First CORE Lab Event an Unqualified Success


United Stationers CORE, the Center of Reseller Excellence, is a new platform designed to support learning, growth, and development for independent resellers. CORE brings like-minded individuals together with key suppliers, industry influencers, and thought leaders from around the country. Programs include best-practice workshops, breakthrough industry research, and innovative, interactive events.
The first CORE Lab event was held in June 2014 at the Swiss Hotel in Chicago.  Attendees at this event exchanged ideas with like-minded resellers at an intimate event built around keynotes, general sessions, and workshops.  CORE Lab provided a tailored, interactive learning environment that cultivated experimental and innovative thought.
This CORE Lab event combined presentations from United executives and industry thought leaders with intimate workshops where dealer attendees were encourage to interact with each other to solve business case challenged based on presentations they were exposed to.
CORE Lab attendees...
  • Were challenged to think more creatively about their businesses and the changing marketplace,
  • Interacted and collaborated with peers,
  • Gained key industry insights and learned best practices, and
  • Developed precise business tactics to drive business excellence.
Some comments from dealer attendees summed up the experience felt by many who attended.

“This was the most valuable event I have ever attended.  The ability to network with other dealers and particularly the relationship gained from the lab exercises was key.”

“Awesome to see how United is striving to help its dealers.”

“Great format! Giving us time to sit down with fellow dealers at the round table discussions were great.”

Click here to view a PDF of the CORE Lab program guide 
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