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"Our Canadian colleagues believe strongly in working together so everyone achieves their goals, which is what the franchise model is all about," - Mike Brugger, President of Fully Promoted
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, May 24, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With growth outpacing the rest of the industry, the branded-promotions and marketing services company Fully Promoted celebrated the success of its Canadian franchisees and revved up the excitement for an even better year ahead at its first-ever Canadian National Conference. Sixty-five franchisees, corporate employees and vendors attended the Fully Promoted Canada Expo held in Niagara Falls.
"It was a great opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas, increase productivity and inspire innovation," said Yousuf Sandeela, CEO of Fully Promoted Canada and the brand's Canadian Master Licensee, the franchisor of all 29 Fully Promoted franchises there. "We've had a phenomenal year and we wanted to honor our franchisees' achievements." "While we celebrate our successes, we must also capitalize on evolving industry trends to make sure we become part of the change that will define the industry in the years to come and further strengthen our competitive advantage."
In less than a year, since September 2021, Fully Promoted Canada has grown from 21 to 29 individually owned and operated locations. "It is exciting for me to be able to meet in person with the leaders of Fully Promoted Canada;" said Jonathan Strauss, President of the trade group PPPC, Promotional Product Professionals of Canada, and keynote speaker at the conference, "Business travel is returning, and our association is once again connecting in person with members and so I appreciate the invitation to be with the team at Fully Promoted. The industry is changing, big is getting bigger and small is getting specialized, Fully Promoted is in a great spot given the size of the group and local connectivity." Fully Promoted leaders credited the franchise growth in part to the Canadian franchisees' extraordinary sense of collaboration and cooperation.
"Our Canadian colleagues believe strongly in working together so everyone achieves their goals, which is what the franchise model is all about," said Mike Brugger, Brand President, who spoke on "Expanding Our Horizons," the Expo's theme. "We are here to help owners gain momentum where they are doing great and improve upon areas of opportunity. It was exciting to watch them brainstorm ideas for taking their success to even higher levels."
Attendees were treated to a wine tasting dinner and had valuable opportunities to build relationships with executives and vendors during face-to-face meetings and a networking mixer. They held strategic planning sessions and heard inspirational speeches from industry leaders and Fully Promoted executives.
Top-achieving locations and individuals were honored with several award recognitions:
• National Sales Awards: Burlington (No. 1), La Crete (No.2) Barrie (No. 3)
• National Team Player of the Year: Jeff Gross (Oakville)
• Brand Ambassadors of the Year: Grant Cox (Kelowna, British Columbia) and David Froese (La Crete, Alberta)
• Strategic Initiatives of the Year: Burlington, Ontario (No. 1), Lethbridge, Alberta (No. 2) and Barrie (Ontario) (No. 3)
• Creativity Awards: Lethbridge, Alberta (No. 1), Richmond Hill, Ontario (No. 2) and Peterborough, Ontario (No. 3)
• Sales Milestone Awards: Erin Mills Mississauga (Ontario), Barrie (Ontario), Burlington (Ontario), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Oshawa (Ontario) and Jeff Gross, Oakville (Ontario)
• Milestone Awards: Lily Yin (15 years, Oakville), Jeff Gross (15 years, Oakville), Elizabeth Gola (10 years, Richmond Hill) and Mark Stolte (10 years, Richmond Hill)
Fully Promoted plans to make the Expo an annual event.
About Fully Promoted
Fully Promoted® operates a full-service branded apparel, promotional products, and marketing service business with approximately 270 individually owned and operated locations around the world. As part of the United Franchise Group affiliated family of award-winning brands, Fully Promoted has established its reputation as a one-stop-shop for branded gear, merchandise, and apparel, perfect for business conferences, tradeshows, incentives, recognition and award programs, corporate gifts, and company stores, building brand recognition that can take your organization to the next level. To find the Fully Promoted nearest you, visit www.fullypromoted.com, and for franchising opportunities, visit www.fullypromoted.com/franchise, to shop Fully Promoted e-commerce visit www.shop.fullypromoted.com.
About United Franchise Group
Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group™ (UFG) is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising Inc.™, FranchiseMart®, Franchise Real Estate™, Fully Promoted®, Preveer™ (formerly Resource Operations International), Signarama®, Transworld Business Advisors®, and the Coworks™ division consisting of Network Lead Exchange™(NLX), Office Evolution® and Venture X® as well as a food division featuring Graze Craze®, Jon Smith Subs®, and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®. UFG affiliated brands include over 1600 franchises in more than 60 countries, with consultants that have helped develop over 350 brands into franchises, in over 80 countries with more than 2500 franchisees. With over three decades in the franchising industry United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
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