By Michael Copp, Executive Vice President
When it comes to giving our members the power to succeed, PHCC truly means business. In the past year, your association implemented numerous new programs and opportunities to connect our members with a powerful network of professionals, help them maintain high standards, safeguard their interests, and provide them with the best education and training in the industry.
Among PHCC’s top accomplishments this past year:
- Gaining influence in Washington on infrastructure and workforce matters, including participating in a White House Economic Summit and signing the White House’s Pledge to America’s Workers, committing to train 75,000 workers over the next five years.
- Increasing education offerings through PHCC’s new Education & Training Department, giving PHCC member access to code training, industry partner education and a new full suite of professional online education options offered by DeVry University with an opportunity to earn a degree.
- Adding cost-saving programs for members, including consumer financing plans through the GreenSky® Loan Program and fuel discount programs through ExxonMobil.
- Expanding corporate partnerships by most recently elevating Bradford White to a strategic partner and Rheem as an HVAC Corporate Partner.
- Taking PHCC’s online Plumbing Business Interest Group (BIG) “live,” adding to the current line-up of the HVAC BIG and the Technology BIG.
- Publishing an updated edition of the PHCC history book, A Heritage Unique – with new highlights from 1999-2018 and available in both print and digital
- Proactively engaging with regulatory agencies and key lawmakers on crucial issues such as America’s infrastructure needs, a regulatory environment that promotes fair competition, and affordable health care access for small businesses.
For a more comprehensive look at our accomplishments this past year, check out PHCC’s 2018-2019 Annual Report, available here.
In 2020, we have even more exciting initiatives underway, including taking on critical challenges such as workforce development, apprentice ratios, unfair utility competition, aging infrastructure and other difficulties impacting PHCC members. To help us continue momentum on issues like these, bring your voice to Washington for PHCC’s 2020 Legislative Conference on May 19-20!
Plus, mark your calendars now for PHCCCONNECT2020, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Dallas, Texas. This annual conference is your best opportunity all year long to learn what you need to strengthen your business moving forward. Plan to join us and expand your vision of success!
If you are a member of PHCC, consider expanding involvement with your association in 2020 so that you receive the full value of membership in the new year. If you are not a member of PHCC, we encourage you to join our organization and be an integral part of our important movement to protect professionalism. Check out all we have to offer via www.phccweb.org/become-a-member, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-533-7694.