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  • November 21, 2022 | Education and Events, Industry News

    After three years without any events solely dedicated to home access, it was great to see so many members at our Building Opportunities Summit earlier this month. We did have to overcome Tropical Storm Nicole. It was a hurricane when it hit the east coast of Florida and was downgraded to a tropical storm when it got to Tampa. Thursday was the travel day for most attendees, and many had delays as the storm was at its worst on Thursday morning. Thankfully, most members were able to get there in time...

  • October 17, 2022 | Education and Events

    Submissions for speaker proposals are now being accepted. VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference.    The Heartland Conference committee is looking for speakers to offer their knowledge on a variety of topics related to the HME industry. Session topics can include HME, complex rehab, respiratory, accessibility, billing and reimbursement, business operations, business and leadership strategies, retail, sales and marketing, regulatory...

  • September 28, 2022 | Education and Events

    We are about to close the third quarter of 2022, and we believe this year has certainly been the turning point we all knew was coming. We have seen some significant merger and acquisition activity, the start of new programs to take our industry to the next significant growth phase, and new investment in the senior homecare market, which has a direct and indirect influence on the home access market. Many of us have seen high percentage growth, albeit in our current economy’s unprecedented challenges....

  • September 12, 2022 | Education and Events

    VGM Live at Home continues to work for our members to help provide you savings and solutions to help grow your home modification business, and that is why we are so excited for the upcoming Building Opportunities Summit. We have an excellent lineup of speakers and panels that hit on topics ranging from building a revenue stream, mistakes to avoid in your home access business, and retail sales training. Here is a preview of Retail Sales Training Program for Home Accessibility, presented...

  • August 22, 2022 | Education and Events

    By Jeremy Kauten, CIO, Senior VP of Information Technology, VGM Group, Inc. The onset of the pandemic in 2020 disrupted “business as usual” regarding technology. Technical teams across the globe released technology overnight to allow for changes in the environment. Work-from-home capacity increased. Virtual meetings became regular. And customer service was digitized. All this has changed technology expectations forever. Where do we go from here, and what does 2022 look like...

  • July 21, 2022 | Education and Events

    Home accessibility and aging-in-place education and training is hard to come by. As an industry that is rapidly growing and an aging population that’s not slowing down, VGM Live at Home is launching a new conference, specifically tailored for companies in the home accessibility industry. The Building Opportunities Summit is being held Nov. 10-12, 2022, in Tampa, FL. This two-day conference is one of the first in the industry to offer general sessions and installer training from top...

  • June 30, 2022 | Education and Events

    More than 1,000 people from across the U.S. and Canada converged June 13-15 in VGM’s hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, for three unforgettable days at the 21st annual Heartland Conference. Each year, the event brings members of the home medical equipment (HME) community together for networking and education, along with some fun surprises throughout.  The 21st annual Heartland Conference featured numerous opportunities for attendees to connect, including community dinners, the iconic Heartland...

  • June 22, 2022 | Education and Events

    Heartland Conference welcomed more than 1,000 guests from across the country to VGM’s hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, June 13-15. The annual conference brings members of the home medical equipment (HME) community and home modification industry together each year for three days of networking and educational events.  This year’s event featured numerous opportunities for attendees to connect, including its keynote, magician and comedian Devin Henderson, who shared his entertaining message...

  • May 27, 2022 | Education and Events

    By Jay Bracken, CISSP, Information Security Officer, VGM Group, Inc. The landscape of cybersecurity is always evolving as new technologies come along and attackers become savvier. Going forward, we will continue to see some common cybersecurity trends from the last few years. However, there are some new threats on the horizon as well that we all need to be prepared for. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the biggest trends in cybersecurity for 2022. Ransomware: Quantity and...

  • May 26, 2022 | Education and Events

    Guests can register on-site at the event June 13-15.   WATERLOO, Iowa – Online registration for VGM’s 21st anniversary Heartland Conference will close June 6. Guests will still be able to register on-site for the in-person educational event June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa. Registration is all-inclusive and provides access to every educational opportunity Heartland has to offer, including four pre-conference sessions. This year’s passes also cover meals, entertainment,...