Continental’s Conference of Champions


OSHKOSH, Wis. — Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) recent Conference of Champions, in Oshkosh, Wis., brought distributors, vendors and business partners together for a four-day seminar focused on nurturing distributor success. Motivational speaker and stand-up comedian Mack Dryden kick-started the conference, which featured an array of presentations, product demonstrations and break-out sessions, along with ample time for group receptions, dinners and recreation, according to Continental President Mike Floyd.

“Business is screaming in all markets,” said Floyd during his welcome speech. “Continental has enjoyed record sales during 2015. We are continuing that surge this year, as well, thanks to our distributors and partners, staff, sales tools, and unrivaled and comprehensive laundry product offering.”

Continental’s event included special presentations by Gustavo Gutierrez and Doug Scheer of LG Electronics; Jim Stiles of Lavatec Laundry Technology; Brian Grell and Jennifer Whitney of Eastern Funding LLC; and Albert Lee, owner of multiple vended laundries. The culminating dinner featured an awards ceremony recognizing Continental’s 2015 Distributors of the Year, including Coronet Equipment, Darling’s Sales & Service, Fowler Equipment Co., Wholesale Commercial Laundry S.E. and Taylor Houseman. The Continental Business Partner of the Year was awarded to LG.