Chris Kramolis, area developer for Tropical Smoothie Café’s operations in Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, was recently named “Area Developer of the Year” at the 2011 Expo & Convention in Las Vegas.
It is the second time Kramolis, of Little Rock, has won the award in the last 5 years.
Kramolis was recognized by the company’s corporate management as a leader among his peers for regional growth, outstanding sales performance and innovative growth strategies.
During the past year, the Arkansas/Oklahoma markets have grown to 13 cafés. Recent additions this year include Little Rock’s River Market, North Little Rock, Jonesboro and Tulsa.
There are plans to open stores in the 2012 in Rogers, Searcy and a second location in Tulsa. During the next few years, Kramolis says he expects to add stores and new owners in Hot Springs, Bryant, Fort Smith, Texarkana and Russellville.