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.
Franchising Gives Back
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.
If you’re going to be in a pandemic, Dave Adams is the sort of person everyone would want on the front lines.
He owns and operates six American Family Care (AFC) locations in the Boston area. As a kid, he was an Eagle Scout. He is a former Marine. He also has a B.A. in history, from the College of William and Mary, and an MBA from Dartmouth College.
Steve Griffey, the CEO of Salons by JC, a salon suite concept that empowers stylists with a business and space of their own, is giving back to his system in profound ways as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Bedford, TX, Phil Adkins, a franchise owner of Shipley Do-Nuts, has been devoting time and resources toward his employees during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. As part of his franchise business’s relief efforts, Adkins is giving back to his employees by ensuring that they have increased paid time-off for personal or family illness.
FirstLight Home Care of Omaha Owner Sends Hugs, Love, Prayers to Those in Senior Living Communities
FirstLight Home Care of Omaha owner Jaye Firmature McCoy recently donated $100 each to several Omaha-area senior living communities in the hopes of raising the spirits of those who might be struggling with fear, sadness and isolation.
William Gellert, of the family owned Gellert Global Group, has mobilized his company of Cinnabon, Five Guys, and Carvel units, to give back to their communities in myriad ways, and support employees across the board.
Debra Sawyer, a Sports Clips “rock star” franchisee who owns over 20 locations throughout Virginia and Florida, has been a leader in the Sports Clips organization and a fierce advocate for women in franchising. Sawyer continues to lead the way as the coronavirus pandemic ravages American public health and its economy.