ACCA Hosting MIX® Group Event at Washington, D.C. Conference

January 18, 2018

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces that Dean Brainard of NEXUS, LLC., is facilitating the ACCA MIX Group networking event at the ACCA Annual Conference on February 13, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

ACCA’s Management Information Exchange (MIX) Group program is one of the associations premier contractor benefits. HVAC contractors involved in MIX Groups share business information, including marketing and sales strategies, business operations, key performance indicators, and other financial metrics with each other.

“ACCA is excited Dean is leading this year’s MIXer event at the annual conference,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “Dean is well-known in the contracting industry and is going to lead a great “speed-networking” event for contractors. For those who want to be involved in the industry’s premier networking and business-to-business learning venue, ACCA’s 2018 MIXer is the place to be.”

Dean Brainard, founder of NEXUS, LLC., has more than 30 years of consulting, training, and management experience. He specializes in collaborative training, coaching and facilitation processes that empower business leaders to achieve critical business outcomes.

Brainard said, “Our goal for the 2018 ACCA MIXer is to spark conversations between contractors who want to engage in a MIX Group and existing MIX Groups who are recruiting new members. Current and former ACCA Board Officers, Bobby Ring, Laura DiFilippo, Dave Kyle, and Dan Weis will share the benefits and expectations of being a MIX group member. This networking experience could be the first step in one of the most valuable decisions a business owner can make for their business.”

To read more about the 2018 ACCA MIXer, visit Additional information and registration information for ACCA’s Annual Conference can be found at

For more information, please contact Todd Washam, ACCA’s Director of Industry and External Relations, at 703-824-8864 or by e-mail at


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.