May 17, 2010 // Franchising.com // FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – CMIT Solutions of Fayette/Coweta, providing reliable technology solutions to local small businesses, was honored with the "Rookie of the Year" award at the CMIT Solutions 2010 annual convention recently held in Memphis, Tenn.
Doug Bates, who spent more than 20 years in corporate America, much of it as a sales executive, opened the award-winning local CMIT Solutions office in Fayetteville in early-2009. He received the Rookie of the Year Honor for his business' outstanding sales performance and overall contribution to the CMIT Solutions franchise system. In addition, his ambitious work ethic and commitment to the community he serves earned Bates recognition during the Fayette County Chamber Leadership Program this year.
"I knew I needed to make a change. My professional life took me away from home too often. CMIT Solutions was the right choice for the next phase in my professional career and I've put my heart into making sure I started it off right," said Bates. "I am thrilled to be meeting the pent- up demand for an IT solutions provider locally. We're becoming the trusted technology partner to Fayette and Coweta County small businesses, helping them gain a competitive edge."
The energy and enthusiasm Bates brings to his business has paid dividends quickly for him. Impressively in his first year, Bates grew CMIT Solutions of Fayette/Coweta's client count to more than 30 local small businesses. He set new revenue records in 10 of the 13 months since he has opened the business, and his average monthly sales growth rate is 26 percent since opening. So far in 2010, Bates is on track to double the business' revenue as compared to the previous 12 months.
A strategic business partner to Fayette and Coweta County businesses, CMIT Solutions enables company leadership and their employees to focus on their top priorities—building and maintaining a successful organization. CMIT Solutions specializes in providing computer and networking support for small businesses, whether CMIT is the sole IT support or supplements their clients' internal IT staff.
"We are thrilled to honor Doug with this award and look forward to his continued success as a CMIT Solutions franchisee during the upcoming years," said Jeff Connally, CEO and President of CMIT Solutions. "His hard work and dedication to helping small business owners thrive is remarkable and we applaud all his innovative and strategic efforts."
CMIT Solutions (CMIT) is a leading provider of information technology (IT) professional services and products to small businesses, and is uniquely capable of supporting them anywhere, coast to coast in the U.S. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with its customers, CMIT is able to meet all of their IT needs.