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[ 0 ] Sep. 14, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Liberty Americana Picnic Basket

Another great product made in the U.S.A. Picnic Plus is a company in Amish country in Ohio and they have been manufacturing this handmade picnic basket for decades. The wooden divider on the basket’s bottom protects items from moving around.

[ 0 ] Sep. 13, 2012

Quote of the Day: Maya Angelou

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” MAYA ANGELOU (1928 -     ) American Poet, Historian, Activist

[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2012

Eco-Preneuring Visionary: Bob Moore

Bob Moore read a book about stone-grinding and was inspired to learn the art of milling. He started Bob’s Red Mill 34 years ago in Oregon and the business is flourishing. When Bob turned 81, he transferred ownership of the company to his employees.

[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2012

IFA’s Upcoming Franchise Development Seminars

Are you looking for ways to revitalize your Franchise Development Program?  You are not alone.  Many franchisors are looking for ways to restructure or supplement existing franchise sales and development programs in order to grow their business. Upcoming seminars are set for: October 10-11, 2012 in Anaheim, CA. and November 7-8, 2012 in Dallas, TX. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 11, 2012

Consumers Rank Papa Murphy’s #1 Above All Pizza Chains

Results from more than 5,000 consumers surveyed have put Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza on top of its competitors yet again. In the second annual “Consumer Picks,” administered by trade publication Nation’s Restaurant News and research firm WD Partners, Papa Murphy’s emerged #1 within the pizza category in nine out of 10 attributes surveyed. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 11, 2012

Native American Contractors Publish Best Practices Guide

The Native American Contractors Association (NACA),  in a collaborative effort with the law firm of Perkins Coie, has published its 2012 Best Practices Guide. The guide will serve as a valuable tool for its members when developing and implementing compliance and ethics programs. “As government contractors, NACA’s members take seriously the need for strong ethics […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2012

Invest Atlanta Launches Start Up Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed and Invest Atlanta, the City of Atlanta’s economic development agency, recently announced the launch of a new program called Start Up Atlanta to help the local startup community engage, interact and create new businesses and jobs. Start Up Atlanta is one of Invest Atlanta’s initiatives to make the city nationally and internationally […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2012

Dunkin’ Donuts Looks To The West

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced that the company is recruiting franchisees for the markets of Reno, Nevada; Wichita and Topeka, Kansas; as well as portions of Texas, including territories in the western, southern and eastern portions of the state that include cities such as Amarillo and Corpus […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 7, 2012

Made in the U.S.A.: Evans Table

The Evans table by Room & Board is manufactured in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The family-run metal fabricator Bell Manufacturing makes the steel bases. The process of machining, grinding and painting the table takes a day to complete. Room & Board then assembles the pieces.

[ 0 ] Sep. 6, 2012

Heart-Healthy Stamp of Approval Extends to Restaurants

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) heart-check mark that has been on grocery-store products for 17 years is now extending to the restaurant industry. Subway became the first restaurant chain to participate in the AHA’s Heart-Check Meal Certification program, a two-year pilot program in which menu items that meet the required nutritional criteria can display the […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2012

Eco-Preneuring Visionaries: Tom & Kate Chappell

In 1968, Tom and Kate Chappell launched the Tom’s of Maine company. They had moved to rural Maine in search of a quieter and simpler lifestyle. When they couldn’t find deodorant and toothpaste that was natural enough for their tastes, they got a loan for $5000 and started their small business.

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2012

Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. September 10 & 11

IFA advocates on issues critical to franchising will meet during its Public Affairs Conference Sept. 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C. IFA’s annual fly-in will enable franchisees, franchisors and suppliers to share their insights with federal lawmakers about issues affecting franchise businesses, including labor, health care and access to capital. This year’s event includes its […]

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