Franchising Gives Back

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.


In the Tri-Cities area of Washington state, IHOP franchisee Susan Mendenhall is once again feeding her community in times of crisis, and showing resilience in the face of adversity. Mendenhall is no stranger to stepping up in challenging times; in 2015 her IHOP location in Kennewick, Washington fed firefighters who were responding to devastating wildfires in the area.

How Franchisees Can Give Back During the COVID-19 Pandemic


By Lori Wolff, Mosquito Joe

Local business owners have no shortage of opportunities to support their communities.

Small-business owners across the country are reeling from the catastrophic and ongoing fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Even those well positioned to capture an outsized share of rapidly diminishing consumer spending must contend with the uncertainty of what comes next and just how dire and widespread the pandemic’s long-term effects on the economy will be.