30 Heroes for 30 Years: Jason Madden

For 30 years the International Franchise Association has made a profound and enduring impact on the lives of thousands of Veterans and their families through our VetFran program.  Veterans like Jason Madden, who was called to serve in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age…

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30 Heroes for 30 Years: U.L. Armstrong, PuroClean

What does an Army Veteran do after 33 years of service?  He finds a way to continue serving his community and his fellow Americans.   Retiring at the rank of Colonel after 3+ decades of honorable service U.L. did exactly that.  He and his family not only served and sacrificed for our nation during multiple deployments,…

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30 Heroes for 30 Years: Cheston Syma, Sport Clips

Last year, the International Franchise Association celebrated the 30th anniversary of the VetFran program, honoring the service and entrepreneurial spirit of  Veterans who own and run franchises in thousands of communities across America. In recognition of the impact that VetFran has made on their lives and career aspirations over the past 30 years, IFA is…

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America’s Veterans Transition Home Highlighted at Hill Events Panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On November 14th, The Hill Events hosted at a panelist discussion regarding how to support veterans as they transition home. The event was planned to follow Veterans day and discussed various elements of a veteran’s journey back home from service, and what the reintegration process looks like and could look like in…

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VetFran Franchisee Raises Over $400 for Fisher House Foundation

Giving back is more than a phrase or an act, it is a dedication. Former VetFran Committee Chairman Joe Lindenmayer, Owner of California Closets Gulf Coast, and his team exemplified that this National Veterans and Military Families Month. To honor local veterans and their contributions, Mr. Lindenmayer’s Golf Coast team pledged to donate $25 to Fisher…

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IFA and VetFran Members Heralded as Top Franchises for Veterans

Every year, the Franchise Business Review and Entrepreneur Magazine release lists recognizing the most beneficial franchises for veterans, highlighting those who offer incentives and other programs to assist veterans becoming franchisees. IFA and VetFran members were represented quite well in these power-rankings, following recent annual trends. In the 2019 Franchise Business Review, IFA and VetFran…

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