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  • April 7, 2021 | Education and Events

    VGM has announced the schedule for its annual Heartland Conference, taking place Sept. 13-15, 2021. Along with traditional in-person presentations, the conference will also feature a virtual component. VGM’s Heartland Conference, now in its 20th year, is a two-day conference and networking event. It offers education related to the home medical equipment (HME) industry in areas such as respiratory, accessibility, rehab, leadership, operations, sales and marketing, billing and reimbursement,...

  • March 3, 2021 | Education and Events

    The Heartland Conference 2021 moves to September. VGM’s annual Heartland Conference has shifted from June 14–16 to Sept. 13–15, 2021. All networking and educational events will remain the same, including tracks in respiratory; accessibility; rehab; leadership; operations; billing and reimbursement; and sales, marketing, and retail and more. The change is to ensure the safety of all those involved and is expected to only occur for this year, with a return to Heartland’s...

  • May 14, 2020 | Education and Events, General

    Due to the risks of COVID-19, VGM Heartland Conference 2020 is going to be a little different this year—we're going virtual. But that's not the only big change. The online conference, Heartland At Home, is a member-exclusive benefit, so VGM Live at Home members can attend and earn CEUs/contact hours at absolutely no cost. “Connection and education are staples of the Heartland Conference,” stated Jim Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home. “Although we...

  • October 2, 2019 | Education and Events

    At a nearby teaching hospital, Sue Hoey, the head of the occupational therapy curriculum, readies for her day. She opens a box of freshly delivered materials and adds the shrink-wrapped stack of booklets to the material pile in her arms. “I am so excited to share these guides with my students,” she shares. “I picked up a copy of this ‘Stay in Your HOME’ guide at VGM’s Heartland Conference this summer and I knew immediately I wanted copies for my students.” As...

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  • October 2, 2019 | Education and Events

    VGM Live at Home’s FREE 2019 Building Opportunities Executive Summit is coming to Tampa Nov. 12-13! Here’s what you can expect: We’ll kick off the event with a Happy Hour & Networking dinner Nov. 12 from 5:30–8:00 p.m. at The Café in the Tampa Marriott. It’s a great time to catch up with friends and colleagues and meet new ones as well before the summit kicks off the next morning.  We have a full agenda planned, with lots of great takeaways....

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  • July 8, 2019 | Education and Events

    By Jim Greatorex, Vice President, VGM Live at Home The 2019 Heartland Conference was again a very memorable event. It provided a lot of everything in a two-and-a-half-day whirlwind from morning till night. This year we had an unprecedented number of members join us on Monday for either golfing or an afternoon at the VGM farm. I personally had a great time golfing with Gary Caldwell from EZ-ACCESS and members Vern Martell and Matt Burnett. Unlike last year when it stopped raining just long...

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  • July 8, 2019 | Education and Events

    If you have a service or best practice that you would like to share with our Live at Home members, please consider connecting with Jim Greatorex. We would welcome members and manufacturers who have either a great business practice, marketing success program, and/or new service or product that they would like to share with our membership. We would be looking for content for our Nov. 12-13 Executive Summit and 2020 Heartland Conference. Please connect with [email protected] with any ideas...

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  • April 3, 2019 | Education and Events

    The 18th edition of VGM’s Heartland Conference will be held June 10-12 in Waterloo, Iowa, with accessibility and home modification occupying a major spot on the educational agenda. Watch the video below as VGM Live at Home’s Jim Greatorex and VGM Events’ Kelly Kopriva highlight what this year’s Heartland Conference will have waiting for you.  

      Click here for more details and to register...

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  • February 14, 2019 | Education and Events

    Join us for a networking dinner followed by a jam-packed day of all new content. Make connections, share best practices with fellow members and take advantage of networking opportunities. Cost Savings: Our member and partner speed dating program will have you meet face-to-face with about 20 partners at 20 tables. You’ll discover savings on goods and services you're already using as well as learn about new opportunities with great manufacturers or services that will...

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  • February 14, 2019 | Education and Events

    Don't miss your chance to be certified by multiple manufacturers in one trip for one low price! We want to invite you to our third Building Opportunities Installer Training Summit April 2-5 in Ravenna, Ohio. Come join VGM Live at Home member Vince Pelose and the Access to Independence team as they welcome our members and partners into their 9,000 square foot Home Access Showcase and attached classroom for four days of Certified Installer Training. Do you have a need to get a new installer...

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