Member News

  • 09.01.20

    How a 401(k) Program Can Help Companies Attract and Retain Employees

    As we head into the latter part of 2020, many businesses are still trying to come to grips with whether they will be returning to offices or working remotely permanently.  They are trying to figure out the negative impacts, if any, of not being together in one location.  Members of the PHCC do not have that luxury.  As essential businesses, the pandemic did not allow for the luxury of working remotely.

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  • 08.07.20

    Temperature Assessment Devices

    There has been increased interest in temperature assessment devices as part of an overall COVID-19 response plan as businesses begin to reopen.  There is some hesitancy in using these instruments because in part as the Federal Drug Administration notes in its article, Non-contact Temperature Assessment Devices During the COVID-19 Pandemic, “Some studies suggest that temperature measurements alone may miss more than half of infected people.”

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  • 07.29.20

    Advocacy News

    The ILLICIT CASH Act in Defense Authorization Bill Poses Privacy Concerns

    Sometimes, policy proposals relevant to PHCC members can pop up in legislation that doesn’t exactly seem relevant. Such was the case with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense.

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  • 07.29.20

    Advocacy News

    Hassle-Free PPP Forgiveness, Second Shot of PPP for Struggling Businesses in Play

    Congress is in the midst of negotiating the next comprehensive COVID-19 economic relief package. Trump administration officials have been lobbying Congress on several key administration priorities, the top two being a payroll tax cut and automatic forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000.

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  • 07.15.20

    Are You Up for the [Best Practices Business] Challenge?

    Evaluate your business, profitability and your operations and receive a complimentary 30-minute coaching consultation call from one of our experienced QSC Business Coaches. Simply complete and submit the QSC Best Practices Business Challenge form, and we will be in touch with you to discuss opportunities. It’s that easy!

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  • 06.19.20

    PHCCCONNECT2020 Goes Virtual to Provide a Dynamic, Interactive Online Experience

    With the health and safety of attendees, staff and the public top of mind during the current public health crisis, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) announces that it will offer its annual conference, PHCCCONNECT2020, in a virtual format. The event, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1, will offer a valued-packed online program, full of high-quality education and networking opportunities.

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  • 05.28.20

    Advocacy News

    Legislation in House and Senate Provides PPP Flexibility

    Sen. Angus King (I-ME) and Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced legislation to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses that have taken advantage of the SBA program to help keep their companies afloat and employees on the payroll in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 05.28.20

    Advocacy News

    HEROES Act Passes House, Sets Stage for Phase 4 Negotiations

    On May 15, H.R.6800 (the HEROES Act) passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a party-line vote. It is a 1,815-page bill that primarily serves two purposes...

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  • 05.14.20

    PHCC Members Can Access Expanded Online Education Through DeVryWORKS Skills Gap Training

    PHCC members can now participate in a full suite of DeVry University online education options at a partner group registration rate and with the potential to earn a degree. Through a tailored partnership with a well-known education and training provider, PHCC members can access a wide array of DeVryWORKS Skills Gap Training online course modules.

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  • 04.16.20

    Advocacy News

    COVID-19: What Now?

    Roughly two weeks after President Trump signed the CARES Act into law to inject $2.3 trillion into the U.S. economy to keep it afloat, the $350 billion allocated for small business assistance is expected to dry up by the end of the week. As of close-of-business Wednesday, 1.52 million small businesses were approved for $324 billion in loans.

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