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BrandSource Winter Summit set for Feb. 17-20

ANAHEIM, Calif. — BrandSource has big plans for members attending the buying group's Winter Summit Feb. 17-20 in Orlando, Fla.

 Chris & Chris kitchen islandA new line of kitchen islands by Chris & Chris will be unveiled to BrandSource members at the group’s upcoming Winter Summit.

Attendees will be able to preview a new cloud-based online business management solution that lets members check accounts payable and receivable, manage sales and transactions, inventory and more - all from their mobile devices.

BrandSource will also unveil new home furnishing collections, offer special buys at its popular Stampede event and host a charity golf tournament benefiting the organization's scholarship fund.

Expert Tech, the new BrandSource cloud-based management system for mobile devices, acts as a central communications system, handling complete transactions.

"This incredibly fast and efficient service takes IT completely out of the store and puts it into your mobile device," said Bob Lawrence, CEO of BrandSource. "Members can check inventory, finances and more, and spend their valuable time doing what they do best - selling products and services to their customers."

The BrandSource Summit will also feature several seminars and workshops. The keynote speaker is Gair Maxwell, also known as the Branding Provacateur. Combining humor, multi-media and in-the-trenches experience, Maxwell will help attendees get more mileage from their marketing dollars. He has shared the stage with personalities including Richard Branson, Kevin O'Leary and Gene Simmons.

"At every gathering, we seek out dynamic and thought-provoking speakers and presenters to motivate and empower our members," Lawrence said. "This year, we have an action-packed agenda and a great number of new programs and introductions designed to help our members be more profitable and successful."

BrandSource also will unveil a line of home furnishings by Klaussner at the Summit.

It will showcase its new Majestic Sleep and Majestic Crowne mattress collections, part of Serta's Perfect Sleeper line, the official mattress of the National Sleep Foundation. BrandSource members can also learn more about Protect-A-Bed, which offers consumers a complete line of protective bedding products.

Also to be unveiled is a new line of kitchen islands from Chris & Chris, manufacturers of commercial-quality, durable work surfaces that are designed to be aesthetically pleasing and highly functional.

For the Stampede session, BrandSource said it fielded offers from dozens of suppliers and selected the top 20 deals with the most aggressively priced offers. Members will be invited to take advantage of a limited supply of product during a 90-minute period.

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