Thousands Convene to Discuss “Recession Proof” Jobs

02-18-2009 – At a time when businesses are making cutbacks across the nation, thousands of people will gather in Dallas February 19-21 to talk about their line of work – an occupation without layoffs.

In its fourth year, “Ignition” is a three-day convention put on by Ignite, the marketing arm of Dallas-based Stream Energy (one of the fastest growing companies in U.S. business history, with $800 million in electric and natural gas sales in 2008).

The major three-day convention will bring a substantial benefit to the Dallas area, with an economic impact of $4,588,272.00 for Dallas and surrounding areas, according to the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Ignition will provide seminars, speakers and training courses for Ignite Associates seeking ways to increase their business and expand their energy sales.

During the last day of the convention, February 21, thousands of Ignite Associates will flood into the Dallas Convention Center for a spectacular event designed to enthuse, motivate and support Associates. Many will receive special awards for their accomplishments, with several offering astonishing stories about their success with Ignite. They will be inspired by the compelling speaker, Robyn Benincasa, a World Champion in the emerging extreme sport of Adventure Racing.

The first two days of the convention will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, before moving to the Dallas Convention Center on Saturday. Featured speaker Robyn Benincasa is a world-class athlete who has completed six Ironman races and earned world championships in expedition-length adventure races. Her training seminars on the “Eight Essentials of Human Synergy” have brought an inspiring perspective of teamwork to the corporate world.

More than 100,000 Ignite Associates market electricity to customers in Texas and natural gas to customers in Georgia on behalf of Stream Energy. The concept of creating an army of independent associates to market energy to friends and family has made Stream Energy a successful, vibrant company, the recipient of many awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year.