Keynote speaker and entrepreneur Weldon Long set the stage for his motivational address by playing drums to two Van Halen tunes before and at the conclusion of his talk.
Weldon Long on Positive Thinking
A major portion of Weldon Long's keynote address was that our thoughts dictate much of what we become in life. It's been proven many times over, by those who have both succeeded and failed.
Following his presentation, Weldon Long signed free copies of his book, "The Upside of Fear."
Another show presenter, consultant, entrepreneur and author Mark Matteson, also signed free copies of his books "It's About Time" and "Freedom from Fear" for interested CLL attendees.
Vicki LaPlant Enters Hall of Fame
Consultant Vicki LaPlant was inducted into the Contracting Business HVAC Hall of Fame, for a life devoted to training and counseling contractors in business skills.
Terry McIver presents Vicki with a beautiful glass crystal award, the most impressive award we have ever given to any past Hall of Fame inductee.
Residential Contractor of the Year
Pioneer Heating & Cooling of Knoxville, Tenn. is the Contracting Business Residential HVAC Contractor of the Year. The company came to prominence under the guidance and hard work of Gordy Noe. Mike Conley is general manager, who is helping guide the company into the future. Here is Conley with CB Executive Editor Terry McIver.
The New Flat Rate
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The logical choice for our annual show party? The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. This event was sponsored by NORTEK, Emerson, and RIDGID. Thank you!
New Press Tool from RIDGID
Rob Trefz of RIDGID was giving demonstrations of the RP241, the newest press tool from RIDGID.
Emerson at Hall of Fame
As part of its promotions for Sensi WiFi programmable thermostat, Emerson provided grab-bags containing a variety of prizes.
Guests at the Hall of Fame included (l to r) Al Sheridan, Sal Carlino and Nick Casiano, with ACS Cooling, the largest HVAC distributor on Long Island.