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CMIT Solutions Hosts Largest Annual Convention to Date

CMIT Solutions Hosts Largest Annual Convention to Date

IT Franchise Applauds Franchisees for Several Key Accomplishments

AUSTIN, Texas – CMIT Solutions, the nation’s leading managed service provider of enterprise-level information technology (IT) services to the small and mid-market business community, held its 23rd annual convention in May in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“The Annual Convention is something we all look forward to,” said Jeff Connally, president of CMIT Solutions. “The opportunity to bring everyone together for a few days and take a deep dive into the business and the industry remains to be immensely valuable. Since we are adding several new franchisees into the system each year, the convention serves as a wonderful time to have some of the newer owners and owners who have been a part of the franchise for 20-plus years share ideas and best practices. The time in Atlantic City was a true reminder of how fortunate we all are to be surrounded by such a talented, smart, and innovative group.”

Themed “CMIT Elevate,” the whole CMIT system—corporate leadership, franchisees, technicians and supplier partners—came together to strategize, grow, and develop. The four days included extensive sales and marketing training, educational seminars, and opportunities to share best practices. The convention also provided opportunities to celebrate several key accomplishments for supplier partners, franchisees, and the brand as a whole.

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 Fairfax Owner Terry Whearly.

CMIT Solutions of Fairfax earned the recognition with a series of high marks in all criteria judged, including total revenue, operations, number of managed seats, and frequent participation within the franchise system.

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

Additional honorees from the convention include:

  • Rookie of the Year – Steve Gray (CMIT Solutions of Cincinnati, Downtown & NKY)
  • President’s Award – Mike Minkler (CMIT Solutions of Clayton)
  • Breakout – Scott Freund (CMIT Solutions of Boise)
  • Sales Excellence – Sam Gupta and Sunny Yalamarthy (CMIT Solutions of Pittsburgh North)
  • Spirit of the Entrepreneur – Jorge Velasquez (CMIT Solutions of Austin Central)
  • Success Story – Leslie Chiorazzi (CMIT Solutions of Manhattan, Murray Hill)
  • Tech of the Year – Johnny Lea (CMIT Solutions of Metrolina)
  • Community Service Award – Cheryl Nelan (CMIT Solutions of Monroe)
  • Marketing Excellence – Rick Staton and Dave Warnick (CMIT Solutions of Upper Chesapeake)
  • Product Excellence – Arnie Tiangco (CMIT Solutions of New Brunswick)
  • People’s Choice – Tom Burtzlaff (CMIT Solutions of Columbia)

In addition to the individual recognition of franchise partners, CMIT Solutions welcomed 40 new offices in 2018 and is expected to open 50 in 2019. This year’s Annual Convention was the largest event to date—60 percent larger than the convention in 2018.

CMIT Solutions is widely recognized as the frontrunner among IT support providers for the small and mid-market business community 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 small and mid-market business 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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