Home & Garden Show Season Begins!

Everyone knows our season starts when the weather warms up, flowers start to bloom, and the bugs come out of hibernation in the spring. But our work begins long before that! We are busy getting ready and preparing to make outside fun again and one of the ways we do this is by participating in local home and garden shows in the areas we operate. Not only is it a chance for residents to come out and learn a little bit about what we do, it is also a fun opportunity for us to meet new customers and say hi to old friends!

Because we don’t want you to miss any of the events Mosquito Joe is participating in, make sure you browse the list below, find your local MoJo (listed alphabetically by state), and mark the dates in your calendar!

Mosquito Joe of NW Arkansas
Greater Fort Smith Association of Home Builders Home Show
February 21-23, 2014
Fort Smith, AR

Mosquito Joe of Macon
Macon Home Expo
March 14-16, 2014
Macon, GA

Mosquito Joe of Baltimore
Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show
April 4-6, 2014
West Friendship, MD

Mosquito Joe of SE Michigan
Cottage & Lakefront Living Show
February 27-March 2, 2014
Novi, MI

Mosquito Joe of Minneapolis Metro West
Minneapolis Home & Garden Show
February 26-March 2, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
Home Landscape & Lifestyle Expo
March 8, 2014
Chanhassen, MN

Mosquito Joe of S. Columbus
The Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show
February 22-March 2, 2014
Columbus, OH

Mosquito Joe of North Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Home & Outdoor Living Show 
March 21-23, 2014
Oklahoma City, OK

Mosquito Joe of SW Houston
Houston Home Show
March 28-30, 2014
Houston, TX

Mosquito Joe of Virginia Beach-Norfolk
Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show
April 11-13, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

Mosquito Joe of the Tri-State Area
WSAZ Home and Garden Show
Huntington, WV
March 7-9, 2014
West Virginia Home Show
April 4-6, 2014
Charleston, WV

So remember, if you are local to any of these area, make sure you have these dates in your calendar. We would love nothing more than to see you at the Mosquito Joe booth to say hi! We always have some fun prizes and of course, lots of information on how you can keep your yard safe, itch free, and fun again. Happy home show season!

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Driving Results, Even in the Snow: 1st Annual Franchisee Convention

As the date for our first annual franchisee convention approached, so did the snow. All of us at the office stared at the weather in horror. We had franchisees coming in from all over the country and they were calling for 6″ of snow in Virginia Beach (which, by the way, never gets snow). We worried travel plans would be effected and people would have to cancel, but as the day arrived and we kept seeing more smiling faces arrive, our franchisees proved once again just how dedicated they are.

Go KartsOur first convention was a huge success. We can’t thank everyone enough for traveling to spend the weekend with us sharing ideas, learning new tricks, and of course having some fun. CEO Kevin Wilson kicked off the weekend with a State of MoJo Address to get everyone ready for all the amazing things to come in 2014. Later, our keynote speaker Nick Powills of No Limit Agency had us laughing while thinking about the story we all have to tell (don’t forget, 8 seconds to make a first impression), and then we had some team building on the go kart track.

One of our favorite parts of the convention was our dinner and awards ceremony, where we relaxed over some good food and even better company and also recognized franchisees who stood out in 2013. We couldn’t be more excited for our winners:

Mo’Money Award ~ The territory that generated the highest amount of revenue in their first season. Congratulations to Kurt & Melissa Godwin of Mosquito Joe of Howard County.
Wingspan Award ~ The franchisee that has the highest dollar volume as en entity. Congratulations to Glen Coffey and Eric and Tracey Payntar of Mosquito Joe of Chesapeake/Suffolk.
Smooth Operator Award ~ The franchisee who recruited the most new customers in a single territory. Congratulations to Chris and Shelby Cookman of Mosquito Joe of Macon.
Best Buzz Award – The highest Net Promoter Score. Congratulations to Terry Pescosolido of Mosquito Joe of S. Columbus.
Most MoJo Award ~ The award that goes to the franchisee that showed the most passion, positivity, and overall enthusiasm. Congratulations to Jeff and Melissa Holmes of Mosquito Joe of the Tri-State Area and Robert and Christine Rummells of Mosquito Joe of W. Richmond.

We say this all the time, but it is worth repeating – our franchisees are the reason this is such an amazing company. Thank you again to all of our franchisees who attended the convention and made it so special, especially those that had to brave inclement weather to do so. Thanks to all the vendors that made the trip to put a face with the companies the franchisees work with every day. Mosquito Joe has some exciting things in store for 2014, so be sure to stay tuned for more blog posts!

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