Scanton, Pa. -- Arley Wholesale once again offered three focused days of business, fun, and professional networking. The firm hosted its 16th Annual Arley Wholesale Tile & Stone Exposition on June 12, 2018, at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, Pa., concluding a three-day celebration that included the popular Arley Golf Classic.

With nearly 200 guests and picture-perfect weather, events included a comedian/hypnotist performing at the first night’s dinner. Scott Levy, Arley president, delivered his annual address, this year’s emphasis being on partnership. In particular, Levy discussed how Arley is dialed into taking its customer-partners into the digital age by helping them with websites, imaging programs, and other technology.

“One of our goals was to have 20 new customers sign up for our already successful website program,” he said. “We now have a new goal of 30 and will definitely achieve that.”

Jim Mackall, vice president of sales at iQ Power Tools, a new Arley supplier and first-time exhibitor at The Expo, added, “This entire three-day event couldn’t have been more professionally staged. From minute one, that was clearly evident to every attendee. In particular, we were impressed with how passionate Arley is about the need for training, as that parallels our mindset.”

A major topic was that of Qualis Ceramica, Arley’s private labeling program. “This protects our dealer partners against price competition from internet retailers,” said Levy. Another topic was the Arley App, which is constantly being updated to offer innovative selling solutions that help retailers close deals quickly and more profitably. At the Trade Expo, which took place on the final day, more than 30 major Arley suppliers showcased their most recent products at individual exhibits in the Radisson Lackawanna Station’s Grand Ballroom.

As employees, suppliers, and customers began to leave on the final day, Levy summed up the event. “Every year, our three-day extravaganza is better than the previous year,” he said. “We know that next year, we must improve once again. All of us at Arley welcome that challenge.”

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