Interim HealthCare Inc. Franchisees Recognized at 2016 National Leadership Conference

SUNRISE, FL — April 8, 2016 - In an awards ceremony held during the National Franchise Leadership Conference April 3-5 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Interim HealthCare franchisees were recognized by the Franchisor, Interim HealthCare Inc., for excellence in growth and leadership during the 2015 business year.
The President’s Pinnacle Award: presented to the office(s) that at least doubled their business over the last 2 years with a minimum annual sales of $2 million at the end of the two year period. This year’s franchisee recipient of the award:

Exton, PA
Mooresville, NC
Topeka, KS

Cedar Bluff, VA
Brownfield, TX
The Outstanding Office of the Year for Exceptional Growth: presented to the Offices that achieved outstanding sales growth in overall percentage and top line dollars through increased market penetration in a core product line. This year six Interim HealthCare franchises were recipients of the award:
Medicare: Portland, ME
Medicaid:  Rochester, NY
Commercial Insurance: Cleveland, OH
Private Pay: Nashville, TN
Staffing: Indianapolis, IN
Hospice: Waco, TX

The Ownership Group of the Year: presented to the owner or owner group that has achieved outstanding sales growth in their franchise compared to owners of similar size. Annual growth is driven by improvements in current product lines, new office openings, and new product line expansion. This year’s awards went to:

Jerry Hess, Kansas City, KS
Robin Palmieri, Exton, PA
Carol Penterman, Nashville, TN
Cathy Olsen, Santa Rosa, CA (New Franchisee)

The Transformation Award: presented to the individual or office that has achieved sales growth over the previous year despite facing significant market segment changes and challenges. The award recognizes their strategic thinking and decisive actions to not only survive but thrive in times of change. The award went to:

Lisa & John Morris, Margaret Webb, Terri Pilkington, North Carolina
The Pioneer Award: our most prestigious award is presented to the franchisee whose strategy and results demonstrated a pioneering, entrepreneurial spirit, and action. In addition to blazing the trail, the Pioneer Award winner shares the map and tools with others that choose to follow. This year’s winner was:

Kelly & David Haslup, Virginia
The Jason Bullard Leadership Excellence Award; recognizes an individual who demonstrates the ability to lead people and organizations to their full potential. By their words and actions, they inspire and empower team members to help build the business and produce outstanding results – in sales, customer service and return on investment. This award recognizes leadership as the essential ingredient to long term success in our business and outstanding leaders create lasting role models for future generations of leaders in our company.  The award is named in honor of Jason Bullard a dedicated, highly successful franchise owner who passed away June 8, 2013.  With more than 20 years of experience, Jason continued his drive and optimism regardless of the challenges he faced with his declining health. The recipient of the award was:

Nick Mannino, Delaware

The Allan C. Sorensen Business Integrity Award: presented to the individual who demonstrated outstanding ethics and business integrity in the routine operation of their business while simultaneously increasing overall market penetration, was awarded to:

Barbara & John Stanton, South Plainfield, NJ
The Raymond C. Herriges Management Award: presented to the individual who has achieved the greatest degree of operational excellence combined with outstanding sales growth during the previous year, was awarded to:

Wendy Olayvar, San Diego, CA
The Leroy E. Dettman Founder’s Award: recognizes the person or group who best personifies the entrepreneurial spirit with the dedication, discipline and the direction necessary to consistently achieve profitable growth and expansion from year-to-year, and was awarded to:

Cynthia & Devin Ringling, Colorado Springs, CO
“We’re proud of all of our owners who received awards this year,” said Kathleen Gilmartin, CEO and President of Interim HealthCare, Inc.  “Their levels of growth and success are an inspiration to everyone in our franchise network.”

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