Oregon Hearth, Patio  
& Barbecue Association

  Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17, 2018

OHPBA Spring Conference

Antique Powerland, Antique Truck Museum

3995 Brooklake Rd NE, Brooks, OR

VIDEO of why you should attend: Click HERE

Attendees, Register on line: Click HERE

Register Exhibit Tables: Click HERE

In support of Operation Barbecue Relief

Don't Miss this Great Conference!

  •           Learn to invest in your team to grow them (and your bottom line)
  •        Discover how basic financial responsibility means more profit
  •        How to hire and grow your installation team for longevity

Team up with other dealers during breakout sessions to analyze and apply what has been learned so that you have a leg up in your market. Listen to the latest from HPBA in regards to government affairs and be in the know

If you don’t act now it could get worse. Advertising dollars are becoming less effective every day, employee’s needs are changing from years past and most businesses have not set themselves up for a profitable sale. You can change that.

There is no better value for you and your employees than the OHPBA Spring Conference. If all you got was motivation out of your employees it would be worth it, but you’ll also hear from national experts in regards to finance, profit and legacy. This can change your business if you choose to act on it.


Blue Collar Proud! Meet this awesome team of marketing and web developers from Spark Marketer - Taylor Hill and Carter Harkins.  They will also be presenting at the National Chimney Sweep Guild Convention in Portland later that week. They came down early just for us! Join us for our reception Monday night at Vagabond Brewing in Salem. Enjoy a flight of beer samples and a burger while our speakers present a short session called, Blue Collar Proud: 10 Principles to build a kick-ass business you can be proud of. The session is based on the title of their book under the same name. 

On Tuesday, the guys are back to give some inspiring presentations: If You Like Money, You Love Numbers, and I Can Prove It! For the hiring one; Leaders Lead Cultures, Not Companies and Leaders Lead Cultures, Not Companies, a information packed presentation on hiring and growing your team.

Other topics include: 

Government Affairs Lightning Round - John Crouch, HPBA.  This session will review a wide variety of projects, programs and initiatives led by HPBA. We will also go over a myriad of government affairs issues that will have a huge impact on retailers. 

How to Have Business Success in the Changing Landscape - Tim Reed. Tim will present this at the EXPO in Nashville. If you didn't go, catch it at our conference!

Energy Trust of Oregon Update - Erik Falk, Energy Trust of Oregon. Review of the ETO's programs and incentives.

Utility Update from Northwest Natural and Our Low Carbon Pathway (Less We Can) - John Frankel, NW Natural. 

Update from Operation Barbecue Relief - Tim Lambert, Northwest Coordinator.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Jotul Hearth Products

M&G Duravent
Napoleon Hearth Products
Northwest Natural
Olympia Chimney Supply
Operation Barbecue Relief
Energy Trust of Oregon
Tri-State Distributors


Click HERE For a downloadable schedule

Monday: 6-9 pm - Reception, Vagabond Brewing 2195 Hyacinth St NE #172, Salem - Sponsored by Northwest Natural


7:30 - 8:00 Registration

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast, coffee mingle, visit exhibits. Enjoy a great hot breakfast provided by Sassy Onion Catering and mingle with exhibitors, members and speakers.  

8:30 – 9:30 Hiring and Growing Your Team – Carter Harkins and Taylor Hill  - Sponsored by Jotul Hearth Products

9:30 – 10:00 BREAKOUT Session #1 – Breakouts are small groups that you will discuss the session with your colleagues (in addition, Roger S. to lead a concurrent session on setting your business up for profitable sale)

10:00 - 10:15 Break with Exhibitors - Sponsored by M&G Duravent

10:15 - 11:15 Hot Spot Presentation 2.0 (2018 Update) - Troy Olsen

11:15 – 12:00 Gov. Affairs Lightning Round (15 min on each topic - Net Zero, HPBA Gov Affairs, Cordwood Study) - John Crouch

12:00-12:45 *LUNCH* Energy Trust of Oregon Update - Eric FalkUtility Update from Northwest Natural and Our Low Carbon Pathway (Less We Can) - John Frankel  - Sponsored by Olympia Chimney Supply                        

12:45 - 1:00 Break with Exhibitors

1:00 - 2:00 Financial Responsibility for more Profit - Carter Harkins and Taylor Hill

2:00 – 2:15 BREAKOUT #2

2:15 - 3:15 Success in the Changing Landscape - Tim Reed

3:15 – 3:30 BREAKOUT #3

3:30 – 3:45 Break with Exhibitors - Sponsored by Napoleon Hearth Products

3:45 – 4:15 Q & A Panel: Marketing, Sales and Employee Retention -Tim Reed, Carter Harkins and Taylor Hill, Distributor/Manufacturer Rep

4:15 Happy Hour with Vendors/Sponsors - Sponsored by Napoleon Hearth Products

4:30 - 5:30 - OHPBA Board Meeting

Take control of your business and REGISTER today! Or...

Click HERE to mail in your registration 


For information on exhibiting at the conference, Click HERE. Indoor and covered outdoor booth spots available!

Pics: Vagabond Brewing, interior, Truck Museum Conference Center, Truck Museum Interior.

OHPBA, PO Box 135, Salem, OR 97308-0135, 503-585-8254, www.ohpba.org

Affiliated with Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, Arlington, VA  www.hpba.org

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