Welcome Back, BrandSource Members!

With dinner over, members mingle, network and listen to live music during the Convention21 Welcome Reception.

By Alan Wolf, YSN

After leading the industry with acclaimed virtual shows last summer and March, the AVB BrandSource family is together again in person for the first time since the 2020 Summit.

Convention21, which runs this week through Tuesday, also marks the group’s return to Nashville and the Gaylord Opryland Resort, site of successful Summits in 2018 and 2019.

This week’s show got off to a roaring start last night with a triple play of evening events. For the under-40 crowd, the Young Professionals organization got reacquainted during an exclusive Happy Hour at the Fuse Press Box, while first-time attendees got their bearings and a warm welcome at a special newcomers Meet & Greet.

And all members and exhibitors had a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones at last night’s Convention21 Welcome Reception.

While the party’s hardly over, BrandSource gets down to business today with AVB CEO Jim Ristow’s traditional State of the Union Convention keynote and General Session in the Presidential Ballroom. That’s also where everyone will reconvene today at 5:00 p.m. for the Dealer of the Year Award Ceremony, followed by the Stampede reception and roundup of show specials.

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In between, make sure to check out the packed agenda of educational sessions, including a first-time ServiceSource track led by AVB Consultant Paul MacDonald; a dedicated series of home furnishings seminars presented by Furniture Technology Source; and a quartet of incisive seminars including the latest developments from AVB Marketing and standing-room-only rundown of how to sell your business by longtime BrandSource member and current YourSource News contributor Rich Lindblom.

Be sure to check back here tomorrow during the product Expo’ extended hours for all the latest news and updates from the Convention floor.

Welcome back BrandSource, and have a great show!

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