While the Office Pride franchise concept is unique in many ways, one of the most noteworthy differences is how our franchisees interact with one another, forming a community rooted deeply in shared values, communal learning and ongoing opportunities for growth. This is never more apparent than when the whole Office Pride family gets together – and this year’s annual retreat was no exception.
Themed “Disciplined to Win,” the event celebrated company-wide accomplishments and inspired all attendees – franchise partners, local market team members and corporate leadership – to continue to exceed expectations, serve with care and operate with pride, day-in and day-out.
The three-day conference included extensive training, educational seminars and opportunities to collaborate and share best practices. Keynote speaker Rory Vaden motivated the group, which included more than 100 franchisees, with his presentation entitled “Take the Stairs.”
One of the most exciting components of the retreat was the awards dinner – held at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, it was a wonderful opportunity to recognize outstanding franchisees for their contributions. Among the award winners were:
- Community Service Award – Jason and Simon Courtney
- Brand Ambassador Award – Orlando Pitts
- 2016 Integrity Award – Nancy and Dean Reisterer
- 2016 Franchisee of the Year – Kelly and Mark Eckels
- Vendor of the Year – Staples
Overall, the team enjoyed spending time together in a motivating, rejuvenating celebration of collaboration and community.
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