Franchise owners of Office Evolution®, a leading shared workspace and coworking concept, celebrated a year of success and learned new strategies to drive sales in the coming year at the company’s annual convention, held in Denver. The convention’s theme was “All Systems Go,” signifying the new heights United Franchise Group™ (UFG) plans to take Office Evolution in 2023 following its strategic alliance with the brand earlier this year.
“Office Evolution is at a significant point in its company history, and we couldn’t be more energized about the direction in which the brand is headed following our 2022 convention,” said Jason Anderson, President of Office Evolution and UFG’s Coworks division.
“Franchise owners had valuable facetime with the UFG and Coworks executive teams and took advantage of the time together to connect and learn from each other. Our team recognizes all the hard work and dedication that has made the brand successful during this transitional year and it was a privilege to honor them throughout the convention,” added Anderson.
Among those honored during Office Evolution’s 2022 convention were franchise owners and team members who have displayed exemplary innovation, revenue growth and leadership. Categories and winners included:
- Strongest First Full Month: Mark Mendel (Coral Springs, FL)
- Best Ramp 2021 (profitable within the first eight months): Mark Gottlieb and Jackie Blyth-Gottlieb (Roswell, GA)
- Most Virtual Revenue 2021: Boulder, CO
- Top Conference Room Revenue 2021: Michael Wielgus (Jacksonville, FL)
- Greatest Revenue Growth Year-Over-Year (March 2020-2021 percentage increase): Tom and Melissa Miller (Cedar Rapids, IA)
- Greatest Revenue Growth Year-Over-Year (March 2020-2021 dollar increase): Joy Wezner (Pearl River, NY)
- Most Tenured Business Center Manager: Beth Wolsleben (Louisville, KY) – 12 years
- Business Center Manager Brand Ambassador: Katie Baroway (Denver, CO)
- Office Evolution Brand Ambassador: Laura Kaufman (Westport, CT)
Office Evolution’s 2022 convention featured a variety of interactive roundtable discussions, motivational speakers and expert panelists to share best sales practices and strategies for business growth and development. Among these were keynote presentations by Jason Anderson and UFG CEO Ray Titus, who shared details about the company’s projected growth and expansion, as well as how to leverage proven sale tactics to maximize profitability.
“Office Evolution is a strong brand with unlimited potential, especially as the coworking industry continues to experience unprecedented demand, particularly in more suburban, close-to-home markets,” said Ray Titus, CEO of UFG.
“This brand is made great by its people, who have helped grow it into the largest privately owned, shared-office, executive suites, and coworking franchise in North America. It was a pleasure to meet with and spend one-on-one time with this incredible team, and my confidence in this brand’s bright future has only been reinforced as we move into 2023,” added Titus.
Office Evolution is part of the Coworks division of UFG, which specializes in franchising within the coworking industry. As part of its strategic alliance with UFG, Office Evolution and its franchise owners have access to the company’s global network of resources and more than 35 years of franchising expertise.
About Office Evolution
Office Evolution® (OE), a shared workspace – coworking environment, founded in 2003 and cultivated on the principles of ’Ohana’, the Hawaiian tradition that references family working toward a common goal. Office Evolution is part of Coworks™ the largest privately held affiliated coworking franchise network on the planet, associated with United Franchise Group™ (UFG), a successful community of affiliated brands and consultants. Office Evolution is serious about supporting small business owners – the Dreamers, Risk-Takers, and Doers who dare to chase their passions.
Coworks™ specializes in franchising within the coworking industry, offering solutions, expertise, and shared service options within the flexible workspace franchise community. Part of the United Franchise Group™ (UFG) family of affiliated brands and consultants, Coworks was founded in 2021 by Ray Titus, founder and CEO of United Franchise Group, with the express intention of building a framework to connect a variety of coworking brands, services, and amenities within the coworking industry, providing the largest privately owned affiliated franchise network of flexible, professional, and shared office space options on the planet.
About United Franchise Group
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