Nancy Price / Tuesday, February 6, 2018 / Categories: Uncategorized The Premier Companies Wrap Up Successful National Convention The Premier Companies Wrap Up Successful National ConventionThe Premier Companies kicked off their 2018 National Convention Saturday night in Miami, Florida at the Marriott Miami Airport. The Premier Companies welcomed dealers, vendors and guests to their Opening Cocktail Reception under the stars and palms. During the event, The Premier Companies presented O'Rourke Sales with the Vendor of the Year Award. Angie McClimon was on hand to graciously accept the award.“It was inspiring to see new Dealers, old Dealers, Vendors, Guests and the Corporate Team coming together at tonight's Opening Cocktail Reception. This is a perfect way to kick off the 2018 Premier National Convention with high energy and excitement”, commented Trooper Earle, President & CEO of The Premier Companies.The Premier Companies convention began with Trooper Earle presenting the State of the Company. Tim Stough, Director of Operations, spoke to an attentive audience about being motivated when things get tough. Following was an update of the Franchise Advisory Board presented by Chad Fosdick, Advisory Board Chairman. Fosdick was also 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 2018.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. Nancy Price, Director of Marketing, shared with the group marketing accomplishments in 2017 and then discussed the focus for 2018. They will be working on version 2 and 3 of their Consumer App.The majority of Premier Dealers have been contributors to the industry throughout 2017. APRO Executive Director, Jill McClure presented those dealers with an Industry Award and reminded us of their upcoming events.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 Mike Shuler and Heath Peters. "Congratulations to Mike and Heath for receiving this prestigious award " said Trooper Earle. "They have done a fantastic job growing their stores and are well deserving of this award.It's not over yet! The Premier Companies is doing something a little different this year. After their convention, dealers have the option to head home or join the Premier Family in Jamaica for a Premier Celebration this coming week. "Premier decided to change it up. We chose to have a one day business convention followed by three days to celebrate our accomplishments and enjoy one another's company," commented Larkin Mott, Events Coordinator. Previous Article Premier Rental-Purchase Opens in North Conway New Hampshire Next Article Premier Names 2017 Dealer of the Year Print 2298 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.