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Nationwide Celebrates #Family this PrimeTime! in Nashville

Registration is now open for Nationwide Marketing Group’s August PrimeTime! show. The event will be held August 14-17, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. “This PrimeTime!, we want to celebrate not just 45 years of business for Nationwide, but the successes of our 3,500+ retailers. Our theme ‘We Are Nationwide’ represents our dominance within the industry, due to our members capturing share using tools and services that are unrivaled against their competitors,” said Dave Bilas, President and CEO of Nationwide Marketing Group. We Are Family Dennis Willich, CEO of Nationwide Southwest, says that ‘We Are Nationwide’ represents solidarity across all fronts within the Nationwide Marketing Group. “It’s about recognizing that every retailer is paramount and that our programs and services are for every member, no matter the size. We operate as a unified family, bringing every independent retailer an opportunity to be part of a group where our members grow and thrive in their marketplaces.” The group is not disclosing details of their kickoff event, but has confirmed it will be an event at the Grand Ole Opry. Jeff Knock, CCO of Nationwide said, “We won’t tell you exactly who will take the stage, but we will say, it will be an event not to miss!” Over the course of the show floor days, dealers will meet with leading appliance, electronics, and furniture manufacturers and have access to unbeatable deals. The group’s thousands of independent retailers will also gain exposure to product demonstrations and cash back opportunities only available at PrimeTime! Frank Sandtner, EVP Member Services, said “Our member services team is excited to announce expanded digital marketing, financial and in-store services to our membership in Nashville”. The Nationwide Learning Academy, the newly redesigned format of the curriculum-based program formerly known as PrimeTime! University, returns this August with even more educational options for members to take advantage of. “The addition of vendor based training is just one newly added venue at our member’s request,” said Knock. The group’s growing NeXt Gen network will celebrate its third year of bringing the next wave of industry leaders together to exchange best practices and network. The event in March was their largest yet, hosting 200+ people in Orlando, Florida. Along with continued expansion of the group’s Prepare for Share strategy for independents, Nationwide is excited to share some of their newest programs and initiatives this August. Visit for registration information. About Nationwide Marketing Group Nationwide Marketing Group works beside thousands of appliance, furniture, electronics, specialty electronics, custom installation and rent to own dealers helping them grow their businesses and their bottom lines. With over 3,500 members operating more than 10,000 store fronts and $15 billion in combined annual sales, Nationwide is North America’s largest buying and marketing organization. Industry veterans, heading Nationwide’s seven regional divisions, work to provide independent dealers with personalized service and local programming in every market they serve. More information is available at

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