With all the talk of "Associations" going on this week, oh…wait a cotton-pickin minute; you didn't know that there was a lot of talk about franchise associations going on?
I can fix that; someone decided to publish a 1,000+ word post about how "it's a waste of money and time to join an outfit like the International Franchise Association," etc. etc etc. No one even had the courage to comment on it.
Back to those Canadians. The CFA is alive and well. And, it's time for their annual; awards;
"The Canadian Franchise Association is pleased to announce the 12 finalists for the 2011 CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising. Open exclusively to CFA Franchise System members who have been franchising for three years or more, the CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising recognizes excellence in franchise operations. Winning systems must demonstrate a dedication to superior franchisee relations, team work and communication."
Check out the finalists. It's an impressive list. CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising Finalists
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