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Nationwide Sees Record Turnout For Dallas Show

Winston Salem,
N.C. – Nationwide Marketing Group (NMG) is anticipating the largest turnout
ever for next week’s PrimeTime! buying show and conference.

Nearly 900 vendors
and member companies are expected to be on hand for the biannual event, running
Aug. 21-24 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, NMG said. The show also marks the 40th
anniversary of the buying and marketing organization, which serves independent CE,
majap and furniture dealers.

To help celebrate
the milestone, members will receive a booklet at registration filled with “40
Great Ideas” to help draw more foot traffic and increase sales and gross
margins. Dealers who visit participating vendor booths to learn more about
these ideas will also get a chance to win a $10,000 U.S. savings bond and other
prizes including an iPad 2 and iPod Touch.

“This will mark
our largest summer showing,” said NMG CEO Robert Weisner. “The strong
attendance numbers we have seen over this past year can be attributed to the
real benefits and value our vendor partners and member dealers are getting at

Added executive VP
Dave Bilas, “Our goal for the upcoming show is to have every one of our members
walk away with more than they came in with, whether that’s more money in their
pockets from purchases made at the show, building new profitable relationships
or learning about innovative marketing and sales strategies that they can
implement immediately into their stores when they get back home.”

Nearly all of the
30 PrimeTime! University business courses offered at the show have already
reached full capacity, Bilas said. The courses, tailored specifically to the
independent dealer and held before the show floor opens, include such topics as
web development, sales training, financial management and self improvement.

“As instability in
the economy ensues and pressures from the big-box chains increase, dealers are
looking for us to equip them with the tools needed to strengthen their position
in the markets they serve,” noted Les Kirk, COO. “Supporting the independent
dealer of America is what we do best. It’s why we have been in business for 40
years, and it’s why PrimeTime! in Texas will be another successful event.”

For more
information about the show, visit

To learn more about NMG, call (336) 722-4681 or visit