Summer Snow Days


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Summer Snow Days is the inaugural tradeshow & education and networking event for snow professionals. Perfectly timed for the summer, this event will showcase new products and gather the best minds in the country to help you expand your snow operations and profits. The event will cover residential, commercial, municipal, and multi-family snow operations. There is no other snow event in the region that packs this much value into two days.


Summer Snow Days is for all types of snow professionals whether contractors, facilities and property managers, suppliers and manufacturers, or municipal employees. Come and explore the equipment, materials, and services available to improve operations and profits regardless of the snowfall totals.


Summer Snow Days

July 25-26, 2018

Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center

St. Charles, IL

Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Don Beebe
Enjoy Don Beebe’s life story of “Never Giving Up”.  The unlikely path of playing only 2 years of College football, in which one of those years was at a tiny NAIA school named Chadron State, to a 9-year NFL career and a Super Bowl Championship with the Green Bay Packers.


The keynote presentation will be July 25th at 9:00am.

Enjoy 2 days of education geared towards expanding your snow operations and profits when you purchase an education pass!

Be sure to purchase an education pass in order to attend these sessions. 

Wednesday, July 25th Education

Potential Game Changer – The Snow Removal Limited Liability Act
Sherm Fields, Acres Group and Kerry Bartell, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
The Snow Removal Limited Liability Act was signed into law in September 2016. This new law has a dynamic impact in regard to who assumes liability for accidents, slip and falls, etc. for snow contractors. While the law is favorable to contractors, it currently flies (for the most part) under the radar within our industry. This session discusses and answers questions that may help a contractor utilize this law to protect their business while potentially generate additional income and profit. We will look at the act from a legal, contractor, and client point of view.

Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM): A Framework for Professionalism
Phil Sexton, WIT Advisers
Learn how winter management contractors can develop a framework for professionalism by following the standards and guidelines of the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM)™ program and certifications for properties. You will learn how to educate your clients to predict their costs, control quality, and understand the environmental effects, business continuity issues and risks associated with managing winter storms and seasons.

Know Your Costs and Succeed in Snow
Jim Schwantz and Jon Schwantz, Acres Group
This two part session will deliver a budgeting strategy for hourly equipment and manpower costs for a snow operation. The goal of this strategy is to help manage cost and liability for a company’s snow operation. This strategy will include contract structuring, indemnification clauses, and other critical items related to a snow operation. It is important to achieve a fair profit for the contractor and quality service for the client. Ultimately success in snow should be measured in accomplishing both.

Winter Treatments and Applications
Diana Clonch, DW Clonch, LLC
What are the available options for snow and ice treatment? What do acceptable application rates look like? And how are they achieved? Are you considering using liquids or growing your use of liquids in your snow and ice operation? Build your understanding and knowledge base of treatments and application rates and see firsthand how others are making inroads by adding and/or expanding treatment types and applications.

Additional session topics include: lawsuit prevention, operations management, safety, sales and marketing, de-icer products, bidding and contract specifications. More sessions to be announced soon! 

Thursday, July 26th Education

Session Information Coming Soon!

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Want to learn more? Contact AnneMarie Drufke ( for further information about Summer Snow Days.

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