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Tuesday, July 1

7:30 - 8:55 am

Breakfast & Annual Business Meeting

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Final Exhibit Showing & New Product Theater

Used Equipment Trading Post

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Optional Tour—Trinity Church & Boston Public Library—Back Bay ArchitectureTOUR CANCELLED

Explore two famous landmarks in Copley Square.

  • Trinity Church has been among the “top ten” architecturally significant buildings in America for more than 100 years! Dedicated in 1877, this celebrated example of Richardsonian Romanesque presented a bold, new face for ecclesiastical architecture. (Learn more at http://trinitychurchboston.org/art-history.)
  • Boston Public Library was proclaimed a “palace for the people” when it opened in 1895 with such novel features as a children’s room–the nation’s first–and a sculpture garden reminiscent of a Renaissance cloister. Tour highlights include the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, and works of famed sculptors and painters.

Enjoy free time browsing Newbury Street’s shops and boutiques before returning to your hotel (see www.newburystreetleague.org).

(Travel takes about 5 minutes each way.)

Price: $30 per person

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Optional Tour—Boston's North End Culinary Tour

Boston’s historic North End offers the colorful sights, tantalizing aromas and authentic tastes of America’s most vibrant Italian neighborhood! 

  • Discover pasticcerias that serve the best biscotti, amaretti, sfogliatelle, cassata, taralli, cannoli and other confections. 
  • Visit an authentic salumeria in search of the best olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese, prosciutto and pasta; a 70-year-old coffee and spice shop; and an Old World candy store.
  • Learn how to select aperitivi to begin, wine to complement, and digestivi to conclude your meal. 
  • Enjoy an espresso or glass of prosecco at a trattoria, and free time exploring the area. Ciao! 
  • Learn more at www.northendboston.com.

(Travel takes about 15 minutes each way; lunch is “on your own”; wear comfortable shoes; not suitable for children.)

Price: $85 per person

11:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Optional Tour—The Sons of Liberty Throw a Tea Party!

Discover how some discontented colonists sparked the American Revolution! 

  • The Old South Meeting House tells the inspiring story of how the colonists’ protest of British rule and demand for free speech began with the Townshend Act of 1767, was enflamed by the Boston Massacre in 1770, and culminated with the Boston Tea Party in 1773. (Learn more at www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org.)
  • The Old State House also played a prominent role in the American Revolution. Explore two floors of exhibits and interactive displays geared to families with children. (Learn more at www.bostonhistory.org/?s=osh or www.revolutionaryboston.org.)
  • Aboard the floating Tea Party Ships Museum you’ll meet colonists, explore authentically restored ships, and even dump some tea–as the Sons of Liberty did one fateful night in December of 1773. View the stirring documentary, “Let It Begin Here,” enjoy a spot of tea, and browse in the gift shop! (Learn more at www.bostonteapartyship.com.)

(Travel takes 10 minutes each way; have lunch beforehand; wear comfortable shoes; not suitable for children under 5.)

The Old State House isn’t accessible by wheelchair or scooter.

Price: $76 per person

12:15 - 2:15 pm

Luncheon & Speaker—Economic Update 2014: Global & Regional

Hear this highly rated economist discuss the global industrial outlook while also focusing on various regional economic trends. What is the current state of the economy and how does he see it changing in the next year? And the year following? What action items should you consider to maximize your company’s profitability for the short- and long-term? By popular demand, we’ve expanded the speaker’s time slot to allow for plenty of Q&A.

Brian Beaulieu
Institute for Trend Research
Boscawen, NH

2:30 - 3:45 pm

Exclusive Industry Research: What Does Your Customer Base Anticipate Needing in the Future?

This session will highlight research EASA and CFE Media recently conducted of your customer base:

  • Do they anticipate outsourcing more services in the near future?
  • How do they see their decisions regarding repair/replace changing in the future?
  • What criteria do they use today in selecting a service center? Will the future look different?
  • How focused are they on environmental policies and practices, and how do they see this changing?
  • Is their maintenance budget changing?

And much more feedback you need to know!

Jerry Peerbolte
J. Peerbolte & Associates
Fort Smith, AR

Education Session—Reclosure: How it Happens and What to Do About It

Reclosure occurs when power to a motor is briefly interrupted and restored before the magnetic field has fully collapsed in the motor’s winding. If this occurs while the applied power is out of phase with the collapsing field, significant damage can result. This session will address how this can happen and what measures can mitigate damage potential. It will include:

  • Reclosing a switch or breaker before the magnetic field collapses
  • Utilities’ automatic reclosure
  • Contactor “chatter”
  • Determining the time constant
  • Remedies
    • Time delay
    • Zero crossing

Jim Bryan
EASA Technical Support Specialist
St. Louis, MO

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Closing Speaker—Leading Excellence

Employees watch to see how committed we are as leaders and take their cue directly from us. As customer expectations are at an all-time high and business competition is fierce, exemplary leadership today is critical. This presentation helps today’s leaders step into their multifaceted role as visionary, facilitator and idea champion. Attendees will discover:

  • The benefits of leadership that creates a culture of accountability among employees
  • How to build organizational commitment to a vision
  • Specific “walk the talk” leadership behaviors that reinforce organizational values

Dennis Snow
Snow Associates
Orlando, FL

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Closing Reception

Unwind with fellow members at this evening’s reception. There’ll be cocktails and tasty treats, as well as pleasant background music that won’t overwhelm your conversations! It’ll be the perfect way to spend your final evening in Boston.

(Suggested dress: Business casual.)