|HPBA Program Networking
Retailers with Each Other to Launch in May
Success Club Flyer
HPBA used the Salt Lake Expo to unveil a new program to assist retailers in exchanging ideas about their businesses. Referred to as Member Success Clubs, the program is patterned after similar, successful programs for Home Builders and Auto Dealers.
In their meetings, non-competing retailers review each other’s operating procedures, marketing and merchandising strategies, purchasing practices, employee issues, and financial data. Many of these self-governing clubs also set aside time for recreational activities that allow the members to forge close relationships. Meetings are professionally facilitated and measurements are used to track the progress of retailer improvements.
Registrations are now open for either of the first two retailer clubs being launched on May 8 and 9 in Nashville. One club is for single-store retailers, the other for multi-store owners. In a try-before-you-buy approach, the cost of the Nashville meetings is limited to travel and food/catering costs. Clubs for installing distributors are planned for the fall of ’06. For more information contact Erica Geil at (314) 256-9926.