IFA was honored to welcome U.S. Navy veteran and Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisee Clement Troutman to share his inspirational story to the IFA staff this August – following a visit to…Read More
When local businesses succeed, communities thrive. That is why franchises are so vital to uplifting our students, our neighbors, and our families. Franchises provide essential jobs, income, and benefits. But even more important—they foster a true sense of local community. Franchise owners are integral to that community through their philanthropic efforts — sponsoring the local little league team, raising money for student programs, and delivering hot meals for those in need. Many of these local businesses have been serving their communities for decades. Owners, employees, and customers rely on each other, building each other up and creating long-term, quality relationships that define what community really means today. Together, we are Open for Opportunity.
Amount franchises have contributed to community efforts
Hours franchise owners and employees have volunteered – and counting
65 percent of independent franchises donate to charity and industry-wide contributions total approx. $1.5 billion and 18 million hours of volunteer activity
In early February, Open for Opportunity made its way to the Garden State for a groundbreaking roadshow focused on hospitality and tourism – and the essential role that franchises play…Read More
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 concerns with officials representing some…Read More