Franchisees gain valuable skills, tools, and knowledge at the 2019 American Shaman Franchise Meeting.

February 21, 2019

Franchisees from all over the country traveled to Kansas City this January for the 2019 American Shaman Franchise Meeting. Over 150 franchisees were in attendance, along with guest speakers including Dr. Jesse Lopez, Dr. Robert Kauffman, and former Kansas City Chiefs player Neil Smith and Tim Grunhard. Vince Sanders, CEO and Bud Miley, President gave presentations on the history of the American Shaman product and tips for business success. Terry Owen and Joe Lubin of PRADCO hosted a workshop on personality styles, management, and customer service.

The purpose of the Franchise Meeting was to inspire and support franchisees in their business, as well as to provide beneficial resources to drive sales and provide advertising guidelines. Marc Sayler, Vice President of Franchising, announced new franchise management software, employee training materials, digital signage, and a Print Portal for franchisees to order signage and print marketing. Brandon Carnes, a franchisee that owns over 20 stores in the KC metro area as well as Florida, spoke about his experiences as an American Shaman store owner. The meeting enabled franchisees to meet directly with company owners and executives, and to participate in panels on Cannabidiol research and advertising.

Brandon Carnes and store owners discussing the Priorities of Being a Franchise Owner


Dr. Jesse Lopez discussing recent Cannabidiol research and potential health benefits.


Neil Smith, former Defensive End for the Kansas City Chiefs gives a talk at the Wednesday night banquet


Tim Grunhard, Former Lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, with Florida Franchisee Francis Kalaiwaa.


Dr Robert Kaufmann with Franchisees Laura Allen and Sandy Eckhart.


Dr. Jesse Lopez answers questions on Cannabidiol with Todd Bliss, franchisee.


American Shaman franchisees of Texas pose for a group photo with President Bud Miley


CEO Vince Sanders (right) and a franchisee talk over drinks.


American Shaman President Bud Miley discusses business tips with an American Shaman franchisee.


Over 160 franchisees and store managers were in attendance.


Store Manager Quanerick Milton and Franchise Support Representative Tom Miles


American Shaman CEO and Founder Vince Sanders discussing the history of CBD American Shaman.