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Franchise Update Media: IFA Recognizes Franchisees with Open for Opportunity Awards

  By Kerry Pipes This article originaly appeared on Franchising.com on October 5, 2022. Read the full piece.  A year after launching its Open for…

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Franchise Wire: IFA Members Receive First-Ever Open for Opportunity Awards at Event

By Mary Vinnedge This article originally appeared in FranchiseWire on October 3, 2022. Read the full piece. More than 300 franchise industry officials pressed their…

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Veterans

From West Point to East Ohio: Ralph Ware is Open for Opportunity

Ralph Ware is a decorated veteran, serving in the US Army Acquisition branch for 10 years. After retiring from the military, Ralph searched for an…

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Media

Open For Opportunity Awards 2022 – Photo Gallery

Check out photos from the annual Open for Opportunity Awards! The awards were held Tuesday, September 20th in Washington D.C. at the IFA Annual Leadership…

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Daniel Gade, Matthew Haller: Local franchises a perfect fit for separating service members

August 20, 2022 - With more than 700,000 veterans living in Virginia, our great commonwealth must recognize and give back to those who bravely have…

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Kevin Schmiegel, Matt Haller: Rebuilding a better America on the backs of veterans

July 2, 2022 - Phil Knight of Nike, Bob Parsons of GoDaddy, Gordon Logan of Sport Clips, and Fred Smith who recently stepped down as…

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Virginia is for Franchising

Over the course of the summer, the Open for Opportunity Roadshow had the opportunity to make multiple stops in Richmond, Virginia. Kicking off the first…

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Roadshow Talks Capital and Diversity in Maryland

In August, the Open for Opportunity Roadshow headed to Maryland to visit local business owners and have in-depth conversations on access to capital and today’s…

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Community

Sharon Estroff, Challenge Island – Georgia

  When Sharon Estroff first started Challenge Island, it was just an education experiment she was conducting in her own classroom. As a 2nd grade…

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Veterans

Sarah Love, Pure Barre – Virginia

Sarah Love was originally a client of Pure Barre, but she enjoyed it so much that she became a franchise owner in Richmond, VA and…

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