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By Connecticut Heating & Cooling Contractors Association

Inside this Issue‌ Golf Tournament Photos Upcoming Events Introducing The Silent Partner Marketing


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2017 Leadership President: Joseph DeFusco President Elect: Gary Pelletier Past President: Chris Perley Treasurer: Ralph Fico Secretary: Hank Cullinane

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Upcoming Events

Annual Holiday Extravaganza Saturday December 2nd 6PM-9PM Margaritaville at Mohegan Sun

Director: Bob Besaw Director: Jim Chard Director: Brent Davenport Director: Eric D’Eramo

January Dinner Meeting Thursday January 18th 5PM-8PM

Director: Jeff Leone Director: Bryan Mackenzie Director: Don Wheeler

Staff

License Prep Class 2018 Schedule Saturdays Only - 8AM to 4PM

Executive Director: Jennifer Jennings, jjennings@chcca.net

Courtyard Marriott Cromwell

Assistant: Victoria Herrmann, victoria@chcca.net

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Contact Us 2842 Main St, #259, Glastonbury, CT 06033 (860) 533-1163

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New Website CHCC has been diligently working to deliver a new user friendly website, features include:

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• Member Profiles • Multiple logins per company so

all employees can take advantage of benefits and member rates • Online Invoices and Payment

Options • Calendar Integration

Electronic Invoicing All emails will be sent directly through our Quickbooks, please make sure to check your spam folder.

Marketing Comfort Connection is our electronic publication marketing CHCC & Industry News, Educational Offerings, Event Announcements, Legislative Updates, Advertising, complete with a Code Corner and more… For advertising opportunities contact marketing@chcca.net. Do not forget to like us on Facebook to see event photos and association happenings!

Comfort Connection Advertising Rates Full Page - $100

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All PDF-Ready Ads due by the 25 of previous month!

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CHCC Golf Tournament Photos

Thank You to our Sponsors! PLATINUM F.W. Webb Company CASCO/SASCO STAR Supply Co. TECO

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GOLD ABCO Bender Johnstone Supply

SILVER Energize CT Federated Insurance Torrco

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Committee Reports Education

Golf

Brent Davenport - Chairman education@chcca.net

Keith Fuller - Chairman golf@chcca.net

Tim Davenport Memorial Scholarship CHCC and its sponsors will again, award 11 scholarship recipients, one junior student from each of the eleven Connecticut Technical High Schools with an HVAC program. This scholarship is designed to enhance the educational and workforce opportunities available to the students of Connecticut while providing incentive to stay in the trade.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities

After the dog days of summer come to a wrap and the crisp fall air sets in, CHCC will return to Lyman Orchard for our 20th Annual HVAC Golf Classic on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Our 2016 tournament proved to be our best attended yet with the need for a second pizza truck and a last minute open of a second course to accommodate our 176 golfers. We are looking forward to another repeat round. Register online before it sells out!

Membership Gary Pelletier - Chairman membership@chcca.net The Membership Committee is looking for committee members – seeking to have representation in each county. If you are interested in participating, please contact membership@chcca.net. This committee is responsible for seeking member input and feedback on events and programs, developing topic ideas for dinner meetings, networking event ideas and listening to the overall needs of the CT Contractors.

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NEW MEMBERS Home Comfort Heating & Cooling Solutions, LLC. SAMSUNG

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Code Hank Cullinane - Chairman codes@chcca.net Effective for all permit applications as of October 1, 2016, Connecticut has adopted the following approved codes:

2012 International Building Code

2012 International Residential Code

2014 NFPA 70 National Electric Code

2009 ICC / ANSI A117.1 - Accessible and Usable Building and Facilities

2012 International Existing Buildings Code

2012 International Mechanical Code

2012 International Fire Code

2012 International Plumbing Code

2012 International Energy Conservation Code

2012 NFPA Standard 101 - Life Safety Code

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Trade Show Don Wheeler -Chairman tradeshow@chcca.net Planning is underway for next year’s trade show! We would love to hear your feedback on what you enjoy about our event and what could use some work! If you have any location, food, guest speaker suggestions or just input in general, please email us at tradeshow@chcca.net!

