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As the sweltering summer heat sets in this month, I’m reminded of those long days spent lounging along Lake Michigan. It is this same nostalgia that brings me to my most recent trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina for the annual SWA Convention. This is one of my favorite industry events because most everyone brings their family along for the duration of the meetings. I’ve met many of these families while covering the event. It’s almost as if SWA takes over the entire resort for a few days. The season and event are your quintessential fun-in-the-sun summer season.
Looking out on the horizon, this month’s issue features our 35th Annual Listing of Manufacturers’ Representatives. The corresponding cover story is on Portland, Oregon-based Hollabaugh Brothers & Associates. My colleague, Steve Smith, visited its headquarters to spotlight this terrific company. Learn more about Hollabaugh on page 32
Another exciting view this month is my Q&A with PVF Roundtable President Joe Pro. Our official partnership has fully kicked in, as you’ll read on page 93. Our goal is to provide the best and most meaningful content about the PVF industry. The news and products and special spotlights aid in getting the message across to the masses. Let’s just say there’s a lot in store for you.
Much like the summer months, we continue to get hotter and hotter industry coverage from our staff. We have great columns, news and products this month all showcasing what our industry offers us all.
As The Wholesaler continues to offer the best content in the industry, the editorial team would like to extend a heartfelt apology to Bradford White in reference to last month’s issue. The misprint in that issue is not a reflection on the amazing work they do in our industry. The Wholesaler and TMB Publications, Inc. takes full responsibility for the misprint and apologizes for any confusion caused to our readers.
Last month we featured the Wholesaling 100 Ranking, sponsored by Bradford White. With so much emphasis put into delivering the most informative list to you, our readers, the editors unfortunately overlooked a glaring error in the deck of the feature. On page 66, the sentence reads, ‘Less uncertainty, greater activity, more philanthropy in 2106.” Though we’d like to believe we can predict the future, the sentence should have ended with 2017. We apologize for this oversight, but still hope for less uncertainty, greater activity, more philanthropy until 2106!”