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About 1,300 members of the Win Family of Companies attended the Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase, March 13-16, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla.
While the Winsupply organization schedules such meetings every year, this year was the “every other year” version, which included a Vendor Showcase, essentially a trade show for manufacturers who do business with the company’s network.
Also, this year included the special occasion of marking Winsupply’s 60 years in business.
That’s plural for a reason. During the week, Win members review financial performance, the past year’s operations, and future plans. In addition to the local company meetings, attendees hear company speakers and meet one-on-one with vendor representatives. This year, vendors and company presidents held an impressive 3,845 one-on-one meetings.
This part of the company outing takes place every other year. This year, 205 booths from 180 vendors presented their products and services. Also, one aisle was set aside for various services such as e-commerce, marketing and sourcing services that Winsupply provides to nurture members and their companies. Also of note was a space in the back of the room that featured several mobile classrooms from manufacturers such as Liberty Pumps and Nortiz.