Carrollton, Texas-based sign shop franchisor FASTSIGNS International Inc. recently hosted its ninth annual Outside Sales Summit August 8-10 in St. Louis. The company reports more than 300 people from five countries attended.
With the theme “Ready Set Grow,” the 2019 Outside Sales Summit celebrated the company network’s sales achievements between July 1, 2018. and June 30, 2019.
At the formal awards presentation, a record 161 outside sales professionals were recognized, including 12 who received the prestigious Platinum Award for achieving more than $1 million in individual sales during the 12-month period. Additionally, 27 individuals became certified FASTSIGNS sales executives after completing an extensive certification program during the same period.
2019 marked the first year for presenting the Catherine Monson Salesperson of the Year Award. Named after the company CEO, this award would recognize one outside sales professional who best represents the concept and the spirit of the brand, both in the business community and within the FASTSIGNS network. The winner of this award was Mark Van Ermen from FASTSIGNS of Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Glendale.
“Our annual Outside Sales Summit gives us a platform to recognize and celebrate the hard work and dedication that FASTSIGNS outside sales professionals from locations around the world demonstrate every day, as well as provide them with education and tools to continue honing their craft,” says Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS. “This high-powered event with inspiring presentations, professional training classes, peer networking events and an amazing vendor show helps attendees further develop the skills and confidence they need to provide comprehensive visual communications solutions to organizations using the latest products and services the sign and graphics industry has to offer.”
109 vendors participated at this year’s Outside Sales Summit vendor show, including 26 first-time exhibitors.