NIA's February 2018 E-News Bulletin
New Liability Insurance Offered Exclusively to NIA Members

NIA's Environmental/Pollution Liability Insurance Program, offered by Navigators and Alliant/Mesirow, is available exclusively for NIA members and offers supplemental protection and liability coverage.

Ensure your risk-management strategies are staying ahead of the curve with broad occurrence coverage for pollution incidences and protection for key pollution risk exposures. Additional details and an application are available on NIA's website. If you have questions, or need additional information, please email Matt Stevens, Alliant Americas, at  matthew.stevens@alliant.com

Click here to learn more
Seeking Member Input for Next IEAP Course Location

Help NIA select the location for the spring Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) 2-day training course! NIA offers at least 2 IEAP training courses each year, and the next class will take place in May or June. Please let us know which location you prefer:
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dallas, Texas

Please reply to training@insulation.org by Tuesday, February 13, and let us know which city works best for you! We also keep a list of individuals who are interested in taking a future IEAP class, so let us know if you would like to be added to the list.  

 

Click here to learn more about IEAP 

Have Fun and Do Good at NIA's Silent Auction for Operation Homefront and the NIA Foundation

A fun evening of competitive bidding takes place on Friday, April 20, at NIA's 4th Silent Auction, held on the final night of the 2018 Convention. Net proceeds from this biennial event will be split evenly between the NIA Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement and Operation Homefront.

Donations Make the Event Successful
The 2018 Silent Auction Task Force is actively seeking donations. Suggested donations include golf equipment or outings, trips or vacation home-stays, jewelry, designer handbags,  excursions, electronic items, sporting event tickets, spa packages, fine wine and spirits, and sports/entertainment memorabilia. Donors may also make cash donations, which NIA staff will use to purchase items for the auction on their behalf.

March 21: Deadline for item donations
March 28: Deadline for cash donations

If you would like to donate, please contact Aimee Doyle at events@insulation.org.

Learn more about Silent Auction

NIA Members Contribute to Hurricane Harvey Relief

In January, NIA was pleased to make a donation to the American Red Cross to assist in the continuing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Some of our members who were not able to attend the rescheduled Fall Summit in Houston, Texas, chose to have NIA donate their Fall Summit registration fee to the American Red Cross. We thank our members for their support of the continuing recovery efforts. 
Join Us in Warm and Sunny Orlando for the 2018 Convention

Registration Is Now Open
NIA's 63rd Annual Convention is taking place April 18-20, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, and will debut the new Wednesday-Friday schedule. Make plans now to extend your stay in this family-friendly location. The Mechanical Insulation Industry Perspective Panel will be a highlight this year, as well as 2 high-caliber keynote speakers. Click here for educational sessions and forum presentations.

Key Convention Deadlines
Travel Notification
Some NIA members have received solicitations from a travel scam. NIA members and attendees should only make their hotel reservations directly through the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress by calling 1-888-421-1442 and mentioning they are with the National Insulation Association. You can also make a reservation by clicking here.

Click here to download the brochure
Bonus Advertising Exposure in Insulation Outlook

Insulation Outlook New Opportunity: Insulation Essentials
The Insulation Outlook Insulation Essentials special advertising section is a brand-new industry showcase for new products and industry innovations, just like yours. Contact your advertising consultant Rob Glass today to have your company featured in the Insulation Essentials section.

Insulation Outlook April/May Special Convention Double Issue
The April/May issue of Insulation Outlook is NIA's 63 rd Annual Convention double issue focusing on the state of the industry. Receive bonus distribution at the Annual Convention when you advertise in this special issue!

Email ads@insulation.org
New Convention Sponsorship Opportunity: Escalator Marquee

This unique branding opportunity is only available to 2018 Convention package sponsors or April/May 2018 Insulation Outlook advertisers. Companies have the opportunity to place a digital ad above the escalator that leads to NIA's hotel meeting space. The marquee advertising display screen is 10 feet wide by 5.5 feet tall, and ads rotate every 8 seconds.

Click here for more information or email Erin Penberthy
Product Spotlight: On Demand Training Portal 
 
Vimeo On Demand Training Portal
Visit NIA's on-demand training videos on Vimeo. In addition to the free videos found on Vimeo, users can order and stream:
  • The English version of NIA's Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series;
  • The Spanish version of NIA's Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series; and
  • NIA's Top Talent, Leadership, Financial, and Health and Safety Webinar Series.
Note: The pricing that appears on Vimeo On Demand is the non-member pricing, and members receive a significant discount by using their NIA Member Promo Code. Contact Kristin V. DiDomenico at membership@insulation.org to get your promo code.   
Key Dates

February 20, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Young Professional Advisory (YPAC) Committee Meeting
Via Conference Call
For details, email events@insulation.org

February/March 2018
Technical Information Committee (TIC) Winter Meeting
Reston, VA, and via GoToMeeting
To register, email jmclaughlin@insulation.org

April 18-20, 2018*

NIA's 63rd Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL
*Please note the new Wednesday - Friday schedule.

July 10-11, 2018
July Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Palm Beach, Florida

November 14-15, 2018
Fall Summit 2018
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, MD (outside of Washington, DC)

For more information on NIA events, please email events@insulation.org.

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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