Eight grand prize winners, including three from Canada, were treated to the full “Nashville Experience” by specialty distributor Beck/Arnley.
The eight lucky counterpeople and their guests received the Nashville treatment, complete with a tour of the Beck/Arnley plant in Smyrna, a backstage tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium, a day trip to the legendary Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey Distillery in Lynchburg and an evening performance at the American Icon, the Grand Ole Opry.
The Nashville Experience Promotion, which took place last year, was open to counterpeople in the United States and Canada.
In order to qualify for the random grand prize draw, counterpeople had to sell at least $12,000 worth of Beck/Arnley foreign nameplate products. Everyone who made the sales quota also received an iPod Touch.
The grand prize winners of the Nashville Experience Promotion were:
•Mike Negus, Oshawa, Ont., Canada
•Terry Patton, Englewood, Colo.
•John Wilks, Winlock, Wash.
•Jim Walker, Olympia, Wash.
•John Laughlin, Mattydale, N.Y.
•Charlie Carrow, Upper Darby, Pa.
•Alison Sytsma, Campbellville, Ont., Canada
•Tammy Maillet, Moncton, N.B, Canada
In addition to the Nashville Experience grand prize winners, Uni-Select promotion winner George Hale from Newcastle, Ont,, Canada, and his wife also took part in the Nashville Experience weekend.
“The Nashville Experience weekend was a unique way for us to get to know our top counterpeople and show our appreciation for their business and loyalty,” said Sandy Norris, senior marketing manager for Beck/Arnley. “We all had a great time and everyone enjoyed seeing the Nashville highlights. I know this is one experience that these lucky winners will not soon forget.”