Azione Conference Focuses on Labor as Underutilized Revenue Source
"Vis-a-Vis" was the theme of buying group Azione Unlimited's Spring 2014 conference that kicked off March 19 in Las Vegas, and the translation of that phrase "face to face," was not lost on the group's founder, Richard Glikes.
The opening day saw Glikes encouraging bonding and camaraderie between dealer and vendor members of his buying group, along with a focus on potential revenue streams dealer members should make better use of, particularly labor and service charges.
Held at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel, the conference kicked off with a gathering of only dealer member companies (the group's vendor companies, which Glikes considers members as well, would show up later in the day). Glikes commenced the festivities with a run-down of Azione's goals, along with the announcements that the group now has 36 member dealers, and has added a new vendor (Qmotion) as well.
"We are their exclusive buying group," he said of the new Azione vendor company.