PRO Group Hosts the First Ever Virtual Group Merchandising Conference

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

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

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

  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

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…

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

  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

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…

Annual Group Merchandising Conference in Atlanta Scheduled for June

Denver, CO (March 7, 2018) – Manufacturers will meet with PRO Group member distributors at the annual Group Merchandising Conference (GMC) June 18-20, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta, GA. Developing new business relationships and strengthening existing partnerships is the focus of the event. The 3-day conference provides manufacturers the…

PRO Group Expands Membership

Denver, CO (March 5, 2018) – PRO Group is pleased to announce a new wholesale building materials distributor member to its group. Sterling, MA based Rafferty Wholesale serves hardware stores, retail lumber yards, mason yards and hardscape yards throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Rafferty Wholesale has joined PRO Group to…