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Franchise Groups Advocate Creating Franchisee Associations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — On Thursday the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers sent an email to franchisees encouraging them to "achieve a win-win relationship with their franchisors" by forming an independent franchise association.

Franchisee Association Pioneer Dies

Stephen A Ellerhorst
Stephen A Ellerhorst, photo/bmm

INDIANAPOLIS —Stephen A. Ellerhorst, the executive director and chief executive officer of the International Association of Franchisees and Dealers, passed away in Indianapolis Monday from medical complications.

Army Seeks Employers, but IFA Wants Buyers

WASHINGTON — The International Franchise Association, a trade association that largely represents the interests of franchisors, announced this month that it is partnering with the U.S. Army Reserve to “broaden employment opportunities for reservists by including franchise ownership as new career options.”

Ten Most Powerful Franchise Associations

When it comes to industrial might and lobbying power, the franchise industry is lopsided. A few big groups have the lion's share. 

Look at the Best and Worst When Using Franchisee Surveys

Jeff Johnson of Fran Survey has a short executive summary of their recent review of franchisee satisfaction at Comfort Keepers.

New Franchisee Federations Spring Up

LEXINGTON — As spring 2010 comes to a close after an extraordinary recession, new independent franchisee federations are springing up, while old ones have either changed or otherwise passed quietly during the dead of winter.

How Franchisees Fire Franchisor CEOs and Boards

Wall Street Investment Bankers and Private Equity Firms Often Look to be Blessed by Franchisees

Investment firms are bullish when franchisees are bullish on them /bmm

What Is This New IAFD?

DEAR FRANNY: Who is this new franchise association called the International Association of Franchisees and Dealers, and what do they represent?