The PIP 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
PIP franchisee of the year was announced.
The PIP Franchisee of the Year award went to the
McNaught Family of Sacramento and Elk Grove, California. 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 PIP network.
“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.
PIP is a marketing, signs and print 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 PIP offers robust digital and offset
printing, signage, integrated marketing campaigns, mailing and fulfillment
services, promotional products, graphic design, and websites including online
For more than 40 years, PIP 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 email@example.com or Linda Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org