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The AD PHCP Divisions hosted a record-breaking Spring Network Meeting, March 13-15, with more than 245 in attendance. The attendees were comprised of U.S. plumbing and PVF members as well as the Canada plumbing and heating division who traveled far and wide to share their experiences within the network sessions.
Additionally the board of directors from AD’s newest division, AD Decorative Brands, were in attendance. All attendees were pleased to welcome Linda Hoff to her first AD meeting as the director of the new division.
Attendees enjoyed three days of peer networking, best practice sharing, and updates on AD programs including HR services, procurement services, and ecommerce solutions, to help them strengthen their competitive edge today and into the future. Building upon the success of last year’s session on organizational culture, attendees deepened their knowledge with speaker Doug Lipp, author of Disney U spoke about how to “Creating Cultures of Significance.”
“AD attracts members based on their dedication to growth, their financial stability, and perhaps most importantly, their eagerness to collaborate,” said Jeffrey Beall, president, AD U.S. & Canada PHCP Divisions. “Because of this, AD Networks are filled with smart and successful entrepreneurs who are ready to share their ideas for growth. Our members leave The AD Spring Network Meeting refreshed and energized, with pages and pages of best practices that they are ready to implement in their independent distribution businesses across the US and Canada.”
Awards were given at the event, honoring our members for their commitment to growth, marketing, innovation, investment in their people and giving back in their communities. The following companies received these prestigious AD awards:
New this year, strategic supplier sponsors were acknowledged throughout the event and given informal booth session opportunities. Members and suppliers engaged in discussions about new products and other ways to grow partnerships in 2018.