ProSource has announced highlights of its upcoming annual Spring Meeting, to be held at the La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio May 16-20. The event will host PRO members for the first three days, with Power members arriving mid-week for the remainder of the invitation-only event. The meeting format provides active product demonstration rooms and the opportunity for members to meet with key decision-makers from ProSource vendor partners in scheduled one-on-one meetings.
The Spring Meeting Power member agenda features an outstanding roster of keynote speakers, roundtable education, business collaboration meetings, and peer-to-peer interactive workshops, networking events, and entertainment.
ProSource continues to expand on services that support members’ businesses. Based on their feedback, the ProSource HR Playbook will be launching, offering dynamic recruiting tools that will support how the group navigates the difficult labor environment. ProSource is focused on providing turnkey solutions to market job opportunities, ensure successful onboarding, and manage turnover. The HR Playbook session presenters will include Brad Pilot, director of sales, CareerPlug and Venessa Vasilakeris, director of training and customer service, McQuaig.
The dynamic schedule of educational content continues with “Future Proofing Your Business,” featuring Marc Fisher, president, Origin Acoustics, and Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, senior board advisor and general counsel, Origin Acoustics. The session is designed to help members take control of unforeseeable obstacles by being prepared with a succession plan for anticipating problematic issues, such as death, divorce, retirement, financing, partner disagreements, and market conditions. Fisher and Sonnek-Schmelz will offer practical advice regarding:
- The basics of estate planning – The importance of succession planning for businesses, employees, and families
- Partnership and corporate agreements
- Business planning
- Key information documentation
- Business transitions
“Hiring and Retaining Rock Stars: How to Hire Employees for the Right Positions and Utilize Their Abilities Best to Retain Them” will be presented as a roundtable workshop with Dante Walston, CEO, IntegrateU, and Henry Clifford, founder and CEO, Livewire. The best way to ensure rock star employees remain aligned with business objectives and engaged is to hire the right staff from the ground up and provide an environment where they can thrive through challenges, feedback, and training. In this interactive session, members will learn more about hiring and retaining rock stars and share their knowledge with their peers. The goal is for participants to take home up to three great ideas to implement in their businesses.
Wrapping up the slate of compelling content, ProSource hosts the peer-to-peer “Solve my Problem” open mic session, moderated by Sherry Dantonio, senior director, education and member recruitment at ProSource. Collaboration to solve business problems is a core of the ProSource community culture. This fast-paced forum is designed for members to ask their peers for help with specific problems.
The keynote address “Economic Outlook: How Will Inflation, Supply Chain Disruptions, and Labor Shortages Resolve?” will be presented by Charles Dougherty, vice president, economist, Wells Fargo Corporate and Investment Banking. Dougherty covers the U.S. economy with a focus on commercial real estate, housing, construction, and regional sectors of the economy. He regularly writes indicator reports, produces special commentary, and contributes to the company’s “Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary.” His commentary on the U.S. economy has been featured in various regional and national media publications, including Bloomberg News, Yahoo Finance, and The Washington Post.
Highlights of the Spring Meeting program will also include the State of the Business address and a celebration for the winners of the annual PRO and Power Members of the Year Awards and Vendor of the Year Awards. In addition, ProSource will once again host a special evening featuring the annual charity fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and an off-site visit to The Rustic for a lively, fun-filled night under the Texas stars.
For information on becoming a ProSource member, contact Sherry Dantonio at (562) 810-1706 or by email at [email protected].
For more information, visit www.prosourceinfo.com.