With September under way, summer is finally winding down. It’s been a fast-paced few months for Franchise FastLane, featuring major company announcements, new brands, new team drivers, and new plans for finishing out the year strong. To keep you up to date on all the latest happenings, here’s our monthly edition of the Franchise FastLane Rear View Mirror: What Happened in August.
Franchise FastLane Earns Ranking on Prestigious Inc. 5000 List
We’ll begin with the biggest news - Franchise FastLane earned a spot on the coveted Inc. 5000 list for the second time in company history! CEO Carey Gille weighed in on this amazing accomplishment, "We're extremely honored to have made the prestigious Inc. 5000 list yet again. This achievement would not be possible without our FastLaners, brand partners, consultant partners, and of course, the franchisees themselves." According to the publication’s editors, the Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges.
Keeping Up Appearances
Networking within the franchising industry is extremely important for Franchise FastLane, which is why we’re always committed to attending conferences, gatherings, and more with our industry experts. In August, we kicked off the month by hosting an open Happy Hour – an intimate get-together for a few franchise sales organizations (FSOs), as well as our valued consultant partners. We followed this event with another social gathering, as Franchise FastLane’s sales and support team attended Franchise Sidekick’s SKIP Summer Summit at the Omaha Zoo! The summit included an awards program in which Franchise FastLane swept the top three spots for franchise sales – first in units for DonutNV, second place in units awarded went to All Dry Services, and EverLine Coatings and Services earned a third place award. Mosquito Shield was also recognized for the “Least Zee Risk,” and the top closer award went to The Brothers Who Just Do Gutters. I guess you could say it was a full podium sweep for Franchise FastLane brands!
Franchise FastLane’s “Brand-a-Balooza”
What’s better than Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Burning Man put together? “Brand-A-Balooza,” of course! In August, Franchise FastLane put together an amazing three-part webinar event for franchise consultant partners. Brand-A-Balooza was designed to keep our valuable consultant partners abreast of the latest news from each of the 25+ brands in our portfolio. During each event our brand directors gave updates on their brand while dressing the part and giving away some incredible prizes – including but not limited to a drone, a Segway, designer bags, and an AirPod/Away luggage bundle. And to top it off consultants who attended all THREE were entered in for a chance to win an all-inclusive BEACH TRIP! Check out our recap video here!
Our Family of FastLaners is Growing!
Franchise FastLane is on the move, as our family of “FastLaners” continues to grow! That latest drivers set to experience life in the FAST LANE include Kelle Brink-Cain, our new Senior Vice President of People & Culture, Justin Kahne, Assistant Director of Franchise Development, and a new Compliance Specialist, Hope Krajnak. And guess what? Franchise FastLane is still growing! If you have what it takes to live life in the FAST LANE, we invite you to check out our Careers Page and see if any of our job openings are a fit for your skills and experience.
As you can see, it was a sizzling hot summer of activity for Franchise FastLane! But don’t think the autumn months ahead mean we’re slowing down – not by a long shot. After all, life in the FAST LANE has only one speed, of course. We’ve got some very exciting announcements and initiatives planned for the final quarter of the year – including the onboarding of several new franchise brands and the launch of our preferred vendor program. If you want to keep up with all the latest happenings, make sure you follow us on LinkedIn, like us on Facebook, and check out our collection of photos on Instagram.
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