The Premier Group Network, a buying group comprised of suppliers and distributors, brought its members together at a retreat in Park City, Utah, on August 22‐25. The primary goal was to safely reconnect members and collaborate on solutions to help business.

Approximately half of PGN’s membership was in attendance, tackling the tough topics plaguing the industry. Day One of the two‐day event included a group workshop with supplier and distributor members. Attendees engaged in a candid panel discussion as well as roundtable and one‐on‐one talks. Day Two, designed exclusively for distributor principal partners, allowed members to confidentially collaborate and idea-share with other like‐sized industry distributor companies.

“While we are so grateful for the virtual events that have sustained us over the past 18 months, we have been craving the collaboration and magic that seems to happen when we are all in the same physical space,” says Menda Wright, 2021 PGN board chair. “Being together gave us the time we needed to reconnect with our partners and friends. From that, we are all leaving inspired and armed with new strategies to emerge from this pandemic stronger and more resilient.”