Anago of Western PA Franchise Owners' Celebrate 2011 and Prepare for 2012
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – December 19, 2011 – The Anago of Western PA Monthly Franchise Owner’s Meeting took on the form of a celebration today, as special Year-End Awards were given out, new opportunities for 2012 were announced, and a guest speaker discussed trends in small business.
“We asked everyone here today to celebrate the end of a successful year and prepare for an even better year to come.” said Bill Ross, Vice President of Anago of Western PA, in the opening remarks for today’s event.
The key-note speaker for today’s event was Christine Hughes, Training Manager at the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. Ms. Hughes in addition to presenting some of the many free services offered by the Duquesne University SBDC, she talked about trends in small business in 2011 and some projections for 2012.
Next up were special guests Luke Murray and Jim Organ, from Aspire Benefits. For the first time, Anago Cleaning Systems Unit Franchise Owners, regardless of number of employees or any other factors, have access to Group Medical Benefits through Aspire. This new benefit to participating in the Anago Franchise Program was met with much optimism by the group.
Before lunch, 2011 Year End Awards were handed out, including thirteen (13) winners of “12 Months, No Service Complaints, five (5) winners of “Greatest Support of the Anago System, and one (1) Franchise of the Year. Each winner received a plaque and a gift certificate for dinner.
Prior to breaking for lunch, some door prizes including a Tennant Brand Backpack Style Vacuum from Anago of Western PA, a Microfiber Mopping System from DH Bertenthal and Sons Janitorial Supplies, and a Rubbermaid Upright Vacuum from Colker Company Janitorial Supplies.
A catered lunch was provided for all attendees including Anago Unit Franchise Owners and their families.
The meeting was held on Monday, December 19, 2011 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Comfort Inn and Suites, (2898 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216).