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International Franchise Association Endorses Employee Rights Act of 2022

The International Franchise Association (IFA) announces its support for the Employee Rights Act of 2022, which was introduced today in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). The legislation serves to protect and provide stability to American workers and encourage small business ownership, including franchises.

International Franchise Association Highlights Value of Franchising at U.S. Senate Small Business Committee Hearing

At a hearing today before the U.S. Small Business Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Leanne Stapf, testifying on behalf of the International Franchise Association (IFA), highlighted the value of franchising and the ways the business model is helping lead the economic recovery. The hearing, “An Overview of the Industry, SBA’s Role, and Legislative Proposals,” covered the state of franchising and various proposals to that could be damaging to the franchise business model. Stapf is Chief Operating Officer of The Cleaning Authority and franchise owner of a location in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

International Franchise Association & IFA Foundation Launch Hispanic Latino Franchise Leadership Council

At this week’s Open for Opportunity roadshow stop in South Florida, the International Franchise Association (IFA) and the IFA Foundation launched the Hispanic Latino Franchise Leadership Council, a new network for Hispanic franchise leaders from all across the country, and announced Au Bon Pain President Ericka Garza as the Council’s chair.  

International Franchise Association Names Franchisee of the Year Recipients

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced 57 recipients of its Franchisee of the Year Awards, representing companies across all industries from communities around the country. Honored at IFA’s 62nd Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., the award recognizes outstanding franchise establishment owner-operators.

IFA Recognizes Five Outstanding Individuals for their Contributions to Franchising at Annual Convention

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today recognized five individuals for their significant contributions to franchising at its 62nd Annual Convention in San Diego. These awards are the highest level of accomplishment recognized by IFA, given to individuals who have contributed the most to the franchise business model, the growth of the sector, and service to their communities.

International Franchise Association Kicks Off 62nd Annual Convention in San Diego Feb. 26-March 1

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today kicked off its 62nd Annual Convention in San Diego, CA, running through March 1. The meeting is the premier event for the franchising sector, gathering thousands of franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers in-person for the first time in two years.