Nominations for Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine MVP Awards Now Open

Annual Awards Recognize the Industry's Most Valuable Players - Franchisee Talent, Performance, and Excellence

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1, 2011 - Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine today announced that nominations are now open for the annual MVP (Most Valuable Player) Awards, recognizing the industry's best in franchisee talent, performance and excellence. The deadline for entry is March 15, 2011, and the winners will be announced on April 28, 2011 at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in Las Vegas.

Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG), the leading industry resource for franchise development, is the magazine publisher and conference organizer.

"Multi-unit franchises have continued to be a significant driver of economic growth during the recent economic turmoil, and these awards recognize industry excellence," said Therese Thilgen, president of FUMG. "Last year's MVPs were the first to receive these awards, which has helped increase awareness and appreciation throughout the business community of the job creation and other opportunities these franchisees are offering."

Multi-Unit Franchisee MVP Awards will be presented in each of the following categories, based on demonstrated outstanding performance:

  • Innovators - multi-unit franchisees who have grown their systems and brands through innovation in marketing, sales, and supply management.
  • Top Performers - multi-unit franchisees who have exceptional growth stories.
  • Brand Builders - multi-unit franchisees who have contributed significantly to the growth of a brand.

In addition to a Multi-Unit Franchisee MVP Trophy, winners will also receive national and industry recognition, an exclusive profile in Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine, a feature on, and other special announcements and press releases.

To qualify for entry, multi-unit franchisees must have at least five operating and have been in a franchise system for a minimum of two years. Multi-unit franchisees can nominate themselves or fellow multi-unit franchisees. Franchisors can nominate outstanding performers in their systems.

All entries must be submitted online at:

Click here to view the video of last year's awards ceremony -

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