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Naperville Franchise Owner Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Franchising
Franchise Leaders Stress Economic Impact of Franchising to Congress
“Rich is an outstanding, talented and dedicated Assisting Hands business owner. He is a top performer who educates those around him on the benefits of the non-medical, in-home care his team provides for the elderly and disabled,” said Lane Kofoed, CEO of Assisting Hands Home Care. “Rich and his wife Jennifer have developed a highly successful Assisting Hands business and have our congratulations for the well deserved franchisee of the year award.”
The Franchisee of the Year Award is a major component of the IFA’s Public Affairs Conference, which brings more than 500 franchise business leaders together in Washington, D.C. to carry the key messages of franchising to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. During the two-day event, franchise industry leaders will meet with over 200 congressional offices about issues important to the future of franchising such as healthcare reform and access to credit, which is a powerful way to help forward our advocacy efforts and further awareness about how franchising can contribute to economic recovery and job growth. The event is supported by founding sponsor ADP Small Business Services.
“The IFA is proud to recognize the outstanding efforts of Richard Ueberfluss with the Franchisee of the Year Award,” said IFA Chairman Jack Earle, a multi-unit franchise owner of McDonald’s restaurants. “The franchising community is an important component of the U.S. economy due to the hard work of these exemplary individuals who have helped bolster the growth of the industry.”
IFA members are highlighting the economic impact of franchising. According to a study conducted for the IFA Educational Foundation by PricewaterhouseCoopers on the economic impact of franchising, there are more than 800,000 franchised businesses in operation across the country which is indirectly responsible for providing 18 million jobs and generating $2.1 trillion in economic output.
“As Washington works to strengthen and renew our economy, lawmakers should remember that franchising counts in local communities all across the country,” Earle said. “With available credit and sound regulatory policies, franchise businesses will create the jobs necessary for sustained growth and economic recovery.”
About Assisting Hands Home Care – Naperville
Assisting Hands Home Care - Naperville offers in-home, non-medical support services that fill the gap between living at home with dignity and the need for institutionalized medical care. Assisting Hands Home Care currently serves clients in Naperville, Hinsdale, Libertyville and surrounding areas. Single and multi-unit franchises are available in the following counties: McHenry, DuPage, Cook, Lake, Kane. To learn more, call 630-305-9100 or visit www.assistinghands-
About the International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA protects, enhances and promotes franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs. Through its awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising:
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Assisting Hands Home Care offers experienced caregivers that provide individualized services plans for in-home, non-medical care. Assisting Hands gives family member peace of mind and allows loved ones to live with dignity in their own home.