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MNLA Snow Day 2019: Tradeshow & Education to Gear Up for the Snow Season

Join us for a day of education, equipment, and supplies to gear up for the next snow season.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/3/2019
When: Exhibits Open from 10am to 3:30pm
Where: Map this event »
Minnesota State Fair Grounds - Dairy Building
1964 Judson Ave.
Falcon Heights, Minnesota  55108
United States
Contact: 651-633-4987

Online registration is available until: 10/2/2019
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MNLA Snow Day 2019 


Who Should Attend:

  • Snow and ice removal contractors
  • Snow removal business owners and managers
  • Municipal snow and ice managers
  • Commercial and residential property managers

Come for an hour or stay all day. Your registration fee includes:

  • Trade Show
  • Industry Education
  • Morning Coffee & Donuts
  • Lunch 
  • Networking with Industry Professionals


Date:Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

LocationMinnesota State Fairgrounds, Dairy Building, 1694 Judson Ave., St. PaulMN 55108


Register by Sept. 26: $39 for members, $59 for non-members; After Sept. 26: $49 for members, $69 for non-members



LIST OF EXHIBITORS (As of 6/7/2019) 

If you are interested in exhibiting, contact Faith at 952-934-2891 or

  • Crysteel Truck Equipment
  • Cushman Motor Co. Inc.
  • Frost, Inc.
  • Hotsy Minnesota
  • Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc.
  • Neibur Tractor & Equipment, Inc.
  • Northern Salt
  • Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)
  • The Tessman Company
  • Ziegler CAT


10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Exhibits Open

10:00 a.m. | Check In/Enjoy Coffee and Donuts

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Five Best Practices For Ensuring You Are Paid! 

Patrick McGuiness, Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC
Join attorney Patrick McGuiness, Zlimen and McGuiness, to learn the five steps you can take that will help you get paid for your work. Learn what clauses you must have in your snow contracts. Discuss the best legal practices and business practices to help collect from customers, and find out what your options are when customers do not pay. 

Patrick McGuiness is an attorney, author, and green industry speaker. He is a frequent contributor to The Scoop, Tree Care Industry Magazine, Turf Magazine, Snow Business Magazine, and Sports Turf Management Magazine. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, and Chair of the Board of Directors for Hiway Federal Credit Union.

11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. | Trade Show Time and Lunch (Lunch included with attendee registration.)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | What it Takes to Operate a Snow Business

Charles M. Glossop, CSP, Hantho Farms LLC - Hantho Outdoor Services

Charles Glossop, a business leader in the snow and ice management industry, will discuss what it takes to operate a snow business, including the following:

  • What did the industry look like 35 years ago
  • Where are we at today
  • How to run a successful snow operation
  • Prep work for a snow proposal
  • Proposal to contract - from our operational view
  • Equipment selection
  • How to staff
  • Incorporating liquids into an operation
  • How to create relationships with service partner’s
  • What is the snow industry going to look like in 20 years

Charles Glossop came to the U.S. over 40 years ago from England. Charles has made a successful business leading the industry in snow and ice management. He speaks and consults world-wide in regard to the use of liquids for ice control. He is an active member, co founder and past president of SIMA one of the most respected snow related associations in the world. Charles holds an active CSP Certification- It is designed for business owners and executives, and focuses on critical elements of running a top-shelf business - from marketing, human resources, snow-specific operations, to legal, and more - it requires annual continuing education to maintain good standing. In addition to owning and operating Hantho Farms LLC-Hantho Outdoor Services, a successful Landscape and Snow business, Charles is chief grounds crew consultant at Metropolitan Airport in Minneapolis, private consultant for the Park Nicollet and Methodist hospitals and clinics, serves as an expert witness in slip and fall cases representing both plaintiff and defendants, is lead consultant for TOVAR Snow Professional out of Chicago and Indiana, and owner of Trebartha Global Consulting Inc. 

1:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. | Trade Show Time

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Liquid Ice Control—What To Know Before You Start!

Ken Rost, FROST, Inc.
Liquid ice control is not a magic potion that makes snow disappear and stuffs your pockets with cash! But it is a powerful tool that can save you time (labor), equipment expense, and provide a higher level of service to your customers. Not to mention, minimize salt impact on micro and macro environments. Learn about what might or might not work for your business from those that have gone before you.

Ken Rost graduated from the University of Minnesota with an MS in Agricultural Sciences. He worked for Hypro (Pentair) for over 15 years working with sprayer OEM's internationally to advance spray system efficiencies and technology advancements. He founded Frost Inc. in 2006 to work directly with local institutions, including the U of M, to improve the level of service for ice control utilizing liquid ice control equipment. Take advantage of Ken’s experience and bring your questions for a very informative session!


3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Trade Show Time & Social Hour

MNLA Registration Refund Policy: For all education events, MNLA will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days in advance of the event. In the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.

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