Elaine Buxton of Confero, Inc. Honored by Women’s Foodservice Forum

Customer Experience Measurement Firm President Receives Committee Contributor of the Year Award.

Cary, NC, June 18, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Elaine Buxton, President and CEO of Confero, Inc. (http://www.conferoinc.com), a national customer experience measurement firm, has been named a 2011 Committee Contributor of the Year by the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), a leadership development organization that empowers women in the foodservice industry to achieve their highest potential. Buxton was honored for her work on the Executive Programming (Summit) committee. The annual WFF Executive Summit was held in Sept. 2010, and offered executive-level education, provided by the Kellogg School of Business, in an intimate environment. Buxton received the award for her record of achievement of prompt and timely committee work and project fulfillment; enthusiastic and visible contributions that helped the committee and WFF succeed in its goal; consistent demonstration of significant efforts and contribution to the committee work; focus on developing the committee and herself; and exceeding expectations of committee chairs and assisting in making the committee better than it was in previous years.

“I enjoyed serving on the Executive Programming (Summit) committee, and I am honored to receive this award from the Women’s Food Service Forum,” said Buxton. “The Executive Summit provided an excellent opportunity for female executives in the foodservice industry to come together for an educational experience that is particularly relevant in today's challenging business environment, and I look forward to contributing to and attending future events. The Summit was a fantastic learning experience and I was happy to be part of it.”

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ABOUT Confero, Inc. Customer Experience Research:
Confero, Inc. is a national customer experience measurement firm dedicated to helping clients provide outstanding service to their customers. The firm offers customer service mystery shopping evaluations, customer brand support services, customer satisfaction research, and employee incentive and recognition programs. Serving all of the United States and Canada, Confero utilizes more than 130,000 independently-contracted mystery shoppers who provide accurate, objective feedback to help companies identify competitive opportunities and increase customer service accountability throughout their organizations. In 2009, Confero was ranked on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list, distinguishing the firm as one of the nation’s top 5,000 fastest-growing privately-held businesses. Confero ranked No. 51 among the Top 100 N.C. Small Businesses in 2009, and was named to Carolina Parenting Inc.’s 2010 N.C. Family-Friendly 50 list. Most recently, the firm was presented with a Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Consulting Practice of the Year category in the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and honored with a 2011 Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Small Entrepreneurial Business award. For more information, call (800) 326-3880 or visit http://www.conferoinc.com.

About The Women’s Foodservice Forum:
The Women’s Foodservice Forum is the premier leadership development organization that empowers women in the foodservice industry to achieve their highest potential. With thousands of members from all segments of the foodservice industry, including restaurant operations, manufacturing, distribution, publishing and consulting, the Women’s Foodservice Forum is committed to elevating women leaders. Through highly effective and educational workshops at the Annual Leadership Development Conference, the Executive Women’s Summit, Regional Connect events, mentoring and more, Women’s Foodservice Forum provides members with the leadership tools needed to make a positive difference in their careers. For more information about Women’s Foodservice Forum, please visit http://www.womensfoodserviceforum.com.

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