|The Sprint NASCAR Series pace car in the casino near the Agent Conference.|
More than 125 agents from all across the nation turned out for the second annual Lightyear National Agent Sales Conference on Sept. 2-3. The event was again held at the Horseshoe Casino Hotel in southern Indiana just across the Ohio River from Lightyear's national headquarters in Louisville, Ky. The two-day event featured an Agent Golf Scramble, a tour of the Maker's Mark bourbon distillery and Lightyear Luau/Agent Awards Banquet on Wednesday.
|Lightyear's Jeanie Dillow and Deb Unterreiner with Lightyear Agent Jim Hanson.|
A day-long conference on Thursday covered the introduction of Lightyear’s Agent Bonus League (ABL), a new promo designed to encourage agents to bring in new business and compete with the almost non-existent agent “equity” programs. Bonus payouts start at $25,000 and range up to over $1 million; payouts begin in 2010.
|Lightyear Agents Bill and Janet McCormick with Lightyear's Sherman Henderson and Jennifer Arnold.|
Also discussed was Lightyear’s teaming with Sprint to reinvent the wholesale partnership model. It includes Sprint’s complete portfolio of wholesale wireline and wireless voice, and data services. A highlight was the announcement of a new $59.99 unlimited talk/long-distance/texting/data offer on Lightyear Wireless.
Furthermore, the conference provided product presentations on the Dynamic & Integrated T1, Nationwide PRI, Voice Services, MPLS Networks, Wireless, Hosted VoIP and the announcement of new $15 SIP trunks.
|Lightyear Agents Chad and Renee Hudson with Lightyear President & CEO Sherman Henderson at the Lightyear Luau.|
Lightyear and Sprint also brought a NASCAR pace car to the casino to promote its new giveway
– two Richard Petty Driving Experience passes that are good for a year at more than 20 tracks across the nation. It is open to all agents and the general public.
|Lightyear Vice President of Agent Sales Kevin Shady, left, with Lightyear Agents Don Yates and Dale Cooper, and Lightyear's Sherman Henderson.|