TIM-BR Mart Holds Inaugural Emerging Leaders Summit
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On March 26-28, TIM-BR MART held their inaugural Emerging Leaders Summit in Toronto, Ontario. Young leaders from across the country joined the summit to learn about leadership and create a peer group.
Young leaders, 35 years old and under, were invited to question the status quo, grow, and push their boundaries. The summit attracted energetic, enthusiastic leaders that will represent the next generation of TIM-BR MART leaders.
"Our younger generation wants to grow with TIM-BR MART, and TIM-BR MART wants to support them in their development," said Tim Urquhart, TIM-BR MART’s President & CEO. "These young leaders are the future of our group. This summit helped to provide the tools they will need to be successful independent entrepreneurs."
The summit kicked off with an Amazing Race that sent participants searching for clues at the top attractions in Toronto. The next day, the young leaders were in interactive workshops learning new skills and meeting new challenges. In addition to other projects, they worked in teams to implement lean activities and to create an innovative plan to improve efficiencies at their stores.
The next Emerging Leaders Summit will be presented in French, and will be held in conjunction with the Chalifour Expo in October.
In operation since 1967, TIM-BR MART represents more than 740 Dealer locations across Canada, over $2 billion in annual purchases and over $3.4 billion in retail sales. TIM-BR MART’s focus is to be the buying group of choice for independent retailers, commercial dealers and manufacturers in Canada by combining their volume and purchasing at the lowest cost, understanding the needs of their Dealers, and offering a menu of value-added services. To learn more about TIM-BR MART, visit www.timbrmart.ca.