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2015 Taste of Franchising

The International Franchise Association’s 55th Annual Convention’s Taste of Franchising event enables members of the franchise community to enjoy the diversity of the sector’s food and beverage concepts during the Feb. 15 event.  Delectable dishes, flavorful beverages and the company of your colleagues make this


Introducing Incoming Chairwoman Melanie Bergeron

      Melanie Bergeron, CFE, chairwoman of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK/INTERNATIONAL, Inc., will assume chairmanship of the International Franchise Association’s board immediately following the 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas.  Franchising World spoke with Bergeron to get her views and about the industry


Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner

Aslam Khan CEO Falcon Holdings   First presented in 1982, this award is conferred upon an individual who is currently building a successful business venture. The recipient must exemplify the “entrepreneurial spirit” that franchising represents.  He or she must demonstrate innovative management skills and be


Mary Ann O’Connell Named Crystal Compass Recipient

Mary Ann O’Connell, CFE, the founder of FranWise, a franchise‐consulting firm, was named by the International Franchise Association’s Women’s Franchise Committee to receive the Crystal Compass. It signifies outstanding leadership and was bestowed during the association’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas. “I am not one