Global branded apparel & promotional products franchise offers attendees “Family Reunion” personalized approach to learning and networking event.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, March 22, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Fully Promoted®, the world’s largest franchise brand known for its branded apparel and promotional products and part of the United Franchise Group™ (UFG) affiliated family of award-winning brands, hosted its annual convention in Ft. Worth, Texas for 2022. The three-day event, themed “Branding We Grow” featured networking events, presentations, vendor roundtables, an award ceremony, and educational opportunities.

“It was a fantastic way to discuss new marketing campaigns, sales growth and how to increase profitability in person once again,” said Mike Brugger, president of Fully Promoted. “This year, it really felt like a family reunion—I’m so thankful to the over 100 owners and staff members who were able to attend and learn new ways to grow their businesses.”

The convention featured three packed days of nonstop learning and fun, including a welcome reception, the goals and bright future of Fully Promoted, an owner town hall moderated by Advertising Specialty Institute, (ASI) CEO Tim Andrews, a keynote presentation by UFG President A.J. Titus, and the awards gala.

The annual awards gala celebrated the accomplishments of franchise owners, with top accolades given to:

• Hall of Fame—Jeff Mitchell and Dan Dubell, Bel Air, Md. and George Zacieracha, Morristown, NJ
• MVP—Garrick Jacobi, Boise, Idaho
• President’s Award —Jeff and Dina Slain, Fishers, IN.
• Humanitarian of the Year—Michelle Bottino, St. Charles, IL
• Rookie of The Year—Robert Steffek and Michelle Monhollen, Centerville, OH
• Mentor of the Year—Janet Domec, Houston (Cypress), TX
• Most Improved Sales Performance—Rick Troncin, Altoona, Iowa, and Cierra Haffner, Sioux Falls, SD
• Team Player—Todd Martinez, Albuquerque, NM and Jeff Mitchell, Bel Air, MD

The highlight of the night was inducting the new honorees into the Fully Promoted Hall of Fame, which celebrates their long-term success, how they grew the brand, and sales growth. Honorees are voted on by existing members of the Hall of Fame. Jeff Mitchell and Dan Dubell of Bel Air, MD. and George Zacieracha of Morristown, NJ received this year’s prestigious awards.

The Humanitarian Award recognizes franchisees who go above and beyond to serve others. Michelle Bottino won the Humanitarian Award for the second year in a row. Brugger commented, “Michelle donates time and product with a smile and an open heart.”

One exceptionally engaging moment was the town hall where Fully Promoted franchise owners shared best practices on how to increase business. Presentations included: Fully Promoted In-House Decorators, Community/Event Marketing, Online Stores, Referral Programs, and Lead Generation.

New for 2022, popular vendor roundtables were hosted by 14 leading vendors and moderated by Tom Kronberger, Fully Promoted Director of Vendor Relations. Vendors had the opportunity to share new trends, product enhancements and more. This has already resulted in increased sales for the featured products and highlighted categories.

Next year’s Fully Promoted convention will be held in Chicago, July 2023.

About Fully Promoted
Fully Promoted® operates a full-service branded apparel, promotional products, and marketing service business with approximately 270 individually owned and operated locations around the world. As part of the United Franchise Group affiliated family of award-winning brands, Fully Promoted has established its reputation as a one-stop-shop for branded gear, merchandise, and apparel, perfect for business conferences, tradeshows, incentives, recognition and award programs, corporate gifts, and company stores, building brand recognition that can take your organization to the next level. To find the Fully Promoted nearest you, visit, and for franchising opportunities, visit, to shop Fully Promoted e-commerce visit

About United Franchise Group
Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group™ is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising, FranchiseMart, Fully Promoted®, Network Lead Exchange, Preveer® (formerly Resource Operations International), Signarama®, Transworld Business Advisors®, Venture X®, and a food division featuring Jon Smith Subs®, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®, and Graze Craze®. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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