Both ProSource members attending for the first time and veteran attendees attested to the value of the Power Dealer Meeting: “It’s always worth the trip—sharing new ideas, collaborating, and being with some of the best in the industry. [ProSource] truly puts on a great event,” says Shawn Hansson, Logic Integration, who gave a presentation on creating company-wide processes during the three-day event.
“This was my first Power Dealer Meeting, and I was very impressed with the organization of the event and the participation by the vendors. The best part was networking with the best in our industry. I will definitely be attending next year,” says Russ Radke, Premiere Music and Film Systems.
Not only were the attendees the best integrators in the business, the educational opportunities were top-notch, with some of the finest speakers and moderators available. With the residential consumer-electronics market picking up, attendees found immense value in the presentation on hiring and managing given by guest speaker Dan Abramson of Staff Dynamics. Round-table discussions on everything from closing a project to maintenance agreements to reoccurring revenue proved to be big hits. ProSource dealers also got to conduct one-on-one business meetings with high-level managers from various ProSource vendor partners. As an added bonus, members enjoyed the Chicago Cubs vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks while networking with peers.
“ProSource is building a lot of momentum with meetings like these and others we have hosted over the last several months, as is evidenced by the fact that we are consistently picking up more and more key integrators from around the country,” says executive vice president of ProSource, Jim Ristow. “The Power Dealer Meeting was yet another way for us to bring together the biggest and most talented integrators around for an incredible idea exchange.”