AlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, has announced its annual conference in August will be a five-day virtual event in order to maintain the health and safety of attendees. The conference was originally intended to be part of a year-long celebration for the franchise, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020.
“This is actually a very exciting opportunity,” said Clain Udy, AlphaGraphics vice president of learning and development. “We’ve innovating on a frontier in which businesses are re-imagining how to engage customers and constituents using a digital and traditional blend of media.”
Udy’s team has also worked to update the brand’s online learning platform, agLearn, which features more than 700 online training courses for franchise owners and their staffs. During the pandemic, dozens of COVID-related courses have been added, and AlphaGraphics has hosted more than 70 webinars and seen more than 15,000 course enrollments in agLearn in just three months.
“In February, we suspected center owners and staff members would have extra time and opportunity to learn, and needed exponentially more training to respond to the COVID situation,” Udy said. “I have to say we’ve been surprised by the response. Our network has not only taken full advantage of the learning opportunity, but has very much participated in that effort – from letting us know what training they needed, to sharing their best practices and innovations.”
AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979. For more information, visit http://www/alphagraphics.com.