Mega Group USA Sets Fall ConventionJune 24, 2010
Home Furnishings buying group MEGA Group USA, Germantown, Tenn., will hold its fall convention August 22-25 at the Downtown Marriott in Louisville, Ky.
Food Network celebrity cook, author and entrepreneur Paula Deen, who recently partnered with MEGA Group USA and mattress major Serta to introduce a new mattress collection exclusive for MEGA Group USA members, will host a reception Tuesday evening, August 24 at 5:30 p.m. Attendees can meet Deen in person and learn more about the inspiration behind the product and what has made this new Paula Deen Home by Serta Mattress Collection successful.
Bob Negen will present the convention's keynote address Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m. Negen, known for his "make it fun, get it done" philosophy, founded Mackinaw Kite Co. in 1981 and grew the company from $17,000 to more than $3 million in annual sales in 20 years.
"We are excited to hold our Fall Convention in the great city of Louisville, Ky.," said Rick Bellows, president of MEGA Group USA. "Louisville is centrally located for the majority of our membership and has so much to offer. We have a lot planned for our members during the convention including hearing from Paula Deen and Bob Negen, product displays, breakout meetings, coaching sessions, a buying show plus so much more."
This is the 27th year MEGA Group USA has hosted a fall convention for its dealer members. Hundreds of dealers in all retail categories including appliance, electronics, furniture, outdoor power and mattress are expected to attend. Trade industry media are invited as well.
"I have attended MEGA Group USA's national conventions for the past several years,"said Max Boren with Smitty's, Cedars Rapids, Iowa. "Not only is it a great learning and educational experience, but it is a lot of fun and provides the perfect opportunity to network and idea share with others in the industry."