Jeff Valles and Tom Cohn have delivered strong content at Forte Buying Group meetings for a long time. Valles – Forte’s director of membership services – believed the group’s summer meeting was going to follow a typical schedule; seminars, workshops and receptions. But in the end Valles felt the July meeting in Rosemont, Ill., was the perfect time to shake things up.
What impresses many Western visitors to China is the massive scale of public events, product quantities and population. Other impressions include the hazy air quality and limits on potable water at the taps in public restrooms.
Severe weather made another appearance at a major wholesale industry
Back in April, tornadoes whipped through the Dallas-Ft. Worth area while WIT’s 2012
Distributor/Vendor Conference was going on just two miles away.
Noah Garson didn’t intend to get into the family plumbing and heating wholesale business. His father, Murray, and uncle, Irvin, started Garson Plumbing Supplies in 1947 after growing tired of working at the post office. They went to the local library and researched possible careers and found the plumbing supply field to be the most desirable.
When Rick Reviglio took over as president and general manager of Western Nevada Supply from his father, Jack, he came to a figurative fork in the business road. “You can either sell more of the same products to the same customers,” Reviglio states, “or you can sell new products to the same customers.”
s businesses look to trim costs on information technology (IT), many
are gravitating to cloud computing as a way to increase efficiency and
economics. But what is the “cloud” and how can it help your
Faced with tough questions from a TV reporter, four actions you should avoid are:
1) Making a stupid facial expression;
2) Trying to end the interview;
3) Staring into the camera like a deer in the headlights; and
4) Declaring, “No comment!”
Plastered throughout McCormick Place in Chicago was the slogan for the KBIS 2012 event: “Touch the Future.” With the pace companies are advancing technology in their kitchen and bathroom products the slogan for KBIS 2013 might be “A Touchless Future.”
Check out the January issue of Supply House Times featuring the 10TH annual ASA/SUPPLY House Times distributor roundtable interview. Other features include KBIS-IBS preview, Canature WaterGroup ups the water filtration game, and much more!