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CHCC Government Affairs Report After being in session for only two months so far, the Connecticut General Assembly has been extremely busy with over 3,385 bills and resolutions already introduced. As the legislative committee work toward their deadlines, with most occurring by late March and early April, the number of bills still alive in the legislative process will certainly be whittled down. Meanwhile, much of the legislators’ attention over the next couple of months will be focused on developing the state budget. Last month, Governor Malloy outlined his biennial budget proposal, which calls for significant government spending reductions, changes to municipal aid distributions, relies on $700 million in anticipated savings from state employee labor concessions, and does not increase taxes on businesses. However, local officials are concerned about possible property tax increases that could result. So far, CHCC’s top legislative priority has been working on making beneficial changes to the apprenticeship hiring ratio. CHCC representatives have been actively participating in the ratio working group established by the Chairmen of the General Law Committee and we are confident that some changes to the hiring ratio will be moving forward this year, along with making the working group permanent in state statute to ensure that the legislature continues to look at this issue annually. Details of the proposal are still being worked out, but most likely they will move forward as part of Senate Bill 353. Additionally, CHCC recently testified on and was involved with working on language along with the Department of Consumer Protection on SB-830, “Supporting the Industry that Supports You”

An Act Concerning The Definition Of Sheet Metal Work, which attempts to update the definition of sheet metal work and the scope of the SM license category to reflect modern ductwork system materials and standards. Finally, CHCC continues to actively monitor and engage on other bills as they move through the Committee process, including issues related to the prevailing wage, the minimum wage, retainage on public projects, occupational licensing, and various pieces of clean energy legislation including the establishment of a residential property clean energy assessment and improvement program. Remember, as a CHCC member, you can view all of the bills being monitored, stay informed 24/7 on the latest status of any piece of legislation or find and email legislators with exclusive access to CHCC's online bill tracking system and legislative email center. A username and password is required. For more information and how to access, please contact Jenn Jennings. As always, if you have questions on legislation or regulations or if you would like more information on an issue, please feel free to contact the Government Affairs committee or CHCC’s lobbyist Andy Markowski at: (860) 256-8295 or aem@statehouseassociates.com.

Important Links Find Your Legislator Statehouse Associates – CHCC’s Lobbyist

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Our New Marketing Partner..

In its ongoing efforts to promote and advance the HVAC trade here in Connecticut, Connecticut Heating & Cooling Contractors Association (CHCC) Announces New Marketing Firm, The Silent Partner Marketing. Seeking furthered member engagement, with this new team on board The Silent Partner Marketing will help integrate new technology and analytics, and create a story telling culture into the Association's communications and marketing efforts. Who is The Silent Partner Marketing, Kyle S. Reyes, President and CEO of The Silent Partner Marketing, a nationwide marketing agency headquartered in Connecticut. Kyle is an acclaimed Keynote Speaker on entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing and social media. Some of you may have met Kyle as a keynote speaker at our October Dinner Meeting. The former Producer of News and Special Projects worked in broadcast journalism for nearly a decade. Kyle owns and operates a full service-marketing firm that has helped clients grow, increase sales and obtain national recognition. The CEO has appeared in multiple media outlets including, Fox and Friends, Varney & Company, Risk & Reward, The Kennedy Show, and Louder with Crowder. The marketing expert has also been quoted in outlets such as Aol.Com, Yahoo and Bloomberg Business. The Silent Partner is one of New England’s fastest growing marketing agencies. Known as the marketing firm that is a bit outrageous, The Silent Partner focuses on helping businesses grow in the digital age. They design and execute marketing strategies soup to nuts. The team handles everything from big picture marketing and digital assets to websites, video production, photography, advertising and writing. For more information, visit www.thesilentpartnermarketing.com. Together we will work to rebrand, provide greater benefit offerings, grow numbers and expand our lobbying power in 2018. Join us in welcoming Kyle and his Team, they will be at CHCC's Mingle & Jingle, December 2nd at Mohegan Sun. “Supporting the Industry that Supports You”

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