Archive for August 2018

True North Hotel Group CEO: Veterans Need Our Support

*This story originally appeared on, a website highlighting the positive impact of franchising on communities around the country. Giving back to the community and helping military veterans is more than just an initiative for Lew Wiens — it’s a personal mission. IFA’s @OurFranchise highlights franchises that are making a difference in honor of Veteran’s…

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Press Release: IFA Applauds Reps. Claudia Tenney and Julia Brownley for Championing Veteran Entrepreneurs Act

Franchise businesses create a wealth of opportunity for veterans who want to open a business. (Washington, D.C.) [November 8, 2017] – Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26) joined military veteran business owners today at a small business roundtable hosted by the International Franchise Association (IFA). At the roundtable, the Congresswomen announced their…

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Members of Congress and the IFA Unveil the Veteran Entrepreneurs Act OF 2017

On November 9, the IFA hosted a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill, announcing the bipartisan Veteran Entrepreneur’s Act of 2017. Congresswomen Tenney (NY-22) and Congresswoman Brownley (CA-26) were joined by IFA’s President and CEO Robert Cresanti along with veteran franchise owners. Discussion centered around the stories of the veterans and their business endeavors, especially how…

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