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63rd Annual Spring Convention of MICA

President Matt Hymer and his wife, Holly, wish to extend a warm MICA invitation to you to join them as our association engages in “Moving Forward”.  One of the key benefits of belonging to MICA is your ability to work with fellow members to improve your business acumen and to better your industry.  Come and participate as we share ideas at our annual convention this June 22 – 25, 2020, at the Lodge of Four Seasons Resort, in Lake Ozark, Missouri.  Our 63rd Annual Spring Convention will be a special event, and one that you do not want to miss!  The timing and location of this year’s meeting is designed to allow those of you who would like to extend the meeting into a vacation time for the entire family to do so.  The Lake of the Ozarks area, coupled with the Lake, is ideal for a family getaway.  The Lodge of Four Seasons has been serving guests since 1965.  The 3,500-acre community of Four Seasons provides a family tradition of entrepreneurship, hospitality and entertainment to the Lake.  In 2016, the full-service, 358-room lodge underwent a complete remodeling with a $15 million renovation that transformed the resort inside and out, offering a contemporary lakefront destination at the Midwest Lake of the Ozarks.  Discover the beautiful waterfront resort on the edge of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.  The spectacular lakeside setting combines with warm hospitality and a host of resort amenities to deliver an unparalleled getaway destination.  Here you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds from affordable guest rooms to luxury suites, casual eating to American fine-dining and live entertainment, world-class event spaces and a luxury spa.  Golfers will delight in 54 holes of championship golf.  While their full service Marina provides access to a world of waterfront recreation, the Lodge of Four Seasons will surprise you at every turn.  Take in breathtaking lake views, admire the beautiful Japanese Gardens or choose your own thrilling Lake Ozark adventure beyond the resort.

 We have reserved a block of rooms at the Lodge.  Our convention rate is $179 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy, including the resort fee for run of the house rooms.  Specific room types are available upon request.  It is highly suggested that you book your hotel reservations now!  Call the reservations office at 888-265-5500 and ask for the Midwest Insulation Contractors Block.  Please note that we have blocked a limited number of rooms.  If you wait until the last minute to reserve your room, you run the risk that our block will be filled, and the hotel will not have any additional rooms available.  As we have stated in the past, if you reserve your hotel room now, you can always cancel it later, but you may not be able to reserve a room if you wait too long.  We will be monitoring our block and making room adjustments accordingly.  Our block of rooms will be released on May 20, 2020, but if you wait until May 20th, the block of rooms will be filled, and we may not be able to accommodate your needs.

 All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card at the time of reservation.  Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m.  Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled prior to 5 days of arrival will be subject to a one night room and tax cancellation fee.  Any reservations that fail to arrive on the scheduled arrival date will be considered a “No-Show” and one night’s room and tax will be posted to the individual’s credit card on file.

 The Board of Directors is most excited about the technical topics and speakers for the spring convention.  The topics and speakers were selected to help educate and inform you on a variety of industry topics pertinent to our current business climate.  We are going to have presentations that cover a wide array of topics that will help you grow your knowledge as a business professional.  Our opening keynote speaker is Dan Meers.  Dan Meers has been KC Wolf, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, for more than 25 years.  In 2006, he was selected as the first NFL mascot inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame.  Dan travels throughout the United States and the world entertaining thousands of people both in and out of costume.  He has performed in over 30 states and six different countries.

 On November 23, 2013, Dan Meers came within inches of losing his life while practicing a bungee jump and zip line stunt at Arrowhead Stadium… home of the Kansas City Chiefs.  What Dan anticipated being the thrill of a lifetime, ended up being the spill of a lifetime.  The stunt went terribly wrong, and Dan plummeted 75 feet before crashing into the stadium seats.  Miraculously, Dan survived.  He spent 9 days in the hospital and got some really big scars.  Dan smiles when he says, “Scars are just Tattoos that come with a Cool Story”.  During this powerful presentation Dan, shares his incredible story and the important lessons that he learned during his long road to recovery about leadership and about life.  His enthusiasm, optimism and love for life are contagious and make Dan an inspiration to all those he meets.  Whether you’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan or not, you’ll enjoy Dan Meers as he shares his unique wit and wisdom about life.

 The Board of Directors feels that each presentation will add value to your understanding of the technical topics discussed.  You will come away from the convention more informed and better prepared to successfully manage your business.  It is the Board’s intent to make this convention attractive to our membership in its location, cost and program content.  In this light, our registration fee has been adjusted to encourage additional member participation.  The registration fee is $625.00 for the first attendee from a member company.  Registration for all additional attendees from a given company is reduced to $600.  The registration fee is $1,200.00 for the first member and spouse registered from a member company.  Registration for all additional registered couples from a given company is reduced to $1,150.00.  This year we have included a children’s registration for the Welcome Reception and Farewell Brunch events only.  The fee is $30.00 to $60.00 per child.  The Board is delighted to offer this incentive for multiple attendees from member companies.  The benefit of joining an association comes from participating in association activities.

 Now is the time to plan for your participation at MICA’s 63rd annual spring convention.  Make your hotel reservations today by calling The Lodge’s reservation line at 888-265-5500.  Please join Matt, Holly, the entire Board of Directors and fellow MICA members in Lake Ozark, MO, June 22 – 25, 2020, for our annual spring convention and be a part of “Moving Forward”.

 

 

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