Stream Inspires Thousands to “Lead The Charge” at National Conference in Fort Worth

Posted On: April 25, 2019

Stream Inspires Thousands to “Lead The Charge” at National Conference in Fort Worth

Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Corporate Sales, Ignition 2019 brought more than 4,000 Independent Associates to the Fort Worth Convention Center for sales training and motivation

(DALLAS) – April 25, 2019Stream (Stream Energy), a leading direct selling company and provider of Energy and Wireless Services, held its annual conference, Ignition, at the Fort Worth Convention Center from April 11-13 inspiring Stream Associates to “Lead The Charge.” More than 4,000 Independent Associates from across the country showed up for a weekend of professional development training, exciting keynote speakers and company-wide recognition.

Serving as the title sponsor of the conference for the second year in a row, Mercedes-Benz Corporate Sales had four cars and several concierges at the event to provide Associates with the full Mercedes experience. The partnership originates from Stream’s commitment to provide a Mercedes Benz to qualifying Associates based on his/her annual achievements. Two conference attendees, William Spomer and Teresa Alcocer, also won a one-year lease to a brand-new “Stream” blue C300 Mercedes-Benz as part of a random drawing.

“Our Associates came to Ignition ready to work hard and improve their business skills. As an added bonus, Associates leave inspired and encouraged by their peers who are also building businesses,” said Chelsey Berend, vice president of field experience for Stream and head of planning for Ignition 2019. “From the Mercedes experience on the floor to the speakers on stage to the sales training sessions, it was a weekend that captured the Stream culture—one of passion, service and impact.”

Three guest speakers took the stage during the weekend, including motivational speaker Eric Thomas and high-performance coach Brendon Burchard. Women’s networking icon Sonia Stringer led a workshop on Friday for Stream’s Women of Power—a group of female Associates that actively encourage each other in their Stream business—about hosting women-empowering events in their own neighborhoods.

On Saturday, Stream CEO Mark “Bouncer” Schiro addressed the company in the general session, where he highlighted the established history of Stream, the future of the industry and characteristics of good leadership.

“Now is the time for our Associates to be ultra-focused on leadership development and team building because we’re laying out a path of success for them to thrive,” said Schiro. “Stream wants each and every one of our Associates to experience significant personal success, so we’re helping them lead the charge in this industry by educating, training and encouraging them.”

Additionally, Stream honored Associates who have made tremendous strides in their business and leadership skills through several prestigious awards during Ignition.

The Power of Leadership Award is presented to Associates who have led by example and built large teams with integrity while also exemplifying leadership to others around them. Winners included:

Michael Acker (Atlanta, GA)

Martin Augustine (Smyrna, GA)

Nora & Tony Brinson (Conyers, GA)

Andy Brock (Philadelphia, PA)

Anthokeya & Arlington Burney (Fayetteville, GA)

Shane Callwood (Lithonia, GA)

Anthony Cooper (Alpharetta, GA)

Beverly Coover-Pirone (Bound Brook, NJ)

Mark Evans (Mt Holly, NJ)

Steven Guzman (Eagleville, PA)

Alicia Harrington (Katy, TX)

Deb Hock (Chambersburg, PA)

Michael J. Lerman (Cherry Hill, NJ)

Daniel & Erin Lipka (Forest Park, IL)

Alma Mejia (Houston, TX)

Adolfo Mojica (Houston, TX)

Avril & Rutho Occilien-Similien (Covington, GA)

Antonia Jaime Ortiz (Arlington, TX)

Nannette & Lloyd Rolle (Stockbridge, GA)

Karen Rayo Santiago (Chicago, IL)

Eric Villalta (Freemansburg, PA)

The Stream Assist Award is given to a team player who champions other people’s success as much or more than their own. This year, Stream recognized an Associate who lives by the creed, “Bury Yourself in Your Team’s Success”:

James Levins (Fairless Hill, PA)

In honor of Diane Davis, one of Stream’s earliest field leaders, the Stream Spirit Award recognizes the Stream Associate who inspires hope, positivity and action within the Stream family. This year, Stream recognized a couple who has built one of the best team cultures:

Labeebah and Elbert Thomas (DeSoto, TX)

The Rising Star Award recognizes the Senior Directors who have joined the business and taken off by exceeding expectations and being coachable and trainable. Winners included:

Top Rising Star: Onofre Rogel (Waukegan, IL)

Novella Brown (Kennesaw, GA)

Shameisha & Willie Brown (Dallas, TX)

Tamara Brown (McDonough, GA)

Krissy Cressler (Walnut Bottom, PA)

Mauro Cruz (Dallas, TX)

Linda & George Elder (Altoona, PA)

Ruby & Anthony Gonzalez (Washingtontown, NJ)

Leeanna & David Jackson (Atlanta, GA)

Silvia Lopez (Prospect Height, IL)

James & Lety Lotko (Volo, IL)

Lori & Frank Morello (Sewell, NJ)

Westley Morris (Bethlehem, PA)

Floriberta Santos Ortiz (Chicago, IL)

Marisol De Paz (Houston, TX)

Cedrick Rembert (Alpharetta, GA)

Estela & Raul Sandoval (Palmview, TX)

Jim Velio (Upper Arlington, OH)

Floyd Walker (Cincinnati, OH)

Faith Ware (Atlanta, GA)

The Inspiration Award is presented to Associates who have become leaders in Stream and have inspired others by overcoming life-long challenges with persistence, giving others the confidence to do the same. Winners included:

Blanca & Miguel Morales (Fort Worth, TX)

Sylvia Schroeder (Corpus Christi, TX)

Lastly, the Women of Power Mentor Award is presented to an Associate who embodies what it means to be a true Woman of Power. She demonstrates leadership, determination and success while actively supporting the Women of Power community. This award was presented to:

Susan Fisher (Bedford, TX)

About Stream

Stream (Stream Energy) is a leading direct selling company and provider of energy and wireless services. Founded in 2005, Stream’s innovative use of direct selling revolutionized the energy industry, growing into one of the largest direct selling companies in the global energy market.

Today, Stream Energy Services offer simple plans with competitive pricing to power homes and businesses in Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Delaware, Ohio and Washington, D.C. Stream Wireless is available nationwide.

To learn more about Stream, visit and connect with Stream on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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