More than 700 hearing industry experts from 185 different care practices will come together on Maui for the Elite Hearing Network, which will be held at the Grand Wailea Feb 8-12. With their ear cocked to our local community, they have decided to host Operation Sandtastic, a sand sculpting team competition to raise money for Friends and Family of Na Koa E Kapili. This local organization plans welcome home events for soldiers and sends care packages to deployed troops, to name a few of their support services.
“Partnering with Family & Friends allows us to give back to those who sacrifice so much for each of us,” said Heinz Ruch, President and CEO, Amplifon USA. “Our Annual Business Summit is the one time each year when our entire network of hearing care professionals gets together, so it is the perfect time to make a real impact on a great cause.”
Attendees at the Elite Hearing Network will spend three days learning best practices from hearing care industry leaders. Topics range from marketing your practice, financial and business management, coaching and leading staff to learning the latest hearing aid technology from many manufacturers.
Riki Inzano, a local sand sculptor from Art By Riki, will instruct participants on methods and sculpting techniques as well as create a custom sculpture before the contest begins. Members of the National Guard and Elite Hearing Network management will judge the completed sculptures.
“Even with all the amazing activities available on Maui, we’re confident our network members will choose to enjoy an afternoon of fun on the beach with their families and peers to show their support of our military, and we hope to have about 300 people participating,” said Paul Harkness, Vice President, Elite Hearing Network.
Elite Hearing Network, part of Amplifon USA, the global retail leader in providing comprehensive services and products to the hearing impaired, provides free membership to independent hearing care providers offering comprehensive support to each member that best matches their own goals and local market. Support services include competitive discounts and warranties from several major hearing aid manufacturers, full-service marketing support, free patient referrals, financing options, a retirement savings plan, educational opportunities to earn CEU’s, and business intelligence tools to support practice growth while maintaining the independent brand of each practice.
For additional information, contact Mary Sheldon, Assistant Marketing Manager, Elite Hearing Network. Call 763-268-4089 or email [email protected]
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