Category : Sweeper Summit

Dec 2, 2019

Sweeper Summit 2019 Wrap-up


From the opportunity to share information and knowledge with fellow power sweeping company leaders, to fantastic educational opportunities with ideas that can be implemented immediately by Partners, the Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo, produced by 1-800-SWEEPER with Title Sponsor Elgin, has become a must-attend event. The following recap includes many of the highlights of this year’s successful event.

On Tuesday, the final in-person session was held for the inaugural class of 17 people who participated in the National Pavement Maintenance Leadership Academy, or NPMLA. This unique leadership training program was developed and implemented by 1-800-SWEEPER and John Lankford, of Premier Executive Forums, and Julie Kowalski, a highly accomplished performance strategist and speaker. Julie and John kicked off the Leadership Academy on February 15th, 2019 in Detroit, MI. Attendees had 3 sessions held “on location” with additional training through a combination of online classes, e-learning and individual and group coaching and mentoring sessions.

Benchmarking Amongst Peers

Tom Noon, of Industry Insights, presented the 1-800-SWEEPER Partners with their 2018-2019 Benchmarking results. Tom’s amazing session allowed participating partner companies to share detailed data which is then combined to present an amazing set of sweeping industry-specific statistics. This allows participants to see where their company is positioned within a multitude of financial metrics and industry key performance indicators related to costs, employment taxes and more. Highly anticipated each year, the Benchmarking study is a key benefit that sets 1-800-SWEEPER Partners apart from other companies in the power sweeping services industry.

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Oct 23, 2019

2019 Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo


The premier industry conference for sweeping contractors and manufacturers in North America will take place in Atlanta, GA in two weeks. Starting on November 7th, 2019, ​ the Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo will include an incredible line-up of heavy equipment manufacturers and service companies that cater specifically to the power sweeping industry.

The Sweeper Summit started in 2012 as 1-800-SWEEPER’s annual meeting and has grown to become not only an annual meeting, but an equipment show for the industry as well. This an annual must-attend event not only incorporates hands-on equipment displays but also has an educational component specific to the sweeping industry. Attendees learn from a variety of classes and panel discussions and enjoy networking with other professions who will share knowledge to help your business boom!

The complete agenda includes a welcome cocktail reception, equipment demonstrations, educational classes & industry-led panel discussions. Breakfast, lunch and a dinner reception for attendees is also included during the 2.5 day event.

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Nov 26, 2018

Sweeper Summit 2018 Recap


Well, another Sweeper Summit is in the books, but this year, we saw a lot of enhancements that re-branded the event as Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo Leadership Conference. This expanded format brought together over 125 leaders in the power sweeping service industry in beautiful Henderson, NV just outside Las Vegas.

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Dec 4, 2017

Sweeper Summit 2017 Wrap-Up


With over 120 attendees representing 42 different Member Partner companies and 17 Vendor Partners of 1-800-SWEEPER the 3-day, 2017 Sweeper Summit was a resounding success! For the fifth consecutive year, attendance at Sweeper Summit grew significantly, as did the opportunities for Partners to interact. Before the Summit even got underway, equipment manufacturer TYMCO hosted 1-800-SWEEPER Partners at the company’s Waco, TX training facility.

As in previous years, the Benchmark sessions started on the first official day, allowing participants to discuss in an open, non-competitive atmosphere key business costs for labor, insurance, equipment maintenance, tires, employee turnover, etc. as well as other, relevant metrics that drive bottom line profits and day-to-day operations within our niche sweeping service industry. This highly anticipated part of Sweeper Summit was again led by Tom Noon of Industry Insights.

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