Laurence Babahekian Named VIP Salesperson of the Year
Recognized for outstanding sales achievement in franchise network
Goleta, Calif., March 18, 2022 — Laurence Babahekian of PIP PRINTING MARKETING & SIGNS in Goleta, California, received the VIP Salesperson of the Year award, which recognizes top performers in the PIP franchise sales network. Babahekian was honored for achieving the largest year-over-year sales increase percentage in 2021 from a field of more than 200 salespeople worldwide. Babahekian was also recognized as a gold-level Top Performer for his sales success.
“Laurence plays a key role in our company. He is known for going above and beyond for our clients, making the impossible become possible and works tirelessly to meet and exceed expectations,” said Ani Maldjian, owner of PIP, Goleta. “Laurence is one of a kind and I’m grateful to have him on our team.”
Awards were presented at the annual Sales Forum event, sponsored by Franchise Services Inc. This year’s sales training event took place March 10-13 at Live! by Loews in Arlington, Texas.
PIP is a print, signs and marketing services provider that specializes in the creation and execution of growth-oriented solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. Through a worldwide network of nearly 400 franchises and affiliates PIP offers robust digital and offset printing, outdoor and indoor signage, integrated marketing campaigns, labels, promotional products, graphic design and online ordering portals. PIP Goleta has created beautiful signs all around the county of Santa Barbara including storefront commercial signs, indoor wall murals and major vinyl installations. They are also a full-service mailhouse.
For more than 50 years, PIP has received numerous awards and recognition in both the printing and franchise industries including the Franchise Times Top 200, Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Quick Printing Top 100, Printing Impressions 300 and the Franchise 50 Awards from Franchise Business Review.