By Alan Wolf
Canham Maytag Home Appliance Center of Norfolk, Neb., was named the 2019 BrandSource Dealer of the Year for the Great Plains Region on August 25 at the BrandSource National Convention & Expo at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas. Co-owners Bill and Jenni Canham were honored at the buying group’s annual awards ceremony, which was held amid the hoopla of its four-day confab.
The Canham’s purchased the appliance business in 2005 after attending an Elks Lodge float-decorating party at the store. Bill casually observed to the owner that he “had a nice business going here,” and the owner responded with a sale offer.
Today, the family-owned retailer sells top appliance brands like Amana, Jenn-Air, GE Profile, KitchenAid, LG, Samsung – and of course, Maytag – out of a 15,000-square-foot showroom facility staffed by nine dedicated employees. Together they wield a combined 200 years of appliance sales and service, prompting the Canham’s to note, “We have the knowledge and know-how to tackle nearly every kitchen appliance and laundry scenario.”
The BrandSource Dealer of the Year awards are presented annually to members who have shown continued support of BrandSource and its direct suppliers. A Dealer of the Year must support the group by attending regional meetings as well as national events such as the Convention and Summit.
This year’s 14 winners, which were selected by each region’s membership, demonstrated a continued commitment to excellence in the retail industry and to their fellow BrandSource dealers.
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