YSN shares members’ stories in addition to the latest industry news.

By Andy Kriege, YSN

As we all took note in Jim Ristow’s State of the Union address at Summit 21 last week, connecting all of you with the right information is key to the success of your business.

We here at YourSource News (YSN)  appreciate that you are engaging in our platforms. However, we want to make sure we reach everyone inside your business and keep them just as informed as you are. Your entire team should be receiving our newsletters and engaging in the content that is relevant to their role in your business or is of interest to them.

Thanks to you, YSN readership is up over 400 percent in the past year. Ristow also noted in his Summit address that fully-engaged members enjoyed a nearly 30-percent bump in business last year. Part of being fully engaged means being fully informed. Please take the time to open and read the information provided to you across all YSN platforms — YourSource magazine, YourSourceNews.com and the YourSource News e-newsletter — and take a few minutes to sign up your entire team as well.

You can subscribe your entire team here: YourSourceNews Signup

During Summit we had the opportunity to speak with many of you directly and heard your thoughts on, and suggestions for, our news platforms. It was very uplifting for the Communications Team to get direct feedback from you, and to learn how much YSN has impacted your businesses.

GM Andy Kriege draws the Grand Prize winners for Comms Team engagement during Tom Bennett’s pool party at the conclusion of the Summit.

We really appreciate those of you who took the time to drop into our booth and chat with us live, and also wish to thank those who sent notes and suggestions via the Summit message board. We will take your feedback to heart and do our best to keep getting you timely industry information that is impactful to your business, while also sharing your own stories about how you and your fellow members are succeeding.

In the meantime, congratulations to our two Grand Prize winners for their engagement with the Communications Team during Summit:

Greg Torres of Frank’s Appliance in Visalia, Calif., was the winner of an iPad Air tablet.

Jon Satkowiak of Mio Rental and Retail in Mio, Mich., won a pair of Bose noise-cancelling wireless headphones.

Watch:The YSN Grand Prize Giveaway

Our mission is and always will be to keep you informed to the best of our ability to so you can remain profitably in business. We are also committed to two-way dialog and look forward to hearing from you. You can always reach us here.

BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.