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Meet Josh Merin, VP of International Relations

Happy IFA anniversary to a vital member of our team- Josh Merin!  Josh serves as our Vice President of International Relations, and Chief of Staff.  During his career, he has traveled all over the world, and worked tirelessly to help the franchise community expand internationally.  To celebrate his 7th year at IFA, we sat down with Josh to ask a few questions about his time at IFA, and all the experiences he's had along the way.

Meet Julie Dychkewich

We are so excited to introduce the newest member of the IFA membership team- Julie Dychkewich!  Julie is serving as our Manager of Development & Member Services, and is here to make sure our members have the best IFA experience possible.

You’ll meet Julie at many of our upcoming events, but before then, get to know her in our Q&A!

MITcon Day 1 Recap

What a great day it was at MITcon! We learned invaluable information from the speakers, learning labs, roundtables, and our peers.  The day started off with a welcome from MITcon Committee Chairwoman, Sherri Fishman, and MITcon emcee, Jack Monson. Sherri and Jack got the crowd pumped up for the day, and got us all excited for the programming to come.


Top Things to Do in DC During the Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting

Visiting Washington, DC for IFA’s Franchise Action Network (FAN) Annual Meeting, September 4-7? We know you’ll be spending all your time networking and fighting for your business, but there are plenty of other exciting things happening in the nation’s capital as well. We’ve compiled a list below of some of the top events and attractions to enjoy while in DC. Haven’t registered for the FAN Annual Meeting yet?  Click here.