Sold-out vendor show and an agenda packed with educational seminars, keynote presentations and awards delivered enthusiasm to franchisees and their salespeople.
The Sir Speedy Annual Convention and Vendor
Show was recently held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach,
California, July 26-29. The event kicked off with a welcome reception at the
Hyatt Regency Long Beach and concluded with an awards dinner at the convention
center where the Sir Speedy franchisee of the year was announced.
The Sir Speedy Franchisee of the Year went to
Michael & Rita LeVangie and Laurence & Anna Nye of Orlando, FL. Many
other awards were presented to franchisees during the convention including the
Top 25, Top 10, Volume Increase Percentage (VIP), Century Club, and Million
Dollar. Salesperson awards were also presented to top salespeople in the Sir
“Revenues for our franchise network have
exceeded industry averages over the last ten years due to our tenacious
franchisees who are embracing expanded products and services such as signs,
labels and packaging to position their businesses for growth,” said Richard
Lowe, President and COO. “All award recipients have done an outstanding job
transforming their businesses and they are thriving. I am so proud of their
A highlight of the annual event is the Vendor
Show, which is the largest U.S.-based tradeshow in the graphics communications
industry. A record number of booths and vendor partners were present this year
to showcase their products and services. Exhibiting companies included Canon, Exact
Data, Grimco, HP, Konica Minolta, Signs365, Xerox and others. For the fifth
year in a row, Ricoh was the signature sponsor.
Mark Ryan of Signs365 said, “We continue to
enjoy a successful, mutually beneficial relationship with the Franchise
Services family of brands and this year’s show in Long Beach was further
testament to our valued relationship. The convention and vendor show continues
to be a great place to meet and collaborate with franchisees. The ability to
connect with our valued partners is what makes this event an asset to our
partnership. We look forward to seeing everyone in Orlando next year.”
Guest keynote speakers included Kate Dunn,
Director at InfoTrends, who shared research and industry best practices for
hiring and managing salespeople. Bryan Flanagan, sales trainer and author,
inspired the audience on how to create a high-performance sales culture.
President and COO, Richard Lowe provided an industry update and shared critical
success factors for growth. Kelly Kimberlin, Vice President of Business
Development, hosted a panel of experts showcasing new products and services.
David Robidoux, Vice President of Marketing, presented many new marketing
resources and programs for helping franchisees best promote their businesses.
About Sir Speedy
Sir Speedy is a print, signs and marketing services provider that
specializes in the creation and execution of growth-oriented solutions for
small- to medium-sized businesses. Through a worldwide network of nearly 400 independently
owned and operated franchises and affiliates Sir Speedy offers robust digital
and offset printing, signage, integrated marketing campaigns, mailing and
fulfillment services, promotional products, graphic design, and websites
including online storefronts.
For more than 40 years, Sir
Speedy has received numerous awards and recognition in both the printing and
franchise industries including the Franchise
Times Top 200, Entrepreneur
Franchise 500, Quick Printing Top
100, Printing Impressions 400, and
numerous satisfaction awards from Franchise Business Review.
Contact: Denise Denton, Assistant
VP of Marketing Communications, Franchise Services, Inc., 26722 Plaza, Mission
Viejo, CA 92691. Tel: 949/348-5400.
The 2018 Convention and Vendor Show will be held in Orlando, FL,
June 27-30. For information about exhibiting at the vendor show, contact Dave
Sigafus at firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Barr at email@example.com