January 18, 2010 is the date of our annual company meeting at American Marketing & Publishing, LLC. It’s when we bring all of the sales team and office employees to Northern Illinois University for one day of reflection, direction, and motivation.
2009 was a remarkable year for the HomePages Directories. We expanded our publishing footprint by adding over 40 new markets, entered into two new states (Iowa and Kentucky) and grew our sales by 18%.
We now publish over 300 community directories that serve small, medium, and very large businesses. A HomePages Directory ALWAYS contains more local business participation than any other directory, in print or online, because of the value we deliver and the hard work our sales teams put forth.
It’s very common for a HomePages Directory to include an ad from a woman who washes dogs as well as an ad from the local WalMart (that was purchased by the local store manager).
So this week, coming into our company meeting, our reps are braving the elements to reach more business owners and help them spread the word.
The reps will bring their contracts into the sales meeting, and one of the orders will be drawn to give away this television to a lucky sales rep.
Rock on, team!