2019 Annual Meeting & Product Showcase




NEW DATES:  JUNE 4-5, 2019

Top Golf, Overland Park, KS

PARTICIPATE in Midwest HPBA’s most important annual event featuring important NSPS updates, expert speakers, sponsor showcase, Topgolf team building event, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Connect with Members in Our 4-State Region

Topgolf Team Building Event

Enjoy dinner, drinks and friendly team competition at our TopGolf team building event and sponsor product showcase.  Not a golfer, no worries.  This event will include not only TopGolf games but a trivia competition that each team will participate in.  This is also an excellent opportunity to view our sponsors’ products one last time before the selling season and network with members in our 4-state region.

Grow & Improve Your Business -  Education Sessions

Make It Easy: How to Sell More by Eliminating Customer Confusion

Tim Reed, Reed Marketing, LLC

There is an epidemic in our industry. Hearth companies are confusing customers out of buying their products every year by the thousands. The worst part is that most companies don’t even realize it–because it’s all that they’ve known. It’s the truth, hearth companies are confusing customers every day with confusing websites, insider language, complicated sales processes, difficult price quotes, and ineffective marketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can take control of your business and make it simple for customers to buy from you. Don’t waste another year doing the same old thing–letting your business run you! Rather, grow your business like never before, create a framework that can easily scale, maximize your marketing dollars, and make the money that you have always wanted.

Get the Heat Out of Here:  New Heat Movement Technology

Panel of Manufacturers

With all of the new technologies hitting the market, they can be intimidating to sell if you do not know all of the specifications.  This course will familiarize you with some of the new heat transfer technologies, such as Passive Heat, Heat Dump, Heat Zone and Cool Glass.  Learn how to market and sell this technology and proper installation of these products.  A variety of manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions on all of the new heat movement technologies.

Preparing for Success in the Changing Landscape

Tim Reed, Reed Marketing, LLC

Most hearth companies are losing a ton of money every year because of three things: Marketing, Sales and Employee Retention.  The landscape of business has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, and what used to work no longer does. This class will give you three things that will grow your business (and your pocket book) in the modern landscape of our industry:

• How to market effectively in all of today’s confusion
• How to increase your sales in spite of competition from the web 

• How to retain employees and turn them into brand ambassadors

MWHPBA & HPBA Update Breakfast

Bill Bathe, MWHPBA President & John Crouch, HPBA Director of Public Affairs

Take a few minutes to learn what is new in your affiliate and at HPBA national, what governmental regulations might affect our region and about your member benefits.

Your Advocate:  How HPBA is Helping You

John Crouch, HPBA Director of Public Affairs

NSPS, P.4, NRCan, ZNE?  What do these mean?  How do they affect me?  Keeping track of all that's happening across North America can be very confusing, but understanding is vital as so much of it is connected.  Here is your chance to get the overview you need, gain a better understanding of the basics, and learn about how these new regulations and trends will shape what you can sell in just two or three years.

Clear the Smoke!  What You Need to Know to Prepare for NSPS 2020

Speaker Panel to Include:  John Crouch, HPBA Director of Public Affairs, Tim Reed, Reed Marketing, LLC, Steve Brammer, Hearth & Home Technologies, and more

May 15th, 2020 is quickly approaching. If you start now, your business can come out stronger than ever.  Our panel of industry experts will give you tools and tips to help you prepare for the Step 2 deadline, such as how to move through existing inventory, EPA labeling requirements, preparing your showroom, EPA enforcement, where HPBA is on their efforts to extend the Step 2 deadline and more.

Can you afford not to attend this session?

Host Hotel - Discounted Room Rates

Hampton Inn Kansas City/Overland Park, KS

10591 Metcalf Frontage Road, Overland Park, KS 66212

MWHPBA has negotiated a discounted hotel room rate of $112 a night plus tax at the Hampton Inn for our out-of-town guests.  Deadline to receive the discount is May 17, so reserve your room today!

Call (913) 341-1551, press 1 and give reservations group code

MIDWEST HPBA BBQ to receive the discounted group rate.

Click Here to reserve your room online.

Schedule at a Glance


Same amount of education and networking, just in a new condensed timeframe.  Taking less time away from your business and customers!


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Make It Easy:  How to Sell More by Eliminating Customer Confusion

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Get The Heat Out of Here

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Preparing for Success in the Changing Landscape

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Topgolf Team Building Event


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

MWHPBA Update Breakfast Session

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Your Advocate:  How HPBA is Helping You

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Clear the Smoke!  What You Need to Know Prepare for NSPS 2020

Our Sponsors

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