July 28, 2016 // Franchising.com // Fort Worth, TX - Steamatic franchise owners and employees from around the world convened in Kansas City, MO last week for the 2016 Steamatic International Convention. The convention’s “POWER UP!” theme perfectly fit the info-packed, high energy event.
The convention speakers included industry leaders from Xactware, Contractor Connection, Alacrity and Yodle, to name a few. The three day agenda was also filled with informative breakout sessions, franchise lead panels, and focused training courses. The event included a full day international meeting attended by owners from seven countries.
Steamatic’s President, Steve Willis opened Saturday morning’s general session by providing the future vision for the Steamatic system. “Growth, increased technology, additional national account opportunities and strategic relationships are all part of the Steamatic future,” said Willis during his address. Several other corporate staff provided exciting news and updates to the Steamatic system during the general session.
“We had a fantastic convention in Kansas City. The speakers provided valuable and usable insights on management and motivation. The vendors had innovative tools and ideas, and of course, a deal or two! Steamatic is doing all the right things to ensure the success of its franchisees, empowering their future - making the POWER UP theme spot on!” said Al Gaston, owner of Steamatic of Columbus and chairman of the Steamatic Advisory Council.
The convention concluded with an awards banquet where several franchise owners were recognized for their performance and time with the franchise system. The top recognition of the night, the Steamatic Choice Award, was presented to Marcus Benoit, owner of Steamatic of the Red River Valley in Fargo North Dakota.
Steamatic has already started preparations for their next convention to be held in the summer of 2018 in Fort Worth, TX. The 2018 convention will mark their 50th anniversary and will be the largest celebration in Steamatic’s history.
Steamatic offers restoration and cleaning services in franchise territories throughout the United States and worldwide. Steamatic’s highly trained and certified technicians work with insurance agents and adjusters as well as residential and commercial clients to offer restoration services, including fire and smoke restoration, water mitigation, mold remediation, and contents recovery. Commercial and residential cleaning services include carpet and area rug cleaning, hard surface cleaning, air duct cleaning, and furniture and drapery cleaning. Steamatic is celebrating 48 years of franchising, and is recognized as a top franchise network. For more information on Steamatic, including franchise opportunities, please contact Courtney Caldwell at 817-332-1575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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