Vol. 1 No. 11
- Last Chance for inclusion in EB Bluebook!
LAST CHANCE TO GET INTO THE BLUEBOOK
Electrical Business has put out the call for Bluebook information. The Bluebook is the most important and influential source guide for the Canadian electrical landscape.
Don’t miss out, and don’t think this is someone else’s responsibility!
To be included in the Bluebook 2007, visit EBmag.com and take advantage of the online reporting form.
(Tip for success: Be sure to include all branches/divisions to ensure no one gets
ELECTRICAL BUSINESS IN RED DEER FOR AEL LEARNING EXPO
Business is both pleased and proud to announce that it is exhibiting at
the Alberta Electrical League (AEL) Learning Expo in Red Deer, Alta.,
on October 17.
Learning Expo promises to be simply amazing, with over 100 electrical
companies displaying new products and innovations, and demonstrating
the latest technologies. The Expo’s educational sessions cover engaging
topics such as LEDs, hybrid technology, fluorescent alternatives to HID
high-bay lighting, emerging residential technologies and discussions on
addition, Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) - in
conjunction with the Department of Municipal Affairs) - is presenting
an informative session starting at 6:30 on proposed changes to the
Master’s program in the Province of Alberta.
Capkun, the magazine’s editor, will be covering the event with camera
and notepad in hand, so be sure to stop him in the aisles and say
“Hello”. To learn more about attending or exhibiting at AEL’s Learning
Expo, click here.
Be sure to visit Electrical Business at BOOTH 44, near the main entrance, to learn about all the exciting things we’re bringing to your electrical business.
PRO POINTS TURN ELECTRIC HEATERS INTO REWARDS
heating products supplier, Dimplex, introduced its new rewards
program—Pro Points—for contractors who purchase from the Chromalox line.
wanted to give our contractors rewards that were on par with the
quality they’ve come to expect from our own products, and I think we’ve
succeeded,” said Drew Molnar, director of sales, professional products.
The rewards run the gamut from sports equipment to home appliances,
including electronic equipment from Sony, luggage from Heys and
Callaway golf equipment.
contractors have registered, they begin collecting points for each
Chromalox product they purchase. From there, tracking and redeeming
points is straightforward: they simply visit www.chromaloxpropoints.com to shop and redeem.
ELECTRICAL BUSINESS PRESENTS AT EEMAC LUNCH AND LEARN
publisher and editor of Electrical Business, Bill Begin and Anthony
Capkun, were pleased to present at EEMAC’s latest Lunch and Learn,
sharing their insights on the creative, innovative and business
competitive side of running the magazine.
were delighted to receive the invitation from Wayne Edwards, EEMAC’s
vice-president,” said Begin, “as it gave us the opportunity to explain
all the nuances of the publishing world and, more importantly, talk
about the ways in which people can use the business press to their
example, Capkun explained, everyone should communicate regularly with
the press to take advantage of the myriad of free press opportunities,
ranging from calendar event listings to feature articles. “It’s
important to stay in touch with the press,” he said, emphasizing the
importance of continuous self-promotion.
there the discussion turned to leveraging all the technological tools
the press has at its disposal, like websites and e-newsletters, and
third-party audited circulation (readership) figures. “Our [readership]
numbers are accurate,” said Begin, adding, “We know exactly to whom
Electrical Business mails out to, where they’re located and what they
do for a living.
from the presentation will soon be available from Deborah Preston,
EEMAC’s program co-ordinator, who can be reached by calling (905)
602-8877 ext. 220 or
is the Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association of Canada, a
meeting place for over 80 companies involved in the manufacturing and
sale of electrical products, systems and components in Canada. It is
one of the six councils that make up ElectroFederation Canada (EFC).
2006 TOP PRODUCT AWARD IN YOUR JANUARY ELECTRICAL BUSINESS
Electrical Business is pleased to announce its inaugural Top Product Award, coming in your January 2007 issue of Electrical Business.
award will recognize readers’ choice for most popular product appearing
in the pages of Electrical Business over the course of 2006.
Will it be a hand or power tool? Maybe an enclosure or lighting fixture? Stay tuned to Electrical Business and find out!
ELECTRICAL BUSINESS BRINGS YOU EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY
a) A targeted vehicle in Electrical Business for showcasing your own
technological excellence to electrical contractors coast-to-coast, and
letting them know what it can do for their bottom line.
* See also Excellence in Technology
in the November/December 2006 issue of Electrical Business, Excellence
in Technology is all about showcasing your own firm’s technological
excellence, be it with product, service, logistics, website, or what
have you. Use Excellence in Technology to let over 18,000
decision-making readers across the country know what you, and only you,
can do for them and their bottom line. Establish new customer
relationships or strengthen old ones. Either way, it’s a win for you
and the readers of Electrical Business when they read about you in
Excellence in Technology.
Contact Bill Begin at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of Excellence in Technology.
THE WORK TRUCK SHOW REGISTRATION OPENING SOON
registration for The Work Truck Show 2007—held in conjunction with the
43rd annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)
Convention—opens September 29.
annually, The Work Truck Show brings together vocational truck fleet
managers, truck buyers and maintenance personnel from the Class 1–8
market with hundreds of the manufacturers, distributors and dealers
that produce the trucks and equipment critical to their work. In this
single location, attendees check out the latest full-size work trucks
and equipment while examining individual vehicle components offered by
450 suppliers. The event also features industry-specific technical and
business management training sessions.
show will be held March 7 through 9 at the Indiana Convention Center
and RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Ind. Register by January 12 to take
advantage of Early Bird discounts. Visit NTEA to download a registration form and make hotel reservations through the NTEA Convention Housing Bureau.
NEC/CEC: A Comparison of Requirements
Canadian Electrical Code 2006 Essentials
Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW)
Fibre To The Home
Design, Installation & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations
Canadian Electrical Code and Provincial Amendments
Grounding & Bonding of Electrical Equipment
Communications Systems & EMI
2007 Economic Forecast
Sustainable Lighting Solutions Workshop
Arc Flash: Measures for Prevention and Control
Electrical Learning Expo
Ottawa Day Conference
Forum on Hydropower
Workplace Electrical Safety
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ELECTRICAL BUSINESS, OCTOBER 2006
month’s Electrical Business again turns its attention to the world of
lighting, featuring a number of articles and products devoted to
helping you better illuminate the world.
be sure to check out our round-up of power tools and editorial on
enclosures, as well as Canlyte’s Carol McGlogan under Meet the Players.
Learn about T&B's Day at the Races, Sylvania's new residential
lighting offerings and more in your October Electrical Business.
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