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NOVUS Holds Bi-Annual Super Session in San Antonio

Savage, Minn.-based NOVUS held its 2008 Super Session, titled "Striving to be Great," March 5-9 in San Antonio. More than 130 attendees from seven different countries were in attendance at the event, which is held every other year.

Gary Skidmore, executive vice president for NOVUS' parent company, TCG International, spoke about

The meeting kicked off on Wednesday, March 5, with a Golf Tournament at the Quarry Golf Club, and on Thursday, March 6, the educational portion of the event began. This included technical windshield repair and replacement training and courses on Internet marketing with an introduction to by parent company TCG International's executive vice president, Garry Skidmore. Dan Molloy of the Molloy Business Development Group also spoke on increasing sales-closing percentages and how to improve customer service.

On Friday, March 9, the company held its awards banquet with the theme "Night Under the Texas Skies."

Among those honored were:

  • Don and Carolie Larson of Port Orchard, Wash., who were named to the NOVUS Hall of Fame;
  • Leo Cyr, vice president of the National Glass Association's auto glass division, who was named to the NOVUS Hall of Fame;
  • Gregg Johnson of Platteville, Wis., 2008 Gold Franchisee of the Year;
  • Troy Eberhardt of Cheyenne, Wyo., Silver Franchisee of the Year;
  • Craig Gostnell of Williams, Ore., Bronze Franchisee of the Year;
  • Brandon and Eva Games of Reno, Nev., Gold Rookie of the Year;
  • David and Rhonda Scott of Newport News, Va., Silver Rookie of the Year;
  • Michael, Cindy and Brandon Long of Lansing, Mich., Bronze Rookie of the Year;
  • Carma Sue Pullen of Kennewick, Wash., Top-Volume Windshield Repair Franchise;
  • Steve Moore of Vail, Colo., Top-Volume Windshield Replacement Franchise;
  • John and Wesley Wenger of Atmore, Ala., Top-Volume Additional Products and Services Franchise Award;
  • Dennis Moser of Anchorage, Alaska, and Mark Pixley of Sheridan, Wyo., Dedication awards; and
  • Denis and Patricia James of New Zealand, International Partner of the Year.

Saturday continued the general session with speaker Joel Timmons from Profitable Glass Solutions, who also authors a™ blog, and marketing analysis expert Andrew Ballard from Marketing Solutions Inc. Following the morning speakers, franchisees participated in breakout sessions ranging on courses from sales development and business finance to creating profitable marketing plans.

The convention ended with a farewell fiesta acknowledging the NOVUS Preferred Vendor Program. Vendor Sponsors donated a variety of prizes, which were distributed to the attendees.

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