2014 Traders Market Attendee Testimonials
"New customers, catching up with old customers, making new friends." -- Alden Robbins, Vice President, Robbins Lumber
"This event is the main domestic event of the year that I would not miss for anything." -- David Stallcop, Global Marketing Manager, Vanport International, Inc.
"Efficiency and Positivity. [Traders Market is] a chance to see many of our core customer accounts face-to-face. The timing of this event is always good as we can naturally start discussing new business for the next year, pushing a positive future thinking agenda." -- Derek Zral, Team Lead
Export Sales, Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd.
"I've found numerous new suppliers from attending over the years. [I] renew old acquaintances [and] made lots of friends that may or may not be directly related to business." -- Jim McGinnis, President, The McGinnis Lumber Company, Inc.
"NAWLA offers professional "affiliation" like no other organization in our industry. Members can tap into as much (or as little) of NAWLA's diverse offerings as they desire to add trading partners, expand peer relationships, and broaden their industry intelligence in many ways. My affiliation with NAWLA has helped me get better connected and these enhanced connections have helped me to do a better job for my company." -- Jim Shalvoy, VP - Marketing, Cedar Creek
"As we go back every year, it gets easier to build relationships with the
same people who continually go to the Traders Market, our suppliers. It's great to have an event where so many people in the industry can conveniently get together." -- Kevin Sedler, Purchasing & Logistics, Natural Trade Ltd.
"For the investment, nowhere else will you get this amount of exposure to current customers and future prospects" -- Mike Stevens, Sales Manager, Neiman Enterprises, Inc.
"[Traders Market] is a wonderful show every year, a chance to grow existing relationships and start new ones. We find new business every single year." -- Todd Askew, Mill Sales, Biewer Lumber
"New contacts, business, and continued relationship building with customer base. Meeting several of our customers [in] one location is a major benefit of NAWLA Traders Market." -- Chris Thoms, Systems Technologist/Business Development, Blue Book Services, Inc./LumberBlueBook.com
"[Traders Market helps with] solidifying ongoing relationships, meeting new potential vendors [and] education. I am a 10 grouper, and have leaned best practices from other members." -- Barry Schneider, President, Bear Forest Products, Inc.