Screenmobile’s 2016 Annual Convention – Openings & Opportunities – Employing Fresh Ideas to Build a Stronger Franchise
Each year, the Screenmobile Corporate office and our vendors sponsor an Annual Convention for our franchisees. The 2016 Convention was held at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The theme this year was “Openings & Opportunities – Employing Fresh Ideas to build a Stronger Franchise.”
The Convention provides the opportunity for our franchisees to learn about new products, installation techniques, participate in small discussion groups and to spend time with one another. All of the sessions were built around Openings & Opportunities – Employing Fresh Ideas to Build a Stronger Franchise. The 2016 Convention started with Corporate Day. A morning team building exercise – Promises, Promises was put on by Eagle’s Flight. The franchisees and corporate staff divided themselves into different “countries” for this exercise. The key points learned were maximizing product through “we” versus “me”, building efficient work environment by fostering trust, how individual roles impact your company’s overall success and effective communication delivers exceptional service. The session was very interactive as you can see by the photo below.
The corporate office also scheduled “round table” discussions for the franchisees during the afternoon on Corporate Day. The franchisees request these types of sessions as they feel they learn the most from their fellow team members. The round table groups to Employ Fresh Ideas to Build a Stronger Franchise were: Working Screenmobile with a Van, How to find and Keep Great Employees, Interior Blind Strategies and Dealing with Difficult Customers.
The day ended with Pizza and Bowling which was sponsored by our new vendor, Southwest Sun Control.
Day two of the convention was Vendor Day. Active Window and Covina Screen and Patio were present along with CR Laurence, SW Sun Control, Town and Country, Norman Window Fashions, Wizard, Razorsync, Insolroll, Phifer, Werner Ladders, Quanex, PGT, Rainer Shade, and Screens of Mass Construction. Many of our service vendors were also in attendance. There were presentations and breakout sessions and plenty of vendor fair time to allow the franchises time to visit with each of the vendors.
The day ended with our cocktail reception and Awards Banquet where the top producing franchisees per region are recognized. In addition, recognition was given for 5, 10, 20, 25 and 30 year franchisees.
We felt the convention was an overall success. Will you be joining us next year? Fill out a contact form and see if you are a good fit for Screenmobile.
Founded in 1980, Screenmobile has established itself as the nation’s largest mobile screen repair companies. The mobile franchise business specializes in the repair, replacement and installation of window, door, porch and patio screens, retractable screens and much more. Currently, there are 91 Screenmobile locations open and operating in 25 states. For more information, please visit www.screenmobile.com or connect with Screenmobile via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or the Screenmobile Blog.