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Fuel Oil News April 2015

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O ESP Returns to Hershey for its 61 st OESP Annual Trade Show & Convention After experimenting with the Roadshow concept in 2014, the Organization of Energy Service Professionals has returned to the traditional trade show and convention format. The show, scheduled for May 17-21, 2015, at the Hershey Lodge, in Hershey, Penn., anticipates an attendance of over 2,000 energy professionals. These include plumbers, HVAC mechanics, technicians, managers and supervisors, owners and those who are working in the trades or studying to become an energy professional. The trade show will feature over 100 exhibitors and allow attendees to meet with the manufactures of new products and emerging tech- nologies. Attendees are encouraged to "bring your team." so they can attend product demonstrations and hands-on training sessions. OESP's education schedule fea- tures both managerial and technical courses. They will offer management classes on Monday and technical classes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Classes will focus on air condition- ing, conversion burners, evaluating existing duct systems, ECM motor technology, reading schematics, low-voltage wiring, and more. There will be plenty of opportunities to earn NATE and NORA CEUs. The convention also features a range of networking and charitable events. The Opening Reception takes place on May 18, and on May 19 there is a cocktail party followed by the Awards Banquet that highlights the industry scholarships, awards and a special recognition of Judy Garber. OESP has been awarding scholarships to students who are pursuing their educa- tion in the HVAC field. Last year the association awarded six $5000 awards to students. Since its inception in 1999, we along with industry partners have awarded over $250,000 in awards. A Theme Night Party is held on May 20 to close out the event. On the fundraising side, there is the 2015 Dave Nelsen Golf Tournament at the Deer Valley Golf Course in Hummelstown, Pa., to be held on May 18. The Dave Nelsen Scholarship fund was established in 1999. Since then, over $250,000 in awards have been presented to students interested in pursuing careers in the energy-service industry. Also scheduled for May 18 is the 10th Annual Care to Ride Event, the primary fundraiser for the Oil Heat Cares, open to motorcycles, bicycles, walkers and runners. FON asked Judy Garber, OESP executive director, for her take on this year's event. OESP 2015 OESP Returns to Hershey for its 61 st OESP Annual Trade Show & Convention 12 SPRing SHOw guidE 2015 | FuEL OiL nEwS | www.fueloilnews.com Judy Garber

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