Upcoming Events

HPBA Region 9 Spring Meeting

Date: May 12, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom

Speakers Inlude: Sam O’Donnell, Why Fire; Phil Connor; Tim Reed
Agenda: View Agenda

Become A Sponsor: Sponsors – $250 Benefits include: Company logo/link to your website on all NWHPBA & OHPBA communications, Company logo/link to your website on both NWHPBA & OHPBA’s websites, Company logo on slides during the virtual conference, Interview time during the virtual conference.

Register Today – Classroom – $100 | HPBA Member – $40 | Non-Member – $65

About the Speakers:

Scott Ongley, Lisac Fireplaces, The Ins and Outs of Selling Linear Fireplaces! Removing the Headache Selling linear fireplaces is much like putting a puzzle together backwards. Items to be covered will be questions to homeowners, designers, and architects. Going thru the many styles of linear fireplaces, and what their best applications may be. Addressing the gray areas within the install manuals and show how to manipulate manuals to your advantage. Cover the many questions that must be asked and seldom never are. Within one hour you will become a Linear Fireplace Expert! Scott Ongley owner of Lisac’s Fireplaces and Stoves,29 years in the Hearth Business Specializing in selling medium to high end fireplaces to the remodel and custom home market.

Phil Connor has over ten years experience working in the hearth industry.  In various sales and marketing roles he has worked with dealers, distributors and manufacturing in the United States and Canada.  A business leader and former Master Hearth Professional, Phil has spoken at industry events including HPBExpo and regional affiliate meetings, including being the MAHPBA Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker in 2014.  Phil writes a column for Fire Time Magazine called FIREPOWER WITH PHIL CONNOR, energizing readers each month to level up their lives.  With a passion for learning, Phil has spoken to professional and youth groups for many years helping people of all ages understand how to harness their own inner flame to achieve more.  Living in Minnesota with his wife Lisa and two children, Phil enjoys the outdoors and rowing his Concept2 ergometer (when the Minnesota winters get too cold outside). 

Tim Reed is the President of Reed Marketing LLC where he helps business leaders in the hearth industry win by simplifying their sales process. Starting as an installer and eventually moving into sales and leadership, Tim grew his company’s retail division by millions while raising up team members to take his place in the business. Tim has been invited all over North America to teach companies how to market effectively and make it easy for customers to buy from them. His YouTube videos, sales blog, and “Fire Time Podcast” have become a resource for the industry and are actively helping thousands of people rethink their paradigms so that they can grow their businesses in the changing landscape. 

Tim learned “just enough to be dangerous” about sales, marketing, web development, and leadership from years of playing guitar in a failing punk band—which he swears has uniquely qualified him for his job today. Now considered one of the most innovative minds and compelling communicators in the industry, Tim uses his platform to serve others, helping them create clear messages that are wildly compelling to their audiences. 

Tim lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Jessica, two children, Olivia and Luke, and his 90 pound Golden Retriever, Walter. He still plays guitar in a failing punk band. 

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