FRANKLIN — John & Helen Oliver of SERVPRO of Northern Sussex County joined a group of high-performing franchisees who were recognized during an Awards Extravaganza event at the

recent SERVPRO Annual Convention. SERVPRO of Northern Sussex County received the Director's Platinum award. More than 2,500 owners, key staff, and corporate representatives attended the annual event, which was held in Seattle at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, June 24-28.

"We have a dedicated group of disaster remediation professionals at SERVPRO of Northern Sussex County, and we're proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire team," said John Oliver, SERVPRO of Northern Sussex County Owner.

"Our business is just one of many extraordinary small businesses in the SERVPRO Franchise System, all of which benefit from the innovative tools, the business framework, and the ongoing training SERVPRO provides. This support is a big part of the reason why SERVPRO has been an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services for 50 years."

Each year, the Awards Extravaganza event is a highlight of the convention.

The 2017 convention theme, "Every Day is GAMEDAY," was a thread running through the 50 breakout sessions and three general sessions available to franchise owners and key team members in attendance. In keeping with the theme, the keynote speaker was Ross Bernstein, an inspirational business speaker and best-selling sports author. Bernstein's signature program, ]

"The Champion's Code: Building Relationships Through Life Lessons of Integrity and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World", reinforces the concept that individuals win games, but TEAMS win championships.

"As we celebrate our 50th year of providing world-class service to home and business owners who find themselves faced with sudden and unexpected disasters, the message that Bernstein delivers resonates. Our company's success is built on the professionalism, caring, and integrity of our individual franchisees, like this year's award winners. But the focus of the

company as a whole is on providing the tools and training these individuals need to succeed," said Sue Steen, Chief Executive Officer of Servpro Industries, Inc. "This annual gathering is our opportunity to share the latest in technology and insights with our owners, to congratulate this year's award winners, and thank the extraordinary entrepreneurs-the team

that has kept us at the top of our business category year after year."

For more information about SERVPRO of Northern Sussex County, please contact John Oliver at (973) 383-2024 or joliver@servprosussex.com or visit www.SERVPRO.com.