Northern New England Chapter of ERAPPA (NNECERAPPA)
Fall 2007 Conference

Hosted by Colby College

Staying One Step Ahead
Monday & Tuesday, October 22 & 23, 2007
Colby College
Waterville, Maine

Attendee Links:
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Location Lodging Information Directions
Program Schedule Education Program Grid Brochure
Exhibit Hall
Please join us…
On behalf of Colby College, I am pleased to invite you and members of your organization to join us for the NNECERAPPA Fall 2007 Conference. We have planned two exciting days with a variety of educational options and many opportunities to share ideas and network with vendors and colleagues. The past few years have been an exciting time of growth for Colby and we are excited for you to participate in this conference in one of our newest campus facilities. We look forward to see you in October!

Patricia Crandlemire Murphy, P.E.
Director of Physical Plant


Booth Space and Sponsorships Are Sold Out! Please contact Meg Boera via email at or by phone at (802) 865-5202 to be added to the mailing list for the spring 2008 conference.


Educational facilities professionals, including custodial, operational, maintenance, grounds, and management staff


  • Educational Workshop Sessions in the areas of Capital Planning, Campus Maintenance, Regulatory, and Trades. See program grid for complete listing.
  • Keynote Presentation "Communicating for Effectiveness" with Rick Kolster of Peak Performance Development
  • Campus Tour featuring the Colby Museum of Art, Pulver Pavilion and Cotter Union, and the Colby Heating Plant including Co-generation facilities
  • Business Partner Exhibit Area featuring services and products to benefit your institution


Cost for the one-day full conference is $99 for schools/institutions only. Business Partner registration fee is $150 and applies to company representatives who are not exhibiting at the event. Registration fee includes all education sessions; admission to Business Partner Exhibit Areas; conference materials and meals (continental breakfast, two lunches, two refreshment breaks, networking reception, and banquet)


The NNECERAPPA Fall 2007 Conference will be held at and is hosted by Colby College. Colby’s campus is located in central Maine and is situated on 714 acres overlooking the city of Waterville. It is renowned for it Neo-Georgian architecture and its expansive, terraced quadrangles. The main venue for the conference activities will be held in the Diamond Building, where you’ll find the Conference Registration Desk, Business Partner Exhibit Area, and Workshop Sessions. The newly constructed Diamond Building is a 53,000-square-foot, three store academic building on the Colby Green. Parking will be available in a nearby lot, within close walking distance to meeting facilities.


For overnight accommodations, we have a special group rate at The Holiday Inn, a couple of miles from the Colby College campus. A limited number of rooms are available for $65.00 per room, per night, not including state tax. Call 207-873-0111 to make a reservation. Reservations should be made by September 21st in order to receive the reduced rate. The Holiday Inn is conveniently located off I-95 at exit 130 in Waterville, Amenities include indoor heated pool and fitness center, free high-speed wireless internet, and Killarney’s Irish Restaurant & Pub.


Waterville, Maine is 78 miles northeast of Portland and 180 miles from Boston. Take Interstate 95 to Exit 127 Waterville/Oakland (formerly Exit 33). Turn toward Waterville (east) on Kennedy Memorial Drive (Rt. 137) and follow the blue signs to Colby. After nine-tenths of a mile on Kennedy Memorial Drive you will turn left onto First Rangeway, opposite Island Hospital. Proceed 1.1 miles on First Rangeway, to the first stop sign, and turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive. In a half mile you will arrive on Colby campus.


Monday, October 22
8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Desk Open – Diamond Building
9:00am – 11:00am Early Bird Campus Tours
(please sign up in advances on registration form)
11:00am – 11:30am Welcome Meeting for "First-Time" Attendees
10:00am – 12:00pm Business Partner Exhibit Area Open
12:00pm – 1:15pm Welcome Luncheon
1:30pm – 2:45pm Keynote Address – General Session for all
"Communicating for Effectiveness," Rick Foster, Peak Performance Development
2:45pm – 3:45pm Refreshment Break with Business Partners
3:45pm – 5:00pm Session 2 – Concurrent Session
(see educational grid)
6:00pm – 7:00pm Networking Reception with Business Partners
7:00pm – 9:00pm Banquet and Business Meeting
9:00pm Social Hour at Killarney’s Irish Pub, The Holiday Inn
Tuesday, October 23
7:00am – 1:30pm Registration Desk Open – Diamond Building
7:30am – 8:30am Buffet Breakfast with Business Partners
8:30am – 9:45am Session 3 – Concurrent Sessions
(see educational grid)
9:45am – 10:45am Refreshment Break with Business Partners
10:45am Business Partner Area Closes
10:45am – 12:00pm Session 4 – Concurrent Sessions
(see educational grid)
12:00pm Buffet Lunch & Raffle Prize Drawing
1:30pm Conference Adjourns


Rick Kolster is an internationally known speaker, as well as a motivator and leader. He has over 25 years of business experience in multiple industries, ranging from restaurant hospitality services to industrial sales, distribution and manufacturing to sports programming services. He has become an expert in facilitating communications, strategic planning, interpersonal skills and motivation, as well as developing leadership and sales teams for all levels of an organization.


The following companies will be exhibiting in the Business Partner Exhibit Areas located in the Diamond Building. The success of this event is due in large part to their support. Please plan on visiting with them during designated times to find out how their service or product can benefit your institution.

  • AW Hastings
  • Barclay Water Management
  • Butcher’s
  • Clifford of VT/A Power of Tel Company
  • Competitive Energy Services
  • Consigli Construction Co. Inc.
  • CPI Controls North
  • EnviroVantage
  • Erland Construction, Inc.
  • F.W. Webb Co.
  • Facilitech/PBSC
  • Gale Associates, Inc.
  • Gilbane
  • Harriman Associates
  • Hussey Seating Company
  • Jesseman Associates
  • Lutron/Yusen Associates
  • McKallagat Contract Furniture
  • Munters Corporation
  • OEST Associates, Inc.

  • Pizzagalli Construction Company
  • Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering, P.C.
  • Rodgers-Aero-Tech, Inc.
  • S.W. Cole Engineering, Inc.
  • Scott Lawson Group, Ltd.
  • Siemens
  • Sika Sarnafil, Inc.
  • The H.L. Turner Group, Inc.
  • Theriault/Landmann Associates
  • Truex Cullins-Architecture & Interior Design
  • Tunstall Corporation
  • Turf Products
  • Walker Parking Consultants
  • Waterless Co.
  • Welch Architectural Signage
  • William A. Berry
  • Wright-Ryan Construction


Thank you to the following NNEC ERAPPA Business Partners for their generous sponsorship support:

Afternoon Refreshment Break (Monday) Opening Luncheon Co-Sponsors

Banquet Co-Sponsor Banquet Co-Sponsor
Networking Reception Tote Bags
Continental Breakfast (Tuesday) Morning Refreshment Break (Tuesday)
Nametag Holders (Lanyards)