Heartland Social Events

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Monday, June 10

Heartland Conference Van G. Miller Memorial Golf Tournament

Location: Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course

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Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, Shotgun Start at 1 p.m.

Golf is back at Heartland 2019! This year's tournament will be played at Waterloo's premier golf facility, Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course, home of the Waterloo Open Golf Classic, Iowa's largest professional golf tournament. Enjoy a light lunch, play 18 holes of best ball, and network with fellow VGM members and vendors.

An Afternoon at the VGM Farm

Location: VGM Farm

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Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

If you're dreaming of a fun yet laid back afternoon then this social event is for you! Take in scenic views of rural Iowa, have a cocktail, play some yard games, soak up some summer sun, and network with fellow Heartland attendees at VGM's Farm. "The Farm" which is located in rural Waterloo is surrounded by rolling cornfields and the property has a hospitality house and corporate barn with a bar. You'll spend most of your time outdoors or in the upscale barn with an opportunity to view the hospitality house. Refreshments will be served!

VGM Campus Tour

Location: Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

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Time: 3 - 5 p.m.

A VGM corporate campus tour is a great opportunity to learn more about what is available to you through membership and how we are working to be a trusted resource for you. Join us on a scheduled tour of our Main and Annex locations as you learn more about the various business units underneath the VGM umbrella.

Hog Roast and Fireworks

Location: Riverloop Amphitheatre

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Time: 7 - 10 p.m.
 

Start your Heartland experience off right at this Iowa-style event. Grab a cold beer or a soda from the trough and taste some of Iowa's finest pork and chicken, cooked on-site. Also, enjoy live music and a private fireworks display over the scenic Cedar River!

First-time Attendee Social

Location: Single Speed Brewing Co

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Time: 6 - 7 p.m.

Start your first Heartland off right with our First-time Attendee Social. Learn how to make the most of your first Heartland from VGM & Associates President Clint Geffert and Director of Events Sarah Conger, drink a great local craft beer, grab a quick bite, and network with fellow first-time Heartland attendees at Single Speed Brewing Co.

 

Tuesday, June 11

VGM Campus Tour

Location: Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

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Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
 

A VGM corporate campus tour is a great opportunity to learn more about what is available to you through membership and how we are working to be a trusted resource for you. Join us on a scheduled tour of our Main and Annex locations as you learn more about the various business units underneath the VGM umbrella.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception

Location: Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center - Exhibition Hall

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Time: 4:30 - 7 p.m.
 

Spend some quality time checking out the hottest products and guaranteed best prices in the industry offered by VGM's Participating Vendors. Enjoy delicious appetizers while you peruse the show floor. Get to know other VGM Members and introduce yourself to the more than 70 VGM Participating Vendors who are exhibiting.

  • Community Dinners

    Time: 7:15 - 9:30 p.m.

    Locations: Home Accessibility - Jamesons, Complex Rehab - The Screaming Eagle, Respiratory - Single Speed, Retail - El Patron, and HME YP - Newtons

    Tuesday evening you will have the opportunity to network with fellow Heartland attendees. The Heartland Community Dinners give you time to eat, drink and socialize with your peers. This year's dinners are: Home Accessibility (Live at Home members), Complex Rehab (U.S. Rehab members), Respiratory (members in the respiratory business), Retail (members interested in networking with other members about retail topics), and HME YP (members who are 40 and under). Our shuttle busses will be providing transportation to and from all of our community dinners.

    Home Accessibility - Jameson's
    Sponsored by: EZ-Access, Molift, Span-America

    Complex Rehab - The Screaming Eagle
    Sponsored by: Atlas Enterprise Software

    Respiratory - Single Speed
    Sponsored by: Trace Medical

    Retail - El Patron
    Sponsored by: Contour Products, Inc.

    HME YP - Newtons
    Sponsored by: MK Battery

wednesday, June 12

VGM Campus Tour

Location: Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

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Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
 

A VGM corporate campus tour is a great opportunity to learn more about what is available to you through membership and how we are working to be a trusted resource for you. Join us on a scheduled tour of our Main and Annex locations as you learn more about the various business units underneath the VGM umbrella.

Heartland Gala - Boogie Woogie Bash at the Heartland Diner

Location: Electric Park

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Time: 7 - 11 p.m.
 

Before you hit the road back home, boogie the night away at the 2019 Heartland Gala. This year’s gala theme will take us back to the 1950s. Join us for an evening of burgers, fries, malts, and a specialty drink named The Heartland Breeze, handcrafted by one of our very own VGMers. This year’s band, The Modd Squad, will play all your favorite hits from the ‘50s. Music is not our only form of entertainment for this event which is sure to be gangbusters. A limbo contest, photo booth with props, bubble gum blowing contest, and a parking lot full of hot rods will all be on hand to make for an unforgettable evening. And, of course, you’ll need to wear your best 1950’s costume. So put on your favorite poodle skirt or cardigan, a pair of shades, and come enjoy a cool evening with your fellow Heartland Conference daddy-Os.