Continental Girbau Inc.‘s recent Conference of Champions – held at the company’s headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis. – brought together distributors, vendors and business partners for a four-day event focused on nurturing distributor success.
Motivational speaker and standup comedian Mack Dryden kicked off the conference, which featured an array of presentations, product demonstrations and breakout sessions, along with ample time for group receptions, dinners and recreation.
“Business is screaming in all markets,” said Continental President Mike Floyd, during his welcome speech. “Continental enjoyed record sales during 2015. We are continuing that surge this year as well, thanks to our distributors and partners, staff, sales tools, and unrivaled and comprehensive laundry product offerings.”
The conference featured presentations by Gustavo Gutierrez and Doug Scheer of LG Electronics, Jim Stiles of Lavatec Laundry Technology, Brian Grell and Jennifer Whitney of Eastern Funding, and multi-store owner Albert Lee. The event culminated with a dinner and awards ceremony, which recognized Continental’s 2015 Distributors of the Year – Coronet Equipment, Darling’s Sales & Service, Fowler Equipment Co., Wholesale Commercial Laundry S.E. and Taylor Houseman. In addition, the Continental Business Partner of the Year honor was presented to LG Electronics.