Dave tells us how Centerstone Technology grew out of The Buyers page and how brands, reps and retailers are using Centerstone’s B2B wholesale platform to manage and process orders. We also talk about how he got excited about the outdoors growing up in Michigan and he tells us a funny ski story involving marshmallows as a kid.
First Exposure to the Outdoors
Yeah I'm from the Midwest originally and my family did a lot of camping when I was younger. I was also involved in the scouting program in my community, actually I went to college. We did quite a lot of outdoor activities so I've always always enjoyed the outdoors and I started skiing when I was 5 in Michigan.
Actually a funny story there. The last day we were skiing I went into the lodge and filled my pockets with little marshmallows from from the hot chocolate stand. Of they of course melted in the car on the way back to Chicago and my dad was not pleased to say the least. I was not happy and we were on the side of the road, I was in there in my tighty whiteys and my dad was angry. My mom and brother were laughing their heads off.
Things we talked about
We all know the outdoor industry is a relationship focused industry and I certainly have made some of my best business relationships and friendships going back as far as the outdoor show being hosted in Reno Nevada. But I think if you're passionate about the outdoors my suggestion is just get involved in any way that you can.
Whether it's working for a brand or for a nonprofit, working at a retailer just get going in some capacity. And I think you'll find that you'll make great contacts and friendships in the industry.
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