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Tucson Fall Conference Recap

Oct 25, 2017 12:06:09 PM

Another conference has come and gone and boy, was it a blast! Tucson, AZ was the perfect backdrop for the Fall educational and networking event with Members, Vendor Partners, and Guests.

IMG_2776.jpgThe event kicked off with a welcome reception on Sunset point complete with music, drinks, dancing and s'mores. 

Workshops presented by Lynne Jensen-Nelson, Kevin O’Neill, Dan Luck and Robb Best, CKD provided attendees with top education on sales, marketing, and business practices such as strategic planning and exit strategies.

Mark Hunter, CSP’s energetic keynote presentation livened the group up after an awards luncheon presentation and left attendees feeling inspired to sell and of course, make more money.

In between sessions attendees were able to enjoy the property with pools, lounge areas, fire pits, and golf!

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Vendor Partner tabletop sessions were engaging, with vibrant products on display at each one, including newest Vendor Partner, Kessick Wine Storage Systems. 

New lines from Sommo di Lusso, the private label line for SEN Members, were shown from manufacturing partners such as CWP and Dal-Tile. 

Award winners from the Fall Conference included:

Maureen Plaunt, Maureens, LLC (MN) – Newcomer of the Year

Don Robbins, DC Robbins Construction (TN) – Rohl/Peterson Scholarship Award

Pat Ryan, CKD, Kitchen Concepts (OH) – Best Design Studio Businessperson of the Year

Jim Barna, TrueLeaf Kitchens (NJ) – Rising Star Award

Keith Tobias, operateIT (NY) – Joyce K. Anderson Business Start-Up Award

Congratulations to all recipients!

SEN conferences continue to provide an outlet for all attendees to learn, network, and expand business knowledge in a beautiful location and we are looking forward to 2018!

2018 Conference Dates and Locations are as follows:

April 3 - 6, Houston, TX
Hyatt Regency Downtown 

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September 4 - 7, Denver CO
Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center

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Becky Wiedemann

Written by Becky Wiedemann