Carpet One Floor & Home’s annual Summer Convention kicks off Tuesday night as cooperative members, sales professionals, staff and vendors from across North America arrive in Denver, CO. The two-day Convention will highlight new products and programs, evaluate industry trends, and share upcoming initiatives with the hundreds of store owners, managers and sales professionals in attendance.
This summer’s program will feature special entertainment from “The Shaggs” – a Carpet One Floor & Home band comprised of members and store team members. The Shaggs will not only provide entertainment throughout the convention as they perform some well-known songs, but they also serve as an analogy for the Convention’s theme – Together We Work Better. The Shaggs don’t play together on a regular basis. Alone, their parts may not have been great entertainment for a Convention this large, but together, they will energize and inspire the Carpet One Floor & Home audience. Just like the band is better together, key messages throughout the Convention will highlight how much better the cooperative is when the members work together.
Over the course of two days, Carpet One Floor & Home members will participate in an action-packed agenda with sessions that encourage them to think about the future and take full advantage of the tools and resources in place.
“It’s important for us to find ways to work together to outsmart the competition,” says John Gilbert, President of Carpet One Floor & Home. “We have a history of ground-breaking innovation and industry leading programs and we plan to continue to push the envelope with our marketing, customer service, and product programs.”
In addition to general sessions and the annual stockholders meeting, Carpet One members will participate in focused breakouts where they’ll take a deep dive into marketing, product, and training programs. These smaller sessions allow for more conversation and opportunities for members to ask questions of the Carpet One executive team.
This summer Carpet One Floor & Home also welcomes 121 sales professional to join in the networking and training. With a dedicated track, sales professionals will join member sessions, have time to network, and learn with fellow sales professionals from across North America.
Carpet One is also excited to welcome vendors and partners to Denver where they will be available during exhibit hall hours to meet with members and store staff. The exhibit hall also allows members time to meet one-on-one with corporate staff to learn more about programs and seek help on any current business challenges.
The event will close on Thursday evening with a fun, laid back evening on the lawn of the Gaylord Rockies resort. Members will be treated to live music, lawn games, delicious food, and local beer as they enjoy their last night networking with their fellow members.
ABOUT CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME
Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful Guarantee™, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor.