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IFA Endorses Senator Cory Gardner for Reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 25 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed Sen. Cory Gardner for reelection, naming the Colorado Republican as a “Friend of Franchising.”

The endorsement – based on a review process evaluating factors including the candidate’s voting record, official actions, and public statements – are reflective of Gardner’s efforts to promote business growth and employee development for America’s 733,000 franchise small businesses. Endorsements are not related to political party affiliation.

How COVID-19 Changed Our Business Model for the Better


When COVID-19 started to infiltrate the U.S, we were faced with the same questions so many businesses were forced to address: How do we keep our team and our customers safe? And how do we continue operating to meet demand? The answer that was never in our playbook was to change our whole business model. And we had to do it quickly.

Massage Envy Franchisee Uplifts Community and Employees in Pandemic

For Lester Snyder, a franchisee of Massage Envy, the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it mandated location closures, and threatened the bottom line of his business model. In the face of this adversity, however, Snyder stepped up and gave back to his employees and, by extension, uplifting his community.

Interim HealthCare Gives Back

Since the onset of COVID-19, Interim HealthCare Inc., has continued its critical work caring for ongoing patients, as well as those who have contracted COVID-19. As this public health crisis began to put a massive strain on the available supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), Interim HealthCare knew it needed to act fast. Over the last few months, the company has sourced, vetted and negotiated essential PPE for its network of owners and operators.

Great Clips Franchisee Aids Stylists and Community

Steve Bixler, a multi-unit franchisee of Great Clips Inc. salons, has stepped up to give back to his employees and community in the time of uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In myriad ways, Bixler is a testament to his franchise system and providing opportunities for giving back across his locations in Central Texas.

Dark Days for Hospitals Brightened by Solatube


Solatube International donates face shields to hospitals and NYPD.

With personal protective equipment (PPE) in short supply, Solatube® International Inc., the company that changed the natural light and fresh air industry, pivoted in 4 short days to produce and donate vital face shields for frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A COVID Cut Above


Sport Clips Haircuts stylist Shelby Rosenbaum, who works in Olive Branch, Mississippi, recently told a Memphis' WREG reporter that team members are "supposed to go out of our way for clients," and that's just what she did for her young client Colton.