Denver-based SpeedPro Imaging, a large-format graphics franchise company, announces that it recently hosted its most successful franchisee conference to date in Denver in early March.
According to the company, the conference highlighted its innovative company culture, encouraged collaboration and communication among franchisees to develop best business practices and inspired franchisees to continue the record-setting growth the company experienced in 2016.
SpeedPro was recently named No. 263 on Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500 list of the country’s best and fastest growing franchises; was featured as one of the “Top Franchise Opportunities” by Franchise Business Review; and recognized in Franchise Gator’s The Top 100 Franchises of 2017, coming in at #44.
At the conference, Bruce Benson, SpeedPro Imaging’s Des Moines, Iowa-based franchise owner, became the first franchisee to earn “Triple-Diamond Club” honors by generating more than $500,000 in a single month in 2017.
Along with training classes, the introduction of new technology the company will be adopting, and lots of networking, other highlights from the conference, include:
•A record 44 vendors participating
•More than 50 awards were presented, including Eric Lazar winning “Rookie of the Year;” Bruce Benson taking home “Top Gross Sales;” and Jeff and Lori Kolenich being recognized as the “2016 Franchisee of the Year.”
•Steve Moran-Cassese, SpeedPro Imaging’s San Rafael, CA-based franchise owner, won the 2016 “Project of the Year” for the rebranding project he and his team tackled alongside ArtLab Studios for the HP welcome center in Palo Alto, California. The project entailed multiple applications including traditional and multi-dimensional wall murals, window graphics and a direct-print brushed metal aluminum composite wall treatment.
SpeedPro Imaging says it welcomed eight new franchisees in 2016 and has added five more so far in 2017, with more expected this year.