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VGM moves Heartland Conference to September

March 4, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s annual Heartland Conference will take place Sept 13-15, instead of June 14-16. The company says the conference will return to its normal summer schedule next year. “We have a responsibility to keep everyone safe, while they learn and network with their peers from around the country,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “By shifting to the fall, attendees will have more time to take the precautions they need to join us in person....

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VGM calls for Heartland speakers

November 2, 2017HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM is now accepting proposals for its 17th annual Heartland Conference, slated for June 19-21. Organizers are looking for presenters with expertise in a variety of topics, including business leadership and management, retail, sleep and respiratory, rehab, operations, sales and marketing, and regulatory. “Heartland's robust education program is designed to ensure that attendees leave each session equipped with relevant and innovative strategies to evolve their businesses,”...

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Heard at VGM: 'The future looks good. It's just different.'

June 8, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - When The VGM Group says it helped HME providers get ready for the future at its Heartland Conference last week, it meant not only professionally but also personally.VGM kicked off its 11th conference on Tuesday with a rousing presentation by Bryan Dodge, a professional speaker, radio personality and author. Dodge urged providers to live their lives using a golf scorecard, leaving little room for excuses.“The more excuses you let in, the more room there is for failure,”...

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The Heartland Conference, day 2, in words plus one picture

June 8, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

When The VGM Group's Jim Walsh asked attendees how many of them were at The Heartland Conference for the first time, about one-third of the room raised its hands. Considering the event is in its ninth year, that's pretty impressive. During the keynote address, Bill Klein, co-star of the TLC series "The Little Couple" and COO of Emerge Sales, talked about overcoming adversity. After he graduated from college, Klein said he interviewed for sales jobs with at least 50 different companies and none of...

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The Heartland Conference, Day 1, in pictures

June 7, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

So after a two-hour car ride (Portland, Maine, to Boston), a two and a half hour plane ride (from Boston to Chicago), a 45-minute plane ride (Chicago to Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and an hour car ride (from Cedar Rapids to Waterloo), Rick Rector, Jo-Ellen Reed and I finally arrived at The Heartland Conference at about 5 p.m. today. Tonight's activity: a hog roast. Despite overcast skies and a sprinkle or two, the crowd was thick (VGM officials say attendance at this year's conference is up 20 percent)....

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The two Bs: Barbecue and beer

June 3, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Now that I have your attention... I'm out of the office Monday through Wednesday next week for The VGM Group's 2010 Heartland Conference. I'm looking forward to the usual top-notch education (Check out "The Referral Source Speaks" with Mike Sperduti and yours truly at 11:15 on Tuesday!) and hospitality (the above mentioned two Bs: barbecue and beer). But there's something else this year: a 1,500-square-foot, all-accessible home. The “Heartland Home for Independent Living” features, among...

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