Conference Highlights

2019 Business, Accounting & Professional Development Conference

     The 2019 Business, Accounting, and Professional Development Conference were held in conjunction with the Fall Management Conference at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN on November 5th & 6th.   The conference had 47 attendees representing 20 different gas systems.  Accounting and business professionals earned valuable CPE hours during this day and a half conference. The meeting kicked off with a CEO’s Perspective presentation from now retired Middle Tennessee Natural Gas CEO, Jim Hodges.  Later important GASB, health care financing, and technology do’s and don’ts were shared by knowledgeable presenters.  A special thank you to Frazier & Deeter, LLC, and committee for putting together a great conference.  This Conference will again be in conjunction with the Fall Management Conference in 2020.  The Business, Accounting, & Professional Development Conference will be held on November 4-5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Knoxville, TN.  It will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday with a joint 1/2 day session with Fall Management until noon, then carry on to finish out the day.  The conference will conclude at noon on Thursday.


2019 Fall Management Conference

The TGA Fall Management Conference was held November 7th & 8th at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN following the Business, Accounting & Personal Development Conference held earlier that week. The day and a half conference had over 120 in attendance representing 37 TN gas systems.  Attendees received valuable updates on TGA’s legislative efforts, TN 811, APGA and TPUC. Members also learned about the importance of having Work Healthy Programs in their organizations, How to Increase Employee Engagement, Codes & the Important Role Management Plays and How to Bridge the Top 5 Leadership Gaps.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! The Together Giving to Another collection totaled $1,236 and was donated to the Sevier County Food Ministries.

               Several Business Partners sponsored dinner and entertainment at the Mellow Mushroom where everyone had a great evening of networking and fellowship.  We thank the Education Steering Committee for developing a great conference agenda and our exhibitors and Business Partners for their involvement.

               The 2020 FMC will be held on November 3-4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Knoxville, TN.  The conference will be all-day November 3rd and will have a joint session with Business, Accounting, & Professional Conference until noon on November 4th  at which time FMC will adjourn.”