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Local Disaster Cleanup Franchise Goes “All In” at SERVPRO Convention

47th annual event sets another record for attendance


Blackwood, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) July 26, 2016 - SERVPRO®, an industry 

leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, welcomed 

a record-breaking group of more than 2800 franchise owners, key staff and 

corporate representatives, including Alfred Marinelli and Alfred D. 

Marinelli of SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township, to their 47th 

Annual SERVPRO® Convention, held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from June 



The week of workshops, networking and keynote presentations was based on 

the theme “All In” and was designed to unite franchise owners, team 

members, distributors, associates and corporate employees in support of 

ServPro’s top three initiatives: Expansion into the commercial workplace, 

leadership training, and communication.


“For a small business owner, time is money. But the time spent at this 

annual event is time well spent,” said Alfred Marinelli, owner of SERVPRO 

of Blackwood/Gloucester Township. “The combination of workshops, speakers 

and networking provides attendees with actionable business insights, an 

industry overview and practical tips and tricks from others in the same 

field. In my view, ServPro’s convention benefits not only their 

franchisees but also the communities that their franchisees serve.”


This year’s “All In” convention program featured a keynote address by 

motivational speaker Connie Podesta (, who takes 

a humorous and dynamic approach to promoting communications and increasing 

sales, and 28 workshop sessions focused on leadership training in ServPro’s 

six Key Result Areas: Marketing, Executive, Production, Accounting, Human 

Resources, and Office. A highlight of the convention was the Awards 

Extravaganza event where ServPro recognized their franchisees’ many 

successes in the previous year.


“ServPro understands that running a small business is a challenge,” said 

Sue Steen, Chief Executive Officer of Servpro Industries, Inc. “Our annual 

convention gives us the opportunity to recognize individual franchisees 

who have excelled both at building their businesses and enhancing SERVPRO’s 

reputation as an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and 

remediation services. We offer our sincere congratulations to this year’s 

award winners and to all of the dedicated professionals who work hard 

every day to provide world-class service to their customers.”


For more information about SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township, 

please contact franchise owner Alfred Marinelli and Alfred D. Marinelli at 

(856) 227-7800 or [email protected] or visit



Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of 

fire and water cleanup and restoration services, and mold mitigation and 

remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,700 

individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage 

emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million 

dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and 

Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major 

insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual