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The Premier Companies Wrap Up Successful National Convention

David Bauer
Franchisee Dave Bauer shared his experience at the Premier Executive Retreat last October.
The Premier Companies ended their 2017 National Convention at the Playa Largo resort in  Key Largo, Florida after an exciting turnout  and participation from The Premier Family. The final day of The Premier Companies convention began with the background and history of Key Largo and the grounds where the beautiful Playa Largo Resort and Spa reside. Following was an update of the Franchise Advisory Board presented by Chad Fosdick, Advisory Board Chairman. Dave Bauer was the franchisee selected to participate in the Premier Executive Retreat last October. He shared his experience with the group about the Premier team’s priorities within each department and their focus in 2017. Communication with employees is very important to building a successful team. Laura Emerson, Premier Human Resources Executive Director educated attendees about different personalities and the need to communicate effectively to these personalities. APRO General Council, Ed Winn discussed legal concerns going on in the RTO industry and the importance of staying compliant with state and industry rules and regulations.
Painting group shot
Attendees participated in a group painting class and created original works of art.
The educational sessions ended with a team of Dan Whitsell, CPA; Tim Stough, Premier Director of Operations and Trooper Earle, Premier President and CEO, addressing dealers who are interested in multi-store ownership. Premier’s annual cooking class demonstration with the Executive Chef of Playa Largo was a great success. A Painting Class was offered to guests during the afternoon meetings. Stephanie Dunn, spouse of Director of Purchasing Corey Dunn, shared her painting techniques with an attentive group. Each attendee left with their own original painting.
Dealer of the Year
Dealer of the Year awarded to to Wally Landmesser and Rob Rice, franchisee partners in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Pictured L to R: Trooper Earle, Grazyna Landmesser, Wally Landmesser. Photo credit: Stacia Mogan Photography
The Awards Banquet ended the convention with Premier Dealer’s accepting awards and receiving recognition for their Community Service, Premier Service, store anniversaries, sales volume and extraordinary contributions to the Premier organization.  The Dealer of the Year was celebrated as the highlight of the evening. A huge congratulation was extended and goes out to Wally Landmesser and Rob Rice franchisee partners in Bridgeport, Connecticut. “Congratulations to Wally and Rob for receiving this prestigious award ” said Trooper Earle. “They have been a part of the Premier system since inception and seen the growth of Premier over the years. Wally and Rob are well deserving of this award. “I commend the Premier Convention Team for their hard work in organizing another successful Premier Convention,” said Earle.   “We are all informed and energized as we look forward to another successful year for Premier and its Dealers.” Click here to view more photos of The Premier Companies 2017 National Convention.

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