BrandSource 2014 Fall Convention & ExpoAlan Wolf ⋅ Published: August 28, 2014 Judy Lawrence joins husband Bob on stage as he concludes his final convention address as BrandSource CEO. ProSource co-president Dave Workman, left, with LG Electronics’ John Riddle From left, BrandSource execs Dave Meekings, Sherry Dantonio and Jim Ristow on the show floor Football great Joe Theismann delivered an inspirational message on embracing change. Dave Carlson, right, of A.C. Carlson Appliances accepts his Dealer of the Year Award from BrandSource’s Tom Bennett. Mattresses were front and center on the show floor. Attendees were drawn to LG’s 98-inch Ultra HDTV. The company also debuted its first 4K UHDs, in 77- and 65-inch screen sizes, for $25,000 and $7,000, respectively. Generac’s Joe Wall demos the portable GP5500, which can generate traffic and margins in addition to emergency back-up power. Patio heaters were a hot alternative category among the “Stampede” show specials. All told, dealers purchased 81,000 bedding, floor care, cookware, furniture and outdoor units during the 90-minute buy session. Furniture had a major show floor presence for Trib Group, the rent-to-own division of BrandSource. BrandSource VP Bob Donaldson briefs attendees on the Stampede show specials. A Zumba team got the blood flowing during a BrandSource general session.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.