101 Mobility’s Top 15 Moments of 2015
Where does the time go? 2015 was an extraordinary year for 101 Mobility; full of growth, inspirational stories from our customers, and many unforgettable memories. As the new year begins, we’d like to take a look back at some of our favorite moments throughout the year.
Here are our Top 15 Moments of 2015:
Franchise Gator Awards 101 Mobility for “Fastest Growing,” “Top 100”
During the summer of 2015, Franchise Gator, a popular website that boasts the largest directory of explorable franchises online, presented 101 Mobility with awards for “Top 100 Franchise in 2015” and “Top 100 Fastest Growing Franchise in 2015.”
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.newswire.com/press-release/franchise-gator-awards-101-mobility-for-fastest-growing-top-100.
Barnhardt Helps a “Soldier’s Wish” Come True
Keith Barnhardt, the owner of 101 Mobility in Fayetteville and Virginia Beach, helped make a holiday wish come true by installing a stair lift for a soldier’s wife in Fayetteville. The lift was donated by Virginia non-profit Soldier’s Wish.
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.com/blog/soldier-unexpectedly-gets-wish-granted-for-his-wife/.
“Shoot for the Moon” Donation
Truly an entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Martha Callie, a young woman with cerebral palsy, received a complete stair lift donation from 101 Mobility in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Christmas donation will allow Martha the ability to expand her doggie-treat microbusiness, Shoot for the Moon Animal Treats. “It was a great experience for us,” said Justin Murdock, owner of 101 Mobility in Lexington. “They truly are a wonderful family.”
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.com/blog/christmas-donation-allows-martha-to-shoot-for-the-moon/.
101 Mobility Lands on the Cover of Franchise Business Review, Named “Top Franchise for Veterans”
Franchise Business Review, a national franchisee satisfaction market research firm, announced in November that 101 Mobility was one of the “Top 100 Franchises for Veterans.”
The publication also featured Bob, Michael, and Jim Sok, the owners of 101 Mobility in Jacksonville, right on the cover.
To read the full story, visit https://101mobility.com/franchiseopportunity/franchise-news/101-mobility-named-a-2017-top-franchise-by-franchise-business-review/.
“Get Marty” Liftkar Donation
101 Mobility in Pittsburgh teamed up with CBS TV program “Get Marty” to provide mobility equipment (a Liftkar) for a 7-year-old special needs child.
“When I showed it to the family, his mother’s eyes lit up,” Greg Slepecki, the owner of 101 Mobility in Pittsburgh, remembered. “Prior to having a Liftkar, Jeremy’s sister Faith would have to carry her brother down the stairs every day to the school bus. As he was getting bigger and bigger, it just kept getting harder for her to do.”
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.newswire.com/press-release/pennsylvania-mobility-dealer-community-band-together-for.
Chris DiMarco Receives “Installer of the Year” Award
In June, Chris DiMarco of 101 Mobility in San Jose was honored as our first-ever “Installer of the Year” for his amazing work ethic.
“Going the extra mile to find a better, more efficient way to do a job comes second nature to Chris,” Virgil Moore, the owner of 101 Mobility in San Jose, said. “He lives by the standards and the ethics which 101 Mobility stands for.”
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.newswire.com/press-release/101-mobilitys-first-ever-installer-of-the-year-award-given-to.
Inc. 5000 names 101 Mobility One of the Fastest-Growing Companies of 2015
For the second time, Inc. Magazine recognized 101 Mobility as one of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 list.
“It’s always an honor to be part of that list and part of a group of companies that are expanding really fast,” President Dave Pazgan said of the designation.
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.newswire.com/press-release/inc-magazine-lists-101-mobility-as-a-fastest-growing-company-in.
Chicago Supermom’s Lift Donation
Make-A-Wish Illinois reached out to Nick Lopez, owner of 101 Mobility in Chicago, to provide a incline lift donation to five-year-old Marlin White.
Marlin’s mother, who for three years had to carry her son up and down the stairs each day, said, “It’s so much safer, and it’s such an easier transfer process. I’m so thankful for everything.”
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.newswire.com/press-release/chicago-supermom-obtains-lift-donation-for-5-year-old-son.
101 Mobility Provides Accessibility for 2 PGA Events
When it came to making sporting events accessible this year, 101 Mobility was the leader in the clubhouse.
Providing wheelchair access for the PGA’s BMW Championship in September, as well as the Web.com Tournament in October, 101 Mobility franchises in Jacksonville and Chicago installed vertical platform lifts to abide by ADA regulations at each event.
“101 Mobility’s goal is to be the clear, unequaled choice to provide accessibility for major events across the country,” said Wes Barefoot, 101 Mobility’s National Accounts Manager.
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.newswire.com/press-release/101-mobility-makes-the-cut-at-pga-tour and http://101mobility.newswire.com/press-release/jacksonville-mobility-dealer-provides-accessibility-for-pga.
John Michielini Presented with Community Service Award, Featured in Newsday
101 Mobility’s “Community Service Award” was bestowed to John Michielini for his Lifesaver bracelet donations and home renovation project on NBC’s “George to the Rescue.”
The story was then later featured in New York’s Newsday’s Winners Column in August.
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.newswire.com/press-release/john-michielini-presented-with-101-mobilitys-community-service.
Connor Bode’s Amazing Home Makeover
Connor Bode, a special needs teen in Georgia, received an astonishing home makeover courtesy of 101 Mobility in Georgia and Sunshine on a Ranney Day.
“The reveal day was an epic day for our family,” said Martie Bode, Connor’s mother. “We were surrounded by family, friends, neighbors, and a loving community. It was an emotionally gratifying day.”
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.com/blog/epic-home-makeover-sunshine-101-mobility-reveal-remodel-for-connor-bode/.
Entrepreneur Magazine Names 101 Mobility in Top 75 New Franchises List
Entrepreneur Magazine, with over 6 million readers per month, named 101 Mobility #29 on its list of the “2015 Top New Franchise Opportunities.”
First Presidential Cabinet Members Honored
The first-ever Presidential Cabinet Members were honored at 101 Mobility’s Conference in June.
The members include Jeff and Lisa Franklin (of Cleveland), Gordon and Jennifer Raney (of Dallas), and Dave Myers (of Philadelphia) – 101 Mobility’s top 3 franchises throughout the nation.
Halloween’s Codington Parade
Always a company favorite, Wilmington’s 4th Annual Codington Parade featured amazing wheelchair-friendly Halloween costumes, hand-made by 101 Mobility’s corporate employees.
This year’s designs included a Minnie Mouse car, Lightning McQueen, Glenda The Good Witch, and even a “Harley Dude.”
To read the full story, visit http://101mobility.newswire.com/press-release/special-needs-parade-brings-joy-to-students-families.
101 Mobility Adds 17 New Franchises
We also love adding new members to our family!
When it comes to 101 Mobility’s franchise system, 2015 saw an enormous amount of growth.
With new locations from San Diego to Virginia Beach, 17 franchises were added onboard – making 2015 a record-setting year for the company all-around.
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