Burlington PIP Makes History with Second “Franchisee of the Year” Award, Plus Franchise Top 10 and Industry Top 100 Awards

Parent company grants graphic communication scholarship in their name

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., September 1, 2012— PIP Printing and Marketing Services has named Jimmy and Judy Brumley, owners of the PIP center in Burlington, “Franchisee of the Year.” This is the second time the Brumleys have won the franchisor’s most prestigious award, and the first time in history a franchisee has won the honor twice. Their first Franchisee of the Year award was in 2007. The Brumleys are also perennial members of the PIP network’s Top 10 franchises based on annual sales volume; this year they ranked at number five. They were also distinguished with a Quick Printing magazine Top 100 award, which ranks printers industry-wide based on 2011 sales volume. This year’s successes follow close on the heels of the Brumley’s top sales rep, Lee Whitaker, winning the franchisor’s highest salesperson honor, the Don F. Lowe Salesperson of the Year award, in 2011. The Brumley’s awards were presented during the PIP International Convention, held August 15-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.

 

While recognizing the Brumleys at the Convention, Don Lowe, CEO of Franchise Services, Inc., announced that a PIP scholarship would be granted in their honor. The scholarship will be made in partnership with the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and communications industries. It will provide $2,000 to support students attending California Polytechnic State University’s Graphic Communication program in the 2012 academic year.

The Brumley’s accomplishments this year, and in recent years, are extremely impressive,” said Mr. Lowe. “It is fitting that they’ve made history by winning the Franchisee of the Year award twice, because the Brumleys and their team exemplify the leadership, innovation and dedication that have always been the hallmark of the PIP brand. I know I speak for the whole PIP network when I say that we are inspired and honored to have the Brumleys as part of the PIP family.” “Being the Franchisee of the Year for the second time is a true honor,” said Jimmy Brumley. “Growing our business within the PIP network has been exciting and extremely rewarding. We share these awards with our amazing staff, and we thank PIP corporate for supporting us as we’ve grown and taken on new opportunities in printing and marketing services.” “We take this honor very seriously and think it is a reflection on our staff and their commitment to our customers and each other. Judy and I will continue to do all in our power to strengthen all brands that FSI represents.”

About PIP Printing and Marketing Services

PIP Printing and Marketing Services specializes in the creation and execution of growth-oriented printing and marketing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. More than 500 locations world wide offer robust digital and offset printing, integrated marketing campaigns, data and mailing services, signage, promotional products, graphic design, and online services that help companies advance their Web presence. Whether the client objective is branding, lead generation, customer retention, reactivation, cross-sell, upsell, or campaign measurement, PIP is where businesses go to grow.

PIP has received numerous awards and recognition including the Franchise Times Top 200, Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Quick Printing Top 100, Printing Impressions 400, an AllStar Top 300 Award, a Franchise 50 Award and a Franchisee Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review.

Contact: PIP Printing and Marketing Services, 825 South Main Street, Burlington, NC, 27215-5740, Telephone: 336-222-0717, Fax: 336-222-0773, Email: sales@pipburlington.com, Website: http://burlingtonnc787.pip.com.

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