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IFA STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF PPP FLEXIBILITY ACT

WASHINGTON, JUNE 3 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement on the Senate passage of H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act:

“America’s small businesses needed this bill,” said Matt Haller, IFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs. “By providing flexibility and certainty in how they can use PPP loans, small businesses – franchise or otherwise – can use this funding to stay in business, retain their employees, and give back to their communities.” 

Grumpy’s Restaurant CEO Connects with Community Amid Crisis

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A well-loved Jacksonville, Florida staple, Grumpy’s Restaurant is one of many small franchises across the nation that has had to make huge adaptations during the pandemic. The brand, with their flagship unit open and two in development, has always been involved in its home community of Orange Park, Florida, but in a time of crisis, President and CEO Daniel DeLeon knew he had to put a plan in place to connect with his staff, local residents, first responders, and more. During a time when there is a lot of uncertainty, he urges franchisors and franchisees alike to make a difference on a local level.

Assisted Living Locators Supports Veterans During COVID-19 Crisis

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“Our veterans, no matter how much time they spend in uniform, devote some or all of their lives looking out for us. It’s time we help take care of them. Many are elderly and for medical reasons are unable to do things for themselves,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. 

Assisted Living Locators senior care advisors are strengthening and supporting the veteran’s community by offering free services, resources and guidance to help senior veterans and families find the best care solutions. Here are some of the inspiring ways they are giving back.

You Can Count on Marco’s Pizza – Franchisees Ignite Hyper-Local Giveback Efforts Amid the Pandemic

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As franchise brands navigate the pandemic, brand culture increases in importance. Strong brand health depends on community involvement, which will continue to accelerate as we enter this new, post-COVID era. 

RNR Tire Express Car Giveaway to a Deserving Mother

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For Mother’s Day 2020, RNR Tire Express in Tampa, Florida decided to go the extra mile to spread kindness and hope during these chaotic times. RNR Tire Express, the nation’s fastest-growing tire and custom wheel franchise, began accepting submissions for a contest to give away a brand-new car to a deserving mother.

Premium Service Brands Donates 200 Backpacks of Food to Local Families in Albemarle County Public School District Amid COVID-19

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Through the home services franchisor’s charity Kids-Lift, franchisees across the network are encouraging their respective communities to give back through the non-profit to supply food to the families who need it most during these difficult times.

Kids-Lift, the nonprofit organization of Charlottesville’s Premium Ser