Once again, the Wisconsin Builders Foundation and Slipstream (formerly known as Seventhwave) hosted a well-attended Better Buildings: Better Business Conference, February 13-15 in Wisconsin Dells. We are proud to acknowledge the top sponsor for the conference was Blenker Companies, Inc. Thank you to the Blenker family for their support of the conference and their continued, generous support of the Wisconsin Builders Association.

The Expo Center was filled with exhibitors, demonstrations and even an electric car display! Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s SmartGrid Mobile Training Lab was also available outside the Expo Center. Keynote speakers this year included Jacob Corvidae of Rocky Mountain Institute and Victoria Downing of Remodelers Advantage, Inc.

The WB Foundation supports this conference as a benefit to members by being able to offer a discounted registration fee and a convenient way to earn CEU credits for licensing credentials. It is also a time to connect with fellow building colleagues over a beer at the Better Beer: Better Brats reception held in the first afternoon of the conference. Members can support this conference by attending, however there are opportunities to present and exhibit, too. We hope to see you there next year!

Editor’s Note: Seventhwave, formerly Energy Center of Wisconsin, merged with WECC, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, to form Slipstream as of January 1, 2019. Slipstream is located at 431 Charmany Drive in Madison.