Canton, MA – May 2, 2013 – Pro-Link, a leading jansan-focused buying and marketing group, has just completed its annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, with the awards banquet celebration being held at World of Cola-Cola.
During the three-day event, Pro-Link distributors enjoyed the benefit of networking and interacting with other members. Distributors also participated in various round table discussions where they exchanged information on how to improve their business and sales processes.
This year’s keynote speaker was Jaynie L. Smith, CEO of Smart Advantage, Inc. Jaynie’s keynote address, “Think you know your competitive advantage? Think again!” enlightened the audience about how important it is to have, to know, and to leverage competitive advantages. The keynote included practical advice to Pro-Link distributors on how to identify their competitive advantages that are both meaningful to customers and different from the competition.
During the awards ceremony, 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: Datek – Little Rock, AR
• Supplier of the Year: Americo Manufacturing Company – Acworth, GA
• Distributor Link Award: Penn Valley Chemical – Lansdale, PA
• Supplier Link Award: Wausau Paper – Harrodsburg, KY
• Pro-Link Sales Person of the Year Award: Toby Dietzel
For their strong commitment and support of the Pro-Link brand, Scoles Floorshine Industries (Farmingdale, NJ) won the Pro-Link Brand Champion award. Evan Ghen accepted the award from Mike Nelson, VP of Marketing at Pro-Link.
Both KB Commercial Products (Billings, MT) and Laun-Dry Supply Company (El Paso, TX) were honored for their 25 years as part of the Pro-Link family.
Along with business meetings and a supplier tradeshow, attendees participated in Pro-Link’s annual golf tournament and the Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride.
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