Annual National Broom, Mop & Brush Meeting Scheduled For November 16-17 In St. Louis

Mon September 11, 2017

The annual National Broom, Mop & Brush Meeting is scheduled for November 16-17, 2017, in St. Louis, MO. The event will again take place at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel.

Co-chairpersons Jan Haviland, of Haviland Corporation, Linn, MO, and Tim Morgan, of Vonco Products, Trevor, WI, have been working to ensure all manufacturers, suppliers and trade press representing different broom, mop, brush and related industries are invited.

The event begins on Thursday, November 16, with registration from 4 to 6 p.m., a networking hour from 5 to 6 p.m., and dinner starting at 6 p.m.

The main program will take place on Friday, November 17, beginning with a breakfast buffet at 7:30 a.m. The meeting portion of the event begins around 8:20 a.m. with opening remarks. This will be followed by guest speaker Dr. Sean Siebert, who will discuss, “A New Way of Looking at Business.” Dr. Siebert, who specializes as a community innovation consultant, will focus on how entrepreneurship should be viewed as a mindset, not an occupation.

“Our guest speaker will help this year’s attendees to think more ‘innovatively,’ in an effort to assist their individual companies to become even better during today’s changing times,” Haviland said. “Through the activities planned for this entire annual meeting, a goal has been set to get attendees revved up and moving forward for the benefit of their individual businesses and overall lives.”

In addition to the guest speaker, there will be several reports presented by various industry professionals, focusing on such topics as: broom corn, tampico and palmyra fibers; synthetic filaments; wood, metal and fiberglass handles; mop yarn; wire; packaging; and a foreign exchange update. The meeting is expected to be completed by noon.

The cost of the meeting is $150 per person, while the room rate at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel is $119 per night for reservations made by Oct. 25, 2017. Hotel reservations can be made by phone at 1-314-429-1100. Attendees making hotel reservations at the Renaissance are asked to mention that they will be attending the National Broom, Mop & Brush Meeting.

The Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel is located at 9804 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134. The hotel is adjacent to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. A complimentary shuttle service is available between the airport and hotel.

 For more information, contact co-chairs:
Jan Haviland at
or Tim Morgan at