NOVUS Franchising Super Session 2006 Shines in Sunny Florida
The conference began with a presentation by Allan Skidmore, co-chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of TCGI, NOVUS' Parent Company, and CEO of the Skidmore Group. Additional guest speakers were Bob Bischoff, national glass manager for State Farm Insurance; Steve Shaw marketing and participant services manager from Lynx Services; Marc Anderson, executive director of the Independent Glass Association; Andrew Perrin from the law firm of Larkin, Hoffman, Daly and Lingren; Bill George, director of marketing from Pilkington - and by Doug Hansen of Airbag Service International.
Noted business development guru Steven S. Little was the keynote speaker for the weekend. The three-day conference also included a tour of the PPG/LYNX Network call center in Fort Meyers, Fla., new product and services demonstrations and full vendor fair.
Exceptional Franchise Performance Awards were also handed out at the
conference. Franchisee of the Year Award recipients were Kent and Judy
Hilferty from Colorado (gold), John and Wesley Wenger from Alabama (silver),
and Greg and Becky Dirks from North Carolina (bronze). Denis and Patricia
James from New Zealand were named International Partner of the Year. Dave
Sattler from Nebraska was named top volume windshield repair franchise
owner, Troy Eberhardt from Wyoming was named top volume repair and replacement
franchise owner, and Mark and Joyce Dean were named top volume additional
products and services franchise owner.
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