Caring Transitions continued to celebrate its impressive 2020 accomplishments by hosting the Ignite Awards Night, which closed out the 2021 Entrepreneurial Showcase. This showcase was the virtual version of the annual franchise conference and was held over the course of six days in March.
On March 12, Caring Transitions paid tribute to the many franchisees who not only survived the uniquely challenging prior year, but also thrived.
“This year’s awards were extra special because they represented the collective effort of a community of owners who survived, thrived, and pivoted to reach levels of success we hadn’t yet seen in a normal year, let alone during a pandemic.” said Ray Fabik, brand president. “It is a privilege to work with innovative entrepreneurs who challenge the norm and overcome obstacles regardless of the circumstances.”
The list of award winners was long and included recognition for Top Growth (double digit revenue increase year over year) earned by 57 of the 232 franchise territories. At the top of that list was Leigh DeVoe, Caring Transitions of West Pasco, FL, with 188% growth!
The entire list of award winners can be seen at the end of this article.
During the awards ceremony time was set aside to thank those franchisees who used their time and talents to give back to seniors in their communities. Franchisees participated in walks to raise money for Alzheimer’s, charity auctions on CTBIDS, support for local Meals-On-Wheels programs, and the donation of durable medical equipment to seniors in need. These acts of service were carried out under the Caring for a Cause philanthropic arm of Caring Transitions, which has become a driving force of the culture of the brand.
“Our awards went beyond the results and highlighted the franchise owners who not only grew their business but impacted their senior communities in so many positive ways at the same time. While being concerned about their own businesses and families during a pandemic, they still made supporting seniors beyond their business services a priority.” added Fabik.
The final award of the evening, Franchisee of the Year, was earned by Charlene Blanton, Caring Transitions of Myrtle Beach, SC.
The main criteria for this recognition was to have significantly grown your business over the prior year while also making a meaningful impact on the entire franchise network as an active participant and brand advocate. Charlene grew her business 130% through innovation and courage during an especially challenging year and still found time to give back to her local senior community and support other franchisees with ideas and encouragement.
“I’m speechless and actually crying.” Said Blanton when she learned of her award. “This is not just an award for me. This is an award for my whole team, for our whole brand and for everyone who paved the way for me, especially the business coaches from the home office. I love this brand. It is part of my soul.”
Caring Transitions would like to congratulate all of the 2020 award winners and is looking forward to another year of growth and accomplishments in 2021.
Here is the list of all awards and recognition announced during the event:
Franchisee of the Year – Charlene Blanton, Caring Transitions of Myrtle Beach, SC
Pioneer Spirit Award – Sherri Gillette, Caring Transitions of Southern Arizona
Rookie of the Year – Lisa Malvea, Caring Transitions of Roswell, GA
Rookie All Star Team:
Tom and Lieann Wade, Caring Transitions of Loudon, VA
Chad and Cindy Ring, Caring Transitions of West Omaha and Papillon, NE
Ryan Kaiser, Caring Transitions of NE Denver, CO
Margo Gonzales and Jack Beckham, Caring Transitions of Moore, OK
Andy and Rebecca Beard, Caring Transitions of Augusta, GA
Top Revenue Producers:
10. Albert and Jill Dickson, Caring Transitions of Treasure Valley, ID
9. Faun Duns, Caring Transitions of Northern Arizona
8. Jessica Ancrum, Caring Transitions of Charleston, SC
7. Mimi Shea, Caring Transitions of Annapolis, MD
6. Charlene Blanton, Caring Transitions of Myrtle Beach, SC
5. Donna Rea and Nicole Rea-Maher, Caring Transitions of North Dallas Suburbs
4. Dani Washington, Caring Transitions of Greater Richmond, VA
3. Jon Wessels, Caring Transitions of NE and E Iowa
2. Jared and Risa Meyer, Rick Ruiz, Caring Transitions of Brazos Valley and The Woodlands, TX
1. Sherri Gillette, Caring Transitions of Southern Arizona
Top Growth Awards:
10.Teresa Murphy (91% growth), Caring Transitions of Olympic Peninsula
9. Steve and Gina Dieterichs (95% growth) Caring Transitions of Granbury
8. Cindy Stoddard (122% growth) Caring Transitions of Western New York
7. John Morris (122% growth) Caring Transitions of Wabash Valley
6. Charlene Blanton (130% growth) Caring Transitions of Myrtle Beach, SC
5. Dani Washington (131% growth) Caring Transitions of Greater Richmond, VA
4. Chuck Wolfe and Tina Patterson (136% growth) Caring Transitions of Central Arizona
3. Dave Alfano (156% growth) Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut
2. Carla Lunn (161% growth) Caring Transitions of Pontotoc
1. Leigh DeVoe (188% growth) Caring Transitions of West Pasco, FL
With results like these, it is easy to see that now is a great time to become a part of this growing and lucrative franchise opportunity in the senior services industry. If you would like more information on Caring Transitions franchise ownership, fill out the form below.