Distribution America and PRO Group Annual Executive Planning Conference Moves to Virtual Format

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Denver, Charlotte (8/17/2020) – This year boasts the 17th straight year Distribution America and PRO Group, Inc. will join forces to host the Executive Planning Conference (EPC). The event, still slotted for November 17-19, will utilize the Zoom Meetings platform in place of the in-person event originally scheduled in take place in Tucson. This virtual…

PRO Group Hosts the First Ever Virtual Group Merchandising Conference

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Denver (June 29, 2020) – In response to the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, PRO Group, Inc. hosted the first ever virtual Group Merchandising Conference using the Zoom platform. On June 22-24, 40 PRO Group member distributors and 63 vendor attendees participated in 1,140 scheduled, one-on-one appointments through the breakout rooms function available on the Zoom…

PRO Group Announces Promotion of Shari Kalbach to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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Denver (May 18, 2020) – PRO Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Shari Kalbach has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Kalbach will now direct PRO Group’s operational improvements while working to strengthen customer focus. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing/International Business from the University of Tulsa, Kalbach has…

PRO Group Zooms Ahead with a Virtual Group Merchandising Conference

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Denver (4/13/2020) – As COVID-19 continues to have a profound effect on the hardware industry, PRO Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Group Merchandising Conference will move to a digital format using the Zoom platform. Originally scheduled to take place in Atlanta, the digital format will still allow partner manufacturers and distributor members…

Home Improvement Manufacturers, Distributors Meet to Strategize the Year Ahead

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  St Petersburg, FL (December 2, 2019) – The 2020 Executive Planning Conference, hosted by Charlotte-based Distribution America (DA) and Denver-based PRO Group Inc., was held November 19-21 at the historic Vinoy Renaissance Resort. The conference united over 350 of the nation’s top suppliers and distributors that serve the independent home improvement industry with the…

PRO Group Recognizes Outstanding Businesses

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Denver (September 13th, 2019) – A willingness to change with the times and a deep commitment to their customers are two qualities retailers must have if they are going to succeed. They are also just a couple of the reasons Denver-based PRO Group Inc. is honoring three home improvement businesses this year with its annual…

Building Partnerships: PRO Group Hosts Annual Group Merchandising Conference

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Denver (June 25, 2019) – On June 17, dozens of member distributors and vendor partners descended on the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta for PRO Group, Inc.’s annual Group Merchandising Conference. Over the next two days, 40 distributor and 75 manufacturer attendees met in 1,572 scheduled appointments to discuss new product and conference…

Distribution America and PRO Group Kick Off Annual Executive Planning Conference in Tucson, Arizona

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  Tucson, AZ (November 19, 2018) – “Bringing the best together from Manufacturing and Distribution!” That’s how Jim Hegner, Corporate Accounts Manger from Midwest Fastener, described this year’s event which was staged at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. More than 350 distributors and manufacturers attended the annual Executive Planning Conference (EPC) and participated in…

Forging New Business: PRO Group Hosts Its Annual Group Merchandising Conference

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Denver (June 26, 2018) – From June 18-20, 32 member distributors and 86 vendor partners converged on Atlanta at the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park for PRO Group, Inc.’s annual Group Merchandising Conference. In over 1600, 30-minute scheduled appointments, distributors and vendors were able to forge new business relationships by discussing new products, taking advantage…