‘Sharing best practices with others leads to effective group learning, business growth, and establishes a relationship of friends you can count on to help you.’By Martin TiradoGrowing up in the 80’s, I recall the catchy song “Talkin’ Baseball” by Terry Cashman. It felt right as when you’re a kid, during summertime, hanging out with friends, it doesn’t get much better than chatting about a sport you love. So now that we have businesses to grow, sales to make and strategies … Read more Why do SIMA members need peers to hold them accountable?

‘SIMA underwent a thorough review of the show’s structure after June of last year, and we set a goal of simplifying access and registration to the show and its key events.’By Kaitlyn HerbstThe Snack and Chat roundtable discussions at the Snow & Ice Symposium are typically one of the most important pieces of the annual show, especially on Thursday and Friday. If you aren’t familiar with Snack & Chats, they are a special event at our annual Symposium where snow … Read more Why SIMA Killed the Saturday Snack & Chat

‘It is always fun to read all of the different submissions, and all of the challenges, triumphs, and unique stories that are just waiting to be shared.’By Elly LobelloFor the fifth year in a row, SIMA and Snow Business are running the Greatest Story Never Told contest. It is always fun to read all of the different submissions, and all of the challenges, triumphs, and unique stories that are just waiting to be shared. In the past 4 years, the … Read more 5 years of snow & ice industry stories

As anyone in snow and ice management knows, the selection of deicing material and equipment can be complicated and varies greatly by personal preferences and experiences. For those new to the industry finding straightforward answers to basic questions regarding the use of deicers can be somewhat of a challenge. There is much debate about what materials to spread and which equipment to use. If you find yourself needing assistance when choosing spreading materials, use this blog and infographic to help … Read more Deicing Material & Spreader Equipment Selection Guide

‘The future can be full of promise provided we come together as an industry to fight for the greater good and protection of snow professionals.’By Jason Case, CSPThe last few years have been very exciting and challenging in the snow industry. We have all seen record-breaking snowfall, salt shortages and insurance issues, but have persevered despite a struggling economy. Today is a new day, as our industry has evolved and is now being taken seriously by property owners, legislators and … Read more Help define the future of the snow industry

    In this presentation, Mike Stevens (SnowPlowNews) visits with Mike Halloran (Halloran Power Equipment) to discuss the Power Brush. Whether you are a homeowner or a commercial snow removal professional, a snowfall means you have a busy day. As a homeowner, the time you spend clearing off your drive and sidewalks is time taken from more profitable endeavors. As a professional snow removal contractor, you know that time is money. A snowfall means plenty of work to be done. … Read more The Ariens Power Brush Makes Snow Removal Quick and Efficient

‘In the annual report, you can view SIMA’s total assets, total income, total expenses, and even see what our largest program-related expenses were.’ By Kaitlyn Herbst Last year, SIMA generated its first State of SIMA Annual Report. This report is published and sent to members in order to provide transparency of our current financial position and the progress of goals set the previous year (view some of the goals SIMA accomplished in the graphic below). We know you’re busy working … Read more SIMA Annual Report

‘Whether you’re looking for training in business, operations or leadership, SIMA’s robust resources can be applied to any organization for years to come.’ By Heather Carew Each year around this time your mailboxes become crowded with catalogs filled with images and descriptions of products that are JUST PERFECT for the upcoming holiday season. You might just throw these away or never actually see them because your kids snap them up so quickly, but that’s OK, because the best is yet … Read more Training: The gift that keeps on giving

‘It is inspiring to see the work that our members do to give back to their communities, both locally and globally, and it is stories like these that make our industry great.’By Elly LobelloSnow Business has many great issues and special sections throughout the year, including State of the Industry, Snow & Ice All-Stars, CEO of the Year and more. One of my favorites, now in its third year, is the Community Service Initiative. This special section highlights three snow … Read more Industry leaders focus on community service

‘Over the past three years, SIMA has undergone a complete marketing and communications overhaul.’ By Brian Birch, CAEOver the years, I have managed many projects for SIMA. Even in situations where a small group of people is involved, I’ve always been amazed at how critical good communication is in getting things done. We hear it all the time, but communication is key. Nowhere is this more important than when SIMA and its members seek to communicate to the core stakeholders … Read more Communication is the key to snow success