FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a global leader in the sign and visual graphics industry with over 765 locations in eight countries, held its 13th annual Outside Sales Summit from August 10-12, 2023, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event brought together a diverse audience of 596 participants, including attendees, corporate staff, and exhibitors. The theme for this year’s summit was “Rev It Up,” focusing on celebrating the network’s remarkable sales achievements between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.
During the awards ceremony, a total of 269 Outside Sales Professionals were recognized for their outstanding contributions, with 56 individuals receiving the prestigious Platinum Award for achieving over $1 million in individual sales during the 12-month period. Additionally, 50 individuals earned the title of Certified FASTSIGNS Sales Executives after successfully completing an extensive certification program, marking a record-breaking year for the network.
Angela Allison, hailing from FASTSIGNS® of Lancaster, PA, received the Catherine Monson Salesperson of the Year Award. This award, presented for the fifth consecutive year, honors an Outside Sales Professional who exemplifies the brand’s spirit and principles, both within the business community and the FASTSIGNS network.
Andrea Hohermuth, President of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., shared her enthusiasm for the event, stating, “Our 13th Outside Sales Summit in Indianapolis this year was an exhilarating experience for FASTSIGNS attendees and especially memorable as my first as President of FASTSIGNS. This year we recognized the impressive achievements our sales professionals have made with the most awards given to date. The summit served as our strategic pit stop, a place to refuel and recharge our sales engines. Now, we’re fully charged and primed to ‘rev it up’ and race ahead toward even greater success.”
The summit featured notable speakers, including Walter Bond, Author, Advisor, and Catalyst, who discussed “Having a Shark Mindset to Achieve Peak Performance,” and Mike Weinberg, Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Sales Leader, who shared insights on “A Foolproof Framework to Win More New Sales.” Additional speakers covered various topics, such as leveraging AI to enhance the sales process, using data to improve sales strategies, building a comprehensive sales toolkit, and optimizing lead capture and conversion. Informative roundtable discussions and more enriched the event.
In addition to recognizing sales achievements, the Outside Sales Summit emphasized community engagement. FASTSIGNS® franchisees, employees, vendors, and corporate staff participated in the FASTSIGNS Community Giveback event, titled “Breakfast with a Purpose.” During this event, 200 care packages were assembled for hospitalized and homeless veterans at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. The giveback event was made possible thanks to the generous support of FASTSIGNS Community Giveback sponsors, including CareerPlug, Howmac, Kelly Spicers, NW Quik Pull, Royal Printing, Versa-Tags, Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), Grimco, Howard Ind, Kapco, Hanson Signs, and Retreva (Click2Sell).
A total of 93 vendors took part in this year’s Outside Sales Summit Event, with notable Diamond Sponsors including Epson, FELLERS, and Grimco. The Opening Night Networking Party was sponsored by Retreva (Click2Sell).
FASTSIGNS is a prominent national visual ideas company specializing in a wide range of comprehensive sign and graphics solutions. With over 35 years of industry experience, FASTSIGNS operates as the franchisor for more than 765 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers worldwide. These centers can be found in the United States, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Grand Cayman, Malta, the Dominican Republic, and Australia (operating as SIGNWAVE®).
FASTSIGNS has earned recognition for franchisee satisfaction and has been ranked #1 on Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500® List for the Seventh Consecutive Year in 2023. It has also been named a 2023 Best-in-Category Franchise by Franchise Business Review.
In 2021, Propelled Brands was established as the multi-brand franchisor for FASTSIGNS®, NerdsToGo®, and MY SALON Suite®.
For more information about FASTSIGNS, visit fastsigns.com, and follow the brand on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/fastsigns, Twitter @FASTSIGNS, or Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS. To explore the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214.346.5679.
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