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July 30, 2012

Tammy Day

Where's Your Focus:
Yesterday or Tomorrow?

Seminar for propane marketers presented by Propane Resources

MISSION, Kan. — Propane Resources, LLC is presenting a two-day training seminar "Where's Your Focus: Yesterday or Tomorrow?" The seminar will take place Thursday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 5 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. The sessions look at understanding the ever-changing landscape of propane supply, hedging to improve margins, ways in which to build value in your business, and how to use the Internet and social media outlets to gain exposure for your business.

Session Descriptions

Supply — "The Shale Revolution: More Propane from Gas Processing and Changing Flows." The United States finds itself with new length in propane supply as a result of very impressive results from the upstream and midstream sectors of the energy business. Combined with changing flows for energy in the International markets...and you've got change in the "playing field" for propane. Join us to learn the latest propane supply fundamentals for the International and United States markets. It is time to begin thinking about your supply plans for 2013-14 and beyond — but first it is time to understand the new "playing field."

"Not Your Father's Energy Markets." The fundamentals in the way energy is traded have changed. This is a good opportunity for you to get the latest information as you prepare for 2013-14 and beyond. This is a comprehensive session that helps you understand which is the right hedging tool to protect your targeted gross margins in your marketing programs. Learn how to use the right strategy and tactics to create seamless Marketing, Supply, and Hedging Plans to improve your bottom line.

"Understanding your P&L So You Can Manage Your Propane Business" A company's profit and loss statement (P&L) provides tremendous information for managing your business. But without a propane-friendly format and understanding how to use the information at your fingertips, it can seem like a useless report generated only for tax purposes. This training session will focus on understanding your P&L on a cent-per-gallon basis, financial management, expense detail breakdown and other keys to managing your business. The goal: Giving every retailer a vital P&L tool to better use and understand how best to run their business on a monthly and daily basis.

"Best Practices for Propane Marketers." What does it really take to keep a retail propane business strong and viable? You may find yourself asking, "When I retire and want to sell my business, how can I ensure I get the most out of it?" This is a common question throughout the industry. The decisions you make, and the way you choose to run your business, have an impact on its value, as well as the level of interest your company will generate from buyers.

"Seven Communication Tactics That Make it Easy to do Business With You!" Today's propane marketer must find ways to entice potential and current customers in the most cost-effective way possible. As more communication goes digital, marketers must build relationships using company websites and social media. This session will help you build lasting relationships by making it easy to do business with you!

Limited number of space is available so enroll soon at You may also call Propane Resources toll free at 913-262-8345 to enroll. The cost to attend is $495. All sessions will be held at the Embassy Suites Kansas City — Plaza, 220 W 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, phone (816) 756-1720. Special room rates are available for attendees of the seminar. Call and make reservations today!

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