Its all over but the shouting…and a lot of follow-up.
We had a good show this year, meeting many interesting (and interested) distributors, end users, visitors and fellow exhibitors. I have personally attended shows, without interruption since 1985 in Atlanta. And while I have been observing a decrease in the number of distributor attendees – not surprising considering the number of consolidations in the industry – the quality of attendees and the depth of discussion remains at a very high standard.
For Lambskin Specialties, the ISSA Show offers a number of great benefits. It is the best opportunity to show our full line, and introduce new products to the industry. With our line growing exponentially over the years, there is no better stage to show our stuff. It is a rare opportunity to speak to hundreds of industry professionals in 2 and half short days.
In recent years, products like the MultifFlex, our Hi-Dusters, and Micro Fibers, have generated loads of attention from distributor and end-user alike. I will talk more specifically about some of these products in upcoming entries. And we will certainly be continue to introduce new, innovative and effective products for our industry.
National Sales Meeting
ISSA is also the only opportunity we have to meet with all our representatives. During our National Sales Meeting, we reviewed a number of important issues as we move forward. Look out for future posts on some of these topics. Our meeting is also an important occasion to recognize our representatives that demonstrated outstanding commitment and performance during the year. Southsan Sales received the award for largest sales growth, with Alternative Sales and TRC Marketing runners up. Our Sales Leader for the year was Access Partners (Southern California).
We also recognized Debby Wadeof Access Partners as the recipient of the Walt Kolterman Award for Sales Leadership. In just her first year representing Lambskin Specialties, Debby stood out, stepping front and center as a leader for our company.
The awards were officially handed out during our annual ‘class photo’.
Now it is time to get back to the important job of following up on all the discussions from the show.
Have a great week everyone.