Where is this year’s biggest Labor Day party?
Talk to our Great Clips franchisees and they will tell you it’s under the lights at The Atlanta Motor Speedway for our Nationwide Series Great Clips 300, Saturday, September 4.
Atlanta-area franchisee, Greg Thomas, is our point person. Greg, with the support of the Atlanta co-op, helped secure the naming rights and mobilized all our franchisees throughout the Southeast to participate.
“Franchisees and corporate are working together to make this a success for all parties. I think that says a lot about who we are as a franchise system,” said Greg. “My salons-15 at current count-have enjoyed impressive growth rates since we opened eight years ago. Events like the Great Clips 300 continue to be good for business and great for the communities we serve.”
Greg is the Official Starter for the race waving the green flag to get proceedings underway. Another Atlanta-area franchisee, Betsy Clinton, is the co-Grand Marshal. Betsy will be assisted by a group of children from the Children’s Miracle Network, one of our national partners.
“This is a great honor,” says Betsy, who will sit in the pace car in front of 125,000 race patrons for several laps over the 1.54-mile quad-oval track. “We’re excited to partner with the Children’s Miracle Network and locally with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that serves children who are enduring difficult circumstances.”
Great Clips is one of the top three companies to title sponsor Nationwide Series races this year. The brand is included in all the national media promoting the Saturday night race, and our logo will appear on the infield and commercials will air on TV for Nationwide and Sprint Cup races throughout the weekend.
“Putting this together has been fun,” added Greg. “We’re giving away 20,000 free tickets to our customers and they are loving it, too. It’s the cheapest Labor Day activity a family can have. That’s the community involvement and the power of the world’s largest hair salon brand.”