Find articles and information regarding navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic here.

Leaping Above and Beyond for the Community – Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Gives Back Amid COVID-19


In a blink of an eye, a quick bite to eat at a favorite locally owned pub or visiting a loved one in an assisted living facility became impossible activities amid stay-at-home orders, while personal protective equipment became a part of our wardrobes. For individuals and businesses alike, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up our communities and redefined our day-to-day lives. 

Camaraderie Amidst Pandemic 

Creative Colors Provides Free Vehicle Sanitizing to Local Police and Fire Departments


Just outside of Chicago in Mokena and Frankfort, the team at J&J’s Creative Colors has been giving back to local police and fire departments. They have provided free vehicle sanitizing for patrol cars and ambulances, which will help to provide a safe environment for their community heroes. So far, they have made four rounds of cleanings, and will have more planned.

IFA Leads Business Coalition Opposing Joint Employer Standard Expansion In Colorado


The International Franchise Association (IFA) last night sent a letter representing 128 companies and associations asking Colorado’s Department of Labor to reconsider a proposed expansion of the joint employer standard.

Facing COVID-19 as a Full Service Restaurant Franchise

It is unbelievable how quickly things can change. Within a matter of days, the business model that has helped sustain community staples like Huddle House and Perkins Bakery & Restaurant in various capacities for nearly 70 years has been turned on its head. The restaurant industry, along with a few others such as airlines, hotels and walk-in retail, has been hardest hit.

Giving Back is the Best Investment a Franchise Can Make


When we started the franchise back in 2007, my original partners and I mutually agreed that giving back was an important investment to make in our neighborhood and our business. We lived in the best city, enjoyed the best staff and a growing clientele, and had access to the best community partners, so it was an easy decision.   

Chicago-area CD One Price Cleaners Franchisee Provides Essential Service to First Responders

In St. Charles, Illinois, CD One Price Cleaners franchisee Tom Simonian is going above and beyond to provide a first responders in need with real-world resources and solutions as they fight COVID-19.