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True Value Company Welcomes Marcus Lemonis to 2016 Spring Reunion

December 14, 2015
By Business Wire News


True Value Company, one of the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives, is pleased to announce that Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s hit show The Profit, will give the keynote address at the opening of the company’s three day 2016 Spring Reunion on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Lemonis is the host of CNBC’s reality series The Profit, in which he lends his expertise to small business owners around the country and judges them based on a “Three P” principle: people, process and product. His biggest success is as the chairman and CEO of Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world’s largest RV owner’s operation.

“We are excited to welcome Marcus Lemonis to the 2016 Spring Reunion,” said President and CEO John Hartmann. “Mr. Lemonis has shown time and again that he knows how to help businesses increase revenue on The Profit. His effective strategies for driving business growth and profitability have helped many businesses in a wide variety of industries, and we look forward to this unique opportunity to learn directly from him at the Retail Best Practices Conference. Our retailers will be just as inspired by Mr. Lemonis’ entrepreneurial spirit in person as they are when watching The Profit.”

True Value’s Spring Reunion is a hardware trade event that brings together member-retailers, exhibitors and True Value representatives for the purpose of seeing the latest new products and services available in the hardware industry. Lemonis’ keynote comes at the beginning of a three day schedule of training sessions, educational seminars and networking opportunities for True Value member-retailers.


True Value Company, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world’s largest retailer-owned wholesale hardware cooperatives with gross billings of over $2.0 billion. The True Value cooperative includes approximately 4,500 independent retailer locations worldwide operating under the store identities of True Value, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Party Central, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply. Additional information on True Value and its retail identities is available at

True Value Company
Jean Niemi, 773-695-5253
Senior Director Corporate Communications