Spring into Action: TRSA to Host Six In-Person Events in May

Posted April 21, 2022 at 6:22 pm

From coast to coast, TRSA is hosting a series of in-person events in May, ranging from a state legislative conference in Albany, NY, to a pair of regional town halls in Chicago and Long Beach, CA, plus several summits focused on issues such as fleet vehicles, human resources and safety.

Kicking off a month filled with in-person professional development, advocacy and Summits, TRSA will host the New York State Legislative Conference on Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 4. On the opening day, there will be a two-hour orientation session discussing the Department of Labor’s interpretation of Spread of Hours from the Hospitality Act and to prep for Wednesday’s State Capitol visits with local representatives to encourage support for the industry. Tuesday evening after the orientation there will be a reception where state legislators will be present to give attendees an opportunity to get to know them in a relaxed setting. For more information on the event, click here.

In Long Beach, CA, on May 9 there will be a Town Hall and lunch at the Courtyard Long Beach Downtown. Topics will vary but will include the zero fleet requirement and microplastics in wastewater. The Town Hall will lead into TRSA’s Inaugural Fleet Summit. The advances in fleet technology are evolving at a rapid pace and government policy is forcing the linen, uniform and facility services industry to rethink the make-up of its fleet. The Fleet Summit will get attendees up-to-date with approaches that allow companies to organize and coordinate the hiring and training of fleet staff as well as the oversight of delivery vehicles in ways that improve efficiency, reduce costs and follow safety and other regulatory compliance. TRSA Fleet Summit registration takes you to the Expo both Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10.

Chicago becomes the next hub for three more TRSA events. A Town Hall is scheduled for May 16 at 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown. The in-person town hall is an excellent opportunity to meet face-to-face with Illinois and Indiana members to discuss their experiences with labor shortages and supply chain issues, as well as other uncertainties such as evolving tax and labor policies, and environmental regulations.

On May 17, Human Resources and Health and Safety professionals come to Chicago to benefit from guidance on HR issues of compliance, talent cultivation and evolution of HR function as your company grows. Health and safety breakouts will provide tips for increased safety awareness among employees by providing practical, hands-on analysis of trends, issues and techniques for creating and maintaining your company’s safety culture.

The final live event in Chicago for May is the Production Summit & Plant Tours, scheduled for May 18-19. Sessions will include topics on new wastewater challenges, plant safety, the importance of benchmarking and how to mitigate supply chain issues, to name a few. The Summit wraps up with two plant tours, with a debrief and question-and-answer session following the tours.