Franchisees and salespeople recognized at multiple award ceremonies. Excitement about new product and service opportunities permeates at vendor show.
The annual Sir
Speedy, PIP, and Signal
International Convention and Vendor Show was held July 21-23 at the Hyatt
Regency New Orleans. During the three-day event, franchise owners and
salespeople from around the country were presented with awards for sales and
other outstanding achievements in 2015. Franchise network revenue for 2015 was
up higher than the industry average, which was evident during the awards
ceremonies where many first timers were recognized.
more than 100 awards in many categories to recognize the sales achievements and
accomplishments of leaders in our franchise network,” said Richard Lowe,
President and COO of Franchise Services. “Each and every one is well-earned,
and I am honored to have such a talented and professional network of
franchisees and salespeople in our organization.”
A highlight of the event each year is the announcement of
Franchisees of the Year for both the Sir Speedy and PIP brands. George Coriaty
of Whittier, CA was named the Sir Speedy Franchisee of the Year, and Steve and
Ellen Sax of Sunrise, FL were named the PIP Franchisee of the Year.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s Franchisees of the Year.
They are both long time operators who represent our brands well and who both
have overcome entrepreneurial challenges that have made them and their
businesses stronger and role models for their fellow franchisees,” said Lowe.
In addition to the award ceremonies, events included
keynote presentations, breakout seminars, social gatherings and the largest
trade show hosted by any single company in the printing, signs and marketing
services industry where leading companies such as Ricoh, Xerox, Canon U.S.A.,
HP, Four51, EFI, Konica Minolta, Duplo and others exhibited in more than 140
booths. Ricoh has served as Signature Sponsor of the event since