AUSTIN, TX--The 7th Annual Artisan Group Meeting & Industry showcase was again held at Architectural Stone Group’s headquarters in Austin, TX.  The meeting showcased the group’s three newest members: Lakeside Surfaces, Summit Stoneworks and True Blue Granite. Some of the top companies in the industry exhibited, including Braxton-Bragg, Granquartz, Kohler and Laser Products. Members shared results from the recently launched metrics program, as well as member best practices. Brad Pearce of Front Range Stone won the award for most valuable best practice.

The group meeting included a presentation by Alex Chausovsky, an expert in macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, energy efficiency, automation and advanced technology trends. Chausovsky has been featured in major industry trade publications and media such as the Wall Street Journal, NPR and the BBC.

Following the meeting and industry showcase, Artisan Group members and exhibitors were treated to a great performance by local band Aaron McDonnell & The Neon Eagles, while enjoying famous Texas barbeque from the Salt Lick. 

“We squeeze in lots of business and fellowship at our annual meeting and industry showcase including our new financial programs, generous vendor partners and lots of Texas hospitality” says Jon Lancto, Artisan Group president. “This year was even better because we learn what our members value with each meeting. We are excited about the momentum and growth of the group and have big plans for the rest of 2018.”