2009 ProDealer Industry Summit

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The 2009 ProDealer Industry Summit took place at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix Oct. 7 to 9. The event is presented each year by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and Home Channel News.

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Pat Buchanan kicked off the event with a keynote speech and shook hands with attendees afterwards. Here, the political analyst is flanked by Zarsky Lumber’s Cally and Travis Fromme.

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Home Lumber of Bishop, Calif., accepted the 2009 Pro Dealer of the Year award. From left: Milton Johnson, Brent Johnson and Randy Smith.

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McCoy’s Building Supply of San Marcos, Texas, accepted the 2009 Pro Dealer of the Year award. Accepting were Brian McCoy and Meagan McCoy Jones.

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Dan Fessler (right) of Lamperts stepped into his new role as chairman of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. Paul Hylbert, past chairman and CEO of ProBuild Holdings, congratulated him.

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Scene from the NLBMDA Installation and Pro Dealer of the Year Awards dinner.

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During the event’s educational segment, Yelena Takhtamanova, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, offered an economic outlook for 2010.

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During the event’s educational segment, Stanton Smith, author of “Decoding Generational Differences: Fact, diction … or should we just get back to work?” spoke on business strategies and Generation Y.

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Diana Perenza of Florence Building Materials

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Masco was one of several new vendors represented in the PDIS exhibit hall.