the Philadelphia Council for Business Economics. Dr. Markstein received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University and a Doctorate in Economics from Yale University.

  • Session Name: State of the P-H-C Economy
    Role:   Session Leader
Rick Mears

Rick Mears joined Quality Service Contractors on January 18, 2021 and serves as the Business Management Coach. Rick lives just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah in Stansbury Park – a once small little community on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake. Rick was born and raised in Sandy, Utah where he graduated from high school and then attended the University of Utah (Go Utes!) Rick has a BS degree in Business Finance and his original plan was to trade stock or work as an investment broker. While attending college Rick got a job with a local HVAC supplier and the rest is history. He spent 5 years working as an HVAC distributor then was offered a V.P. position with a local HVAC company where he worked for 3 years. He then accepted a position with the Dwyer Group as a business coach where he worked for 3 years before starting his own HVAC company. For the past 20 years Rick has owned and operated his own heating company in Woods Cross, UT which he was fortunate enough to sell to his nephew, thus keeping his dream alive of passing it down to the next generation. Rick has lived in Utah, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Oklahoma, but his roots are in Utah. He is married to Kammi Mears and together they have (6) children, a son-in-law, and a beautiful new grandson. They are literally the Brady Bunch with (3) boys and (3) girls. The boys are easier! Rick’s simple pleasure in life is his family. Living in Utah (“The Greatest Snow on Earth”), all kids were taught how to ski right after they could walk. Unfortunately, all the children have migrated to the darker side and now snowboard. Only Dad and Mom believe in two planks. Rick and his family also enjoy scuba diving and water skiing where all household money and leisure time is spent on the lake, the slopes, or under the water. Annual trips include weekly excursions to Cancun in the winter and Lake Powell to start the summer. Family scuba has taken them to Belize, Cancun, Catalina, Costa Rica, Sint Marteen, and even Utah. A little accolade – all of Rick’s children have graduated from high school with perfect 4.0’s. This is something he takes pride in and figures if the last child makes it out of high school with a 4.0, then the school should erect some sort of statue in his honor. Rick’s family life couldn’t be more varied. His oldest daughter Breanna is just starting medical school, loves concerts, and worries if she isn’t studying enough. The oldest son Tanner graduated from high school with academic and sports honors and is now working on a bio-med degree. The middle daughter Jocee graduated from high school, started college, and finished her first year married. Her hard studying turned into a new son-in-law and grandson, who are perfect fits. The middle son Travler (Rick’s wife named him) recently completed boot camp and is now stationed with the Army in Killeen, TX. Rick’s youngest daughter is graduating from high school this year and plans to immediately move out for college. The youngest boy Zachary is a freshman in high school and looking forward to driving. For the record, when the two oldest boys left home the family saved about $1,000.00/month in food. Cereal lasts forever, milk spoils, and bread gets moldy without them around.

  • Session Name: Q-List Live Roundtable Discussions
    Role:   Session Leader
Rod Robison

Rod Robison’s Mentallusions is an interactive show full of humor, illusion, and mind-bending mentalism. As a mentalist, Rod doesn’t keep his tricks up his sleeves. What he needs to entertain you is already in your head – minds eager to believe the impossible and ready to take a journey you will remember a lifetime.

  • Session Name: The Magic of Building and Maintaining Healthy Emotions
    Role:   Session Leader
Mark Valentini, MPP

Mark Valentini was recently selected to serve as Director of Legislative Affairs for PHCC in March 2019. He joins us from the transportation sector, where his focus was on workforce and infrastructure policy issues for the U.S. trucking industry. During his tenure with the trucking industry he advocated on issues related to small business, workforce and training (including apprenticeships), highways and infrastructure, and vehicle automation. Prior to his tenure in transportation he represented the insurance and financial services industry on tax and regulatory matters. He started his career in politics having served as a staffer in the United States Senate and subsequently as a campaign fundraiser for several House and Senate campaigns and leadership PACs. Mark is a graduate of George Mason University and proud native of Northern Virginia where he currently resides with his family.

  • Session Name: Legislative Update
    Role:   Session Leader