At the Hand & Stone November 2016 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, Hand & Stone franchisees discussed how the event offered them opportunities to receive support and training from the franchise leadership team and other spa owners.
Franchisees also talked about how great a feeling it is to help their clients through the health and wellness industry, generate employment, contribute to a local tax base, and have a livelihood at the same time through spa ownership.
Watch the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa conference video!
A yearly event that provides Hand & Stone franchisees with support and advice
The annual conference helps Hand & Stone massage franchise owners access company support and advice from the leadership team and peers at one central event. Franchisees meet with spa owners and managers from all over the United States to hear best practices, compare stories, and exchange ideas to push themselves to the next level of one of the best franchise opportunities to invest in.
At 2016’s conference in the City of Brotherly Love, franchisees heard presentations from Hand & Stone’s corporate leadership team including Hand & Stone President & CEO Todd Leff, Vice President of Marketing and Advertising Jack Bachinsky, and myself. Director of Esthetics Lisa Rossman also spoke at the event.
World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Carli Lloyd, Hand & Stone’s national spokeswoman, spoke at the conference and later posed for photos with our CEO and franchisees.
The Hand & Stone Franchise’s 2016 conference provided attendees with valuable information, support from its leadership team, and opportunities to meet other owners and managers. In addition to attending presentations, spa franchise owners watched industry demonstrations, communicated in breakout sessions, and networked with other Hand & Stone owners and managers.
What franchisees had to say about the conference
Joe Harris, a multi-unit Hand & Stone owner in New Jersey, said a big takeaway from the event is seeing how big Hand & Stone’s franchise business is getting each year. This recent Hand & Stone conference had more than 500 attendees!
Franchisees including Dana Kline, a multi-unit Hand & Stone owner in Pennsylvania, appreciated the opportunity to learn best practices and share ideas with spa owners from all over the country.
“The most important part of this conference is the ability to meet with other owners and managers, compare stories, and understand what folks are doing differently,” said Andrew Elsbury, a multi-unit Hand & Stone owner in Virginia on the conference video. “It really helps you push yourself to the next level.”
Multi-unit owner and New Jersey Ohio Regional Developer Nick Marco said the biggest benefit of Hand & Stone is the amount of resources that you have being an owner of a Hand & Stone franchise.
Multi-unit Hand & Stone owner Sumit Bansal agreed with Nick. He also enjoyed the breakout sessions at the conference, which offered franchisees a chance to talk and exchange great ideas.
At the breakout sessions, franchisees learned best practices, compared stories, and gained information to be even greater franchisees and spa employees who are better able to provide services for Hand & Stone’s clients.
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