Brand Source’s 40th anniversary convention twice_admin ⋅ Published: September 3, 2009 Photos from Brand Source’s show held in early September in Las Vegas. Football legend Mike Ditka shared life lessons in his keynote address. The Brand Source show floor. Exhibitors included several CE and appliance vendors which sat out K/BIS and CES. CEO Bob Lawrence yuks it up with a comedic “participant” from a Brand Source consumer panel Mike Ader, left, and Jeff Ahlden of Home Appliance & Heating are members of Mega Group USA, but joined in the festivities through their attendance at the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations show (APRO), held in tandem with Brand Source Styx performed for attendees following sets by The Motel’s Martha Davis and Ray Parker Jr. of “Ghostbusters” fame. From left, GE’s Gary Kujawski with Neil and Mary Boff of Warner Supply Do It Center Stores From left, Dealers of the Year Pat and Jack Bindel of Bindel’s Appliances with Al Geis of Geis Electronics & Appliances, Brand Source’s Jeff Tracy, and Don Luecke of Luecke Audio & Video Eastern Marketing’s Steve Babcock, left, and president Marty Friedman exhibited Bertazzoni’s super-premium cooking line. Brand Source CEO Bob Lawrence, left, with HES executive VP Jim Ristow on the show floor. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.