Las Vegas Market just concluded that the Summer Market, which ran Sunday, July 27 to Thursday, July 31 was a success for both buyers and suppliers by virtually every measurable benchmark: attendance, number and diversity of resources, new contacts made, and orders written. According to Bob Maricich, chief executive officer, International Market Centers, the strong positive reactions to Summer Market from participants are a direct result of the phased growth and enhancement of Las Vegas Market over the past two years. “Just two years into our three-year strategic growth plan, Las Vegas Market has added 1,200 resources and more than doubled its gift and home décor attendance while simultaneously maintaining and growing the existing furniture buyer base. We are delivering on our promise to transform Las Vegas Market into the only major furniture, home décor and gift destination in the western United States.”
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Nationwide Marketing Group held their winter PrimeTime! conference at the Gaylord Opry- land in Nashville, TN, August 10-13, 2014. Co-CEOs Robert Weisner and Les Kirk confirmed the convention occupied over 235,000 square feet of exhibition space and some 4,000+ attendees, including over 915 members and 200+ vendor companies. The theme “Crank Up The Volume” encouraged retailers to crank up the Inventory; Marketing; and Service. The Nationwide team promised to continually arm their members retailers with all of the training tools offered from Nationwide to ensure they are thriving and succeeding in their marketplace.
Consumers are always seeking ways to incorporate the latest trends, from connectivity to performance features, into their kitchens. This desire, in conjunction with the upcoming holiday cooking season, has many turning to appliances to enhance meal preparation and modernize their kitchens. GE is among the manufacturers offering solutions that cater to consumer trends while providing the quality and performance this time of year demands.
“Consumers have come to expect superior cooking performance from GE appliances, and the holiday season is when they’re put to the test,” said Paul Surowiec, general manager, GE Appliances cooking products. “Features such as technology that enables remote control and details fit for pros help consumers prepare for the holidays with ease.”
By Jon Gordon
Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a carpenter, he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a carpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams.
As the carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure. Along the way he learns that there’s no such thing as an overnight success but there are timeless principles to help you stand out, excel, and make an impact on people and the world.
Drawing upon his work with countless leaders, sales people, professional and college sports teams, non-profit organizations and schools, Jon Gordon shares an entertaining and enlightening story that will inspire you to build a better life, career, and team with the greatest success strategies of all.
Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals and non-profits. He is also the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, The Shark and the Goldfish, Soup, The Seed, and The Positive Dog. Jon and his tips have been featured on Today, CNN, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Novartis, Bayer and more.
If you are ready to create your masterpiece, read The Carpenter and begin the building process today.
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Jon Gordon is the author of The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All. His best-selling books and talks have inspired numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. To learn more, please visit www.jongordon.com.