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TBG-The Buying Giant to meet during Tupelo Furniture Market

Clint Engel, Loreen Epp -- Furniture Today, January 31, 2013

HARRIMAN, Tenn. — TBG-The Buying Giant buying group will hold its semiannual board and membership meetings during the February Tupelo Furniture Market.

The member-owned group's board meeting and dinner will be Feb. 27 at the Tupelo Country Club, the night before opening day. TBG Chairman Larry Stansell, owner of Trion, Ga.-based Stansell Furniture, will direct the meeting, where discussions will include the group's plans for a Media Marketing and Operations seminar in Nashville, Tenn., in May

TBG will host its membership and spouses the next evening with a gourmet dinner, also at the country club. James Mayberry, TBG president and owner of Mayberry's in Crossville, Tenn., will lead the after-dinner discussion.

Showing product in the TBG Tupelo showroom, space No. 3000, will be H-Home, Holland House, Med-Lift, Sleep Ezz, Kidz World, Eagle, Brooks, American Made Silks and others.

On Friday, March 1, members are invited for a barbecue lunch in a meeting area upstairs above the showroom. During the lunch, members will be encouraged to share with the group the good products they have seen at market. Prospective TBG members also are invited to attend the lunch, as well as the Thursday evening dinner/meeting. Prospects can stop by the showroom to make reservations and learn more about the group.

Bethel Poston, TBG executive director, said that membership in the buying group has grown to 139 retailers with stores in 31 states.

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