Sponsor Request Info for WSA’s 2017 Sweeper Roundup

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We invite you to be a sponsor for America’s first-ever, independent  conference for power sweeping contractors.

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by Ranger Kidwell-Ross, Executive Director World Sweeping Association

WSA’s Upcoming Sweeper RoundupTM Marks An Industry First

We couldn’t be more excited about bringing the first manufacturer-independent national conference and trade show to the sweeping industry! Although such an event has been a topic of conversation among contractors and others for many years, the daunting enormity of the task has kept such an event from happening. Until now.

This first-year event is being made possible by the support of the World Sweeping Association’s Advisory Board – especially from the Sweeper Roundup’s host contractor, Gale Holsman of American Sweeping, Inc. All sweeping contractors, manufacturers and suppliers are invited to attend the WSA Sweeper Roundup this coming September 15-17th in Kansas City.

The agenda is set for a get-together that will emphasize both education and fun. Many thanks to the following ‘early bird’ sponsor companies, each of whom has pledged $2,000 toward the success of this first Sweeper Roundup.

If you want to know more about being a Roundup sponsor, please let me know via email sent to director@worldsweepingpros.org or by calling on my direct line, 360.724.7355 (9-5, Pacific Time Zone).

WSA’s Sweeper RoundupTM Agenda

Friday, September 15th; 6:30pm

Junkyard Wars LogoOpening Night Event: Contractors will be bused from their hotel to our opening night event, which will take place at a local area restaurant. There will be a no-host bar and a special screening of the 2002 episode of The Learning Channel’s “Junkyard Wars” television show that featured the building of two street sweepers, which were then pitted against each other in a ‘sweep-off.’ Click here if you want to review WorldSweeper.com’s coverage of the event.

The episode pitted a team of ‘gearheads’ led by former Elgin Sweepers’ engineer, Brian Giles, against a similar team led by Schwarze Industries’ vice-president, Jim Adair. Gale Holsman, our Roundup host contractor, acted as judge for the entertaining and often hilarious show

Saturday, September 16th: Morning Seminar Sessions
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Educational Seminar Sessions: On Saturday morning, starting at 8am, we will offer a series of four seminars in two different time slots, 8am – 9:30 and 10am – 11:30. These are:

8am – 9:30am

• Building a Foundation for Sweeping Company Profitability presented by Gale Holsman, President of American Companies (30+ years experience)

• Marketing in the 21st Century presented by Ranger Kidwell-Ross, Editor of WorldSweeper.com and Director of WSA (28 years experience) and Shannon Holsman, Marketing Manager, American Sweeping, Inc. (30+ years experience)
10am – 11:30am

• Maintenance to Minimize Downtime and Maximize Vehicle Longevity presented by Melvin Cason, ASCE-Certified Technician, Clean Sweep, Inc. (40+ years experience)

• Maximizing Profit by Leveraging Existing Customers presented by Michael Nawa, president of Custom Maintenance Services, Inc. (30+ years experience).
Saturday, September 16th: Afternoon Sessions

Noon – 1:30: ‘Lunch-and-Learn’ Roundtable. This will be moderated by Ranger Kidwell-Ross and with WSA Advisory Board Members and manufacturers’ representatives available to answer questions.

Gail's HD Logo• 1:30 – 4:30: Sweeper Rodeo and Demonstrations. This will be held on the expansive property of Gail’s Harley Davidson, one of America’s largest Harley Davidson dealerships. The entertaining Sweeper Rodeo will be held at the dealership’s lower motorcycle training area, with sweeper demonstrations and viewing on the upper parking lot and street area.

• 4:30 – 5: Attendees Bused Back to Hotels. Attendees will have an hour-and-a-half on their own to prepare for the evening BBQ and events.
Saturday, September 16th: Evening Events

Holsman Stables6 – 10: BBQ, Live Music and Bonfire at Holsman Stables. The Roundup’s evening event will be held in a country setting at the rural Holsman Stables. Attendees will be bused from their hotels to the venue, at which there will be a live band, sweepers on display, a campfire and hayrides. At this event prizes for the Rodeo winners (and big losers…) will be presented and attendees should expect a number of other fun surprises – including a reprise of “The Sweeper Band.”

Although attendees may stay as late as they’d like, the band will quit at 10pm. Buses will be available throughout the evening to take people back-and-forth to their hotel.

Sunday, September 17th: Farewell, Bon Voyage, Adieu

Personal Demonstrations and Last Minute Info and Assistance. WSA and Roundup Staff will be available at host hotels to assist the needs of any attendees. Individual, manufacturer-led, sweeper demonstrations may be held and/or scheduled for different times on Sunday.

Please Join Us as a Sponsor!

WSA LogoWe couldn’t be more excited about organizing the first-ever, independent power sweeping conference, WSA’s 2017 Sweeper Roundup. Signup links will be available soon, with accommodations at host hotel, Holiday Inn Express, negotiated at $99 to $109. To spur attendance, the investment for attending the Roundup will start at only $99/person for early-bird registration.

WSA is taking a big step here, and it would be great to at least break even on hosting the Roundup. Any and all donations will be appreciated, acknowledged and, in the event extra monies are collected, deposited into the World Sweeping Association’s Memorial Scholarship Fund. If you or your organization donates $2,000 or more:

• Your logo/name will be included on our advertising, banners, posters, etc. • We will announce and thank you for your donation at the event. • You will receive two passes to the Roundup. • You will receive a Sponsor Certificate. Thanks in advance for considering sponsorship of WSA’s 2017 Sweeper Roundup. To get your questions answered and to arrange for your donation, please contact me via email sent to director@worldsweepingpros.org or by calling on my direct line, 360.724.7355 (9-5, Pacific Time Zone). Remember, if you’re a contractor then another way to participate is to join the World Sweeping Association. Here is where you can review the many benefits of WSA membership.

Good Sweeping, Ranger Signature
Executive Director, World Sweeping Association Editor, WorldSweeper.com

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