The 2015 Nebraska Lumber Dealers Convention, held at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, was definitely a success, as we saw more dealer yards in attendance than in previous years.
With a full exhibit hall, a bustling reception on the show floor, and well attended seminar, you'd never guess it was a beautiful sunny 71 degree day outside on the first day! Attendance was great and spirits were up amongst the suppliers, dealers, and guests.
Day two got off to a terrific start with Tom Osborne, former Husker football coach and athletic director, as our keynote speaker at the Membership Meeting & Breakfast. Tom gave an inspiring speech of his experiences over the years, both on and off the field. The exhibit floor opened again for a second day and our new student career path seminar was standing room only, as over 50 students from neighboring schools came to learn about their future in the building material industry.
Congratulations to the following award winners at the 2015 Nebraska Convention:
- Nebraska Dealer of the Year – Dan Silvester of Sack Lumber Company
- Nebraska Supplier Representative of the Year – Lonnie Kvasnicka of Dealers Choice
We hope to see you all again next year in Omaha on March 9-10, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center.