Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), the leading national hybrid-retail and custom integration buying group, closed their 2017 Spring Conference last week at the historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego with attendees even more energized when they left than they were when they arrived. A huge agenda that included several surprises kept attendees engaged throughout the event as the group celebrated the close of an incredibly successful 2016 and prepared for an even greater 2017.
The group had much to discuss at their annual Spring Conference and Executive Director Jon Robbins kicked off the event with a dramatic State of the Union address that reviewed the organization's goals for 2016 and their resulting performance against those goals; a presentation that left both members and vendors cheering. Much of the overall enthusiasm was due to the fact that the organization had added a number of prominent new members during the year, partnered with several new high-end/high-performance brands, engaged in more consistent internal communications to proactively manage group performance, and delivered substantial sales increases with virtually all of their vendors.
Robbins told the group that, as a result, member rewards in 2016 were 125% higher than in 2015 - a win, win, win for the group, its members, and its vendors. And that huge member reward increase does not even factor in certain other rewards that are paid directly by vendors to members.