Mansfield, Mass. -- The Belknap White Group (BWG) recently hosted its 18th Annual FlooringPlus Convention in Newport, R.I., at the stately Hotel Viking. Scores of retailers, vendors, exhibitors and sponsors turned out for this event, Sept. 16 - 17.

This two-day event featured keynote speaker Lee Rubin, whose presentation explored the characteristics found among high achievers across various industries and disciplines. His talk was full of vivid stories and peppered with universal truths. Additional technical sessions focused on moisture mitigation, new LVT technologies, as well as new products and services during the events’ two-day “Product Showcase.”

The main event featured was BWG’s awards presentation luncheon and ceremony. This year, BWG recognized the following award recipients: BWG Highest Percentage Increase, Northeast Kitchens and Floors (Putnam, Conn.); BWG Cross Corporate Account of the Year, Custom Floors of Hartford, Conn.; and BWG Dealer of the Year, Olympic Flooring (Old Saybrook, Conn.).

“Our Annual Convention is one of our largest and most exciting gatherings of Belknap White Group's customers and vendors,” said Paul Castagliuolo, BWG president. “This event offers attendees the environment, the setting and the unique opportunity to meet with fellow dealers, to exchange ideas, reminisce and keep up-to-date on important information in our industry.”

The FlooringPlus Loyalty Program helps retailers drive their businesses with access to information and resources in the areas of merchandising, marketing, technology, and product knowledge. Members enjoy the benefits of a group program, while maintaining their independence and identity via great flexibility.

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