Twice a year some of our management team hits the road to get together with other hardware store owners at the True Value Reunion. These events used to be called "markets" as the primary activity that took place was pre-season buying of products. At the spring market we would purchase goods for the fall and winter, and at the fall market we'd purchase spring and summer goods.
This weekend two members of our management team are heading to Chicago for the True Value Fall Reunion. While we will be buying items for the spring and summer of 2018 (BBQ grills, lawn and garden products, patio furniture, etc.) we also spend a lot of time in educational sessions and in networking meetings with other dealers. The name was changed from "market" to "reunion" a few years ago to reflect the new focus of the events. It's a great opportunity for us to meet with other store owners and with the True Value team to share ideas to better serve our customers and run our store more efficiently.
Throughout the reunion we'll be posting updates to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds, showing new products, cool demonstrations, and any other items of interest we find while walking the floor at the McCormick Place convention center. Follow us if you'd like to see what we're up to!