HOST/Racine Industries presented two awards to its agents at the company's ninth annual Agent Reception. The company holds the event every year to recognize the outstanding work of its representative agencies.

"The strength of HOST and the succe3ss of the brand lies in the strength of our sales agents," said Geoff Greeley, HOST/Racine Industries' director of marketing and training. "In 2005, we continued to see our agents have great success and hope to repeat this type of performance in years to come."

The awards given are:

Top Agency Performance award - Given to an agency that had the highest increase in seals from October 2004-September 2005.

  • Buck Newell Synergy Sales of Orange Park, FL Representatives: Herb Rodriguez, EJ Wilson, John Selslaghs and Steve King
  • New South Sales & Marketing of Lascassas, TN Representative: Troy Pippin

Outstanding Agency Performance award - Given to an agency that had a significant increase in sales.

  • Signature Marketing, Inc. of Springfield, MO took first place. Representatives: Ben Purcell, B ill Purcell, Paula Purcell and Greg Valenti
  • FNH Associates of Austin, TX took second place. Representatives: Bobby Snodgrass and Davide James