DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver recently sent 11 members of its staff and three owners to DirectBuy’s international sales and service conference last month in San Francisco.
Held from November 22 to 25, 2008, at the San Francisco Marriott, DirectBuy’s conference, appropriately titled Brilliance by the Bay, brought DirectBuy center owners, staff and vendors from across the U.S. and Canada. Besides awards banquets and keynote speakers, the conference provided a team-building opportunity.
“It’s great to attend DirectBuy’s international conference for a lot of reasons: new ideas, as well as meeting other center owners and staff. Perhaps the best benefit is it gives our staff a chance to bond outside the showroom,” said Peter Ruetz, owner of DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver. “That not only improves morale at work but gets our staff even more excited about what we do here at DirectBuy.”
DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver staff attending the conference included:
- Pat Churcher – Membership Director, Burnaby resident
- Patrick McLean – Membership Director, Burnaby resident
- Janine Pippy – Service Specialist, Surrey resident
- Carol Norris – Service Specialist, Surrey resident
- Gillian Zado – Service Specialist, Surrey resident
- Karen Kuhn – Service Specialist, Surrey resident
- Iris Gul – Service Specialist, Surrey resident
- Alana Hadley – Phone Room Supervisor, Surrey resident
- Megan Taylor – Showroom Manager, Pitt Meadows resident
- Adam Ruetz – Warehouse Supervisor, Coquitlam resident
- Tyson Ruetz – Receiver, Coquitlam resident
- Maggy Pippy = Owner, Surrey resident
- Steve Pippy – Owner, Surrey resident
- Peter Ruetz – Owner, Coquitlam resident
As the leading members-only showroom and home design center, DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver offers low insider pricing on products ranging from light fixtures to televisions to kitchen cabinets, all from more than 500 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. DirectBuy also offers design services to its members, as well as a listing of local contractors who offer installation services to DirectBuy members, many times at a discounted rate.
Since 1971, DirectBuy franchises have helped consumers enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products, and accessories, by providing an avenue to purchase directly from the manufacturer. With four convenient locations in the greater Vancouver area (Victoria, Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Kelowna), consumers can enjoy a comfortable, country-club setting, where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.
For more information on a DirectBuy membership, visit www.DirectBuyBC.ca.
Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 500 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct makes members’ hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1997. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers, and unparalleled selection helps make members’ dream projects a reality. It’s a comfortable setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. The four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are part of more than 160 franchise locations throughout North America.
Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by contacting DirectBuy at 604-552-5255, or visiting www.DirectBuyBC.ca.
Locations of the four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are: DirectBuy of Vancouver, 2659 Lillooet St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 4P7; DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver, 91 Golden Drive Unit #1, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 6R2; DirectBuy of Central Okanagan, #5 2260 Hunter Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 7J8; and DirectBuy of Greater Victoria, 350B Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1P7.
To learn more about the superior value and benefits of a DirectBuy membership, visit www.directbuycares.com.