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SGA Network News – April 2018

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SGA is now accepting entries for the 2018 Emergency Management Award, and we need to hear from you.

This award recognizes excellence in Emergency Management Response with the 2018 program focusing specifically on Effectiveness of a Company’s Response to a Natural Disaster. Entry submissions can date back up to five years.

Winners will be announced at the 2018 Operating Conference on July 30 in Tampa, Florida. Be prepared to present via live webinar on the morning of May 1.

To enter, submit the name of your program and company name in an email to Jake Wagner before April 24.

For more information and details on how to enter, please visit the Emergency Management Award webpage.

 

 

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The SGA Environmental Excellence Awards are given annually to recognize companies who have made significant impacts in protecting the environment by supporting environmental programs on the job or in the community.

This award program also provides a forum for sharing of innovative environmental practices amongst industry peers. Categories for submission area as follows:

  • Stewardship– Includes an individual or organization who demonstrates outstanding achievements and contributions supporting environmental stewardship on the job or in the community.
  • Partnership – Includes an individual or organization who partners with a company in outstanding achievement in supporting environmental values in the industry or the community.
  • Technology/Conservation – Includes an individual or organization for innovative use of technology and energy conservation or methodology for processes or procedures which prevent pollution and are a product or tool that are new to the industry. May also include the development of clean products or processes that prevent pollution.

This is an important program as, utilization of innovative environmental practices such as these helps SGA member companies reduce waste, save money and contribute to the industry’s environmental protection efforts, as well as benefit the health and welfare of the nation.

Operators interested in participating are encouraged to notify Gary Hines before April 30, 2018. Presentations are expected to be hosted via live webinar in May.

Award recipients will be announced at the 2018 Environmental, Safety & Health, and Training Conference in Denver, Colorado, June 5-7. Winners may also be invited to present at the conference.

Learn more about SGA’s Environmental Excellence Awards program here.

 

 

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David Holt has served as president of Consumer Energy Alliance since 2006 and will be a featured keynote speaker at the 2018 Management Conference.

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, you do not want to miss the keynote message from David Holt. He has worked for state and federal agencies and U.S. Congress and also directed numerous outreach and advocacy efforts.

He also has experience previously, serving as vice president of government affairs for Hart Energy Services; senior legal and energy counsel to Chairman James E. Nugent of the Texas Railroad Commission; counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee; and in public affairs to the U.S. Department of State.

What will he be sharing with us on Friday, April 20 in Tampa, Florida?  Here are some highlights and special message from him below.

  • Insight on who the 2,000 + groups are that are working against our industry, their tactics and funding sources.
  • Your Campaign for America’s Energy and what it communicates about families and small businesses.
  • How critical grass roots advocacy, like SGA’s Creating Natural Gas Champions effort is to turning the tide of public opinion.

Don’t miss out on this important message, learn more about attending the 2018 Management Conference here.

 

 

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The March issue of the Network News is now available in our Communication Center.

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Texas Gas Service’s “Appliance Alliance Program” wins the SGA Marketing Excellence – Judges’ Choice Award. 

The annual SGA Marketing Excellence Award recognizes strategic and creative natural gas marketing initiatives, with successful results in growth and/or retention. The program celebrates the achievements of the winning companies. However, it also provides opportunity for SGA members to share their best practices, thought processes and resources with peers–ultimately helping utilities and the industry to grow.

Candidates of the Judges’ Choice Award were evaluated and scored on the following criteria:

  • Marketing plan
  • Company or industry research and analysis
  • Financial results, including available ROI
  • Employee Involvement
  • Collection of metric and results
  • Presentation supporting materials
  • Presentation delivery

Participating utilities first competed in August at the SGA Marketing, Customer Experience and Communications Conference. This segment of the competition is called the Members’ Choice Award. Candidates present in front of a live audience and their natural gas peers vote on their favorite campaign.

The second part of the award program is called the Judges’ Choice Award and is judged by industry and non-industry marketing professionals. Each candidate has 5-7 minutes to present to judges, via webinar, followed by an opportunity for questions. This year, the judges were marketing professionals from natural gas utilities and Marymount University, a school based in Virginia.

  • Learn more about the award-winning “Appliance Alliance Program” at the Growth & Retention Executives Roundtable, part of SGA’s Management Conference, April 18-20 in Tampa, Florida.

Congratulations again to Texas Gas Service, winner of SGA’s Marketing Excellence Award – Judges’ Choice! 

For more information about the SGA Marketing Excellence Awards Program, please contact Veronica Garza

 

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SGA’S 2018 Management Conference will be held April 18-20 in Tampa, Florida. Industry volunteers and leaders have designed a conference with ten roundtable tracks to choose from, several opportunities for open dialogue and two great keynote sessions to hear from today’s thought leaders.

Jack Uldrich, global futurist and author, will be speaking Thursday, April 19. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management and leadership. Uldrich has addressed hundreds of corporations, associations and not-­for­‐profit organizations on different five continents.

His keynote session, “The Big AHA – Future Proofing Your Business Today,” will address the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of changing and new opportunities with a three-step approach. Watch his special sneak peek below.

Don’t miss his message, and register today!

 

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The February issue of the Network News is now available in our Communication Center.

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The January issue of the Network News is now available in our Communication Center.

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