Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The International Franchise Association is pleased to announce the New England Franchise Association (NEFA) is now an affiliate of IFA’s Franchise Business Network (FBN). NEFA supports and promotes franchising within the six New England states by bringing franchise executives, franchisees and suppliers together to exchange ideas and build relationships. New England franchises contribute over $70 billion dollars annually, through 32,000 franchise establishments and over 750,000 jobs.
“We are pleased to welcome IFA’s new partnership with the NEFA. Together, we will be able to strengthen grassroots political involvement in the New England franchise community,” said IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira. “Through our collective mission, we will also bring unique networking opportunities to local franchise businesses at a time of continued economic and public policy uncertainty.”
The FBN meetings are grassroots networking opportunities for the franchise community. They were designed to bring local business owners together on a regular basis to create opportunities and offer affordable educational programs.
“Working with the IFA presents the opportunity to broaden franchise relationships in New England and surrounding areas,” said NEFA President, Murray Vetstein. “IFA’s FBN hosts an extensive network of franchise industry leaders. Through our partnership we will foster communication, learning and best practices by growing franchise relationships.”