Chairman's Challenge

AHRI’s Chairman’s Challenge is designed to support the current chairman’s goals for the association.

The 2016 Chairman’s Challenge will recognize member companies that participated in the most legislative and school visits in 2016.

Contest Details

Contest participants will compete for Legislative Visit and School Visit awards in two categories: multi-state and single-state. The company in each category with the most legislative visits and school visits between November 15, 2015, and October 31, 2016, will be awarded at the 2016 AHRI Annual Meeting, November 13–15 in Scottsdale, Ariz. All participants will be recognized during the meeting. All entries must be submitted by October 31.

Chairman's Challenge Entry Form

Contest participants must complete one entry form for each visit. Participants are welcome to share their visits on AHRI’s Facebook and Twitter pages, using #AHRIChairmansChallenge. AHRI will announce all visits as they occur in the AHRI Update and on its Facebook page.

Visit Type

Legislative Visit — Facility tour: AHRI member company hosts congressional or state legislators at their facilities in the United States. 2 points per government official

Legislative Visit — Legislator office: AHRI member company representative(s) visits a legislative office (state or federal). 1 point per government official

Click here for the AHRI Members Only Legislative Visit Toolkit. State legislators can include county, city, and local elected officials; politically appointed officials count as well.

School Visit: AHRI member company representative(s) visits a local school to promote the Rees Scholarship Program and careers in the industry. 1 point per school
Click here for the AHRI Members Only School Visit Toolkit.

 

Chairman’s Challenge Legislative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

 

Legislative Challenge

Q: How do I earn 2 points?

 

A: Host a visit to your facilities by a congressional or state legislator or their staff. State legislators can include county, city, and local elected officials. Politically appointed officials can also be included. Make it a delegation and watch your points grow! Invite the entire city council and you get 2 points for each city council member attending. Invite your Congressperson and members of their staff, and you get 2 points for each person attending.

 




Q: How do I submit proof of a facilities visit?

 

A: In order for your visit to count officially, contest participants must inform AHRI about any visit, and submit a photograph of the visit. An online submission form is found here.

 




Q: Will multiple visits to my facility by the same official’s office count?

 

A: Yes, multiple visits by the same legislator or their staff will count. We strongly encourage follow-up with the elected official and others who participated in a facilities visit.

 




Q: How do I earn 1 point?

 

A: Meet with your congressional or state legislator or their staff in their office. State legislators can include county, city, and local elected officials. Politically appointed officials can also be included. Each person you meet with is 1 point. Meet with the elected official and their Chief of Staff, and that’s 2 points.

 




Q: How do I submit proof that I visited an official’s office?

 

A: In order for your visit to count officially, contest participants must inform AHRI about any visit. We realize taking photos during an office visit may not be possible. If decorum allows, take a picture of the front of the office with the elected official’s nameplate. An online submission form is found here.

 




Q: Will multiple visits to the same official’s office count?

 

A: Yes, multiple visits to the same legislator or their staff will count. In order to strengthen your company’s relationship with your elected officials, we strongly encourage follow-up to all your visits.

 



 

Education Challenge

Q: What counts as a school visit?

 

A: During a school visit, the member company will talk to students or counselors about the workforce opportunities in the HVACR and water heating industry. Presentations can include conversations on the Rees scholarship, NATE, and member company internship programs.

 




Q: How do I submit proof that I visited a school?

 

A: In order for your visit to count officially, contest participants must inform AHRI about any visit, and submit a photograph of the visit. An online submission form is found here.

 



Multi-state versus Single-state

Q: Am I considered a multi-state or single-state participant?

 

A: If your company has facilities in multiple states you are considered a multi-state participant. If your company has multiple facilities in just one state, or you just have one facility, you are considered a single-state participant.

 

 


 

 

Past Winners

 

 

Winners of the 2014 and 2015 Chairman’s Challenges are below. Photos from all of the visits are here.

 

2015
2014