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MNLA E-Training, Project Plant

Snow & Ice Summit 2018

Date: 
09/18/2018
Event Type: 
MNLA Events

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED AT 12:00 NOON ON MONDAY, SEPT. 17. YOU CAN REGISTER ON-SITE ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 18.

Plan to attend for all you need to know for the business of snow!  This event includes a Trade Show for snow contractors, as well as Snow Industry Education.

Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Location:
The Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Lansing, MI
9410 Davis Hwy.
Dimondale, MI 48821

Pricing: MNLA Member $45, Non-Member $65

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 
8:30a - 9:00aRegistration and Breakfast
9:00a - 11:00aJob Costing and Estimating Essentials for Snow – Robert Smart
•Breaking down costs for equipment, materials and factoring those costs into a bid
•Understanding winter weather variability and ensuring snow estimates are based upon averages
•Creating a standard method for snow estimating that takes into account costs, weather, site complexity, and capacity
•Understanding the various types of contracts out there and how estimates can be created to meet those needs
11:00a - 12:30pIndoor Trade Show
12:30p - 1:00pLunch
1:00p - 3:00pPre-Season Snow Operations and Safety, Liability, and Risk Management Best Practices – Robert Smart

THANK YOU TO OUR SNOW & ICE SUMMIT SPONSORS!

LUNCH SPONSOR:

(Platinum Sponsorship Partner)

 EDUCATION SPONSOR:


BREAKFAST SPONSOR:

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lansing - 9490 Woodlane Dr., Dimondale, MI 48821 | P: 517.646.7000



Robert Smart of Rich Arlington & Associates is a certified snow professional (CSP) and an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician (OCNT) who possesses a wealth of industry experience.  As a consultant with Rich Arlington & Associates, a firm dedicated to providing those in the landscape and snow management industries with specialized training and consultation on every facet of their business, Smart travels throughout North America speaking to contractors and facility management on a wide range of industry topics.  

In 1986, Smart’s entrepreneurial spirit launched Yard Smart, Inc, and then in 2004 he started Sun Smart, LLC, Smart Associates, LLC and Port Clinton Properties, LLC. In 2007, after 21 years of managing Yard Smart’s marketing, sales, HR, growth, and systems development, Smart sold the 1.8+ million dollar company and launched three new companies; Smart Scapes Landscaping, Inc. Smart Snow and Ice Management and Mr. Yard Inc.   Today, he is president and owner of Mr. Yard Inc., a full service landscape supply company serving both retail and contractor customers, and Smart Scapes Landscaping, a full service landscape management company with a commercial snow division serving the Cleveland and Northeastern Ohio area.  

Smart is a past Board member and Past President of the National Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) and he sits on several SIMA committees, including the certification, conference and mentor program.  He is a team teacher/speaker of SIMA’s Build-A-Bid and Beyond-A-Bid Educational Seminars.  While active with SIMA, Bob has received the following awards: SIMA Excellence in Business (2004), SIMA Top Recruiter (2004 & 2005), SIMA Volunteer of the Year (2005), Appreciation for his service and dedication on the SIMA Board of Directors (2010-2017), and the Board Chair Award (2015-2016).

Smart is also an active member of numerous industry associations such as PLANET, the Ohio Landscape Association (OLA), the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA), Ohio Lawn Care Association (OLCA), Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF), and is also a part of Meyer’s Official Test Plow Company Program.