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Jack Kramer

Pressure Washing Seminar - Bethlehem, Pa. - March 6 - 9 2014

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Let me be the first one to say, this event was wonderful. It was well organized, upbeat, fun, had great information and wonderful networking opportunities among peers you already knew and also those you had never met.


For many years, this particular weekend has been  one that ACR Products has penciled into the busy schedules of  contractors spanning many states. Tom and Barbara Vogel are known throughout the industry for their generosity and willingness to help all who would ask for assistance. This year, Jack Kramer stepped up and took on the roll of planning and orchestrating much of the event. It was a huge hit. 


The even facility was perfect. The rooms were reasonably priced, and all of the meeting rooms, the grand ball room where the banquet was the room where the vendor exhibits were, all of it - great. Oh - the food - wonderful. The Happy Hour on Friday night in the Vendor Hall was great and the appetizers were delightful. it is not often you see filet mignon served on toasted baguette sliced topped with Bearnaise sauce, or bacon wrapped scallops, or coconut fried shrimp....There were also dim sum and pigs in a blanket,  And it only got better from there for the rest of the weekend.


The vendors who sponsored this event donated wonderful prizes that were given away all day on Saturday, with the culmination of the highest ticket items taking place at the banquet Saturday night. A HUGE thank you to all of the vendors who contributed!!!


So what was the down side? The down side, was that another event saw fit to compete with this event, in close proximity to it, with the overlapping day being March 6th. It's really sad to see that those who planned that event, knowing this event was already on the calendar and close by, did so anyway.  The last time I looked there were 365 days in a year, and 52 weeks. In the spirit of serving everyone in the industry and recognizing that there would be people who wanted to attend both events, it would have been the respectful, polite, and professional thing to do to avoid the overlap in time so that people would not feel they needed to choose one event or the other.


There were people, quite a few actually, who did attend both events. After going to the one they came over to the PA event. They carried with them the remarks that were made by some who were involved with the other event, and they were slandering those who organized the PA event.


GROW THE HECK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This is exactly and I do mean EXACTLY the kind of behavior that is divisive and give the industry a bad name. It leaves a bad taste in the mouths of seasoned and new contractors alike, as well as the vendors who work hard to create solutions for us to use to do our work.


I wish everyone a professional and successful season.



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Hey Beth, I had some awesome text messages about this event. Unfortunately for us we had a family conflict and a major setback with my daughter that where continuously trying to solve. If it wasn't for that, at least I would have been there.

It's tragic to hear about that downside but it is pretty much expected these days. The bottom line is you get what you paid for which is the same thing that goes with our customers.

Knowing that PWRA's Thad E, Tom/Barbara Vogle and of course Jack Kramer "The Ultimate Industry MC" was involved in this, everyone there got such a classy event for such a reasonable cost.

Hearing from you how well this went is just icing on the cake.

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I had a good time. It was nice talking with everyone. I am not sure about Jim V. He spent some time on the ground.

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I had a good time. It was nice talking with everyone. I am not sure about Jim V. He spent some time on the ground.

LOL... Seeing JV down on the ground must have been some sight to see...lol

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