(CARROLLTON, Texas) — FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a sign and visual graphics franchisor with more than 660 locations worldwide, recently hosted the seventh annual FASTSIGNS® Outside Sales Summit in St. Louis, Missouri. A record number of 305 people attended including FASTSIGNS sales professionals and Franchisees from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman Island and the United Kingdom.
Over the weekend, 137 Outside Sales Professionals were recognized for sales achievement, including 11 individuals who received a Platinum Sales Award for achieving over $1 million in sales during a 12-month period. Additionally, 27 individuals became Certified FASTSIGNS Sales Executives after completing the FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Certification program, which is an extensive program that includes curriculum and activities designed to expand sales skills.
“FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Professionals use their knowledge and skills to find the right visual communications solutions to help customers’ reach their goals,” said Mark Jameson, Executive Vice President of Franchise Support and Development at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “It is exciting to celebrate and honor the sales achievements of these great sales people.”
Held at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 126 vendors participated at this year’s Outside Side Sales Summit Vendor Show, including 42 first-time exhibitors. Special thanks to Diamond Sponsor Grimco Inc., Platinum Sponsor Epson, Gold Sponsors Fellers and Graphic Solutions Group, and Silver Sponsors 4over and Guru DM.
“Our vendors do an amazing job at providing educational and product support to the sales teams in local FASTSIGNS centers, and we appreciate their involvement in this event,” Jameson said.
FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit attendees heard keynote presentations from Kirsty Spraggon, International Speaker and Talk Show Host; Lance Allred, the First Deaf Player in NBA History, Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author; and John Boyens, Sales Coach and Co-Founder and President of Boyens® Group, Inc.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of more than 660 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the US, Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).
FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or on LinkedIn. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson at (214) 346-5679.