FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a leading international sign and visual graphics franchisor with more than 765 FASTSIGNSⓇ locations in eight countries worldwide, hosted its thirteenth annual Outside Sales Summit August 10-12 in Indianapolis, Indiana. There were over 596 people in attendance, which included attendees, corporate staff, and exhibitors.
With the theme, Rev It Up, the FASTSIGNS 2023 Outside Sales Summit celebrated the network’s sales achievements between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. At the awards event, 269 Outside Sales Professionals were recognized, including 56 who received the prestigious Platinum Award for achieving over $1 million in individual sales during the 12-month period. Additionally fifty individuals became Certified FASTSIGNS Sales Executives after completing an extensive certification program during the same period, a record year for the network.
Angela Allison from FASTSIGNS® of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was recognized as this year’s recipient of the Catherine Monson Salesperson of the Year Award. This is the fifth year for presenting the Catherine Monson Salesperson of the Year Award. With this award, FASTSIGNS recognizes 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.
“Our thirteenth Outside Sales Summit in Indianapolis this year was an exhilarating experience for FASTSIGNS attendees and especially memorable as my first as president of FASTSIGNS,” shared Andrea Hohermuth, president of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “This year, we recognized the impressive achievements our sales professionals have made with the most awards given to date.
“The summit served as our strategic pit stop, a place to refuel and recharge our sales engines. Now we’re fully charged and primed to ‘rev it up’ and race ahead toward even greater success,”
Featured speakers included Author, Advisor, and Catalyst Walter Bond who spoke on “Having a Shark Mindset to Achieve Peak Performance” and Mike Weinberg, Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Sales Leader, who shared “A Foolproof Framework to Win More New Sales.”
Additional speakers covered a variety of topics including using AI to boost the sales process, the use of data to improve sales, building a sales toolkit and how sales professionals can better capture and convert leads, informative roundtable discussions, and more.
FASTSIGNS® franchisees and their employees, vendors and FASTSIGNS International, Inc., corporate staff also participated in the FASTSIGNS Community Giveback “Breakfast with a Purpose” event to assemble 200 care packages for hospitalized and homeless veterans at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. This giveback event was also made possible by the generous support of the FASTSIGNS Community Giveback sponsors including CareerPlug, Howmac, Kelly Spicers, NW Quik Pull, Royal Printing, Versa-Tags, Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), Grimco, Howard Ind, Kapco, Hanson Signs and Retreva (Click2Sell).
Some ninety-three vendors participated at this year’s Outside Sales Summit Event, including Epson, FELLERS, and Grimco all of whom were Diamond Sponsors. The Opening Night Networking Party was sponsored by Retreva (Click2Sell).