Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay Receives Territory of the Year Award 2008 Under Leadership of Rick J. Gallegos, President/CEO

In a competition of 170 world-wide offices, Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay received the highest award for growth and instructional quality.

Tampa Bay, FL, July 31, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Dale Carnegie Training® Recognizes Rick Gallegos with First ‘Territory of the Year’ Award

Dale Carnegie Training®, the influential global business training company with an exceptional worldwide customer satisfaction rating, gave its first-ever “Territory of the Year Award” to Rick Gallegos, owner of the Dale Carnegie Training® Tampa Bay franchise. This was the highest award given at the recent annual convention in Acapulco, Mexico.

“We are very pleased to recognize Rick Gallegos as a power player with his compelling management and sales training abilities,” says Peter Handal, Chairman, President and CEO of Dale Carnegie Training®. “His Tampa Bay franchise is being honored for overall excellence in the areas of growth, market share and training quality.”

As a Dale Carnegie Training® franchisee since 1997, Gallegos has been helping blue chip clients in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties meet the challenges of improving their workforce production and overall management skills in an increasingly tough and competitive marketplace.

For more information or to arrange an appointment, contact Rick Gallegos at (813) 288-8778 x111.

Among his prestigious business partners are Kforce, Raymond James, Marine Max, Hillsborough County Schools System, Rooms to Go, Bank of America, Checkers, Progressive Insurance and KPMG.

"I am proud to receive such an honored acknowledgement from my fellow franchisees at Dale Carnegie Training®," says Gallegos. “The success garnered by Dale Carnegie Training® Tampa Bay reflects the commitment, innovation and dedication of our world class team, partnering with local business to achieve breakthrough results.”

“Tampa Bay is a great market to work and live in because our marketplace is comprised of forward thinking executives that want to build their people to remain competitive” says Gallegos. “I want to thank each of our customers, as it was because of them that we were selected for this prestigious honor.”

The Dale Carnegie Training® Tampa Bay franchise was also recognized as the #1 franchise for revenue growth in 2007, out of 176 franchises on four continents—winning the Founders’ Club Award for the third time in the last eight years.

Gallegos has been a trend-setter and has contributed consistently to Dale Carnegie’s innovation, specifically in the area of sales management and sales training. He is the developer/writer of Dale Carnegie Training’s® most successful one day seminar entitled “How to Cold Call and Build New Customers, generating over $500,000 in its first month in the marketplace. Additionally, he authored a sales management program titled, “Sales Leadership Excellence,” and his newest program is “Building Great Teams” – a teambuilding program for corporations.

Currently, Gallegos is actively involved in the Tampa Chamber of Commerce and offers development to a number of local youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts and The Boys & Girls Clubs. He was elected President of the Dale Carnegie International Franchise Association in 2007, which last year achieved the highest growth for the network in the prior 10-year period.

Dale Carnegie Training® Tampa Bay is available to any company or organization searching for ways to grow its business and make bottom-line improvements in the areas of customer service, communication skills, time management, goal setting, leadership and selling skills. For more information or to arrange an appointment, contact Rick Gallegos at (813) 288-8778 x111.

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