May 8, 2012 – Canton, MA – Pro-Link, a leading jansan-focused buying and marketing group, has just completed its annual meeting in Austin, TX, with the awards night celebration at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
The 2012 meeting was a resounding success, with a record number of Distributors attending representing nearly 80% of Pro-Link’s total membership. Distributors enjoyed the opportunity to network and learn how to improve the sales process over the three day event. Chris Mott, President of Corporate Training at Kurlan Associates, Inc., was the guest speaker, engaging distributors on the Baseline Selling system which reemphasizes the fundamentals of selling in a fresh, memorable way that modern sales professionals can relate to and utilize to get appointments more easily, increase closing percentages and sell at higher margins for example.
Pro-Link honored members and suppliers that have excelled in sales or in providing assistance and support to the group. This year’s award winners by category are:
Distributor of the Year: Wagner Supply, Odessa, TX
Supplier of the Year: The Safety Zone, Centerbrook, CT
Distributor Link Award: Pur-O-Zone, Lawrence, KS
Supplier Link Award: von Drehle, Hickory, NC
Pro-Link Sales Person of the Year Award: Russ Seybold
Distributor-Members recognized for outstanding support of Pro-Link’s Strategic Accounts initiative were: Great Western, Janitors Supply, Lawton Brothers and Northern Chemical.
American Janitor & Paper Supply (Scranton, PA) won the coveted Pro-Link Brand Champion Award for their strong commitment and support of the Pro-Link brand. Brian and Jim Calvey proudly accepted the award from Mike Nelson, VP of Marketing at Pro-Link.
Hanson Janitorial Supply of Pocatello, ID was honored for their 25th year as part of the Pro-Link family. Members reaching their 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th year milestones were also recognized.
Along with business meetings and a supplier tradeshow, attendees took part in Pro-Link’s annual golf tournament, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride.