Pro-Link, a jan/san-focused buying and marketing group, has just completed its annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga., with the awards banquet celebration being held at World of Cola-Cola.
During the awards ceremony, Pro-Link honored members and suppliers that have excelled in sales or in providing assistance and support to the group.
This year’s award winners by category are:
Distributor of the Year: Datek – Little Rock, Ark.
Supplier of the Year: Americo Manufacturing Company – Acworth, Ga.
Distributor Link Award: Penn Valley Chemical – Lansdale, Pa.
Supplier Link Award: Wausau Paper – Harrodsburg, Ky.
Pro-Link Sales Person of the Year Award: Toby Dietzel
For their strong commitment and support of the Pro-Link brand, Scoles Floorshine Industries, Farmingdale, N.J., won the Pro-Link Brand Champion award. Evan Ghen accepted the award from Mike Nelson, VP of Marketing at Pro-Link.
Both KB Commercial Products, Billings, Mont., and Laun-Dry Supply Company, El Paso, Texas, were honored for their 25 years as part of Pro-Link.
During the three-day event, Pro-Link distributors enjoyed the benefit of networking and interacting with other members. Distributors also participated in various round table discussions where they exchanged information on how to improve their business and sales processes.
This year’s keynote speaker was Jaynie L. Smith, chief executive officer of Smart Advantage, Inc.
Along with business meetings and a supplier tradeshow, attendees participated in Pro-Link’s annual golf tournament and the Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride.