Vimana Franchise Systems is forming a franchise owners council for both of Vimana’s Brands: Centerstone and Key West. Each brand will have their own individual franchise advisory committee (FAC).
“As both brands continue to grow, we are now poised to formulate a franchise council to ensure the franchisees have a voice in what we do as a company,” said Steve Belmonte, CEO for Vimana Franchise Systems.
The committee will converse quarterly and includes owners Myron Salz of the Centerstone Plaza in Rochester, Minn., and Rick Patel of the Centerstone Inn in Tuscaloosa Ala., on the Centerstone council, and owners Mark Campassi of the Key West Inn in Hamilton, Ala., and Gordon Patel of the Key West Inn in LaFayette, Ga., on the Key West Inn council.
In addition to franchisees, committee members will include Steve Belmonte as chairman, Neal Jackson as vice-chairman and Amanda Belmonte as secretary, as well as Laurie Bechler from Sabre Hospitality, who operates Vimana’s reservation system.
Several challenges will be put before the committee including enhancements to the Sabre relationship, a quality growth strategy, formulation of Vimana University with online training and potential upgrades to its loyalty club.