By Amanda Ryder
Proven Winners Roadshow coming to B.C.
When this year's Proven Winners Roadshow tours the U.S., the show will also be making a Canadian stop in Kelowna, B.C., on Oct. 6.
Sept. 2, 2011 – Everyone admits there have been challenges within our industry this season. Many are looking to make a few changes next year, hoping to improve their business overall. And Proven Winners® wants to help. Beginning in October, a team of Proven Winners horticulturalists and retail experts will take to the road to help growers and retailers get ready for next spring. This is Proven Winners’ 9th year of Roadshows, and nearly 7,000 growers and retailers have benefited to-date. Here’s where the Proven Winners Roadshow team is headed next month:
• Seattle (Tacoma), WA on Tuesday October 4
• Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada on Thursday October 6
• Newark (Secaucus), NJ on Tuesday October 11
• Nashville (Franklin), TN on Wednesday October 19
• Chicago (Downers Grove), IL on Friday October 21
• Charlotte (Concord), NC on Tuesday October 25
• Richmond, VA on Thursday October 27
Sessions will run from 8:30 am-3:30 pm each day, and include a complimentary breakfast and lunch. Growers and retailers will learn about new varieties and get one-on-one answers to complex growing questions. In the afternoon, Judy Sharpton's strategic suggestions will guide retailers who want to improve their store layout, create garden center destinations and merchandise their newest retail items.
Dave Konsoer, Director of Sales with Proven Winners, states “After hosting the Proven Winners Roadshows for so many years, it is obvious to me that attendees always enjoy the day, are extremely glad they came, and walk away with easily implementable ideas to improve their business."
Proven Winners® is encouraging early registration since last year some locations were in sold out situations. For more information, go to Garden Center Professionals page at provenwinners.com.