The folks over at the IFA are at it again; they’ve just named their Entrepreneur of the Year. I love announcing awards!
First presented in 1982, the Entrepreneur of the Year award is conferred upon an individual who is currently building a successful business venture. The recipient need not be an IFA member, but must exemplify the “entrepreneurial spirit” that franchising represents. He or she must demonstrate innovative management skills and be a risk taker in a franchise that has been in operation for at least three years, while remaining active in his or her community.
For 2011, Margaret McClain McEntire, Candy Bouquet International, Inc., chairman of the board, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the International Franchise Association during the 51st IFA Annual Convention held in Las Vegas.
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The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes those individuals who have the vision to see what might be, are willing to take the risks that traditionally accompany any new endeavor, and possess the management skills to create a successful business enterprise through franchising. “Margaret McEntire founded and built Candy Bouquet International, Inc., into a thriving franchise business,” said IFA Chairman Ken Walker, CFE. “We congratulate her on her achievements and this important honor.”
Congratulation, Margaret! Here’s the Candy Bouquet website.