At Childrens Lighthouse, our franchisees are given the tools they need to implement our nationally acclaimed, research-based curriculum to the best of their abilities and work alongside industry experts on the executive team to ensure excellence on every level. Our annual Owners Conference is the opportune place to do just that.
More than 40 franchisees recently came together with vendors and the Franchise Support Center at our 2020 Owners Conference in Orlando, Florida. During the three-day event, franchisees participated in training seminars, panel discussions, business enhancement programs and met with key business partners.
A highlight of the conference was the awards ceremony, where several exceptional franchisees were recognized for making a lasting impact on their communities with their progressive educational childcare innovations, technologies and strategies for providing the highest quality experience for Childrens Lighthouse parents and children across the country.
Chip and Amanda Palluch received the Franchise of the Year Award, a special honor given out annually at the conference to recognize the franchisee(s) in the system that exemplifies outstanding customer experience, dedicated leadership and extraordinary brand standards.
Other award recipients at the Childrens Lighthouse Owners Conference included:
- Community Partner – Mark and Dana Westmoreland (Valley Parkway, Lewisville, TX)
- Golden Anchor – Aubree Fuentes (Riverside, CA)
- Rising Star – Aspen Ricks (Gardner, KS)
- Navigator – Tonya Sanders (Mag Creek, League City, TX)
- Rookie of the Year – Varun Sharma (Viridian, Arlington, TX)
We also celebrated our Directors of the Year, newly Accredited Schools, Franchise Advisory Council, New Schools and 10-year Anniversary Schools.
With over 50 schools and nearly 40% new school growth projected by the end of 2020, Childrens Lighthouse opportunities are all across the country.