FRANdata Welcomes New Office Coordinator
May 19, 2010 // Franchising.com // ARLINGTON, Va. -- FRANdata, an independent research company that tracks and analyzes the franchise industry, announced that it has added a new member to its team. Shira Harrington was hired in March as the new Office Coordinator to provide customer service, administrative and operations support.
Harrington speaks five languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and German. The Washington, D.C. resident recently worked as an executive administrative assistant for the Vice Presidents of Conservation Services and Information Systems and Operations Assistant/ Office Manager at NatureServe, and also worked as a Core Services Specialist with JobLink, a division of the City of Alexandria, department of Human Services.
FRANdata is an independent research company that tracks and analyzes the franchise industry. The Arlington, Va.-based company was founded in 1989 and receives no advertising or other fee arrangements that might influence its objectivity. FRANdata is often cited as an expert in such leading media as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. FRANdata manages the SBA Franchise Registry and provides a range of marketing assistance from lists to qualitative and market research for product and service providers targeting the franchising audience.