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What was your favorite thing about the Symposium?

The consensus from volunteers, exhibitors, speakers, and attendees was that the 13th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium was a huge success. From the kick off of the show with Anti-Icing/Deicing Day, to the trade show, to the Awards Banquet, and numerous educational sessions, let us know what your favorites were! Use the commenting feature (functions best in Firefox or Chrome) in this article to make your points, and give tips and ideas for next year...
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  • Comment Link Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:13 posted by Ryan Iossi

    My favorite part of the symposium..... Wow, how much space do I have here! I will tell you all that after experiencing my first symposium, I am ecstatic! I could detail out so many great reasons, but probably what stands out the most was the hospitality of all the members. Especially those that noted my tag saying "First Timer". Everyone made us feel at home in every aspect of the symposium. I'm a career firefighter, and my trade is known as one of strong brotherhood and comradery, etc second to none. I can honestly say the friendships and welcoming we received from fellow SIMA members is yet a level above that! Thanks to everyone that helps welcome new members to the association. I am a proud SIMA member knowing what the organization is all about. Thanks

    P.S. I took the CSP test too, not my favorite part of the symposium, but it sure was hard!

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  • Comment Link Wednesday, 14 July 2010 14:41 posted by Bob Rush

    If I would have known Brian was moderating the National Service Managmenet Panel I wuold have made the trip....

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 08 July 2010 18:43 posted by Stephen Castle, CSP

    I enjoyed the educational sessions, networking on the floor with vendors, and visiting different places in Providence. The final nightcap was the cruise in Newport. It was nice place to let your hair down, put your boogie shoes on, and have a final night to make friends. I had a blast and look forward to next year.

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 01 July 2010 23:26 posted by Michael Merrill

    My fav is learning new terminology and rolling in the grass!

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 01 July 2010 17:15 posted by Heather Kwiecinski

    Symposium Pictures are now up! Click here to check them out: http://www.sima.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=212

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 01 July 2010 07:48 posted by Phil Harwood, CSP

    My favorite part was watching Brian moderate the National Service management panel! You did a GREAT job Brian!

    Seriously, though, my favorite part was the location. Providence was a GREAT location, with the abundance of restaurants, shopping, sights, and yes, Cigah-Bahs.

    Saturday was an awesome day all around. It started with two of the best panel discussions I've ever witnessed and ended with a blow-out night in Newport, followed by a night-cap stroll through Waterfire! Wow!

    The Symposium Committee did a great job, especially Jen Hallett & Jason Case.

    -Phil Hah-wood

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  • Comment Link Wednesday, 30 June 2010 15:28 posted by Heather Kwiecinski

    Thank you to all of our Exhibitors, Attendees, Volunteers, and Guests. You truly are what makes our show such a success each year.

    Also, a big shout-out to our Food Eating contestants...you all brought it to the competition and stuffed your faces with fish sticks...I salute you! Congrats to Frank Mangione for the winning the title of HUNGRY PLOWER 2010!

    Pictures of this event will be up shortly!

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  • Comment Link Wednesday, 30 June 2010 15:27 posted by Heather Kwiecinski

    Thank you to all of our Exhibitors, Attendees, Volunteers, and Guests. You truly are what makes our show such a success each year.

    Also, a big shout-out to our Food Eating contestants...you all brought it to the competition and stuffed your faces with fish sticks...I salute you! Congrats to Frank Mangione for the winning the title of HUNGRY PLOWER 2010!

    Pictures of this event will be up shortly!

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  • Comment Link Tuesday, 29 June 2010 13:36 posted by Leslie Montgomery

    I had a great week - so enjoyed seeing and visiting with all my SIMA friends but I think the highlight for me was the Awards Banquet - having Alan Steinman with us and the honoring speech by Deb Katz was something I will always remember.

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  • Comment Link Monday, 28 June 2010 14:23 posted by Brian Birch

    Okay I will start...I'd have to say my favorite part was the National Service management panel...some may think I'm a glutton for punishment, and yes the conversation got intense sometimes, but I felt like it was the start of SIMA really working with all of our members to meet the challenges of a maturing industry moving into a new phase of service. I welcome the challenge and hope to play a part in designing more education and training to differentiate SIMA members and Symposium attendees from the pack! I can say that this session was very relevant

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