International Franchise Association Cheers Launch of Congressional Franchise Caucus 

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today applauded the establishment of the Congressional Franchise Caucus, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress formed to promote and educate about the community contributions of local franchise businesses across the country. The Franchise Caucus is co-chaired by U.S. Reps. Kevin Hern (R-OK), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Beth Van Duyne (R-TX), and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA).

IFA Statement on Julie Su Nomination to Head U.S. Department of Labor

IFA released the following statement on President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Department of Labor, Julie Su, who currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Labor. IFA cited Su’s tracked record of policies harmful to franchised businesses and her history of advancing new law rather than enforcing existing law as the role was intended.

International Franchise Association Kicks Off 63rd Annual Convention in Las Vegas

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today kicks off its 63rd Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV, bringing 4,000 franchise professionals from more than 40 countries together for the best event in franchising. Ranked as the number one event in franchising by Entrepreneur, participants include franchisors, franchisees, and supplier partners to learn about franchising trends and best practices and hear from an all-star line-up of business leaders.

IFA ​​​​​​​Convenes Nevada Elected Officials, Franchise Business Leaders for the Open for Opportunity Roadshow

The International Franchise Association (IFA) brought its 2023 Open for Opportunity Roadshow to Nevada this week. The Nevada Roadshow stop included site visits at local franchise businesses and a roundtable discussion with franchisees, local elected officials, and business and community leaders. Conversations centered around how franchising helps strengthen Nevada’s community and workforce and the vital role franchising will play in supporting the newly elected governor’s economic and small business initiatives.

International Franchise Association Urges Arizona Legislature to Oppose Harmful Franchising Legislation

IFA today sent a letter to Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma and members of the Arizona legislature urging their opposition to HB 2404, legislation that “would create the most onerous franchise law anywhere in the United States,” harming Arizona’s 19,000 franchised businesses and any future franchise opportunity.

International Franchise Association Selects SOCi as Preferred Vendor for Local Listings, Reviews, Social

The International Franchise Association (IFA) has selected SOCi Inc. as its preferred marketing platform provider for local listings, reviews, and social management, recommending a vetted localized digital marketing toolset for franchise marketers to optimize their online presence.