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Feature   October 1, 2009   by Auto Service World

Bestbuy Hits Quebec City For Buy & Sell

Bestbuy Distributors held its Buy & Sell in Quebec City, attended by the majority of its members and suppliers, and also raised more than $2,000 for charity.

Bestbuy suppliers met with shareholder members from across Canada in one-on-one business meetings, providing an opportunity to ensure that shareholders are aware of new introductions and that they will have the opportunity to know of any special requests by other shareholders.

In addition to the meetings, shareholders and suppliers also participated in the annual Bestbuy for Sick Kids Golf Tournament at Le Grand Vallon in Mont-Sainte-Anne, raising more than $2,000 for the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. Over the years, Bestbuy events have raised more than $600,000 for the institution.

Proceeds from the golf tournament, raffles, and other fundraising activities throughout the year will be pooled and a cheque presented to the Hospital for Sick Children at Bestbuy’s 2010 AGM next February.

Two days of meetings with suppliers were punctuated with events such as the evening at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent on Orleans Island. Shareholders and suppliers enjoyed regional fine cuisine in an old flour mill dating back to 1720.

On hand for the event was Nick Bintas, co-owner of Spark Auto Electric, Toronto, Ont., 2009 Jobber News Jobber of the Year, a fact that was acknowledged during the dinner by current Bestbuy chairman Howie MacKenzie, owner of Rafuse Auto Parts, Bridgewater, N.S. who received the honour in 2006.

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