Welcome to the February issue of YourSource Magazine.
Inside, you’ll find a whole host of things that your fellow members have been up to since I last wrote this column, including the latest updates from BrandSource and industry news and trends that will help your business grow and succeed.
The cover story is about our Leadership Conference in December and the epic fundraising event that took place in Sacramento. When it comes to opening up hearts and minds – and in this case wallets – no one comes close to matching the likes of AVB BrandSource members and our generous vendor partners. An incredible amount of money was raised for Toys for Tots, ensuring that countless kids would have a gift under the tree. Many of these kids were in the areas hardest hit by the wildfires, making all your donations that much more meaningful this year.
Also included in this issue are updates from ProSource, TRIB, BrandSource Canada and a feature on two dealers who overcame major obstacles to persevere and succeed. For those of you not at the Leadership Conference, there is a recap on the highlights of that event. Plus, look for many more interesting and profit-provoking reads.
Please take time to read the feature on longtime friend and colleague Bob Dickerman. We pay tribute to Bob and wish him a fond farewell as he retires after 25 years with BrandSource. Bob served this organization in many capacities for the North Central Region as well as on the national board. Bob is sailing off into the warm Arizona sunshine to enjoy a much-deserved retirement with his lovely wife Anne. We wish our friend Bob many happy years and thank him for his service.
On a personal note, I also would like to make a plea to you to give us input for stories, pictures and ideas to share with your fellow members. What are you doing in your business or community that is unique and interesting? I would love to help tell your stories in this magazine as well as on our other communications platforms. We are indeed “Better Together” when we share our successes with each other. As we come together in Nashville to celebrate 50 years, let’s reflect on just how far we have come as a group as well as where we are headed.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this issue of YourSource!
Publisher and GM of Communications
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