2023 Amada Senior Care Annual Franchise Conference

Date: October 25-29, 2023 – Location: Sonesta Nashville Airport, Nashville TN

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Why You Need to Join Us

Our Annual Conference is one of the primary benefits of being a Franchise Partner, and regardless of your tenure or the size of your office, this is your opportunity to meet and discuss best practices with Amada franchise partners. AFI’s goal is to host an event that has the potential to transform your business and catapult you to record sales and profits, so please join us in beautiful Nashville – you won’t regret it!

Check out Some Highlights From Last Year’s Conference

Book Your Room

Enjoy an authentic Nashville stay at this charming Sonesta hotel near Nashville International Airport! 

Speakers & Agenda

Developing meaningful relationships with key referral sources in your community.

Recognizing caregivers for enriching lives across the nation.

Recognizing franchise partners for enriching lives across the nation.

Sonesta Nashville Airport

Amada Senior Care Conference October 25th – 30th
Room block dates: Wednesday, October 25 – Monday, October 30, 2023
Last Day to Book:
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
• Deluxe- King: $199 night
• Deluxe- Two Queens $199 night

Agenda 2023

Agenda 2023

Wednesday, Oct 25th

                 9:00 AM:        PPG meetings

                                         Guest Speaker  Al Smith,

                                         Board of Directors NFL Alumni

                                         Linebacker for the Houston Oilers                                                                    

Thursday, Oct 26th

                   8:00 AM:       FAC Breakfast

                 12:00 PM:       Top Producer Luncheon (INVITE ONLY)

                   5:00 PM:       Opening ceremony

                                          Keynote Speaker

                                           Ben Ward (Presentation)

                                           Author and Sales Leadership Expert

                     6:00 PM:       Vendor Fair

Friday, Oct 27th

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM:      Breakfast  

    9:00 AM – 9:45 AM:      State of the Union (Presentation)

                                            Chad Fotheringham, Tafa Jefferson, Jeff Putnam, and Rick Basch

 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM:     Break

 10:00 AM -12:00 PM:     General Session Presenters

                                            Guest Speaker – Angelo Spinola (Presentation)

                                            Shareholder/Practice Chair Home Health, Home Care and Hospice

                                            Polsinelli Law firm

  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM:      Lunch

    1:30 PM – 2:15 PM:      General Session Presenters

                                            Jon Thomas  (Presentation)

                                            National and Strategic Accounts

    2:15 PM – 2:30 PM:     Break


Breakout Sessions 2:30 – 4:30

Breakout Sessions #1 (Attend One)

     2:30PM – 3:15 PM:     #1A – Jon Thomas & Don Quante (Presentation)

                                            National and Strategic Accounts

    2:30 PM – 3:15 PM:     #1B Fraser Holt – Amada Bergen, NJ (Presentation)

                                            Placement Specialist

     3:15PM – 3:45 PM:     Break

Breakout Sessions #2 (Attend One)

    3:45 PM – 4:30 PM:     #2A – Jon Thomas & Don Quante  (Presentation)

                                            National and Strategic Accounts  

    3:45 PM – 4:30 PM:     #2B – Fraser Holt – Amada Bergen, NJ (Presentation)

                                             Placement Specialist

    4:30 PM – 5:30 PM:      Break

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM:      Dinner at the Sonesta Hotel

    7:30 PM – 9:30 PM:      AFI hosted event – Whiskey Bent Saloon


Saturday, Oct 28th

  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM:      Breakfast

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM:      General Session Presenters

                                              Keynote Speaker Maggie Keen (Presentation)

                                              Vice President Corporate Development

                                              MissionCare Collective

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM:      Break

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM:      General Session Presenters

                                              Guest Speaker Ryan Ponsford (Presentation)


                                              One Trust Homeloans    

11:45 AM –   12:30 PM:    General Session Presenters

                                              John Atkinson, CTO/COO (Presentation)

                                              Morya Miller, VP Customer Success


   12:30 PM – 2:00 PM:     Lunch / Franchise Partner Networking


Breakout Sessions : 2:00 – 4:30:

Breakout Sessions #3 (Attend One)

    2:00 PM –   3:00 PM:     #3A Retention Strategies (Presentation)

                                              Franchise Partner Presenting:   

                                              Greg Hines – Amada Farmington Hills, MI

                                              Gwen Smith – Amada Charlotte, NC

                                              AFI Staff Facilitators:                   

                                              Daryl Beckles, Bettina Lemons, and Greg Coopman

     2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:      #3B P&L and Data Tracking (Presentation)

                                              Franchise Partner Presenting:     

                                              Eric VanGoethem -Amada Dallas, TX                                               

                                              AFI Staff Facilitators: 

                                             Jeff Putnam and Matt Wilson

     2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:     #3C VA Strategies (Presentation)

                                              Franchise Partner Presenting:       

                                              Chris Fowler – Amada St. Louis,

                                              James Bernoski – Amada Lexington, KY

                                              AFI Staff Facilitators:                       

                                              Heidi Maddocks and Krista Grinnell


     3:00 PM – 3:30 PM:     Break


Breakout Sessions #4 (Attend One)

     3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:     #4A   Retention Strategies (Presentation)

                                              Franchise Partner Presenting:   

                                              Christina Ram – Amada Tucson, AZ

                                              Joe Hilliard – Amada Tulsa, OK

                                              AFI Staff Facilitators:                  

                                              Daryl Beckles, Bettina Lemons, and Greg Coopman

     3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:      #4B Sales Strategies – Financial & Other Verticals (Presentation)

                                               Franchise Partner Presenting:   

                                               Eliza Cha – Amada Bellevue, WA

                                               Kimberlee and Chris Crosby – Amada Vancouver, WA

                                               AFI Staff Facilitators:                 

                                               Stella Zimmerle and Angela Starke


     3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:       #4C VA Strategies (Presentation)

                                               Franchise Partner Presenting:     

                                               Asa Shuey – Amada Wichita, KS

                                               AFI Staff Facilitators:                   

                                               Heidi Maddocks and Krista Grinnell

      4:30 PM – 6:30 PM:       Break

      6:00 PM – 7:00 PM:       Cocktail Hour                         

    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM:       Awards Dinner    (Presentation)


Sunday, Oct 29th

    7:00 AM – 9:00 AM:       Breakfast  

                      9:00 AM:         AFI/ FP 1:1 meeting (OPTIONAL)


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