Proforma’s Annual Million Dollar Club Celebration Garners Record Attendance
More than 400 Proforma owners, supplier partners and support team members gathered at the Fairmont Mayakoba Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, from March 15 to 18 to celebrate their 2017 sales success. Every year, Proforma owners achieving at least $1 million in annual sales are invited on a three-day getaway to a world-class resort to enjoy networking with key supplier partners and to be recognized for their accomplishments. This year’s Million Dollar Club trip celebrated Proforma’s 172 Million Dollar Club members, 39 of whom were honored for achieving new sales milestones. This included 18 first-time Million Dollar Club members, 14 first-time Multi-Million Dollar Club members, six first-time Five Million Dollar Club members and one first-time 10 Million Dollar Club member.
“It’s an honor to celebrate the successes of Proforma’s Million and Multi-Million Dollar Club members every year,” said Greg Muzzillo, founder of Proforma. “We are extremely proud to have the largest, most successful group of million-dollar producers in our industry. We know what it takes to build a multi-million dollar distributorship, and we have put the tools and resources in place to help our owners grow their sales as much as they want so they can live the life of their dreams.”
During the awards ceremony, four Proforma businesses were recognized for achieving $1 million in sales in a single month in 2017: Bill Hageman, Jim Shindler and Jeff Skinner, co-owners of Proforma Graphic Services (five times); Fred and Suzette Albrecht, co-owners of Proforma Albrecht & Co. (four times); Pat Lenehan, owner of Proforma ASAP (three times); and Pratt, Tej, Preeta and Sudhir Pande, co-owners of Proforma IdeaPress (one time). The Albrechts, 25 Million Dollar Club Members, were also recognized for attaining four $2 million sales months and four $3 million sales months.
“We joined Proforma after many years in the industry because our sales had become stagnant, and we needed more support and resources to get to the next level,” said Mike Smith, owner of Smith Solutions Powered by Proforma and first-time Million Dollar Club member. “We wanted to grow our business, and Proforma delivered on their promise to help us get there. Now we finally have a plan for continued growth, and this trip has made me feel rejuvenated and motivated to achieve even more success this year.”
More than 70 of the industry’s leading supplier partners were also recognized during the awards ceremony for their commitment and partnership with Proforma. In addition to several receptions and poolside hospitality events, suppliers and owners engaged in a meet-and-greet breakfast to network and develop powerful, lasting relationships.
“Proforma’s Million Dollar Club celebration is unlike any other industry event,” said CJ Schmidt, president of Hit Promotional Products. “Proforma is the only organization that invites suppliers to join their top performers in celebrating success every year on these amazing trips. This is an incredible opportunity to get to know Million Dollar Club owners, meet their families and understand their businesses better, while enjoying a first-class resort and having fun together.”
Proforma’s Million and Multi-Million Dollar Club members’ sales range from $1 million to more than $35 million and their cumulative annual sales exceed a quarter of a billion dollars. Click here to view more photos of Proforma’s Annual Million Dollar Club Celebration.
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