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Christopherson Honored As A Utah Business Fast 50 Company

Utah Business magazine hosted its annual Fast 50 event on Thursday, August 24, to recognize the 50 fastest-growing businesses in the state of Utah.  Christopherson Business Travel was honored at the event, and the only company to date to achieve the Fast 50 recognition for 8 consecutive years. Companies were selected based on five years of compound revenue growth and total revenue, submitted to an independent accountant for analysis.

Christopherson is an innovative organization focused on long-term growth objectives in a rapidly changing industry.  We were awarded for our entrepreneurial spirit and innovative tactics. It is a notable accomplishment to have maintained sky-rocketing revenue growth for such a substantial period. Our CEO, Mike Cameron accepted the award, “When my wife and I first bought the company 26 years ago, we were doing under a million dollars a year and we set some very ambitious goals at the time. . . we wanted to become one of the top ten travel agencies in Utah. Turns out we met all those goals, actually exceeded them, and today we are doing 600 million dollars a year and we are the largest travel agency in Utah”.

Recognition as one of the Utah Business Fast 50 is shared with many of our Utah-based clients including Nu Skin Enterprises, Jane.com, Pluralsight, Extra Space Storage and Crest Financial Services. We applaud everyone for their success and wish them luck for an outstanding year ahead.

Christopherson Business Travel is a corporate travel management agency with more than 60 years of experience. We are passionate about providing efficient travel solutions for busy professionals, so they can focus on what’s important to them. Contact us to learn more about our travel technology and consultative services.

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Christopherson’s Eighth Consecutive win for the Utah Business Fast 50

utahbusiness_fast50_155x160Christopherson Business Travel has been named to Utah Business magazine’s 2015 Fast 50 list. This 2015 ranking marks the eighth consecutive year Christopherson has been honored as one of Utah’s  fastest growing companies.

Utah Business has ranked the 50 fastest growing companies in the state of Utah for the past nine years. Companies are evaluated based on five years of compound annual growth and revenue generation.

To learn more about Christopherson’s growth, please click here to watch CEO, Mike Cameron’s interview for the 2015 Fast 50 Award. To see the full list of ranked companies, click here.

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Six time winner of the Utah Business Fast 50 Award

indexUtah Business Magazine recently presented the 7th annual Fast 50 Awards, recognizing 50 of the fastest growing companies headquartered in Utah. Christopherson Business Travel was thrilled to be a recipient for the sixth year in a row, coming in at #26, having risen 12 places over 2013.

The top 50 companies were selected based on a combination of revenue growth and revenue generation. Utah Business also honored the Emerging Eight, which are growing companies that are less than five years old.

It is a pleasure for Christopherson to be recognized among such an elite group of successful companies, many of which do business with Christopherson.

To see the full list of recipients, click here.

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Christopherson’s Business Development Manager, Kathleen Roberts, to Receive 2013 SAMY Award

Kathleen Roberts - winner of Samy Award

Christopherson Business Travel would like to congratulate our Manager of Business Development, Kathleen Roberts, who was recently named a 2013 recipient of the Utah Business SAMY Award.

The SAMY is given to the top sales and marketing professionals who have had a direct and measurable impact on their company’s bottom line.

In 2012, Roberts closed a challenging sale that was five years in the making, and her sales team generated $40 million in new business, which represents 15 percent annual growth. Roberts has recruited four of Christopherson’s top eight clients, and her team reported $341 in sales for 2012–an increase of 106 percent since she became the Manager of Business Development five years ago.

Roberts was featured in the January 2013 issue of Utah Business Magazine and will be honored at a luncheon on January 31. Click here to read the article (page 3).

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Christopherson Growth Story Featured in Utah Business

It is a privilege for me to be a 5+ year employee of Christopherson Business Travel.  I have watched the company grow significantly in recent years and never tire of hearing stories of earlier years’ challenges, strategy, and decisions that paved the way in developing the company.   This month Utah Business magazine ran a feature article regarding Christopherson’s growth history that I enjoyed reading and hope you will, too.

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Utah’s Travel & Tourism Industry Outlook

In the March 2011 issue of Utah Business magazine, there is a large section that focuses on the outlook for the travel and tourism industry in Utah.  Utah Business brought together a collection of the state’s travel and tourism leaders to discuss the industry’s issues, trends and successes.  From their discussion, it’s evident that Utah’s travel industry hasn’t lost steam since the Olympics – and the world has noticed.
There were 13 participants on the panel, one of whom was our own Mike Cameron, president of Christopherson Business Travel.  Keep an eye out for the quotes from him as you read.

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Mike Cameron Interviewed by Utah Business

The president/owner of Christopherson Business Travel, Mike Cameron, was recently interviewed by Utah Business.  They asked him questions to recap 2010 and forecast 2011.  One question and answer sample:
What are the challenges on the horizon and how will you turn those into opportunities for you and your business?

The number one challenge which we have faced, as a travel management company, is competition from the Internet. This competition has been and will continue to be good for us. We’ve had to reevaluate everything we do to make sure that we have a unique competitive advantage which can’t be duplicated on the Internet. This competitive pressure has raised that bar for us and we have responded in a way that allowed us to gain significant market share in the state of Utah.
One example of our “unique value proposition” strategy was to start a travel software development division. We have created 11 proprietary travel technologies which save our clients money and make their travel better, at the same time.
When my wife and I bought the company in 1990 we were issuing $10,000.00 in airline tickets each week. We now issue $10,000.00 in airline tickets every 8 minutes. Competition has been good for us!
Click here to read the full interview.