Naperville Franchise Owner Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Franchising

Franchise Leaders Stress Economic Impact of Franchising to Congress
Sept. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- WASHINGTON, D.C & BOISE, ID - Assisting Hands Home Care franchisee Richard Ueberfluss of Naperville, Illinois was honored yesterday by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.  Franchise owner-operators representing 28 franchise systems were recognized today during the IFA’s 12th Annual Public Affairs Conference for their outstanding performance and the contributions they have made to enhance the growth and development of franchising.

“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

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: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes the nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic activity generated by franchising. IFA members include franchise companies in over 90 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.

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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.
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