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CMIT Solutions Celebrates Surpassing 200 Offices at Annual Convention

CMIT Solutions Celebrates Surpassing 200 Offices at Annual Convention

IT Franchise Reflects on the Journey to 200 at Convention, Franchisees Recognized for Several Key Accomplishments

AUSTIN, Texas – CMIT Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of information technology (IT) services to the small and medium-sized business community, held its 22nd annual convention May 21 through May 24 in Vancouver, Washington. This gathering also served as an opportunity to celebrate the brand reaching a new growth milestone of 200 offices open.

“The Annual Convention is always the highlight of the year,” said Jeff Connally, president and CEO of CMIT Solutions. “We get to bring all of our franchise partners and the home office together to inspire and learn from each other. We have been growing faster than we ever have, and continuing to encourage a collaborative community is essential to our future. The time in Vancouver was inspiring and a good reminder of how strong of a team we all are together.”

Themed “CMIT Elevate,” the convention celebrated several key accomplishments and stimulated all attendees – franchisees, local market team members, and corporate leadership – to continue to aim high, think big, and rise to the occasion day in and day out. The three days included extensive sales and marketing training, educational seminars, and opportunities to share best practices.

Throughout the convention, CMIT Solutions bestowed honors on top-performing office owners and their team members in attendance for sales, customer retention, and superior operations over the past 12 months.

During the banquet dinner, Connally presented the highest honor, “Franchise of the Year,” to CMIT Solutions of Central Rhode Island owner Jason Arabian. This was a special moment for CMIT Solutions, as Arabian is the only franchise partner to win this award not only twice, but three times. There must be a five-year gap period before a franchise partner can win the award again.

CMIT Solutions of Central Rhode Island earned the recognition with a series of high marks in all criteria judged, including total revenue – which grew by 38 percent in 2017 over his 2016 record – operations, number of managed seats, and participation within the franchise system.

In addition to CMIT Solutions of Central Rhode Island’s impressive recognition for “Franchise of the Year,” several other CMIT Solutions offices also earned awards.

Additional honorees from the convention include:

  • Steve Hendrickson, CMIT Solutions of Wyoming Center (Rookie of the Year)
  • Cheryl Nelan, CMIT Solutions of Monroe (President’s Award)
  • Steve Conyers, CMIT Solutions of Brooklyn North (Breakout)
  • Puja Kandel, CMIT Solutions of West Omaha (Spirit of the Entrepreneur)
  • Tom Burtzlaff, CMIT Solutions of Columbia (Success Story)
  • Doug Bates, CMIT Solutions of Fayette/Coweta (Community Service Award)
  • Emory Simmons, CMIT Solutions of South Charlotte (People’s Choice Award)
  • Will Zdinak, CMIT Solutions of Bethlehem (Tech of the Year)

In addition to the individual recognition of franchise partners, CMIT Solutions added more than 20 new franchises in 2017, and is expected to open 30 in 2018.

CMIT Solutions is widely recognized as the frontrunner among IT support providers for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States. Offering a broad spectrum of proactive computer maintenance, monitoring, and virtual technology packages, along with quick response services when unexpected crises occur, CMIT Solutions has carved out its niche as an industry innovator specializing in working with the SMB community.

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About CMIT Solutions

CMIT Solutions (CMIT) is a leading provider of information technology (IT) professional services and products to small and medium-sized businesses, and is uniquely capable of supporting small businesses anywhere, coast to coast in the United States and Canada. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with its customers, CMIT is able to meet all of their IT needs. CMIT offers a wide variety of services and products, including enterprise-class solutions, at prices small businesses can afford. CMIT Solutions has been ranked number one in its category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® list for six consecutive years. Because of its growing geographic presence and partner programs, CMIT is a very attractive sales and/or support channel for larger firms desiring to reach the millions of small and medium-sized businesses in the United States.

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